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Workshops & Talks Wool@J13 2022

DOWN & DIRTY – LET’S GET LEARNING!

 

Annie Mouse Amigurumi

Tutor:  Hembra Crafting

Date:   Sun 15th May

Time:   10.30 – 11.30

Zone:   Garden Gazebo

Price:  15

Places available: 10

DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL

Annie mouse is a cute little amigurumi creature. Amigurumi comes from Japan and is a process of making 3D toys using double crochet. You need to have a good understanding of the basics of crochet to make the most of this workshop. We will supply yarn and filling for Annie and hooks to use on the day.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

If you prefer to use your own crochet hook, we will be using a 4mm hook.

WHO’S YOUR TUTOR

We are Ann and Caroline and we are passionate about crafts. We have been crafting for as long as we can remember with skills passed on by our mothers and grandmothers. We realised when we met through work 6+ years ago that there were many people across the generations who had not been so fortunate.  Although not formally qualified in Arts & Crafts, we are experienced and qualified trainers in other fields, so we set out to share what we knew with people who wanted to learn. We have been delivering workshops for the past 5 years. Between us, we have accomplished many different crafts, particularly enjoying yarn based crafts and the creativeness which they offer.

Contact: https://facebook.com/hembracrafting

 

Here’s your link to book a place on this workshop Buy Tickets for ANNIE MOUSE ARIGURUMI (digitickets.co.uk)

Beginner's Crochet for Children: Crochet an Owl

Tutor:  Zoë Potrac

Date:   Sat 14th & Sun 15th May

Time:   1030-1130

Location:  Farmhouse Dining Room

Price:  £10.00

Places available:  8 (with contingency for 10)

DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL

This class is for children (7+) who would like to learn to crochet.  It covers the very basics of a double crochet stitch and children will use this to make a stuffed owl in the session.  You’ll get photographic, step-by-step instructions to keep, along with the hook, yarn, stuffing and notions necessary to complete the owl if you don’t finish during the session.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

Just yourselves and your enthusiasm to learn something new!

WHO’S YOUR TUTOR

Zoë is a crochet designer who enjoys exploring and learning new crochet techniques from around the world.  Her designs regularly feature in magazines including Crochet Now, Your Crochet and Knitting, Let’s get Crafting and Simply Crochet.  She also works with a variety of yarn companies and has appeared on Create & Craft TV demonstrating crochet techniques.  She is an experienced workshop tutor and has run groups nationwide for all ages and abilities.

 

Contact: Instagram @zoepotrac or www.zoepotrac.com

 

Here’s your link to book a place on this workshop Buy Tickets for CROCHET OWL (digitickets.co.uk)

Beginners Knitting 8-18 yrs

Title of workshop:  Beginners knitting                                                                                    Tutor:  Lucy Fogg
Date:  Sat 14th & Sun 15th May
Time:  1200-1300
Location: Farmhouse Garden Gazebo
Price: £10
Places available: 6

DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL: Learn to knit! This workshop will get
you started on your knitting wellness journey. Learn to cast on, knit, purl,
and bind off. Once you get a hang of the knit stitch, you’ll have a perfect way
to unwind and relax your mind while being creative! Suitable for
complete beginners ages 8-18 years

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:  Stickability.

WHO’S YOUR TUTOR:
Lucy Fogg, founder of WoolwellnessUK.  Lucy brings the therapeutic benefits
of wool based crafts specifically to children and young people. She is a fully qualified
teacher.  DBS checked.

Contact: lucy@woolwellnessuk.org Welcome to Woolwellnessuk | WoolWellnessUK

Here’s your link to book a place on this workshop Buy Tickets for BEGINNERS KNITTING (digitickets.co.uk)

Creative Weaving

Tutor:  Ruth Sprague

Date:   Sat 14th & Sun 15th, 2021

Time:   1315-1415

Location:  Farmhouse Kitchen

Price:  £15

Places available: 10

DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL: The great thing about creative weaving is that there are no right and wrongs!  This style of weaving is for all ages and abilities although younger children will need an adult to support.   In this workshop, using a variety of yarns, ribbons and fibre you will be introduced first to plain weaving then some creative weave techniques in order to weave a small wall hanging.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:   Just a sense of exploration and fun!  You will weave on a small loom that will be warped up and ready to weave on. All materials will be provided but if there is something special you want to weave into your wall hanging please bring it along.

