Friday, 6 April 2012

Workshops at The Woolly Brew!

We are really excited to announce our first workshops to be held at the Shop on Sundays!

The first one is on 29th April and its Finishing Techniques (for all those who hate to sew up and are disappointed by their efforts!) followed by Learn to Knit in May and Learn to Crochet in June.

Your tutor will be Janice Anderson.  Janice graduated wih a BA(Hons) from Grays Scool of Art, in Design and Craft with a specialisation in hand knitting. She went on to be a freelance knitwear designer and Arts & Craft tutor. She has been a Rowan Design Consultant in John Lewis as well as teaching Rowan workshops in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle, and Northern Ireland. Her design work has featured in Rowan publications including The Organic Cotton Kids Collection, Summer Baby and as exclusives on the Rowan website. In 2010 she began working as an assistant/workshop tutor in Wool for Ewe, Aberdeen. She is currently working independently as a knitting/crochet tutor/designer and she’s having a ball!

Stay tuned for a photo of her!

Each class is 10.30am - 4.30pm.  We'll provide the tea and cake and we ask you to bring a pack lunch (we're not sure what will be open for takeaway food on a Sunday in Pittenweem...)

The class size is limited to 6 so you are guaranteed personal tuition!  We ask for full payment of the workshop fee at the time of booking and you can check out all the course details and Terms & Conditions on our workshop page.

The first workshop is Finishing Techniques...

Finishing Techniques 
Sunday 29th April 10.30am—4.30pm
Cost: £35 paid at booking

This workshop is aimed at confident knitters who would like to give their knitting a professional finish.  If you hate sewing up, or are always disappointed with the look or fit of your finished projects, this workshop is for you.
Techniques to be covered -  Garment fit and adjusting your tension, blocking, invisible seaming using mattress stitch, shaping techniques, picking up stitches for bands and collars, buttonholes, three needle bind off and many more tips and techniques.
Class requirements - You will need approx 100gms of DK weight yarn in any colour (best to avoid dark colours such as black or navy), 2 sets of 4mm knitting needles, scissors, sewing up needle (for knitting) and a tape measure. This workshop requires the participants to complete a small amount of homework in advance please collect your homework sheet when booking or we can email it to you!

To book a place on any of our workshops or to find out more details, please call in at the shop or give us a phone on 01333 312 042.