Knitting, Weaving & Yarn Crafts
Machine Knitting & Hand Knitting
We can help you get to grips with both. We host periodic day introductions to machine knitting where you can learn the basics and make a scarf to take home. We also have courses and one-off workshops in handknitting, for complete novices or those who want to learn more advanced techniques.
Macrame and Yarn Crafts
We also have a changing series of yarn crafts, including different weaving techniques, needle felting, macrame and yarn dyeing. Keep up to date with what's new by signing up to our monthly newsletter and following us on social media.
Natural Yarn Dyeing with Local Wool
An introduction to the techniques and methods of natural yarn dyeing, and the vibrant colours that can be achieved through dyeing with responsibly foraged, home grown plants and food waste. You will leave with a variety of mini skeins of yarn naturally coloured with a range of hues, suitable for knitting, crochet, weaving or any other fibre craft. Yarn, materials and handouts are provided but please bring an apron, rubber gloves and a notebook. £60. Max 6 students per class.
Sunday 26th June 10am-1pm
Saturday 15th October 10am-1pm
Rag Rug making with Ragged Life
A full-day workshop designed to give you all the skills you need to be able to start any rag rug project for yourself at home.
Learn the traditional shaggy, short shaggy and loopy techniques of rag rugging into hessian, whilst making a project of your choice. Includes all materials & refreshments. £75
Saturday 25th June 10am-4pm
Sunday 14th August 10am-4pm
Saturday 1st October 10am-4pm
Introduction to Weaving on a Frame Loom
With Mary Maddocks
During this workshop, you will gain an understanding of different weaving techniques such as rya, looping and pattern making, and you will have a chance to experiment with a wide range of vintage and natural yarns to create texture and colour. Mary guide you in using elements and scenes from the natural world to inspire your wall hanging. By the end of the class you will not only have picked up the techniques and styles needed to create a wall hanging, but will also be on your way to finding your own unique weaving voice.
The class is designed for both beginner weavers and also those wishing to develop their weaving style and meet other weaving enthusiasts. £50, all materials included.
Wednesday 8th June 7-9pm
Needle Felting - Animal Brooches
Using simple materials, Amelia will help you get to grips with the techniques needed to felt 3D objects, then you’ll get crafty and create your very own animal head. You’ll choose from a selection of animal heads, such as a fox, rabbit or elephant, and then begin to build your basic felt structure. You’ll be able to add colour and shape, attach the most fiddly parts such as the ears, nose and eyes, and finally transform your cute creation into a brooch! £35 - All materials included.
Friday 24th June 2-5pm
Friday 22nd July 2-5pm
Make a Macrame Plant Hanger
or Macrame Hoop
Come and join MAKE Creative Workshops in the studio for a morning of macramé. You’ll learn a variety of macramé knots giving you the skills to be able to make your own unique plant hanger. provided. There will be a range of colourful macrame cord to choose from for your piece, and also some finished macrame for inspiration. You can either pick one of the designs to recreate or get creative and invent your own design, with Anne’s help. Any mistakes are easily unknotted, making this a great opportunity to get creative.
£32, all materials included.
Sunday 2nd October 10am-1.30pm
Weave a Cushion Cover
Under the expert tuition of professional weaver and textile designer Angie Parker, you will weave on a 50cm wide four shaft table loom. With access to a wide range of yarns, you can let your creativity run wild whilst learning a number of weave structures. The looms will be set up in preparation for this workshop and the day will be adapted to meet the requirements of each participant. £78. All materials & refreshments included. 2-5pm.
Fridays 16th September 2-5pm
Saturday 17th September 2-5pm
Friday 7th October 2-5pm
Saturday 8th October 2-5pm
THE COURSES BELOW ARE ALSO TYPICAL OF WHAT WE DO. NEW DATES COMING SOON!
Introduction to the Oxford Punch Needle
Come and join Oxford Certified Instructor Sara from Whole Punching for an introduction to Oxford punch needle. Punch needle dates back to the 1880's and was traditionally used for making rugs; a much speedier alternative than it's closely linked craft of rug hooking. In it's modern application it is can be used for making cushions, wall hangings and many other textiles. All materials and equipment included £65
Punch Needle Hoop Wall Hanging
Come and join Sara from Whole Punching for a creative punch needle workshop and learn how to make your own punch needle wall hanging hoop. Needle punch or punch needle is a modern take on a traditional craft which was originally centred around making rugs. Now the technique is used to make a whole range of different modern textile items including wall hangings, cushions and bags. Sara will guide attendees in creating their own punch needle hoop wall hanging using either one of her designs or their own. All materials and equipment included £50
More dates coming soon!
Beginners Machine Knitting
A one-day workshop with Ria Burns Knitwear in machine knitting for complete beginners. You'll learn the basics of using a knitting machine, including punch cards for pattern, and you'll go home with plenty of swatches and a scarf made using the techniques you've learnt on the day. £100
The workshop will be using Brother knitting machines and all equipment and yarns are provided. Max 4 participants.