WORKSHOPS &  CLASSES

2018 - 2019

As well as creating and making, I enjoy running workshops and classes for complete beginners and the more experienced in all aspects of knitting, stitching, patchwork and quilting and natural dyeing techniques. Check out the upcoming dates and book below.

BEGINNERS KNITTING

Stag & Bow | Forest Hill

 Aimed at the complete beginner as well as those who wish to re-hone their rusty skills. Learn to knit over 2 sessions. You will learn about different yarns and needle sizes, how to understand a ball band and make a tension swatch. You will learn how to cast on, master garter stitch, purl and cast off thus ending up with a knitted piece.

2 Weeks - Thursday 20th & 27th September 2018

6.30pm - 8.30pm

£65

2 Weeks - Thursday 22nd & 29th November 2018

6.30pm - 8.30pm

£65

SARA HORNER

Stag & Bow

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ANATOMY OF A SOCK

Stag & Bow | Forest Hill

Ever felt intimidated by the idea of knitting a sock? Over 3 Sunday sessions we will break down the anatomy of a sock as you knit your way through a small scale sock (mini sock!) using double pointed needles. You will learn how to cast on and knit the cuff, the leg, the turning of the heel, knit the foot and finally the toe.

All participants will be given the material needed (sock pattern and sock wool) to make full size socks at home!

Level: Intermediate – you must already know how to cast on, knit and purl.

3 Weeks - Sundays starting 11th November 2018

11am - 1pm

£75 

KNITTED CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Stag & Bow | Forest Hill

Learn to knit some family heirlooms.

Week one – You will learn how to knit 2 dimensional Christmas trees which may be stitched together to make a 3D decoration or hung simply as a garland round the house.

Week Two – Knitting in the round you will learn fair isle techniques and make a 3D knitted fair isle bauble.

Materials are included.

Level: intermediate - you have some basic knitting experience.

2 Evenings

Thursday 6th & 13th December 2018

6.30pm - 8.30pm

£65 

MADELEINE

Student

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HAND KNITTING FOR ALL

Brockley Rise Centre | Forest Hill

Adult Education Centre | Grove Park

On this course you will have the opportunity either to learn how to knit from the basic first steps, or to develop your existing knitting skills. You will be encouraged to work with a range of materials and to have fun being creative in a supportive group. Topics will include stitch patterns, experimenting with colour work (that may include fair isle knitting & intarsia), circular knitting and knitting lace, equipment, pattern reading, individual project work and professional finishing. Learners with more experience will be encouraged to work on a more complex personal project- and this could include making a pair of socks or a shawl, as examples.

This course is suitable for learners of all abilities- from complete beginners to those with more advanced skills.

Brockley Rise

4 Weeks - Saturdays starting 29th September 2018

10am - 1.00pm

£62 - Concession £32

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Brockley Rise

4 Weeks - Saturdays starting 12th January 2019

10am - 1.00pm

£62 - Concession £32

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Grove Park 

6 Weeks - Mondays starting 21st January 2019

7.15pm - 9.00pm

£55 - Concession £28.50

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Brockley Rise

4 Weeks - Saturdays starting 4th May 2019

10am - 1.00pm

£62 - Concession £32

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Grove Park 

6 Weeks - Mondays starting 13th May 2019

7.15pm - 9.00pm

£55 - Concession £28.50

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KIRSTEN 

Student

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ADULT LEARNING LEWISHAM CLASSES

PATCHWORK & QUILTING 

Brockley Rise Centre | Forest Hill

Learn, sample and develop your skills in a variety of traditional and contemporary patchwork and quilting techniques using both machine and hand stitching. You will learn how to measure, cut and assemble your fabrics, consider the use of colour and overall design impact and learn decorative finishing techniques. Returning learners will develop knowledge of more complex techniques and will begin or continue to work on an original quilt design.

This course is suitable for learners of all abilities and no prior knowledge of patchwork and quilting techniques is required. However, hand sewing and machine sewing skills would be useful.

8 Weeks - Wednesday starting 26th September 2018

7pm - 9.30pm

£107 - Concession £57

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8 Weeks - Wednesday starting 23rd January 2019

7pm - 9.30pm

£107 - Concession £57

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8 Weeks - Wednesday starting 1st May 2019

7pm - 9.30pm

£107 - Concession £57

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CLAIRE 

Student

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QUILT WORKSHOP

Brockley Rise Centre | Forest Hill

Design and assemble a quilt or complete one you have already started. You will receive expert advice and guidance on traditional and contemporary quilting and patchwork techniques and methods, on choosing and sourcing fabrics and other materials and on quilt design and execution.

This course is not for complete beginners: it is designed for those who have already learnt the basics of patchwork & quilt construction and are competent at using a rotary cutter with an acrylic ruler and cutting mat, and know how to use a sewing machine to sew an accurate 1/4inch seam.

4 Weeks - Saturdays starting 9th February 2019

10am - 1pm

£81

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DENISE DARLOW

Curriculum Leader

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STITCHED TEXTILE TECHNIQUES

Brockley Rise Centre | Forest Hill

 

Beginners & Improvers

In this course you will learn the basic techniques of hand and machine embroidery, including free machine embroidery, using water soluble fabrics, learn how to needle felt by hand and machine, applique and experiment with fabric manipulation, using a variety of threads and yarns. We will explore and experiment creatively through stitch, colour and texture.

This course is designed for learners of all abilities. It is suitable for beginners but basic sewing machine and hand sewing skills would be an advantage

  

5 Weeks - Saturdays starting 8th June 2019

10am - 12.30pm

£83 - Concession £45.50

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HAND STITCHED TEXTILES

Brockley Rise Centre | Forest Hill

This is a course for those who already love, or would like to have the opportunity to try, slow hand-stitching- which can be a totally absorbing, pleasurable and mindful activity. It will start with some basic hand embroidery, then move on to more complicated or unusual stitches which may include Japanese sashiko, Indian kantha, English smocking and quilting, as time allows. The emphasis will be on creative experimentation in a friendly environment.

This course is designed for learners of all abilities. It is suitable for beginners but basic hand sewing skills would be an advantage.

5 Weeks - Saturdays starting 17th November 2018

10am - 12.30pm

£73 - Concession £40.50

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MANEESHA

Student

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NATURAL DYEING WORKSHOP

Brockley Rise Centre | Forest Hill

This experimental taster course is an ideal introduction to textile dyeing for new learners, and would also be an ideal complement to other textiles courses such as hand stitched and machine embroidery techniques or patchwork & quilting. You will learn how to prepare different fabrics, yarns & threads for dyeing using a range of different plant materials. You will create beautiful subtle colour variations using, for example, avocado stones, onion skins and other plant materials (depending on the season and what is available).  Techniques will cover: preparing a dye bath & how to dye fibres in it, how to mordant (fix) and modify the colour of the dyed fibres.

No previous experience of fabric dyeing is necessary- just a keen interest in textile techniques & a willingness to experiment.

2 Weeks - Saturday 15th & 22nd September 2018

10am - 12.30pm

£85 

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2 Weeks - Saturday March 30th & 6th April 2018

9.30am - 3.30pm

£85

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JACQUI

Student

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