Learn to knit one-to-one
Learn the basics in an individual session that will get you started on what we hope will become a new lifelong interest. One hour gets most people started, but many choose to come back for follow-up sessions to extend their skills. Also suitable for those tackling a specific project or pattern needing a spot of guidance.
Right and left handers catered for.
Sessions take place in the shop or studio and are arranged on weekdays and Saturday afternoons. £20 for an hour. Just phone us on 01608 645970 or call in to book a session.
By appointment - call to arrange a convenient time
Book a session with the Knit Nurse who will help unravel your knitting problems and set you back on track. Typical problems might include difficulties with a pattern, mastering new techniques, dealing with mistakes, etc.
We recommend booking a time slot. £20 per hour: time charged pro rata, ie 15 minutes = £5.
Learn to knit socks
Individual one-to-one tuition at times to suit you
An introduction to the highly addictive art of sock knitting. Over the course of three short sessions we work on your first sock and tackle all the essential skills: knitting in the round, turning the heel and grafting the toe. A set of sock needles to keep will be supplied as well as a choice of yarn and a pattern to get you started on your first pair. This class is best suited to knitters who are already fairly confident.
Simple call us on 01608 645970 to arrange your first appointment where we will get started, knitting in the round. Then we will arrange a second slightly longer session to turn the heel and, finally, a short session to graft the tow.
Total cost £45 per person including needles to keep, payable at £15 per session. We can also run this workshop for two or three friends who wish to come along together.
Kaffe - Colour - Create
Saturday 29 April, 1.30 - 4pm
An afternoon with Rowan Consultant Avril Best working on colourwork in handknitting, and especially the intarsia techniques used in Kaffe Fassett's new collection of Handknit Cotton designs.
We will supply yarn to use on the day - you simply need to bring a pair of 3.75mm or 4mm needles.
£25 per person
Tuesday 11 July, 10 - 12
Working in colour: Fairisle and intarsia techniques
Tuesday 13 June, 10 - 12
Finishing School: how to complete your garments and achieve a perfect finished, including picking up stitches, seams, blocking.
Tuesday 27 June, 10 - 12
Cable knitting or lace
£20 per person, per class (£10 deposit) payable on booking)
Tuesday 26 September, 10am - 1pm
A workshop for the more experienced knitter keen to incorporate colourwork into their skills set. Ideally, you will already be familiar with knitting on 4 needles. We will supply everything you need - pattern, yarn in a choice of colours and a set of needles suitable for the yarn used.
£40 per person including all materials. (£15 deposit when booking)