Workshops 2018

To book onto any of our workshops please contact the store on 01603 927034. When a class is full we generally take the details from the website to advertise new classes, if you have any queries on dates for our classes please contact the shop.

Crochet - with Sue Maton

Saturday 8th September - Beginners Crochet. Aimed at the beginner, this is a morning workshop which covers the basics of holding the hook and yarn, reading a pattern and working the basic stitches such as chains, doubles and trebles. 1.30-4.30pm £30 inc materials

Fully Booked

Saturday 6th October - Beyond the Basics. If you have done the beginners crochet class, or if you already know the basics and are ready for the next step this is the class for you.

You will learn how to create decorative stitches such as clusters and popcorns and then apply these to beautiful  crochet squares and flowers.
We will look more closely at crochet symbols, and how to read them and by the end of the class you will be more confident in your ability to read and follow crochet charts and diagrams. 1.30-4.30pm £30 inc materials

5 places available

Saturday 10th November - Beginners Crochet. Aimed at the beginner, this is a morning workshop which covers the basics of holding the hook and yarn, reading a pattern and working the basic stitches such as chains, doubles and trebles. 10-1pm £30 inc materials

6 places available

Homage to the (Granny) Square Blanket Course -Friday 25th January or Saturday 26th January 2019 (two separate courses running over 6 months) 

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In this 6 part series of  ‘crochet along’ workshops you will be making your own totally unique and beautiful crochet blanket

We will create a different square in every class and you will gradually build up your skills and knowledge as you go. Throughout the course you will cover a wide range of stitches and techniques which you will be able to apply to future projects with confidence and skill – and you will also have you own fabulous finished blanket to treasure.

  • Subjects covered will include:
  • Choosing a personal colour palette 
  • Working a range of crochet stitches.
  • Reading crochet stitch diagrams.
  • Making a variety of crochet squares
  • Blocking and finishing

You will choose your own colours from a range of gorgeous Rowan Felted Tweed DK wool  from Norfolk Yarn, so you know that the finished product will be utterly gorgeous!

Each class will be tailored to individual abilities and will be informal, informative and lots of fun.

You don’t need to be an experienced crocheter to do this course but  knowing the basics would be an advantage. You will learn ‘on the job’ and quickly build up your skills throughout this unique course.

This course will run over 6 sessions on Friday 25th January, 22nd February, 29th March, 26th April, 24th May, 26th June, from 10-1pm. Saturday classes are 26th January, 23rd February, 30th March, 27th April, 25th May, 29th June. The cost will be £195, which includes tuition for 6 classes and 10 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed yarn, colours of your choice. Additional yarn will be necessary to complete the blanket to the planned size, and this can be purchased when required.

Friday 25th 8 places available and Saturday 26th 4 places available. 

We have other fully booked courses for this workshop running on  Course 1 - Friday morning, 10-1pm, 27th April, 25th May, 29th June, 27th July, 28th September and 26th October, Course 2 - Saturday 28th April, 26th May, 30th June, 28th July, 29th September, and 27th October, 1.30-4.30pm, Course 3- Friday 7th September, 5th October, 9th November, 30th November, 11th January, and 8th February 10-1pm, and Course 4- Saturday 8th September, 6th October, 10th November, 1st December, 12th January and 9th February, 10-1pm.

 

Felt Making - with Sue Scheller 

Saturday 14th  July  2018 Wet Felted Bowls

Come and have fun making a small felted bowl in the traditional wet felting technique created and decorated in the colours of your choice.When dry it can be further embellished with stitch or needle felting.

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This workshop runs from 10 - 3pm and is suitable for all. Cost for the day is £45 inc materials. Tea and coffee will be provided.

3 places available.

You will need to bring: Apron(optional) notebook/pen small old towel couple of plastic carrier bags (to transport wet stuff), any merino tops, yarn/threads etc for decoration you may have and like to use.

Saturday 11th August 2018 - Simple Needle felted Landscapes. 

Learn the skills and techniques needed to create a wonderful piece of art. Using wool fibres and a felting needle we'll work on a flat base and build it up to create your own needle felted picture..

