Happy new year crafters! We hope you all had a fabulous festive break and are ready to get back in the saddle and start some new sewing, knitting and crochet for 2017. Many people decide to take up a new hobby or commit more time to one they’ve maybe been a bit half-hearted about previously as one of their new year’s resolutions, so perhaps you’ve thought about learning to crochet or conquer your fear of cable knitting. Short winter days and long winter nights are the perfect opportunity to bag yourself some Me Time and get stuck into whatever craft floats your boat.
We’ve themed our first window of the year around all the various things you can make at the shop, ranging from stylish kimono dresses to cosy knitted hats. So here are our new year classes for you to browse and decide which craft you want to get stuck into.
Choose from sewing, crochet or knitting as our expert team give you the lowdown on all the basics for your chosen crafts.
10.30am – 1pm Saturday 7th January & 4th February 2017
10am – 12pm Wednesday 11th January & 1st February 2017
2.30pm – 4.30pm Saturday 28th January & Friday 24th February 2017
Get ahead for warmer weather and practise your sewing skills on clobber for little people. Make a super simple reversible dress, the lovely Amelie dress with or without sleeves, or why not give our brand new reversible shorts pattern a go?
10.30am – 1.30pm Tuesday 10th January & Saturday 25th February 2017
10.30am – 2.30pm Saturday 21st January & Friday 10th February 2017
Feel like moving on from just knitting and purling? Make the leap to more interesting knitting with a super easy chunky knitted hat class; or why not try your hand at cables – they’re not as tricky as they look, honest.
2.30pm – 5pm Friday 13th January & Friday 10th February 2017
2pm – 5pm Saturday 4th February & Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Give yourself a break from doing things for other people and make yourself something to show off your sewing skills: our amazingly stylish A-line skirt pattern is a great make for confident beginners and the new kimono dress still looks hot to trot in winter.
10.30am – 2pm Tuesday 24th January & Wednesday 22nd February 2017
10.30am – 3pm Friday 20th January 2017 & Tuesday 28th February 2017
Spend some time creating a beautiful heirloom or growing your patchwork skills in our classes with Mandy Munroe — choose from the basic beginner’s class, or get adventurous with the chance to Sew and Slash or learn ow to produce Log Cabin Birds.
10.30am – 3.30pm Saturday 14th January 2017
Sew and Slash
10.30am – 3.30pm Saturday 11th February 2017
Log Cabin Birds
10.30am – 3.30pm Saturday 8th April 2017
All classes are correct at time of publishing – more classes will be added as the year goes on, so check back for further dates and more classes being added to the schedule. Need more information? Pop into the shop, email us via the Contact Us form or ring us on 01233 612278.