Come along to our 2017 workshops and learn to knit and crochet

It’s quick and easy to book – call 0800 024 1212*

Tickets price: £79 per person for a full day and £39 for a half day

Click here to download a booking form if you rather book by post. Please send the form and your cheque to:

Woman’s Weekly Workshops Time Inc, Customer Care, 5 Churchill Place, 2nd Floor, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HU

Here’s a map of how to find us.

Meet the knitting & crochet team

Tina Egleton, Teresa Conway, Freddie Patmore and Monika Cobel

We’re introducing some brand-new knitting & crochet workshops this year, which we’re sure you’ll love. Learn to knit and crochet and expand your other skills within a friendly and supportive atmosphere – with our tutors you’ll be in good hands.

There are lots of dates to choose from and, with our even wider selection of workshops, you could even book for more than one day – you won’t want to miss out, so do book now.

 

Friday 28 April & Friday 23 June, £79

Learn To Crochet – for beginners

This jam-packed day is a start-to-finish introduction to crochet for those who have never held a crochet hook before, or those who’ve tried but wish to check their technique or get a refresher. Join our experts for our most popular workshop. (If you feel you are more of a beginner – we have a total beginner’s workshop in August).

10.30am How to hold your hook and yarn and make a slip knot

11am Learn to work the basic stitches; chain, double crochet and trebles

11.30am Continue working on the basic stitches

1pm Lunch

2pm Learn to read from a pattern

2.30pm Commence working on a pattern of your choice

3.30pm Question time

4.00pm Workshop finishes

Crochet beginners workshop

Monday 26 June, £79

How To Design Your Own Knitted Cardigan – for confident knitters

For confident knitters and budding designers with some knowledge of knitting: Learn how to work out a pattern for a simple stocking-stitch cardigan in double-knitting yarn with Tina.

10.30am Draw line diagram with detailed measurements as required

11am Work out the tension from your own swatch to be used to translate all the measurements into stitches and rows

11.15am Calculating back and front instructions and working out all shapings

1pm Lunch

2pm Calculating sleeve instruction and working out all shapings

3.45pm How to incorporate a simple stitch pattern into your own instructions

4.15pm Question time

4.30pm Workshop finishes

You will need to bring with you: ✤ An old sweater or item that fits you perfectly ✤ a calculator ✤ a tension sample knitted in the double-knitting yarn that you intend to knit the entire sweater. The sample should be knitted on 4mm (No. 8) over 34 stitches thus: K 3 rows. 1st row: K to end. 2nd row: K2, p30, k2. Repeat last 2 rows, 19 times more. Next 2 rows: K2, p30, k2. Cast off pwise.

 

Friday 14 July, £79

Finishing Tips And Tricks For Knitters –  for the intermediate

Aimed at those of you who know the basic knit and purl and can read and understand a pattern, this is a great day out to sort out any niggles you’ve come across at the final stages of a project. Learn to pick up stitches without forming any gaps, banish bizarre buttonholes, master invisible seaming and get your teeth into some spectacular shaping exercises.

Participants will need to bring 3 x DK 10cm knitted squares in stocking stitch.

10.30am Mattress stitch and backstitch

11.15am How to pick up stitches without any gaps

11.45 Knitting and shaping a V neckband

12.15 Three different buttonhole techniques

1pm Lunch

2pm Fully-fashioned shaping

3pm Short-row shaping techniques

3.30pm Question time

4pm Workshop ends

Knitting

 

Wednesday 9 August, £39

Arm Knitting Afternooner – no knitting experience is required!

We’re ditching the needles and going all arms for this fun new technique for giant and super speedy knitting. Be prepared to get your upper body moving with many people preferring to stand while their giant pieces of fabric form. Make yourself a snood and try your hand at some other shapes and sizes.

12pm Introductions and select yarns for a sample piece

12.30pm Learn the arm knitting technique and have a go

1.30pm Continue practicing arm knitting on a project

3pm Learn to sew up finished items and finish them off

3.45pm Question time

4pm Workshop finishes

Arm Knitting

 

Friday 11 August, £79

First Steps In Crochet – for the total beginner

Similar to our Learn To Crochet workshop, this full-day course is aimed at total beginners. Get to grips with how to handle your crochet hook and yarn, master a variety of stitches and tackle reading patterns with a selection of projects to try in the afternoon. Anyone attending the course on the following Monday will be given some bonus activities to take away with them and practice over the weekend.

