Workshops

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Polite Warning: taking these workshops can lead to addiction to fabulous yarns and a relaxed, calm mind. Learning to knit or crochet may make you feel less stressed, very creative and fantastically proud of your skills.

The classes are on Sunday mornings 10am-12.30pm. 

Places are limited and bookable in advance. Full payment is required at the time of booking.
To book on the workshop please phone the shop on 01756 228247 or pop along to the shop to book your place.
For all those that attend the workshops you receive a 10% discount on anything you buy at Purl &Jane on the Sunday of your class only.

* The Workshops:

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:: Sock Workshop :: 

Dates: Sunday 7th May 2017 *and* Sunday 21st May 2017 (10am-12.30pm)
Skills needed: You will need to know how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off.
Cost: £60 for two classes.

This workshop is over two Sunday mornings so you must be available for both classes.

This two-morning Purl&Jane workshop will teach you some new techniques to get you off to a flying start. Afterwards you can go home and take your time to practise the new technique, a little bit at a time so before you know it you’ll be able to do something new, creative and fun, then come back to the next class to learn more!

What could be better than combining the relaxing and calming process of knitting with the most luxurious yarn and quality tools? The result is a soothing activity that lets you fashion something beautiful to keep, wear or give as a gift.

Skills learnt: Working in a round on dpns, turning the heel, shaping the instep and grafting the toe together – everything you need to make a pair of socks.

Materials included in cost: Bamboo double pointed needles, sock pattern and  yarn in a Purl&Jane cotton kit bag, which has all you need to make a gorgeous pair of socks.

Materials to bring: Nothing, just you and the willingness to learn something amazing!

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:: Learn to Knit (Beginners) :: 

Dates:  Sunday 28th May 2017 – this workshop is different from the other workshops and is for an hour only. So it starts a little later than the usual ones and is from 10.30am -11.30am.
Skills needed: 
No skills required.
Cost: 
£10 for the hour.

I will teach you all you need to know to start your knitting journey in this hour.
In this class you will learn to cast on and do a simple knit stitch! You will all receive a Purl&Jane cotton kit bag, bamboo needles and one hanks of deliciously soft yarn. And then the real beauty of learning to knit is that what you do with this item is up to you. You have a choice, you can knit wrist warmers with the ball, or get more yarn and knit a scarf, which means you keep knitting until you get to your desired length, or you can knit one square, then another and depending on how many squares you knit you can sew them together to make a cushion or blanket….

Skills learnt: The simple basics of knitting – casting on using two needles, the knit stitch and the purl stitch and how to cast off. The only two stitches you need to start you on your journey into knitting.

Materials included in cost: Bamboo needles and one hank of deliciously soft yarn in a Purl&Jane cotton kit bag.

Materials to bring: Nothing, just you and the willingness to learn something fabulous!

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:: Professional Finishing ::

Dates: Sunday 11th June
Skills needed: You will need to know how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off.
Cost: £25

I love sewing my knitted items together! I treat my knitted pieces as knitting and sew together as such, rather than treat them like cloth and then get disappointed with uneven edges. When you treat a hand knit as a hand knit, the picking up of stitches and sewing together is the most fun! I share these techniques in this class so sewing up becomes a joy.

Skills learnt: The class covers reading a pattern, the importance of tension, decreasing at neck edge, picking up stitches, ripping out and reading your knitting, sewing up techniques including mattress stitch on stocking stitch, moss stitch and garter stitch, grafting stitches.

Materials included in cost: One hank of deliciously soft yarn.

Materials to bring: 3.75mm and 4mm needles, scissors, darning needle and pen and paper if you wanted to make notes.

Please note: There is a bit of easy homework to complete before this class. This will be given at time of booking.

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:: Learn to Crochet (Beginners) :: 

Dates: Sunday 25th June
Skills needed: No skills required.
Cost: £25

Like the Learn to Knit workshops, here you will learn the basics of crochet to make a scarf or squares to make a cushion or blanket.

Skills learnt: Simple basics of crochet – how to make a chain, the double crochet stitch and the triple crochet stitch.

Materials included in cost: Crochet hook and one hank of fabulous yarn in a Purl&Jane cotton kit bag.

Materials to bring: Nothing, just you and the willingness to learn something amazing!

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* The joy of knit…

There is nothing simpler than the knit stitch. It is all you need to create an endless amount of hand knitted items. In today’s internet era where everything is needed to be done in an instant, knitting slows everything down to a place of peace and calm.

And the joy of knitting with a natural fibre, it’s like one of your finest friends! It helps you along your knitting journey by evening out your stitches so they knit smoothly and perfectly along your needle.

* What can you expect from a Purl &Jane workshop?

Jane’s teaching is calm and gentle by helping everyone learn at their own individual pace.

The classes are on Sunday mornings 10am-12.30pm, a relaxing way to begin your Sunday, and then in the afternoon you can continue what you’ve learnt while it’s fresh in your memory in your favourite armchair.

Once learnt, the techniques are simple and what you do with these techniques is then up to you! The list of things to knit is infinite!

* How can Purl &Jane support you?

There is no need to struggle alone – a lovely relaxing two and a half hour class is sometimes all you need to start you on or help you continue along your knitting or crochet journey.

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes! The only way to learn is to do it wrong at least once! If stitches drop or it doesn’t make sense, Jane is on hand to help you along.

After the class you can pop back to the shop to ask any question or get help with a tricky technique you’ve forgotten. Sometimes it can take a few minutes to show something, that might take longer if you look in a book. Videos and books – especially Jane’s YouTube videos which complement her workshops (find the videos by clicking here!)– can be a helpful aide memoire to techniques that have been shown to you in a relaxing class with someone on hand to help you through…even if it’s just to say, yep, that’s right!!