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 the position as at the end of August 2020. Hopefully I will be adding some more dates and venues soon. If in doubt or more more information please contact me by email.

The workshop info for Stag and Bow at Forest Hill below is for 2019-2020 so is now out of date. I will update it as soon as I hear that workshops there have restarted.

 

Weeks - Tuesday 5th & Tuesday 12th November 2019pm

£65

SARA HORNER

Stag & Bow

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BEGINNERS KNITTING

Beginners & Improvers

 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.

Stag and Bow

 8 Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3XU

Dates to be announced

26.30pm - 8.30pm

£65

KNIT WITH DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES

Beginners & Improvers

In this workshop you will learn how to knit confidently in the round using dpns (double pointed needles) You will learn how to cast on, move your stitches onto 3 needles without twisting them and start knitting following a pattern, perfect for knitting tubular items with a small circumference like socks, gloves and hats! This workshop is suitable for those who already know how to knit and purl. All materials are included.

Stag & Bow | Forest Hill Dates to be announced

6.30pm - 9pm

£35

MADELEINE

Student

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KNITTING A CABLE

Beginners & Improvers

There is nothing more elegant than a beautiful classic cable. Learn to master the cable technique in this two and a half hour session at Stag & Bow. In this workshop you will learn how to knit right and left leaning cables, reading patterns and charts. Knit a sample or work from your own pattern. This workshop is suitable for those who already know how to knit and purl. All materials are included.

Stag & Bow | Forest Hill 

Dates to be announced

6.30pm - 9pm

£35

ANATOMY OF A SOCK

Beginners & Improvers

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.

Stag & Bow | Forest Hill Dates to be announced

6.30 - 8.30pm

£95 

PATCHWORK & QUILTING 

Beginners & Improvers

Learn how to cut fabric accurately and quickly using a rotary cutter, acrylic ruler and cutting mat; arrange your pieces in a pleasing design and stitch them together by machine with ¼ inch seams. Layer your pieced quilt top with wadding and a backing fabric to make a quilt sandwich which you will then pin or tack together. Machine or hand quilt. Cut and attach a binding to the edges.

No experience necessary but enthusiasm and application essential. Once you have learnt these basic skills, the world of patchwork and quilting will be open to you.

Stag & Bow | Forest Hill

Dates to be announced

4 Weeks - Fridays 6.30pm - 9.00pm

£145

CLAIRE 

Student

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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 10th, 17th, 24th October and

 7th, 21st and 28th November  2020

10am - 12pm

£66 - Concession £33

 

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NEW! ON LINE

4 Weeks - Mondays  5th, 12th and 19th October

& 2nd November 2020

7.30 - 9.30pm

£42 - no concession

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Brockley Rise | Forest Hill

5 Weeks - Saturdays 16th, 23rd and 30th January & 

6th and 13th February 2021

10am - 1pm

 

 TFD0357BR >

Prices and booking link available soon.

Brockley Rise/ Forest Hill

5 weeks - Saturdays 24th April

& !st, 8th, 15th and 22nd May 2021

10am - 1pm

TFD0358BR

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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 14th and 21st October,

4th, 11th, 18th and 25th November

& 2nd and 9th December 2020

7pm - 9pm

£95 - Concession £51

 

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NEW! Brockley Rise/Forest Hill

6 weeks - Tuesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th November

& 1st and  8th December 2020

10am -12pm

£71  - Concession £38

Book now - TFD0420BR

NEW! Brockley Rise/Forest Hill

6 weeks - Tuesdays 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th January 

&  2nd and 9th February 2021

10am - 12.30pm

TFD0421BR

Prices and booking link available soon

Brockley Rise | Forest Hill

8 Weeks - Wednesdays 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th January

& 3rd, 10th and 24th February

&  3rd March 2021

7pm - 9.30pm

 

TFD0356BR>

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Brockley Rise | Forest Hill

8 Weeks - Wednesdays 12th and 19th May

& 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th June

& 7th July 2021`

7pm - 9.30pm

TFD0293BR>

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CLAIRE 

Student

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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.

NEW! ON-LINE

4 Weeks - Monday 16th, 23rd, 30th November

& 7th December 2020

7 - 8.30pm

£42 - no concession

 

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Brockley Rise | Forest Hill

5 Weeks -Tuesday- 12th, 19th and 26th January 

& 2nd and 9th February 2021

1.30 - 3.30pm

TFD0428BR

Prices and booking link available soon

 

Brockley Rise/ Forest Hill

5 weeks - Tuesday 27th April & 4th, 11th, 18th and  25th May 2021

 

TFD0352BR

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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 - Tuesday 23rd February & 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2021

10am - 12.30pm

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Brockley Rise/ Forest Hill

5 weeks - Saturday 12th, 19th and 26th June

&3rd and 10th July

10am - 12.30pm

TFD0289BR

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MANEESHA

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.

Brockley Rise | Forest Hill

Please watch this space for 2021 dates. Email me to discuss and for more info.

JACQUI

Student

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