Workshops

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

**NEW**

Continental Style Knitting Techniquescontinental knitting image

Date: To be confirmed

Skills needed: You will need to know how to create knit and purl stitches (if not please complete Knitting Basics for the Beginner workshop before booking onto this course)

Cost: £25

Skills learnt: How to create knit and purl stitches in the Continental style and maintain an even tension

Materials included in the cost: A ball of beautiful yarn, a YARN cotton project bag and refreshments all afternoon!

Materials to bring: A pair of 4mm or 4.5mm needles, a willingness to learn something new and most important, you!

**NEW**

Knitting with a Circular Needle and Cast on Methodscircular knitting

Date: To be confirmed

Skills needed: The basics of how to knit and purl (if not please complete Knitting Basics for the Beginner workshop before booking onto this course)

Cost: £25

Skills learnt: How to knit in a seamless round, how to work backwards and forwards on a circular needle. Cast on methods to include  single, long tail, cable and more…!

Materials included in the cost: A ball of beautiful yarn, a YARN cotton project bag and refreshments all afternoon!

Materials to bring: A pair of 4mm or 4.5mm knitting needles, a willingness to learn something new and most important, you!

**NEW**

Fairisle, Steeking and Two Colour Rib

Date: Date to be confirmed

Two Colour Rib

Skills needed: The basics of how to knit and purl (if not please complete Knitting Basics for the Beginner workshop before booking onto this course)

Cost: £25

Skills learnt: How to work with two or more colours on the same row. Steeks are an excellent way to secure stitches before you cut open fabric that’s knitted in the round…so clever.

Materials included in the cost: A ball of beautiful yarn, a YARN cotton project bag and refreshments all afternoon!

Materials to bring: A pair of 4mm or 4.5mm knitting needles, a willingness to learn something new and most important, you!

 

Knitting Basics for the Beginner

Dates:

Saturday 24th June 2017, 1:30pm – 4pm

Skills needed: No skills required

Cost: £25

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’

Date: To be confirmed

This workshop is over two sessions so please 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 and Fixing Mistakes

Dates:  Saturday 22nd July 2017, 1:30 – 4pm

Cost: £25

Learn how to solve your knitting problems… picking up dropped stitches, interpreting a pattern, reading and understanding inconsistencies in your knitting, re-orientating knits to purls and purls to knits, putting live stitches on your needle after undoing your work and more.

Please feel free to bring problematic projects along.

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

Entralac knitting...so clever

Entralac knitting…so clever

 

Professional Finishing

Dates: Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10am – 12:30pm  

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

Cost: £25

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…

Brioche Stitch

Brioche Stitch creates a wonderfully lofty, widely ribbed fabric. Surprisingly easy, however people often find it a little intimidating. Perhaps due to the yarn overs or maybe because of the abbreviations used in the pattern.

Brioche Stitch

Brioche Stitch

Dates: Thursday 13th July 2017, 6pm – 8:30pm

Cost £25

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

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

Materials to bring: 5mm needles

 

CROCHET WORKSHOPS

Crochet a Mandala Wheel

We all know how soothing and therapeutic crochet is and creating a colourful Mandala Wheel is the perfect way to indulge in a little peaceful contemplation

Beautiful Mandala crochet

Beautiful Mandala crochet

Dates: Sunday 9th July 2017, 10am – 12:30pm

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

Cost: £25

Skills Learnt: Building on the simple basics of crochet to create a beautiful Mandala 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!

 

Crochet Basics for the Beginner

Dates: Saturday 29th July 2017, 1:30pm – 4pm

Skills needed: No skills required

Cost: £25

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 Granny Square Flowers                                                                        Anne's Blanket

Dates: Thursday 27th July 2017, 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: £25

Skills learnt: Building on the simple basics of crochet to create beautiful granny square 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!

 

Crochet a Daisy Granny Square

Daisy Granny Square...love it!

Daisy Granny Square…love it!

Dates:  To be confirmed

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: £25

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.

 

Crochet Flowers    

Dates: To be confirmed

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

Cost: £25

Once you learn to make a crochet flowers they can be a healthy addiction! They’re great for using up little bits of left over yarn to make cards, bunting or even cushion covers.

Skills learnt: How to make a different styles of crocheted flowers, the basic and timeless classics 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.

 

Crochet Stitches and Techniques

allsorts of crochet stitches...

allsorts of crochet stitches…

Dates: Thursday 29th June 2017, 6pm – 8:30pm

              Saturday 15th July 2017, 1:30pm – 4pm

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: £25

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.

 

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