WORKSHOPS &  CLASSES

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.

For more information please contact me by email.

STAG AND BOW

8 Dartmouth Road

Forest Hill

London SE23 3XU

www.stagandbow.com

BEGINNERS KNITTING CLASS

Thursday 24th and Wednesday 30th March 2022, 7-9 pm. £69

Learn to knit over two sessions: cast on, knit, purl, cast off. Yarn, knitting needles, tea, coffee and cake included in the price.

Book with this link: 

https://www.stagandbow.com/collections/workshops/products/beginners-knitting-thursday-march-24th-30th-7pm-9pm

BEGINNERS SOCK KNITTING CLASS

Thursdays 28th April and 5th and 12th May 2022, 7-9pm. £89

Learn how to knit a sock over 3  sessions. All materials provided.

https://www.stagandbow.com/collections/workshops/products/beginners-sock-knitting-coming-soon

LOOP

15 Camden Passage,

Islington

London N1 8EA

Beginner Knitting Evenings

£95

Learn the basics of knitting:
How to cast on. Basic stitches such as knit and purl. how to cast off. Increasing and decreasing. How to add new colours to make stripes. Stitch patterns such as rib, seed stitch and understanding basic cabling. Some basic pattern reading. Also, start to plan your first knitting project!

Classes are held in a series of 3 classes of 2 hours each over 3 weeks for a total of 6 hours tuition.
6:30-8:30 PM. 

May 19th ,26 and June 2nd ( Thursdays)

June 30th, July 7th and 14th ( Thursdays)

Book using this link: https://loopknitting.com/collections/knitting-classes/products/beginner-knitting-evening

Improvers Knitting Class

£95

Three Thursday evenings at Loop.  6:30-8:30pm for a total of 6 hours tuition

June 9th, 16th and 23rd 
 

1st lesson: After a short introduction to check that the basics are in place, you will learn how to read patterns, how to substitute yarn and why tension swatches matter. How to check your own tension and choose the correct yarn and needles for your project. How to shape your knitting with increases and decreases,

2nd lesson: You will learn how to knit with several colours simultaneously understanding both Fair Isle and Intarsia methods. You will learn the basics of lace knitting, Aran knitting and cabling.


3rd lesson: Knitting in the round with circular and double-pointed needles will be taught. The lesson will also focus on finishing techniques such as picking up stitches along an edge, blocking and how to sew up your garment.

Book using this link:

https://loopknitting.com/collections/knitting-classes/products/improvers-knitting-class

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 7th May 2022

10am - 12.30pm

Fees: £90 - Concession £45

 

Book now: TFD0358BR

Brockley Rise/Forest Hill

5 weeks - Tuesdays starting on 14th June 2022

7pm - 9.30pm

Fees: £75 - £37.50 concession

Book now: TFD0448BR

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KIRSTEN 

Student

Testimonial>

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

6 Weeks - Wednesdays from 27th April 2022 

6.30pm - 9.30pm

Fees: £114 - Concession £60

 

Book now: TFD0293BR>

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 and improvers: basic hand sewing skills would be an advantage but are not essential as you will learn them during the course.

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Beginners/Improvers

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

MACHINE EMBROIDERY & STITCHED FABRIC MANIPULATION

Beginners

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

Brockley Rise -  Forest Hill

3 weeks - Tuesdays starting on 26th April 2022

7pm - 9.30pm

Fees: £48.50/ £26

Book now: TFD0427BR

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

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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Brockley Rise/ Forest Hill

This course will take place over 2 consecutive Saturdays: 9th and 16th July 2022,

9.30am - 3.30pm

Fees: £70/£40

Book now: TFD0289BR

JACQUI

Student

Testimonial>

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

Jacqui - Student