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11 March 2017

* MORNING CLASS * Constructive Textiles : Macrame

Date: 11 March 2017 10:00 to 12:30

The 'Constructive Textiles'  Macrame workshop will provide an inspiring overview of this simple, low tech  way of knotting ropes to create stylish plant pot hangers, furnishings and wall hangings.

During the workshop we will create a plant pot hanger and learn a range of knots which can be translated into other products following the class. All levels of maker are welcome including children age 8yrs +

On completion of the workshop, participants will confidently be able to:

- Learn simple knots used in the technique of macrame
- Understand how to calculate how much rope is needed for different projects
- Create 3d items including plant pot holders or artworks
- Use traditional 'off the shelf' rope or create your own upcycled ropes from waste materials.

10am - 12.30pm

PRICE: £30 / £25 Concessions OR £55 / £45 2 x 'Constructive Textiles' sessions

Saturday 25th February : Weaving

Saturday 11th March : Macrame

All Materials included.



* AFTERNOON CLASS * Beginners KNITTING (part 1, 2 & 3)

Date: 11 March 2017

Beginners Knitting Part 1, 2 & 3 have been specifically developed to meet the needs of those wishing to take the first step into the world of knitting. These classes will not only introduce the participants to the fundamentals of knitting but also offer practical advice on yarns, needles and pattern reading. The class is taught by Barley Massey (part 1 & 2) and Jill Bulgan (part 3) who will watch over your learning with care, offer feedback/observations and answer your questions as they arise!

If you are already have basic knitting skills but wish to progress some aspects of your knitting you may want to join part 2 or 3.

Beginners Knitting Part 1: Saturday 25th February
On completion of this workshop, participants should confidently be able to:

- Understand the relationship between wool and needle sizes.
- Make a Slip knot, use ‘thumb’ and ‘knitting on’ methods of casting on.
- Complete a plain stitch.
- Introduce a new ball of wool or new colour.
- Cast off and sew in loose ends.

Beginners Knitting Part 2: Saturday 4th March

On completion of this class, participants should confidently be able to:

- Complete a purl stitch.
- Understand how to combine plain & purl stitch to create new stitches, eg: stocking stitch, ribbing and moss stitch.
- Create shaping through increasing and decreasing stitches.

Beginners Knitting Part 3: Saturday 11th March

On completion of this class, participants will confidently be able to:

- Decode relevant knitting pattern terms and abbreviations
- Understand the importance of tension squares.
- Follow individual patterns.
- Recognise and rectify any mistakes made while following the pattern.
- Utilise finishing techniques including sewing and blocking.

TIME: 2  - 4.30pm

PRICE: £30 / £25 conc individual session or £75 / £60 when you block book part 1, 2 & 3 ( includes a starter pack and refreshments)



Suggested follow on workshop:

- Learn to knit socks on 2 needles

- Learn to knit a 'Top Down' cardigan or sweater

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Barley Massey
Fabrications creator and recently described by the Evening Standard as "London's Eco Queen' 

Katherine May
Contemporary quilt maker and teacher. Katherine has worked with Liberty, The V&A, Fashion & Textiles Museum and Fabrications!

Sue Russell
has dedicated her life to practising, promoting and sharing skills in low impact living and keeping traditional textile skills alive.

Rosie Martin
Inspiring and encouraging a new generation of stitchers to make their own clothes through her book 'DIY Couture', workshops and events.

Ayda Anlagan
brilliant teacher and creator of design company 'Monstify' - anatomical crochet parts to animate everyday objects!

Stephanie Bescoby
Milliner, teacher, clever upcycler and baristar. There are no limits to Steph's talents!

Laura Lees
Time out recently described learning machine embroidery from laura is like learning piano from Chopin!


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