Once again we are blessed to have secured the attendance of four wonderful tutors who are bringing you a very tempting selection of classes – how will you narrow down your choice? On the booking form you will have the opportunity to rank your classes in order of preference and then we will try very hard to fit you all in to your preferred classes – it can get like a giant, elaborate 3D jigsaw at times though, and involves a lot of post-it notes, ingenuity and patience!

Mina Philipp

Marling Yarns Made Easy – Beginner

Learn how to mix and blend your fingering-weight yarns to create exciting colour effects through holding them double or even triple stranded. In this class we will cover how to pick colours to marl together to create different blending effects, and the simple maths involved to make sure you’re changing things up at the ideal points in your project.

By holding your strands double or triple you will be getting a fabric that is similar to DK/worsted or worsted/bulky weight. The principles and ideas that we will be covering in this class can be applied to any project you wish to work on, even if it does not specifically call to be marled.

Class size: 20 students depending on the length of time available for the class

Technique Requirements: knit/purl; cast on/bind off; have knit a few accessories

Supplies to Bring:
Scraps or mini skeins (approx. 20g each) of fingering weight yarn wound in a centre pull ball or cake (preferably in a selection of colours that you think will work well together in a project), small pocket scales, pen, paper, scissors, tapestry needles, 4mm (US6) needles and 5mm (US8) needles.

Introduction to 2 Colour Brioche Flat & In the Round – Advanced Beginner

2-colour Brioche is a great technique that can add some beautiful depth to your knitted pieces. This class is based around learning to work 2 Colour Brioche both Flat and In the Round. The idea is by the end of this class the students will have the skills to go away and work on larger projects involving the Brioche stitch with confidence. For the samples we will be making in the class students can turn them into mug cosies (for the in the round sample) and coasters (for the flat sample).

Class size: limit to about 15-20 students depending on the length of time available for the class

Technique Requirements: knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; have knit a few accessories

Supplies to Bring:
2 colors of a worsted-weight or DK-weight yarn (split into two balls so you can use them for the two samples without having to cut your yarns when switching between samples), preferably in high contrast colours. 2 sets of 4mm (US6) circular needles for magic loop. (one set can be replaced with DPN’s if you prefer that method for small circumference in the round knitting). Pen, notebook, tapestry needle, scissors.

In the Round Sample – Using 4mm needles cast on 36sts and join to work in the round (you can do magic loop or use DPN’s for this whatever is easier for you to do small circumference knitting), knit approx. 5 rounds of K1, P1 ribbing then work an additional 5 rounds in stockinette. Do not cut your yarn.

Flat sample – Using 4mm needles cast on 21sts and work approx. 5 rows of K1, P1 ribbing, then work an additional 5 rows of Stockinette. Do not cut your yarn.

Natalie Warner

Change One Thing

This workshop focuses on experimentation and design development, so if you’ve ever harboured dreams of being a designer or being more confident to develop your original ideas, you won’t want to miss out!  Through sketching and swatching, you’ll learn how to generate a bank of ideas that can serve as the foundation of future knitted garments and accessories.  All you’ll need is pencil, paper, yarn, needles, and enthusiasm for bringing ideas to life!

Intro to Lace

This introductory class is an ideal next step for knitters who are confident with basic techniques and knit and purl stitches, but want a friendly and enjoyable introduction to lace patterns.  Focusing on stocking stitch (stockingette) based patterns, you will learn about directional decreasing, eyelets/yarnovers, and how they combine to create beautiful stitch patterns admired by many knitters and non-knitters alike.  Instructions are provided in charted and written form, so you can choose whichever mode suits you if you are unfamiliar with one or both styles of pattern writing.  As a result of this class, you’ll feel more confident about knitting lace and well on your way to levelling up your knitting!

Julie Hicks

Loom weaving
You will learn how to warp up the frame and all the techniques used including Rya knots, fringing, Soumak braid and more ! Once completed you will be shown how to finish your wall hanging and take it off the loom ready to add the wooden hanger. You will have the Loom frame and all the tools used on the day to take home and carry on your weaving journey.

Punch needle
If you like colour and texture this is the workshop for you ! Based on the ancient craft of rug making you will create “Lucy” . Threading a pen like tool and working on a wooden frame you will learn how to use the needle to create different textures and patterns. You get to take home all the tools used on the day to carry on Punch needling

Macrame is back ! You will be shown how to make different knots to start with and then go on to produce a lovey knotted work of art to hang anywhere in your home. So.you will have samples to take away along with your finished piece.

Louisa Sheward


Basic crochet knowledge required
Finishing school for crochet – attendees will learn alternative cast on
methods, finishing techniques and more.
4mm crochet hook and DK weight yarn in 2 different colours*


Basic crochet knowledge required
Attendees will learn the basics of amigurumi
4mm crochet hook and DK weight cotton in 2 different colours*
, yarn
needle and stuffing.

Crochet Intarsia

Basic crochet knowledge required
Attendees will learn how to crochet intarsia and design their own piece.
4mm crochet hook and DK weight yarn in 2 different colours*