WORKSHOPS &  CLASSES

2021-2022

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.

These are still uncertain times but this is the position as at mid-November 2021. Hopefully I will be adding some more dates and venues soon. If in doubt or for more information please contact me by email.

Just added:-

STAG AND BOW

8 Dartmouth Road

Forest Hill

London SE23 3XU

www.stagandbow.com

BEGINNERS KNITTING CLASS

Tues 7th and 14th December 2021, 7-9 pm. £65

Learn to knit over two sessions: cast on, knit, purl, cast off.

50g of yarn, knitting needles, tea, coffee and cake included in the price.

Book with this link: 

https://www.stagandbow.com/collections/workshops/products/beginners-knitting-class-tuesday-12th-19th-october-7-9pm

HAND KNITTING FOR ALL

Beginners & Improvers

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/ Forest Hill

6 weeks - Saturdays starting on 8th January 2022

10am - 12.30pm

Prices: £90 - Concession £45

 

Book now: TFD0357BR

Brockley Rise/Forest Hill

5 weeks - Tuesdays starting on 1st March 2022

7pm - 9.30pm

Prices: £75 - £37.50 concession

Book now: TFD0447BR

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KIRSTEN 

Student

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This is the second hand knitting class I’ve attended with Linda - my first course was in June 2017. I knew the basic knit and purl stitches when I started but I couldn’t read a pattern properly. I can now read a pattern, use circular and double pointed needles, join new balls of wall, weave in ends, decrease and increase, count the rows and make tension squares. I’ve made a baby hat and I’m two thirds of my way through a poncho. Linda is a fantastic and inspiring teacher, endlessly patient and quick to spot where you’ve gone wrong and come up with solutions. I have made huge progress and thoroughly enjoy the sessions.

Kirsten - Student

ADULT LEARNING LEWISHAM 




PATCHWORK & QUILTING 

BEGINNERS AND IMPROVERS

A variety of patchwork & quilting techniques will be included on the course, covering both traditional and contemporary methods and potentially using machine & 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. Beginners will be able to work on a small scale personal project of their choice such as a cot/lap quilt, cushion cover, purse or bag or even an Xmas stocking! Returning learners are welcome to bring an ongoing project to continue working on, or to sample & start something new

Patchwork and Quilting - beginners, returners, improovers

 

Brockley Rise / Forest Hill

8 Weeks - Wednesdays 26th January - 23rd March 2022 

7pm - 9.30pm

Prices: £126 - Concession £66

 

Book now: TFD0356BR>

Embroidery Classes London - Linda Litchfeld

DENISE DARLOW

Curriculum Leader

Testimonial>

Linda teaches a whole programme of stand-alone short Textiles Crafts courses at Adult Learning Lewisham that run throughout the year- and these techniques plays a large part in her own current work. Her learners frequently feedback on the motivational and supportive way that Linda teaches- and just how inspirational they find both her own work and the range of teaching materials and resources she encourages them to use.

Denise Darlow - Curriculum Leader

CREATIVE HAND STITCH

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 some Japanese techniques, Indian kantha, darning and quilting, as time allows. The emphasis will be on creative experimentation in a friendly environment.

This course is designed for beginners: basic hand sewing skills would be an advantage but are not essential as you will learn them during the course.

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Brockley Rise/ Forest Hill

3 weeks - Saturdays starting on 27th November 2021

10am - 12.30pm

Prices: £48.50 - Concession £26

 

Book now: TFD0428BR

NEW!

STITCHED TEXTILE SKILLS - REMAKE AND RECYCLE

This is a new course and hopefully will appeal to those who want to embrace the old and the worn, and to prolong the life and use of much loved textiles in their life! The emphasis will be on hand-stitch, but the sewing machine will also be used where appropriate. You will learn how to darn a hole, patch a rip and repair generally. If time allows more specialist stitch techniques for ending will be covered , such as sashiko, kantha & needle felting. If you have a textile item that you wish to repair, you will be encouraged to bring it in and work on it in class.

 

Brockley Rise/Forest Hill

3 weeks - Wednesdays starting on 1st December 2021,

7pm - 9.30pm

Prices: £47 - concession £24.50

Book now: TFD0449BR

Beginners 

MACHINE EMBROIDERY & STITCHED FABRIC MANIPULATION

Beginners & Improvers

In this course you will learn the basic techniques of hand and machine embroidery, including free machine embroidery, using water soluble fabrics, 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

Embroidery Classes London - Linda Litchfeld

Classes in this subject are scheduled for 2022. I will post details here when they are bookable.

MANEESHA

Student

Testimonial>

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and working and learning with a fantastic tutor- I would recommend it highly. Linda is patient, knowledgeable and instructive.

Maneesha - Student

CLAIRE 

Student

Testimonial>

 The taster short course format worked well for me. I enjoyed excellent tuition and the dedicated time and space to learn a new skill and be creative.

Claire - Student

NATURAL DYEING WORKSHOP

Beginners​ & Returners

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.

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I am hoping to teach this workshop again soon: I will post details here when I know where and when.

JACQUI

Student

Testimonial>

A relaxed atmosphere, fantastic & knowledgeable tutor, plenty of learning materials and a chance to share.

Jacqui - Student