Upcoming Workshops

March

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!
Sunday 24th March & Sunday 31st March
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 28th March 2019 6-8pm - £20 per personAll materials provided

April

Weaving 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 7th April 2019 1-4pm - £30 per personAll materials provided 
Advanced Spinning - Chain Plying
Mastered the basics but want to know more? This 2 hour evening workshop gives you chance to add to your repertoire of techniques and create your own chain plyed yarn!Chain plying (also known as Navajo or N-plying) allows you to create a three ply yarn from a single bobbin and has several practical uses making it a good technique to master. Limited spaces available with the opportunity to borrow a wheel if you can't bring your own.
Sunday 14th April 2019 1-3pm - £30 per person All materials provided but Own Spinning Wheels Welcome!
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)

Sunday 14th April 2019
1-3pm - £30 per person
All materials provided

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 selection of yarns 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!
Sunday 21st April & Sunday 28th April
1-3pm both days - £45 per person
Needles and choice of yarns 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 25th April 2019
6pm - 7:30pm
£10 per person
Own technology recommended!

 

Beautiful Brioche: From Beginning to Beanie

Join the wonderful Katherine Lymer of 'Knitting with Katherine' for this full day workshop creating your own brioche beanie!
Brioche knitting is form of tuck-stitch knitting, resulting in a wonderfully textured and squishy fabric that is as beautiful to view as it is to touch.
During this workshop, we will learn how to combine yarn overs, slipped stitches and the unique language of Brioche knitting to create different Brioche stitches. Once confident in the basics, we’ll apply our newly learnt skills to start knitting a beautiful beanie – perfect to keep the cold at bay or gift to someone special. By working with two colours, we’ll further enhance our stitch definition and create a truly stunning, double-sided fabric.
This workshop is suitable for the knitter confident in the basic stitches.
Assortment of yarns provided but if you wish you can choose to bring 2 colours of your own DK weight with you to work with. 

To celebrate Yarn Shop Day there will be a variety of goody bags and giveaways also available in the shop!

Sunday 27th April 2019
10am-4pm - £75 per person
All materials provided

May

Advanced Spinning - Core Spinning

Mastered the basics but want to know more? This half day workshop allows you to test the waters and create your own art yarn using core spinning techniques from either a batt designed and carded by yourself or from commercially prepared top!
Core spinning adds strength to hand spun yarns and can help create unusual and unique effects but can be a tricky technique to perfect. 
Limited spaces available with the opportunity to borrow a wheel if you can't bring your own.

Sunday 5th May 2019
1-4pm - £40 per person
All materials provided but
Own Spinning Wheels Welcome!

June