10.30am How to hold your hook and yarn and make a slip knot

11am Learn to work the basic stitches; chain, double crochet and trebles

11.30am Continue working on the basic stitches

1pm Lunch

2pm Learn to read from a pattern

2.30pm Commence working on a pattern of your choice

3.30pm Question time & homework assignment

4.00pm Workshop finishes

 

Monday 14 August, £79

Motifs, Mandalas and Granny Squares  for beginners to intermediates

An ideal next step from our First Steps In Crochet day, join our experts to put the basic stitches which you already know into practice with some stylish circular projects to develop those pattern reading skills. Add a flourish of colour and texture to a variety of granny squares, circular mandalas and pretty motifs.

10.30am Refresher of the basic stitches and abbreviations

11am How to work in the round and change colours

11.30am How to make a granny square

1pm Lunch

2pm Commence working on a mandala of your choosing

3.30pm Question time

4.00pm Workshop finishes

Mandalas

 

Friday 6 October, £79

Knitting With Colour: Fair Isle and Intarsia – intermediate

Never shy away from another colour knitting project with this bright and colourful course. Join our experts to spend a morning tackling Fair Isle, learn a few ways to go about holding multiple colours as you work a row, and hone in on the one which is just right for your personal knitting style. In the afternoon, knit a letter of your choice as you switch to the Intarsia technique which is used in more complex picture knits. Finish off the day with a touch of Swiss darning, an embroidery technique which acts as a marvelous dupe for knitted-in colourwork. No-one will ever know!

10.30am How to hold your hook and yarn and make a slip knot

11am Learn to work the basic stitches; chain, double crochet and trebles

11.30am Continue working on the basic stitches

1pm Lunch

2pm Learn to read from a pattern

2.30pm Commence working on a pattern of your choice

3.30pm Question time & homework assignment

4.00pm Workshop finishes

Fair Isle Hot Water Bottle Cover Knitting Pattern

 

Thursday 9 November, £79

First Steps In Crochet – for total beginners

Similar to our Learn To Crochet workshop, this full-day course is aimed at total beginners. Get to grips with how to handle your crochet hook and yarn, master a variety of stitches and tackle reading patterns with a selection of projects to try in the afternoon. Those attending the course tomorrow will be assigned some bonus activities to take away with them and practice overnight, if they wish.

10.30am How to hold your hook and yarn and make a slip knot

11am Learn to work the basic stitches; chain, double crochet and trebles

11.30am Continue working on the basic stitches

1pm Lunch

2pm Learn to read from a pattern

2.30pm Commence working on a pattern of your choice

3.30pm Question time & homework assignment

4.00pm Workshop finishes

Crochet

 

Friday 10 November, £79

Poppy Brooch Crochet Workshop – for beginners to intermediates

An ideal next step from our First Steps In Crochet day, join our experts to put the basic stitches which you already know into practice with some very special flower brooches to develop those pattern reading skills. Proudly wear your WW Poppy in memoriam for Armistice Day, the next day. Those who finish their poppy during the day will have the opportunity to make more than one, or choose from a variety of other pretty flowers to make – perhaps into a brooch.

10.30am Refresher of the basic stitches and abbreviations

11am How to follow the poppy pattern and create shape

11.30am Commence crocheting petals

1pm Lunch

2pm Start crocheting the leaves

3.00pm Sew up and stitch to brooch back

3.30pm Question time

4.00pm Workshop finishes

crocheted poppy pattern

 

Course Information

Where: All our workshops will be held in the Learning Zone at 161 Marsh Wall, London E14 9AP. We are close to Canary Wharf, which is on the Jubilee line and Heron Quays, which is on the DLR. Once you’ve booked your place, we’ll help you with directions should you need them.

When: Please arrive at 10 for a meet and greet. There will be two 15-minute tea breaks at around 11.30am and 3.15pm, where you can help yourselves to tea, coffee and water from the kitchen area. We’ll buy the biscuits. . There will also be an hour for lunch from 1pm; please do bring lunch with you –we have microwaves and there is a small supermarket nearby if you want to buy something. Half day workshops will start at 12 and finish at 4 – do bring a bite to eat with you.

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