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One to one Workshops and Classes

 

yarnandhooksml_2.jpgIf our published workshops don't fit in with your schedule, you prefer some time with a Personal Trainer, or you want to learn something specific - why not book one of our many one-to-one classes?

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Knitting with Becky - Friday 3rd April

£40.00

Join Becky Edwards on the first of our knitting workshops.

In the morning you will learn to cast on, how to form stocking stitch, 3 different decreases and 3 different increases.

In the afternoon, you will build upon the stitches learnt in the morning and learn how to use knit & purl stitches to create different patterns, with a selection of sample squares to choose from which could be the foundation for a larger project, blanket or throw.

If you already know the basics, you are welcome to join us just for the afternoon.

Needles and yarn are provided.

£40 per session or £65 for the whole day.

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Macrame Taster Session with Ray - Saturday 4th April 10:30 - 1:00

£35.00

Macrame is undergoing a revival following its popularity in the 70's.

Join Ray for a fun-filled morning to learn some of the basic Macrame knotting tecniques using a variety of cords.

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Machine Embroidery Group - Sunday 5th April 10.30 - 1.00

£10.00

A series of informal monthly social sessions to help you get the most from your embroidery machine.

A different machine embroidery technique will be discussed each month.

Bring along any challenges or questions you have, and there will bound to be someone here to
answer them.

This month we will be discussing needles, stabilisers and hooping.

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A Credence of Stitchers - Sunday 12th April 10.30 - 1.00

£10.00

Join our stitching social group where you can stitch, chat and get a bit of advice if you need it!

Any type of hand embroidery is welcome. You will receive a gift worth at least £5 when you attend, this will consist of hand embroidery related items - it may be threads, patterns or accessories or a combination of both.

In case you were wondering, Credence is a 15th Century collective noun for a number of stitchers!

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Yarn Forward Knitting and Crochet Group - Wednesday 15th April 10.30 - 1.00

£10.00

Our regular Yarn Forward knitting and crochet social group.

Bring your own yarn work along to knit or crochet and if you have any challenges, there will sure to be someone here who can help.

Whatever your skill level, you can work that yarn and chat at the same time, and you always leave with a free gift!

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PE Design with Lisa: Build an Applique Design - Sunday 19th April

£35.00

Join Lisa to learn more about using Brother PE Design Software.

This class is for those who know the basics of PE Design software for Brother Embroidery machines.

On this class Lisa will be showing you how to start an applique design.

Ask about our next beginners class.

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Learn to Love your Overlocker with Jan - Thursday 30th April 10.30 - 4.00

£50.00

We are delighted to welcome Jan Wright back to show you how to love your overlocker!

Bring along your own overlocker (any make), or ask to borrow one of ours.

Have you bought an overlocker and have no idea what to do with it? Maybe you can use it to overlock the raw edges of your sewing but that's about it?

An overlocker can be a scary beast and even threading one can seem like a very daunting task but rest assured by the end of this one day workshop you will LOVE your overlocker!

If you have bought a Babylock or Brother overlocker from Craft Arena, you are eligible for a £25 discount for this workshop.

This workshop is now full. Please contact us to go on our waiting list.

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Advanced Overlocker Training with Jan Friday 1st May 10.30 - 4.00

£50.00

On this advanced overlocker training day, Jan Wright will be showing you advanced techniques to help you make the most of your machine.

Bring your own or borrow one of ours.

This workshop is now full. Please contact us to go our waiting list.

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Tambour Beadwork with Angela - Saturday 2nd May 10.30 - 4.00

£65.00

Ideal for both beginners and those who have tried this exquisite form of bead embroidery before, Angela will be showing you how to embroider onto delicate fabric using a Tambour hook and beads.

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Machine Embroidery Group - Sunday 3rd May 10.30 - 1.00

£10.00

A series of informal monthly social groups to help you get the most from your embroidery machine.

A different machine embroidery technique will be discussed each month. Bring along any challenges or questions you have, and there will bound to be someone here to answer them.

This month we will be demonstrating trapunto.

 

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Crochet Course with Diana Bensted - 5 week course starting Wednesday 6th May 2.00 - 4.00

£100.00

We are pleased to welcome back Diana Bensted from The Crochet Chain for a 5 week crochet course.

You will progress from the basics, through to granny squares and beyond.

Diana is an expert tutor who regularly appears on Hochanda with her kits and crochet books.

The classes will be held  on :

  •  6th May 2pm - 4pm
  •  13th May 2pm - 4pm
  •  20th May 2pm - 4pm
  •  27th May 2pm - 4pm
  •  3rd June 2pm - 4pm

 

 

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Mixed Media Course Nick Kimber - Five sessions on the Second Friday of each month starting 14th February 10:30 - 1:00

£45.00

If you didn't make the earlier workshops on this course, you can still attend one of the remaining sessions. These have been compiled for students who are new to designing their own work or those who need a kick start because of a creative block, which all of us have from time to time!

By the end of the course you will have ideas on how you can produce your own original piece of work from the designs and samples that you have done over the course.

A requirements list will be provided but most materials will be available on the day.

If there is enough interest, it may be possible to extend the workshop into the afternoon.

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Goldwork & Stumpwork Bugs with Wendy - Saturday 9th May

£65.00

Join Wendy for her latest hand embroidery class when you will be stitching one of her exclusive designs, this time featuring bugs!

Suitable whether you are a complete beginner or wish to refresh your skills.

You can also bring along your current project for some help.

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Group 1 Zentangle with Caroline - Saturday 16th May 10.30pm - 4.00pm

£65.00

For those who are students on our longest established Zentangle® class, Caroline will bring us the latest news and more tangles from the Zentangle® world.

Caroline is a certified Zentangle® tutor.

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Beginners & Returners Zentangle with Caroline - Sunday 17th May

£65.00

For those who are newcomers to Zentangle, the morning session is just right for you. Caroline, a certified Zentangle® tutor, will take you through the basics and you will soon be tangling away!

If you have previously attended one of Caroline's classes, this is the ideal opportunity to catch up and take your skills further on the all day class.

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Spinning with Michele - Thursday 31st May 10:30 - 4:00

£65.00

For those who are new to spinning, Michele Turner will provide some prepared fibre and teach you to spin using a drop spindle.

You will then be shown how to prepare your own fibre.

After lunch you get to start spinning what you have prepared and will have a little time on a spinning wheel.

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Draw & Stitch Permutations with Alysn Migelow-Marsden - Friday 20th November

£75.00

Alysn will be showing us an improvised design technique which is spontaneous, straightforward and effective for everyone. You absolutely don’t have to be able to ‘draw’ or ‘design’, simply be willing to go with the flow! You don't need any previous history of drawing, stitch or textile work, everyone is welcome. During the day you may progress to stitching, but may also choose to work with paper and mark making exclusively.

Book this workshop and Crazy, Crazy Paper Patchwork at a reduced price of £215

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Crazy, Crazy Paper Patchwork with Alysn Migelow-Marsden - Saturday 21 & Sunday 22nd November

£150.00

Using a version of Victorian crazy patchwork, but using paper, then stitch, stencil, more stitch and beads to create a ‘crazy paper patchwork’ panel., we will use tissues, paper patterns, lightweight handmade papers and more!

You do not need to have attended the Friday workshop to cone on this two-day course.

A requirements list will be provided.

Book Crazy, Crazy Paper Patchwork and Draw and Stitch Permutations at a reduced price of £215

 

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