Workshop Dates – 2019

July – August 2019

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Saturday 6th July – Saturday 27th July
Learn to Knit – A Four Week Course
10am –  12pm

Learn to knit with this fun four-week course, specially designed to take you from casting on, to binding off your first fabulous project.

Class sizes are kept deliberately small to allow you plenty of one-to-one support and the pattern is designed to be differentiated to allow you to learn at a pace that suits you. 

Gemma structures her courses so that there is an hour of tuition, and an hour of supported practice and application time. 

You will:
* receive a copy of the pattern, and materials to create it
* receive one-to-one support
* learn about yarns, tension, casting on, knitting, purling, reading patterns, and binding off
* learn how to rescue dropped stitches and fix mistakes
* create your very own beautiful cowl to wear with pride
* gain the confidence to tackle other projects.

Refreshments are provided.

 

Praise for the Learn to Knit Course:

“I’ve been doing the beginners knitting course and I love it.  I’m a slow learner so it’s lovely to have the time to sit, meet lovely people, and get lots of support with learning different techniques.”  Jaanki Hargrave

“i have really enjoyed the beginners knitting course, lovely relaxed, friendly atmosphere, great tuition, felt able to ask any question no matter how small.  Highly recommend.”  Sarah Welbourne.

Skill level: beginner

Tutor:  Gemma Mills

Price:  £80pp for 8 hours small group tuition and all materials.

E-mail shop@theyarndispensary.co.uk to book.


Learn to Crochet – A Four Week Course

Thursday 7th July – Thursday 1st August, 1pm – 3pm.

A four week course introducing you to the delights and versatility of crochet.

The course includes materials for two make-and-take projects: patterns, yarns hooks, and enough to get you started on your very own traditional blanket project.

Week 1: Chain on and colour theory.

Week 2: Bunting: Increases and Decreases

Week 3: Bunting: Bobble Stitch

Week 4:  Using motifs:  Create eco-friendly cotton beauty products.

The course costs £80 for 8 hours’ tuition and places are strictly limited to ensure that you get as much support from Gemma as you need. 

Skill level: Beginner

Tutor:  Gemma Mills

Price:  £80pp for 8 hours small group tuition and all materials.

E-mail shop@theyarndispensary.co.uk to book.

 


Maddie Harvey – The Ins and Outs of Cables

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Maddie Harvey, renowned designer and tutor, will be joining us in July and presenting her excellent course: The Ins and Outs of Cables.   We will be opening just for you on Sunday 21st July, and the workshop will take place in the main shop itself, giving you the most beautiful surroundings to learn in, and of course, a private shopping experience after the course! Light refreshment will be available in The Courtyard (weather permitting) part way through your session.

The Ins and Outs of Cable Knitting
 
Come and find out more about knitting cables, both with a cable needle and without, to make beautiful patterns and textures within your knitting. Over the course of the workshop we’ll create a little ‘cable sampler’ which can be used as a mug hug, or other small accessory, after the class!
You will find out how to knit a single cable and an easy double cable using a cable needle, and then learn how to speed up your cable knitting by cabling without a cable needle. We’ll have a look at a few different methods for this and help you find one that you feel comfortable with. We’ll also learn how to decipher written and charted instructions for knitting cables, knit some travelling stitches and bobbles, as well as chatting about how to change an existing cable pattern or add cables to existing knitting patterns. Plus, lots of tips and tricks along the way to help improve your cable knitting!

Maddie’s Bio
Maddie Harvey is a workshop tutor and knitwear designer, living and working in Edinburgh, UK. A former primary school teacher, she loves investigating colour combinations and textures in her design work. Maddie is a strong advocate of experimenting with knitting and using the process of swatching as a way to investigate stitches, and free-up the knitting process.
Maddie’s clients include Amirisu Magazine, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Knit Now Magazine, and Pom Pom Quarterly.
 
Level: Adventurous Beginner/Intermediate
Skills needed: Ability to knit and purl.
Materials Needed: 5mm needles, 50g aran weight yarn, cable needle
Date and Time:  Sunday 21st July, 10am-1pm
Price: £60
Light refreshments provided.

E-mail shop@theyarndispensary.co.uk to book.


