About Yarn

Hello everyone! Here at Yarn we hope to create a community of happy knitters! Drop in to browse our wonderful selection of yarns and accessories, attend or knitting and crochet workshops, ask for support and advice – or just for a chat. We are always pleased to see you!!!

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YARN WORKSHOPS

Polite Warning: partaking in these workshops can lead to a healthy addiction to fabulous yarns and a relaxed, calm mind. Learning to knit or crochet may help you to feel less stressed, very creative and leave you feeling extremely proud of your new found skills.

Places are limited and bookable in advance. Full payment is required at the time of booking.

To book onto a workshop please call into the shop, phone the shop on 01308 455669, email info@bridportyarn.co.uk or book online at www.store.bridportyarn.co.uk

 

The Workshops

 

 

 

 

 

Knitting Workshops

Beginners Learn to Knit

Dates: Sunday 5th July 2015, 10am – 12:30pm OR

              Thursday 6th August 2015, 6pm – 8:30pm

Skills needed: No skills required

Cost: £20

Skills learnt: The simple basics and beauty of knitting – casting on with two needles, the knit stitch and the purl stitch and how to cast off. The only two stitches you need to start you on your creative journey.

Materials included in the cost: Bamboo needles, a ball of beautiful yarn, and a YARN cotton knitting bag.

Materials to bring: Nothing! Just you and a willingness to learn something amazing.

 

‘Sock Making’

Dates: To be confirmed

This workshop is over two Thursday evenings so you must be available for both

Cost: £50

Skills learnt: working in a round using double pointed needles, turning the heel, shaping the instep, and grafting the toe together – everything you need to make a pair of socks…beautiful to keep, wear or give as the perfect gift…

Materials included in the cost: Bamboo double pointed needles, sock pattern, a ball of beautiful yarn and a YARN cotton knitting bag.

WARNING! Sock making is addictive!

 

Knitting Techniques

Dates: Thursday 23rd July 2015, 6pm – 8:30pm OR

              Sunday 16th August 2015, 10am – 12:30pm

Skills needed: You will need to know how to cast on, create a knit and purl stitch, cast off

Cost: £20

Skills learnt: Finishing techniques, picking up stitches, creating texture, working with colour.

Materials included in the cost: a ball of beautiful yarn and a YARN cotton knitting bag.

Materials to bring: 4mm and 5mm needles, cable needle.

 

Professional Finishing

Dates: Thursday 11th June 2015, 6pm – 8:30pm OR

Thursday 16th July 2015, 6pm – 8:30pm OR

Thursday 27th August 2015, 6pm – 8:30pm

Skills needed: you will need to know how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off.

Cost: £20

Skills learnt: reading a pattern and your knitting, the importance of tension, decreasing at neck edge, picking up stitches, sewing up techniques including mattress stitch on stocking stitch, moss stitch and garter stitch, grafting stitches.

Materials included within the cost: A ball of beautiful yarn along with a YARN cotton knitting bag.

Materials to bring: 4mm and 5mm needles. There is also a bit of preparation to complete before this workshop. This will be given at the time of booking.

Knitting techniques with beautiful yarn...

Knitting techniques with beautiful yarn…

 

CROCHET WORKSHOPS

Beginners Learn to Crochet

Dates: Sunday July 12th 2015, 10am – 12:30pm OR

Thursday 13th August 2015, 6pm – 8:30pm

Skills needed: No skills required

Cost: £20

Skills learnt: The simple basics of crochet…how to create a chain, the double crochet stitch and the treble crochet stitch. You will then be able to make a scarf or squares to make a cushion or blanket.

Materials included within the cost: Crochet hook, a ball of beautiful yarn and a YARN cotton project bag.

Materials to bring: Nothing! Just you and a willingness to learn something truly lovely!

 

crochet...so effective
crochet…so effective

 

Crochet Flowers

Dates: Sunday 7th June 2015, 10am – 12:30pm OR

             Wednesday 5th August 2015, 6pm – 8:30pm

Skills needed: The basic crochet stitches of making a chain, double crochet and a treble (please complete ‘Learn to Crochet’ if needed before booking onto this workshop)

Cost: £20

Skills learnt: Building on the simple basics of crochet to create beautiful flowers using different colours and techniques

Materials included within the cost: A ball of beautiful yarn and a YARN cotton project bag.

Materials to bring: 4mm and 5mm crochet hook, you and a willingness to learn something truly lovely!

 

Crocheting a Granny Square

Dates:  Wednesday 10th June 2015, 6pm – 8:30pm OR

                Sunday 6th September 2015, 10am – 12:30pm

Skills needed: You will need to know basic crochet skills of making a chain and double crochet (if you don’t then please complete Learn to Crochet before booking this class).

Cost: £20

Once you learn to make a granny square it can be addictive and they can be great for using up little bits of left over yarn. You can make big or small ones, you can stop your granny square at any time, so you can sew lots of little ones together or keep going on a massive one!

Skills learnt: How to make a granny square, the basic and timeless classic that can be used in an infinite amount of ways.

Materials included in cost: A ball of fabulous yarn and a Yarn cotton project bag.

Materials to bring: 4mm and 5mm crochet hooks.

A very large granny square!

A very large granny square!

 

Crochet Techniques

Dates: Thursday 21st May, 6 – 8:30pm OR

              Sunday 23rd August 2015, 10am -12:30pm

Skills needed: The basic crochet stitches of making a chain, double crochet, half treble and a treble (please complete ‘Learn to Crochet’ workshop if required before booking onto this workshop)

Cost: £20

Skills learnt: Building on the basics of crochet. Learn to cable, basket weave, popcorn and more!         So easy when you know how....

Materials included: Yarn and a cotton ‘Yarn’ project bag.

Materials to bring: 4mm and 5mm crochet hook, you and a willingness to learn something truly special.

 

 

 

**NEW** NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOPS                                      

needle felted hares...so clever!

needle felted hares…so clever!

Country and Contemporary Hare Needle Felting Workshop

Date: Sunday 14th June 2015, 10am – 4pm  FULL

 

Country Hares and Foxes Needle Felting Workshop

Date: Sunday 9th August 2015, 10am – 4pm

 

Country Farm Duck Needle Felting Workshop 

Daisy Duck...

Daisy Duck…

Date: Sunday 27th September 2015, 10am – 4pm

Cost: £50 to include lunch and refreshments

Skills learnt: Basic needle felting techniques to create your own unique country farm duck or country hare or fox. Ideal for beginners or those with some needle felting experience.

Materials included:  Foam, two felting needles, a plastic holder to put the needles in, wool, thread, beads, wooden stick and use of sewing needles, pins, paper, pencils etc. Participants get to keep and take home the foam, needles, needle holder and stick to carry on creating with.

Materials to bring: Nothing! Just you and an expectation to have a fun, creative and inspiring day

 

Please also visit ‘news’ for additional up to date information.

Opening hours

Opening Times:

Monday – Saturday 9:30 a:m – 5p:m

 

Knit Night  5 – 8p:m in the Woodman Inn, South Street

Knit Café  Monday from 2p:m and Thursday from 10:30a:m in the shop.

Come and join us for knitting, a chat and a coffee

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You can contact us by

Visiting: Bridport Yarn 35a South Street Bridport Dorset DT6 3NY

Telephoning: 01308 455669

Emailing: info@bridportyarn.co.uk

or using this contact form.

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