Tuesday, 26 January 2010

JAN + FEB workshops

All Workshops are at Fabrications on a Sunday afternoon,
2 - 4.30pm. Booking Required.
Price: £20 / £15 conc. includes a kit suitable for the session and tea + biscuits.

SPINNING + PEG LOOM WEAVING (Sunday 31st January)

Learn how to create your very own yarn from raw wool and a drop spindle. There will also be opportunity to have a go on a spinning wheel and try a bit of peg loom weaving
This special session will be run by Sue Russell

Sue Russell's aim is to pass on spinning, knitting, felting and weaving to people of all walks of life and abilities. She started to produce her GIANT knitting needles (available at Fabrications!) under the business name of 'Wool n Boat' over 10 years ago as a way of attracting younger people into knitting. She has subsequently run 100's of workshops and events including the 'Wool n Dance' at the Thames Festival in 2008.

Cross stitch and embroidery (Sunday 7th February)

Learn different decorative hand sewing stitches and create a beautiful stitched love token in time for Valentine's and give it to someone you care about in your life or yourself!
This session will take you from design to fruition. There will be a selection of inspirational motifs to work from or feel free to bring your own designs. Run by Fabrications' Barley Massey

BEGINNERS KNITTING (Sunday 14th February)

Learn the basics - how to cast on, Knit + Purl stitch, introducing a new colour and casting off. If you are an improver we can also show you combinations of knit + purl stitches
to create different textures. This session will be run by Fabrications' Barley Massey

CROCHET (Sunday 21st February)

A session for absolute beginners but also improvers. Crochet is a great 'free style' handicraft, an alternative or a means to enhance or join your knitting, Lovely 3d effects, lacey, flowery, borders...This session will be led by Rachael Matthews.

This session is tailored to what YOU want to learn. Rachael Matthews fun approach can guide you through reading patterns, increasing + decreasing, colour work, cable, 3d shapes....
the decision is yours! But everyone benefits from each others requests too!

Rachael Matthews is an inspirational and experienced crafter. Founder member of the notorious 'Cast Off Knitting club for Boys + Girls', responsible for public knitting antics such as 'Knitting on the circle line' and the 'completely knitted wedding' at the Pump House gallery.
Author of 'Knitorama' and 'Hookerama' and winner of Jerwood contemporary makers prize in 2009.

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