Upcoming Workshops

November

Learn to Spin on Drop Spindle

Learn to spin your own yarns on the humble drop spindle with a taster session on the spinning wheel.
This workshop is recommended for the novice spinner and all materials and equipment is provided. 
(One-to-one and variety of advanced workshops also available to expand your spinning skills)

Thursday 14th November 2019
6-8pm – £30 per person
All materials provided

Crochet Stitch-onary with Lisa from FTLOY

Join the lovely Lisa from For The Love of Yarn for an afternoon of crochet fun! 

This class is suitable for the advanced beginner and will cover a range of crochet terms and stitches. You will leave with a working knowledge of how to crochet as well as a surprise goody bag of FTLOY pretties!

Saturday 16th November 2019
11-2pm – £45 per person
All materials & Goodybag provided

Knit Your Own Hat in the Round

Know how to knit but afraid of taking the next step? Come and learn how to knit your first hat in the round on circular needles. Two hat designs to choose from, perfect for the beginner knitter who wishes to improve their knowledge of different stitches and basic shaping. 
This workshop is split into two sessions, the first focussing on casting on and getting to grips with the circular needle and the second showing two methods of decreasing to finish your hat (with a week in between to knit the body of the hat, yes you will have homework!)
Circular needle and yarn provided. Basic knowledge of knit and purls stitches required. Please advise in advance if you have an allergy to natural wool fibres or lanolin. 

TWO PART CLASS!
Friday 22nd & 29th November
2-4pm both days – £45 per person
Needles and choice of yarns provided 

Learn to Weave on Rigid Heddle Loom

Learn to weave your own cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom. Weaving is the perfect way to show off your hand spun or beautiful indy-dyed yarns and is easy to do once you know how!
This 3 hour workshop will introduce you to the loom and its components and give you chance to warp up and play with some basic techniques.  
All materials and equipment provided.

Sunday 24th November
1-4pm – £35 per person
All materials provided 

Getting to Grips with Ravelry

Ravelry is the Knitter and Crocheters best online resource for patterns, advice and keeping track of your stash! 
To learn the basics of how this free online resource can help you to reinvigorate or kickstart your crafting potential pop along to this 1½ hour introductory workshop and unravel the mysteries of Ravelry... 
If you have access to an iPad/Tablet/Laptop/Smart Phone please bring it with you!

Thursday 28th November
6-7:30pm - £10 per person
Own technology recommended!

 

Learn to Spin on Drop Spindle

Learn to spin your own yarns on the humble drop spindle with a taster session on the spinning wheel.
This workshop is recommended for the novice spinner and all materials and equipment is provided. 
(One-to-one and variety of advanced workshops also available to expand your spinning skills)

Saturday 30th November
1-3pm – £30 per person
All materials provided 

December

Two at a Time Toe-Up Socks

Know how to knit but terrified at the concept of creating a sock on circular needles, never mind trying to make two socks at the same time? I too felt this fear but after taking that leap myself I quickly learned to enjoy the process of sock knitting and now it’s your turn! 

This workshop is split into two sessions, the first focussing on casting on your two socks using the magic loop technique and increasing the toe sections and the second walking you through the not-to-be-dreaded heel turns (with a week in between to knit the body of your socks, yes you will have homework!)

Circular needle and a wide selection of beautiful hand dyed yarns to keep provided as well as waste yarn to practice the technique before diving in!

Basic knowledge of knit and purls stitches and increase/decrease required. Please advise in advance if you have an allergy to natural wool fibres or lanolin. 

ALSO AVAILABLE! If you wish to bring along your own sock yarn (high twist 4ply, fingering or sock weight yarn with nylon blend – split into two even 50g balls) and 2.25mm circular needles (with at LEAST 80cm cable) you may do so for a discounted rate of £35pp! 

TWO PART CLASS!
Saturday 7th & 14th December
1-3pm both days – £45 per person
Needles and choice of yarns provided

Learn to Knit Basic Cables

Love the look of Aran jumpers but can’t get your head around cable needles? Pop along for a crash course on reading and knitting basic cables and take the mystery out of the gansey! 
This evening class will have you creating your own cabled swatch in no time, all materials provided as well as complimentary tea and biscuits.

Thursday 12th December 
6-8pm – £20 per person
All materials provided