Wednesday, 3 March 2010

MARCH + APRIL Workshops

Our classes are on a Sunday afternoon, 2 - 4.30pm.

Each class is £20 / £15 concessions and includes a kit suitable for that session and tea + biscuits.

Sunday 7 March, 2 - 4.30pm

Katherine May will be passing on traditional skills whilst encouraging recycling, exploring poetic ideas and emotional attachments. Participants are encouraged to experiment with colour and pattern, share stories and memories and work together as a group.

Textile techniques and skills: step by step making of hand pieces patchwork, sewn by hand, creating your quilt 'sandwich' and basting, rocking stitch, tying/knotting the quilt, creative recycling.
Materials: Collected pre loved and vintage fabrics will be supplied but participants are encouraged to bring items they have at home, from textiles which hold special memories to those simply no longer used. Fabrications will provide a basic sewing kit and instructions/inspirations sheet for participants to take home and carry on developing their skills.

Sunday 14th March, 2 - 4.30pm

Whatever your ability chunky knitting is fun and fast!
Barley Massey will show you how to use the 'Wool-n-Boat' GIANT knitting needles (30mm) and GIANT french knitting wheels which you may have see in Fabrications! Barley will also show you how to create your own chunky yarns from salvaged wool and materials. There will be a pick n mix selection of chunky yarns to create an accessory during the class.

Sunday 21st March, 2 - 4.30pm

For this session Katherine May will focus on developing your understanding of piecing patchwork, with the aim of participants starting their own patchwork quilt project in the session. Using a variety of traditional shapes such as; triangles and hexagons, you will experiment with creating patchwork patterns. The workshop will concentrate on each participant developing their personal project ideas and you will leave with patchwork samples to develop designs at home or you will start your patchwork during the session.
As always please bring your favourite textiles that you may wish to work with, but pre-loved textiles and a kit with materials and information booklet will be provided.

Sunday 28th March, 2 - 4.30pm

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

Sunday 18th April, 2 - 4.30pm

If you missed out on the February's session here is another of Rachael Matthew's popular classes!
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....

Sunday 25th April, 2- 4.30pm

This session is tailored to what YOU want to learn.
If you've knitted lots of scarves and want to try something new, this is the class for you!
Rachael Matthew's fun approach can guide you through reading patterns, increasing + decreasing, colour work, cable, 3d shapes....the decision is yours! and everyone in the class benefits from each others requests!

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