Saturday 10th August: Beading your Knitting

Join our very own Ros to learn how to add sparkle to your knitting with the use of beads.  The course will de-mystify the garter tab shawl construction, and have you adding beads to beautiful patterned swatches. 

Saturday 10th August: 10am – 12pm

£30pp

Light refreshments provided.

E-mail shop@theyarndispensary.co.uk to book.

 

 


Our Tutor Biographies.

Here you will find a little about the tutors who visit and teach at The Yarn Dispensary.

Maddie Harvey

Maddie Harvey is a workshop tutor and knitwear designer, living and working in Edinburgh, UK. A former primary school teacher, she loves investigating colour combinations and textures in her design work. Maddie is a strong advocate of experimenting with knitting and using the process of swatching as a way to investigate stitches, and free-up the knitting process.
Maddie’s clients include Amirisu Magazine, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Knit Now Magazine, and Pom Pom Quarterly.

Kate Atherley

Kate Atherley is an expert teacher, with more than 12 years’ experience teaching at local yarn shops, guild gatherings, retreats and large-scale events. All classes include high-quality handouts. Technique classes are a lively mix of discussion, demonstration and hands-on practice, with individual attention and guidance provided.

www.kateatherley.com

Renée Callahan – East London Knit
I’m an ex-pat relocated from sunny Seattle to sunny East London. I love knitting and designing and strive to create hand knit patterns that are enjoyable to knit and remain wearable for years to come.

After studying fashion design with knitwear at Central Saint Martins college, I began to hoard yarn and a range of knitting machines. I love textiles and technical challenge of knitting. There is real joy in producing something both useful and beautiful.

www.eastlondonknit.co.uk

Karie Westermann – Karie Bookish Knits
Karie Westermann does many things with wool and words. She is a full-time knitwear designer, teacher, translator and technical editor.
Karie lives in Glasgow and is originally from Denmark which informs a lot of her creative work.

www.kariebookish.net

Anna Maltz
Anna Maltz is an avid sweaterspotter and knit detective who sees the world through yarn-tinted spectacles. She is an independent knitting pattern designer with a background in Fine Art. She writes a regular column (and the occasional pattern) for Pom Pom Quarterly. She has published two books, Penguin: A Knit Collection, and Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting, as well as contributing to other publications such as A Stash of One’s Own, compiled by Clara Parkes and Making Magazine. She lives in London and teaches all over the world.

www.annamaltz.com

Anna Nikipirowicz
Anna Nikipirowicz is a designer, author and tutor. Her client list includes the Country Living Fair, The Creative Sanctuary, Rowan, John Lewis and other lovely, local yarn shops like us.
 Her work is regularly featured in The Knitter, Inside Crochet and Simply Homemade.
We are thrilled that Anna can work with us and know you will have great fun whilst learning with her.

www.moochka.co.uk


BOOKING INFORMATION
Advance booking is essential.
Spaces for classes are on a first come, first served basis by ticket purchase.
Tickets are available via e-mail.  Simply e-mail shop@theyarndispensary.co.uk to book and we will send you an invoice.
Tickets are valid only for the class purchased.
Contact details will be noted at the time of booking to allow us to notify of any changes to the published schedule. These details will be used for this purpose only.

CANCELLATIONS
By us:
Classes may be cancelled the week before if there are insufficient numbers to reasonably justify going ahead.
If we regrettably have to cancel the class for this, or any other reason, you will receive a full refund or transfer to another workshop if feasible.
We will contact you as soon as possible if cancellation is likely.
By you:
If you are unable to attend your chosen course and can let us know in advance, then we will try our best to resell your place so that you can be given a refund.  However, if we cannot fill your place then we will be unable to issue a refund.  Thank you for your understanding.

ALL CLASSES
You will find a notebook and pen useful.
Please do check the course details on the website or your invoice to ensure you know what to bring with you as some classes require a little homework to be completed ahead of time.

Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided for you – we do have milk alternatives and decaffeinated options too; just let us know ahead of your visit.

SATURDAY CLASSES
Refreshments tray and biscuits

DAY CLASSES
Fridge and microwave available for lunch break use


NEED TO RENT A SPACE?
We are happy to share our beautiful workshop room with others.
If you have something you’d like to do but need some space…your own class, a meeting, photo shoot, large table to cut fabric…come in, have a look and discuss your requirements. Maybe we’ve got what you need.