Beginners knitting classes covers all the basics - casting on, garter stitch, stockinette stitch, ribbing, casting off.
We work on a small project ( usually wrist-warmers ), that will give you the skill and confidence to embark on larger projects, such as jumpers. There will be a little bit of homework. The class also covers trouble shooting, such as learning how to deal with dropped stitches and other small errors.
Advanced knitting classes will help you learn how to read and use a lace knitting pattern. Here you will learn new stitches, and how they combine to make lace knitting. In this class we will work on a lace scarf, and I will share my tips and shortcuts on how to keep an easy stitch count with markers, and what to do when you make a mistake.
You will learn to make yarn from wool on the drop spindle. First we will spin some yarn, and then we will ply it - there is more than one method to ply, depending on the type of yarn you want in the end.
We will work on how to achieve a smooth usable yarn that you can use in knitting, crochet or weaving projects. Class includes carding your own wool, and information on which wool would best suit your needs.
Spinning Workshop Brussels at La Vitrine-Transformatek. Please book below.
Booking will be confirmed on payment - I will email you an invoice via paypal.
General Class Info
Spinning and knitting classes:
Classes for a block of 4 hour-long sessions is £45.00 per person and can be booked by email or in person.
For spinning classes you will require some raw wool and a spindle. You can order the 'Start to Spin' pack from me via email. The cost is £12.50 and includes a spindle and 30g of carded batt (that's the raw material)
Knitting classes - you will need 50g of dk wool of your choice, and 4mm needles. You can find these at any wool shop - the shop attendant will be happy to help you make the correct choice.
Individual classes/studio time.
If you have a spinning wheel, or would like to learn a new skill in a morning or afternoon, contact me to make a booking. Cost is £60.00 for a 3 hour session at my studio - usually from 10am to 1pm. Or does an afternoon session suit you better? Contact me, we can make it work.