Crochet is an ancient craft and can be used to create a wide variety of fabric textures ranging from a dense hard-wearing one, to a fine lacy one, depending on the hook size and the weight of yarn being used. Crochet is surprisingly quick to create, especially when using larger hooks and thicker yarns. It has many uses and may be employed as a beautiful finishing technique for knitted and even sewn garments, i.e., to create a decorative edge for sleeves and neck openings and for joining seams.
Although out of fashion for many years, crochet is back in fashion, on the high-street, on the cat-walks and in use by the most chic interior designers when they stage their rooms! Crochet is now one of the most popular home crafts and can be used to create beautiful fashion garments, and soft furnishings such as cushion covers, throws, baskets and blankets. Finally, the past two years has seen an astronomic rise in the number of Amigurumi patterns for soft toys being crocheted by hundreds of thousands of people each week.
Our courses are designed to give novices a helping hand into the wonderful world of crochet and to help them grow and develop their skills in whatever direction they choose.
Beginning Crochet in an introductory course, held over six weeks, with a one hour lesson per week. During this course you will successfully learn how to hold your yarn and hook, create a foundation chain, all the basic crochet stitches and read a pattern or diagram. You will create a number of samplers, crocheted flower brooches and an attractive Ripple design ‘Lapghan’ blanket. The course fee includes a luxury Crochet kit, worth over £30.00 which includes a course companion, all yarns, hooks and accessories required to complete the course and the Ripple design Lapghan blanket.
Crochet beyond the basics will help you to develop your crochet skills. The course, held over six weeks, with a one-and-a-half hours lesson per week will teach you how to create your own ‘Granny Squares’, Crochet in the round and introduce tapestry crochet, Tunisian crochet, Beaded crochet and Entrelac crochet with samplers created and a choice of two major projects to complete. The course fee includes a luxury Crochet kit, worth over £40.00 including a course companion, all yarns and accessories required to complete the course and one major project.
One-day Master Classes:
* Double-ended Crochet
* Entrelac Crochet
* Filet Crochet
* Magnificent Mandelas
* Working with colour / painted crochet
* Tapestry Crochet
* Tunisian Crochet
* Woven Crochet
The course fees includes a course companion and all yarns required to completed the course project.
Courses are held at our family farm in Collingbourne Kingston and at the fabulous Craft Studio in Pewsey.
If local accommodation is required, we recommend the stunning Old School House Bed & Breakfast in our village.
The courses have a maximum of six attendees to ensure the that the maximum benefit is gained from the course in a fun and friendly environment.
If you would like to know more about any of our courses, please call our office on 01264 850 367, or complete the form on our contact us page.
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