Knitting and Crochet with Shirely Downey
Suitable for beginners and improvers. In a workshop style, students will gain knowledge of basic stitches, patterns, skills, yarns, equipment and pattern reading. Students will also be able to expand their knowledge and brush up on techniques, seek individuality and maybe even get some tips on adapting patterns and finishing garments. Please bring your own yarn and needles/hooks (or buy them in the shop).
Saturday 2nd June
Cathedral Window Pincushions with Ann Hibberd
Make a pincushion using this beautiful patchwork technique. Once you have learned the basic method, you can go on to make quilts or cushions using the cathedral window block. Please download the Requirements List.
Saturday 16th June
Felted Flowers with Pam Martin
Learn how to make stunning dry felted and machine stitched flowers in day and be sure of beautiful all year round flora. Made with blended fibre tops and beautiful embroidery threads in colours of your choice, you will complete at least one flower head in a day. Please download the requirements list.
Friday 8th June
Lampshades with Sarah Brown
Learn how to make a beautiful drum lampshade. You will need to bring along half a metre of fabric (nothing too heavy or embellished please) and we will supply all the other materials. You will be able to choose between making a 20cm or 30cm diameter lampshade.
Saturday 9th June
Learn to Spin with Sarah Harris
Spin and ply a ball of yarn. The day covers carving, and spinning on a spindle, great wheel and treadle-driven flyer wheel. Bring your own wheel of use one of ours. Materials provided.
Sunday 10th June
Sunday 8th July
Victorian Crazy Patchwork with Ann Hibberd
No patterns, no templates! Make a sample piece using all sorts of fabrics and embellish it with hand stitching, beads, buttns, lace, ribbon, sequins and anything else you can think of. Hand sewn. Please download the Requirements List.
Friday 22nd June
Sock Knitting with David Harris
Learn how to knit a sock in the round, including the use of double-pointed needles, turnng the heel and grafting the toe. Bring along a set of 2.5mm double-pointed needles and a ball of 4-ply sock wool.
Saturday 23rd June
Patchwork Basics with Belinda Williams
Learn the basic skills needed for patchwork including the materials to use and the techniques for cutting and sewing. You will make a patchwork block which could become a cushion or a bag.
Saturday 30th June
Playing with Dersden Plate with Ann Hibberd
Saturday 7th July
Thread Bowls with Pam Martin
Master the basics of free machine embroidery by learning how to make beautiful thread bowls. These can be made with pretty much any sewing machine thread and a little glitz can also be added in for good measure. You will complete at least one thread bowl in a day. Please download the requirements list.
Friday 27th July