Learn how to knit and have fun while making new friends.
This series of classes is for absolute beginners. The teaching will start with the basic stitches, understanding how knitting works, differences in yarns, casting on, following patterns and fixing mistakes. The class will a maximum of eight students so that you get the individual hands-on support when you need it.
You will be making small knitted squares as you practice the techniques and stitches then sewing them all together to make a patchwork cushion cover or blanket (you choose the size, style and colours). Be inspired and encouraged by the tutor and other learners and go on to become a knitter!
Tutor: Barbara Woodman
Barbara Woodman is a multi-talented tutor who is passionate about waste minimisation and creativity. She runs workshops through her social enterprise Warm Hearts Upcycling, whose purpose is to minimise textile waste. She teaches one to one or groups in traditional skills such as knitting, crochet, sewing, applique, mending, remaking. As part of her community commitment she works with refugee women to develop their income and social connection.