WORKSHOPS &  CLASSES

2020 | 2021

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 the end of March 2021. Hopefully I will be adding some more dates and venues soon. If in doubt or for more information please contact me by email.

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

5 weeks - Saturdays starting on 1st May 2021

10am - 1pm

Prices: £82.50 - Concession £41.25

Book now: TFD0358BR

KIRSTEN 

Student

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ADULT LEARNING LEWISHAM 

PATCHWORK & QUILTING 

Beginners & Improvers

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.

Brockley Rise | Forest Hill

8 Weeks - Wednesdays starting on 12th May 2021`

7pm - 9.30pm

Prices: £117 - Concession £62

 

Book now: TFD0293BR>

DENISE DARLOW

Curriculum Leader

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

Beginners & Improvers

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

Brockley Rise/ Forest Hill

5 weeks - Saturday starting 12th June 2021

10am - 12.30pm

Prices: £73 - Concession £39

Book now: TFD0289BR

MANEESHA

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CLAIRE 

Student

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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.

CANCELLED

Brockley Rise | Forest Hill

One day workshop - Saturday 20 March 2021

9.30am-3.30pm

£50 - no concessions

Book now TFD253SBR

JACQUI

Student

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LINDA LITCHFIELD 

Artist

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