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Knitting and Crochet Classes
We run a variety of very popular knitting and crochet classes. If you want to learn a new skill or improve your techniques then see what we have to offer. The lessons take place in our shop and you can relax and work at your own pace.
Parking is available on Pocklingtons Walk on the meter spaces and single yellow lines - this is FREE after 6pm. Or there is Newarke Street multi storey and the small car park in front of the old Phoenix cinema.
You can inquire about a place by calling the shop on 0116 254 0650 or by email at, please leave a contact number too. If you're waiting for an email reply please check your SPAM folder.
As places are limited and popular payment must be made in FULL when booking. If you make an enquiry this is NOT a booking. Your place is only booked when payment is made. Apologies for sounding very prescriptive but to avoid disappointment please pay and book as soon as you know you want to do the class even if it is a few months way, we very rarely have space left close to the start of a course.
If you are left handed please let us know when booking your place.
The good news is you are entitled to 10% discount off anything purchased from the shop whilst doing the course (does not include books or patterns).


LEARN TO CROCHET AN ANIMAL HEAD using Vanessa Mooncie's book Animal Heads

Learn the crochet techniques needed to make stunning trophy heads. These stuffed animals will be the talking point of any room and will wow and impress friends and family alike.
The course consists of making a mouse head and learning how to make the eyes for larger, more intricate animals.  This will give you the knowledge and know how to make lots of different species.
As well as learning the techniques and being given the materials to make a sweet little mouse, you will be given the Vanessa Mooncie Animal Heads book, which has ten fabulous animal trophy head patterns to crochet.

Sunday 18th March 10 - 4pm £65, including tea and coffee and a light lunch  

You will need to bring tapestry needle and sewing needle, scissors, 3mm and 4.5mm hook and your glasses if you need them!


Knitting Classes
Beginners Knitting/ Improvers knitting
Beginners - This is for those of you who have never knitted. We can teach you to cast on and off, knit, purl, rib, moss stitch and anything alse that you might want to try.
We are also running Improvers alongside this beginners class
Improvers - this course is ideal for those of you who have done our beginners course. 
Also ideal for self taught knitters who want to progress from scarves and blankets!
You will cover -
You will make a size 0 - 6 month garment following a pattern and you will cover - 
Increasing and decreasing
Picking up stitches knitting a front band and button holes
Sewing, blocking and pressing
Basic cable stitch
Pattern reading
Yarn and needles provided.
5 places in each class
5 week course
Cost £60
Monday evenings, 6.15 - 7.45pm
15th January - 19th February (there is no class on 5th Febraury) Sorry but as of 18th December this class is now FULL
9th April - 7th May 
Sewing up course for knitters
If you really hate sewing up your knitting because it doesn't look professional or neat enough. Sign up for our two session course.
Week 1  Technique
Week 2  Sewing up one of your own unfinished projects
6.15 - 7.45pm
5 places 
12th and 19th March 

Continental Knitting
If you would like to do the course phone the shop and we'll let you know when the next one is planned.


Top down knitting

This allows you to knit with no seams! There are many patterns available that knit starting at the neck and work down the garment. We will look at the techniques involved in knitting jumpers and cardigans in one piece. You will never look back!

No dates yet, if you are interested please email us your details


Sunday Classes
Domino knitting  with Jean Baxter
Learn this brilliantly versatile knitting technique, ideal for scarves, blankets, garments, great for using up your 
left overs. We will learn using double knit yarn, please bring 4mm needles and scissors and glasses (if you use them!)
11.00 - 2.00pm
6 places
No dates yet, if you are interested please email us your details

Sock knitting  with Jean Baxter
Learn how to make socks using double pointed needles. 
We provide the yarn and needles and a light lunch, tea and coffee, please bring scissors and glasses (if you use them!)
10.30 - 3.30pm
6 places
No dates yet, if you are interested please email us your details
Crochet classes
Beginners Crochet
This course is aimed at those of you who have never crocheted .before or have very limited experience. You will be taught basic skills and stitches including the double crochet stitch, half treble and the treble. You will learn how to crochet in rows and rounds, how to make granny squares and flowers. 
Yarn, hook and instruction booklet provided
5 places in each class
5 week course
Cost £60
TUESDAY evenings, 6.15 - 7.45pm
9th January - 6th Febraury  FULL
13th Febraury - 20th March (no class on 27th Febraury) FULL
10th April - 8th May - bookings being taken now...14/02/2018
Intermediate Crochet
Want to learn some new stitches? 
Sign up for our three session course and learn Ripple stitch, Basket weave stitch, Star stitch and Corner to corner stitch to make 4 soft decorative face cloths which you can wrap with a bar of soap or shower gel for a lovely gift or keep them for yourself!
You will get instructions, 4 balls of cotton aran yarn, please bring a 5mm hook and scissors
6.15 - 7.45pm £45
5 place
Wednesday 7th/14th/21st March