WHO’S YOUR TUTOR:  Ruth Sprague, owner of Illuminating Weaves, an independent creative weaving studio just outside Tamworth.  Ruth is a creative weaver who follows the Saori weaving philosophy. She has always loved colour and texture so having first learned to spin if felt like a natural progression to become a creative weaver.

Contact: Email: illuminatingweaves@yahoo.com

 www.illuminatingweaves.co.uk

Here’s your link to book a place on this workshop Buy Tickets for CREATIVE WEAVING (digitickets.co.uk)

Crochet Colourwork: Make a Zip Up Pouch

Tutor:  Zoë Potrac

Date:   Sat 14th& Sun 15th May

Time:   1145-1245

Location:  Farmhouse Dining Room

Price:   £15.00

Places available:  8

DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL

This is an intermediate crochet class.  You should already be familiar with the basic crochet stitches.  This session will introduce you to a variety of crochet colourwork techniques, including:

-working with floats

-crocheting over unused strands

-how to change colour

-tension issues

….and more!

We will make a small zip up pouch that you could use to store your hooks, pencils or similar using the techniques we have discussed.  You’ll also be provided with a pattern for a larger colourwork project to enjoy- the Bazaar Bag.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

All yarn, hook and notions needed to complete the project will be provided. Just bring your lovely selves!

WHO’S YOUR TUTOR

Zoë is a crochet designer who enjoys exploring and learning new crochet techniques from around the world.  Her designs regularly feature in magazines including Crochet Now, Your Crochet and Knitting, Let’s get Crafting and Simply Crochet.  She also works with a variety of yarn companies and has appeared on Create & Craft TV demonstrating crochet techniques.  She is an experienced workshop tutor and has run groups nationwide for all ages and abilities.

Contact: Instagram @zoepotrac

Here’s your link to book a place on this workshop Buy Tickets for CROCHET COLOURWORK (digitickets.co.uk)

Drop Spindle Spinning 8-12yrs

Tutor: Lucy Fogg

Date:  Sat 14th & Sun 15th May

Time:  1315-1415

Location: Farmhouse Garden Gazebo

Price:  £10

Places available: 10

DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL

Make your own handspun yarn using a drop spindle. Can you master turning fluff into yarn using skill and concentration?  Think patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time!  Do you have what it takes? Are you up for the challenge? Perfect for those who are too cool for knitting school!

Suitable for ages 8-12 years

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING  Determination and a smile.

WHO’S YOUR TUTOR

Lucy Fogg, founder of WoolwellnessUK. Lucy brings the therapeutic benefits of wool based crafts specificallyy to children and young people. Fully qualified teacher. DBS checked.

Contact: lucy@woolwellnessuk.org                                                                                              Welcome to Woolwellnessuk | WoolWellnessUK

 

Here’s your link to book a place on this workshop  Buy Tickets for DROP SPINDLE SPINNING (digitickets.co.uk)

Natural Dyeing

Tutor:  Niki Miles

Date:   Sat 14th & Sun 15th May

Time:   1145-1245

Location: Farmhouse Kitchen

Price:  £15

Places available: 10

DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL

This is your opportunity to try your hand at natural dyeing, to learn about how different colours can be produced from different plants and how to change the basic colour produced. You will take away your own dyed fleece and spun wool either for use in needle felting, knitting/crocheting or other textile work of your choice. Technical notes will be provided to help you to do your own dyeing at home. There will also be the opportunity to buy packs of undyed fleece and wool for your own experiments, at the end of the workshop.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING  An apron to protect your clothing from splashes

WHO’S YOUR TUTOR 

Niki Miles first learned about naturally dyeing from her mother when less than ten and has dipped into it many times since. She holds a City and Guilds qualification in Textile Decoration Techniques. Three years ago she started Allium Threads to be able to share her naturally dyed yarns, embroidery threads, weaving yarns, felts and fabrics. Niki has a stand at the show and will be happy to talk through

