Workshops

I currently teach a variety of knitting and spinning workshops.

I am able to offer bespoke workshops for a small group, or on a 1:1 basis. Please contact me if you would like to arrange a bespoke workshop.

I also teach at The Makers’ Cabin in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. Details of the workshops on offer can be found below.


Hand Spinning on a Drop Spindle.

 
This 2 hour workshop is designed for the absolute beginner who is curious about how yarn is produced from animal fleece and wants an introduction to hand spinning with a drop spindle. You will learn about fleece, and how to prepare it for spinning, before you get to try spinning for yourself using colourful fibre and a drop spindle that you can take home with you (to practice some more). No previous experience is necessary and you don’t need to bring anything with you except your enthusiasm!

For more details, please head over to The Makers’ Cabin website.

 


Beginners Knitting

 

Beginners Knitting workshop with GardeningWitch DesignsIn this 3-part workshop I will teach you the basics of knitting. In week 1, you’ll start by learning how to cast on, how to master the knit stitch, and how to cast off. In week 2, you’ll learn the purl stitch. In week 3, you will learn how to make increases and decreases.  Each week you will receive a pattern for a simple spa cloth which uses the techniques learned, and you will have chance to re-visit techniques taught in previous weeks. All yarn and needles will be provided.

 

The daytime workshop starts on Thursday 26th April, 10 am – 12 noon, and continues on the following 2 Thursdays.

The evening workshop starts on Thursday 26th April, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm, and continues on the following 2 Thursdays.

The ‘week one’ instalment of the workshop is also available as a one-off workshop:

Tuesday 15th May, 10 am – 12 noon.

For more details, and to book a place, please head over to the booking area on The Makers’ Cabin website.


Introduction to Magic Loop Knitting

 

Magic Loop Knitting workshop with GardeningWitch DesignsIn this 2 hour workshop, the aim is to teach how to knit a small circumference tube using the ‘magic loop’ technique. You will take home the pattern for a pair of simple wrist warmers which are designed to let you practice the ‘magic loop’ technique. You must be able to cast on, cast off, and have basic knitting skills to get the most from this workshop.

 Tuesday 5th June 10 am – 12 noon.

Thursday 7th June 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm.

 For more details, and to book a place, please head over to the booking area on The Makers’ Cabin website.

 


Introduction to Sock Knitting

 

Sock knitting workshop with GardeningWitch DesignsThis 2 hour workshop aims to teach the anatomy of a sock and show how a knitted sock is constructed. You will apply this knowledge to knit a mini sock as a decoration, for which a pattern will be provided.

Please note: this is not a beginner’s workshop – you should be able to knit in the round to get the most from this workshop.

 

Thursday 28th June, 10 am – 12 noon.

For more details, and to book a place, please head over to the booking area on The Makers’ Cabin website.