This workshop runs from 10 - 3pm and is suitable for all.Cost for the day is £45, Tea and coffee will be provided.

You will need to bring: an image or two to work from needle and embroidery thread either 6 strand or single, any bits and pieces you'd like to incorporate into your work any needle felting tools/fibres you may have.

7 places available

Saturday 22nd September 2018 - Wet felted Scissors Purse
The aim of this workshop is to teach you how to make a flat, even piece of felt while expressing your individuality and of course having fun!
We will be creating a decorative square of felt that I will then show you how to turn into a small bag/purse suitable to keep your scissors in...
This workshop runs from 10 - 3pm and is suitable for all.
Cost for the day is £45. Tea and coffee will be provided.
You will need to bring: Apron(optional) notebook/pen small old towel couple of plastic carrier bags (to transport wet stuff) any merino tops, yarn/threads etc for decoration you may have and like to use.

8 places available

Saturday 13th October 2018 - Needle felted Animals
This workshop introduces you to this easy to learn technique in which you use a barbed needle to poke and prod wool fibres to form a shape or design - no water involved! 
I will show you how to create 3D animals so you can have fun making your very own dog or sheep.
This workshop runs from 10 - 3pm and is suitable for all.
Cost for the day is £45. Tea and coffee will be provided
You will need to bring: an image or two to work from plus any needle felting tools/fibres you may have.

6 places available

Saturday 3rd November - Needle felted Angels/ Fairies
Come and join us and enjoy creating your very own designer angel or fairy for the top of the tree...simply with needle felting...
This workshop runs from 10 - 3pm and is suitable for all.
Cost for the day is £45. Tea and coffee will be provided.
You will need to bring: optional any decorative elements you choose - ie very narrow ribbon, small decorative stars, beads inc flower beads, gold and silver threads etc etc. Have included photo for visuals but decoration is personal. Monofilament nylon to hang creations -medium weight or ribbon or fine thread. Plus any fibres you might have and like to use.

7 places available

Knitting - with Rebecca Bone

Saturday 25th August and 1st September- Beginners Socks

A workshop teaching knitting in the round using double pointed needles (DPN's) to make a sock. Knitting socks is known as a very addictive hobby and this is where it starts. A two part workshop running on Saturday mornings from 10-1pm, and suitable for those who have a grasp of the basics of knitting. Course costs £45 and includes materials.

6 places available

Saturday 24th November- Fair Isle hat

 Ever wanted to try Fair Isle and didn't know where to start? This is the course for you. Aimed at the those who can knit but are new to colour work and circular knitting, we will be making a Fair Isle patterned hat in the round. Course costs £45 and includes materials and runs from 10-4pm.

7 places available

Spinning for Beginners

TBC- An informal introduction to the joy of making your own knitting yarn. We will cover the preparation of fleece, carding into rolags, spinning and plying. We have a selection of Ashford spinning wheels for you to try out, along with some locally sourced sheep's fleece to work with on the day. The workshop runs from 10-4pm with a break for lunch.

Limited to 4 participants to allow for the attention required. £60 per person all materials and tea/coffee included.

 

Mystery Blanket 2019

Our Mystery Blanket course is a project developed over a number of years to provide extra help and tuition to those wanting to improve their knitting skills in an enjoyable social group.

Meeting once a month throughout the year we tackle a different knitting skill including cabling, Fair Isle and lace designs, to produce a collection of squares to make your own individual blanket. I will also show you how to sew the squares together neatly and add a cable border, giving you a beautiful, cosy blanket in time for Christmas.

We will be using an exciting new yarn, which comes in a wide range of hand dyed colours, so everyones blanket will be individual to their own taste. 

The course is 12 sessions, once a month, on a Saturday (dates to be confirmed).

2 sessions available, morning 10-1pm, or afternoon 1.30-4.30pm, £33 per month inc. materials.

Morning session 2 places available, afternoon 8 places available.

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All classes must be booked and paid for in advance to secure places. We keep our classes small to ensure personal tuition, therefore refund of payment for cancellations will only be given if the place is filled by another student.

We reserve the right to cancel the class if circumstances demand it, but full refunds will be given in this situation.