Contact: alliumthreads@hotmail.com  https://www.instagram.com/alliumthreads

 

 

Here’s your link to book a place on this workshop Buy Tickets for NATURAL DYEING (digitickets.co.uk)

Needle Felt a Garden

Tutor:  Annie Brown

Date:   Sun 15th May

Time:   1430-1630

Price:   £25.00

Places available:  10

DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL 

This workshop is perfect for those new to needle felting or those looking to develop their techniques. Using Merino wool, you will have the opportunity to make a colourful garden picture of your choice. Images are provided but you are welcome to bring your own to work from.

You will also learn more about Annie’s sheep and see samples of their wool.

By the end of the workshop, you will have an experimental piece and a finished piece to take away with you.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

All the materials you will need and a help sheet are included.

WHO’S YOUR TUTOR

Annie Brown’s background is in Fine Art and uses the wool from her flock of rare breed sheep to make her needle felted paintings. She is inspired by the landscape and its ever-changing seasons.  You can find her at http://www.anniebrownneedlefelting.co.uk

Here’s your link to book a place on this workshop Buy Tickets for NEEDLE FELT A GARDEN (digitickets.co.uk)

Needle Felt a Landscape

Tutor:  Annie Brown

Date:   Sat 14th May

Time:   1430-1630

Price:   £25.00

Places available:  10

DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL 

This workshop is perfect for those new to needle felting or those looking to develop their techniques. Using Merino wool, you will have the opportunity to make a landscape picture of your choice. Images are provided but you are welcome to bring your own to work from.

You will also learn more about Annie’s sheep and see samples of their wool.

By the end of the workshop, you will have an experimental piece and a finished piece to take away with you.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

All the materials you will need and a help sheet are included.

WHO’S YOUR TUTOR

Annie Brown’s background is in Fine Art and uses the wool from her flock of rare breed sheep to make her needle felted paintings. She is inspired by the landscape and its ever-changing seasons.  You can find her at http://www.anniebrownneedlefelting.co.uk

Here’s your link to book a place on this workshop Buy Tickets for NEEDLE FELT A LANDSCAPE (digitickets.co.uk)

Pegloom Weaving

Tutor:  Hembra Crafting

Date:  Sat 14th May

Time:   10.30 – 11.30

Zone:   Garden Gazebo

Price:  £15

Places available: 10

DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL

Pegloom weaving is a simple alternative to larger, fixed looms. It still relies on a warp and weft but is a more portable and space saving way of weaving. It is easy to set up, easy to learn the techniques and good fun. Suitable for both adults and children. It is particularly good for people who have restricted movement in their hands and who may find other yarn crafts difficult.  This workshop will teach you the basic skills to get started and you will have the chance to experiment with fleece, fabric and various yarns to create a mat, small bag or scarf/cowl.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

Just your enthusiasm and creativity. We will provide the rest.

WHO’S YOUR TUTOR

Ann Darling and Caroline Lane. We are passionate about crafts. We have been crafting for as long as we can remember with skills passed on by our mothers and grandmothers. We realised when we met through work 10+ years ago that there were many people across the generations who had not been so fortunate.  Although not formally qualified in Arts & Crafts, we are experienced and qualified trainers in other fields, so we set out to share what we knew with people who wanted to learn. We have been delivering workshops for the past 9 years. Between us, we have accomplished many different crafts, particularly enjoying yarn based crafts and the creativeness which they offer.  We invite you to join us at our Pegloom Weaving workshop where you can create with yarn in a relaxed and fun environment – with a big boy!

Contact: https://facebook.com/hembracrafting

Here’s your link to book this workshop Buy Tickets for PEGLOOM WEAVING (digitickets.co.uk)

Spinning Art Yarn

Tutor:  Sue Kimber

Date:   Sat May 14th, 2022

Time:   1430-1630

Location:  Farmhouse Garden, Gazebo

Price:  £25

Places available: 10

DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL

This workshop is for those who are comfortable spinning a singles and a plied yarn. I will start by spinning a super lumpy plied yarn to get used to texture; then we will move on to thick and thin which we can ply into spirals and beehives. I will also show you several different ways of spinning locks to give you the confidence to experiment on your own.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING 

Your own wheel. Fibre and plying thread/yarn will be provided.

