Do you want to learn to crochet?
I am running a new beginner’s course at the Riverhouse Arts Centre in Walton-on-Thames starting September 2019.
This course is for you if :
- – You have never crocheted before.
– You have crocheted in the past but are a bit rusty or you would like to build your confidence with basic stitches.
– You are self taught either from books and/or the internet and want to clarify areas that you are unsure of or worried that you might be doing incorrectly.
I use a specially developed small project to teach you how to make a solid granny square.
You will learn all the essential techniques that can be applied to most basic projects such as:
- choosing the right size hook and yarn
- how to hold your hook and yarn
- slip stitch, single & double crochet
- how to make a square
- how to change colours
- how to join motifs using sewing and crochet
- how to make a cord
- how to finish off
The course includes:
4 x 2 hour practical classes, spread over 4 weeks.
All materials, including yarn, hooks and project bag.
Detailed class notes including photos to help you practise at home.
Email support during the duration of the course.
Saturday 21st September 2019 – Saturday 19th October 2019, 15:30 – 17:30. Please note: there is no class on Saturday 5th October.
Week 1: Saturday 21st September 2019, 15:30 – 17:30
Week 2: Saturday 28th September 2019, 15:30 – 17:30.
Week 3: Saturday 12th October 2019, 15:30 – 17:30.
Week 4: Saturday 19th October 2019, 15:30 – 17:30.
Cost: £60 (includes all the required materials)
Please complete the online booking form from here. Full payment of the course is required to secure your place and places are given on a “first paid” basis.
What you might want to bring:
- Notepad & pen.
This is a great way to learn a new hobby in a friendly setting where you can meet other students with similar interests as well as supporting your local arts centre!
To express an interest or for more details, please contact me.
I also list my classes on Meetup.
Q: I would like to attend your course but I am not able to make all the classes.
A : You can still get a lot out of the course, even if you have to skip some of the weeks, however, Week 1 & Week 2 are mandatory. The full cost of the course also applies, even if you can only make some of the classes.
Q: I do not need the starter kit as I have my own yarn and hooks.
A: After many years of teaching crochet to beginners, I have found that the hooks and yarn used make a massive difference to how easily the student picks up the technique and how much they enjoy the experience. Students that bring unsuitable equipment invariably end up frustrated so I have made the decision to provide and include all the materials in the cost of the course.
Q: I am a knitter. I’d like to crochet but I’m worried I won’t be able to.
A: Yes, I have come across this concern many times. There still seems to be a misconception that you either knit or crochet… of course you can do both! Often those with previous experience of knitting or other types of handicrafts can find picking up a new skill relatively easy.
Q: I use a wheelchair, is there wheelchair access to the studio?
A: Yes, there is a ramp into the studio. Please get in touch when you book and I will double check with the staff at the Riverhouse that everything is set up correctly for you.
Q: The dates of this course don’t suit me, will you be running another course and if so, when?
A: I usually run my beginners classes twice a year on Saturdays in September and January. If you are not free on Saturdays, I offer one-to-one classes from my home studio. I can also teach small, private groups of up to 4 people if you have friends/family that would like to join you. Please contact me for more information.