WHO’S YOUR TUTOR

Sue Kimber from @farmcrafts keeps her own flock of sheep & angora goats down on her farm in the lovely county of Kent. She specialises in creating handspun yarn and art yarns mostly from her flocks.

Contact:  https://www.instagram.com/farmcrafts   Suekimber62@gmail.com

Here’s your link to book this workshop Buy Tickets for SPINNING ART YARN (digitickets.co.uk)

Turkish Beaded Crochet: Make a Beaded Necklace

Tutor:  Zoë Potrac

Date:   Sat 14th& Sun 15th May

Time:   1400-1500

Location: Farmhouse Dining Room

Price:   £15.00

Places available:  8 (with contingency for 10)

 DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL

This is an adventurous beginner or intermediate crochet class.  You should already be familiar with the double crochet stitch (UK terms).  This session will introduce you working with crochet thread and a smaller hook than you may be used to, as well as working with beads. We will make a beaded necklace for you to take home and keep.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

All yarn, beads and hook will be provided, along with the necessary jewellery fixings; just bring yourself and your enthusiasm J

 WHO’S YOUR TUTOR

Zoë is a crochet designer who enjoys exploring and learning new crochet techniques from around the world.  Her designs regularly feature in magazines including Crochet Now, Your Crochet and Knitting, Let’s get Crafting and Simply Crochet.  She also works with a variety of yarn companies and has appeared on Create & Craft TV demonstrating crochet techniques.  She is an experienced workshop tutor and has run groups nationwide for all ages and abilities.

Contact: Instagram @zoepotrac

Here’s your link to book this workshop Buy Tickets for TURKISH BEADED CROCHET (digitickets.co.uk)

Wet Felting for Children 4-8 yrs

Tutor: Lucy Fogg
Date:   Sat 14th & Sun 15th May
Time:    1030-1130
Location:  Farmhouse Kitchen
Price: £10
Places available: 8

DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL
Wet felting is a wonderfully tactile way to introduce fibre crafts to your
youngster. Make a unique piece of artwork with fibre! See the magic as
you work the fluff into a picture. Lots of movement and messiness.
Suitable for ages 4-8years.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: An apron or old shirt. Might get a little wet!

WHO’S YOUR TUTOR
Lucy Fogg, founder of WoolwellnessUK.  Lucy brings the therapeutic benefits
of wool based crafts specifically to children and young people. Fully qualified
teacher. DBS checked.

Contact:
lucy@woolwellnessuk.org  Welcome to Woolwellnessuk | WoolWellnessUK

Here’s the link to book your workshop Buy Tickets for WET FELTING (digitickets.co.uk)

Working with Crochet Thread: Make Colourburst Earrings

Tutor:  Zoë Potrac

Date:   Sat 14th& Sun 15th May

Time:   1515-1615

Location:  Farmhouse Dining Room

Price:   £15.00

Places available:  8

DESCRIPTION & SKILL LEVEL

This is an intermediate crochet class.  You should already be familiar with the basic crochet stitches.  This session will introduce you to working with crochet thread and a smaller hook than you may be used to. We will make a pair of bright, summery hoop earrings during the session, and you will also receive a collection of other earring and necklace pendant patterns using the thread.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

All yarn and jewellery fixings needed for the project will be provided in the session, along with a crochet hook of the right size.  Just bring yourselves!

 WHO’S YOUR TUTOR

Zoë is a crochet designer who enjoys exploring and learning new crochet techniques from around the world.  Her designs regularly feature in magazines including Crochet Now, Your Crochet and Knitting, Let’s get Crafting and Simply Crochet.  She also works with a variety of yarn companies and has appeared on Create & Craft TV demonstrating crochet techniques.  She is an experienced workshop tutor and has run groups nationwide for all ages and abilities.

Contact: Instagram @zoepotrac

Here’s your link to book this workshop Buy Tickets for WORKING WITH CROCHET THREAD (digitickets.co.uk)