Knitting, Crochet and Craft Workshops


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Knitting, Crochet and Craft Workshops


Learn new skills in a relaxed, friendly environment

Experienced tutors

Small class sizes for individual attention

Materials and light refreshments included – please bring your own lunch.




Learn a new skill in a relaxed and friendly environment with one of our Knitting workshops. The workshops are held in our new craft room and are led by experienced tutors. Where possible, we try to make our workshops project-based so that you’ve got something to finish at home.

The cost of the workshops includes full tuition and light refreshments (please bring your own lunch for full day workshops). You will also receive 10% off further purchases on the day.

Places are limited to ensure individual attention so please book early to avoid disappointment. If you would like to book a workshop place as a gift for someone else just let me know and I’ll send you a gift voucher confirming their place. Workshops are non-refundable. If you can’t make it after booking, please let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to transfer you on to another workshop.

We have some very talented tutors to lead the workshops:

Louise Bromley is a talented crocheter with a fabulous eye for colour who always brings lots of ideas and inspiration with her. She also runs a very successful crochet group in Market Harborough.

Emma Manfield was taught to knit by her grandmother. She has a degree in Constructed Textile Design and ran her own wool shop in Rushden, Northants for ten years. Having spent so much of her time with many knitters, young and old, she has acquired a wealth of knowledge of knitting and crochet techniques which she loves to share with others.

Sara Thornett works both as a workshop tutor and a Handknit designer and has been doing so for over ten years. She has a Fashion Degree and a Fashion in Knitwear Masters degree and particularly likes exploring colour and cable designs. Any time spent knitting, in Sara’s opinion, is time well spent.

Julie Beardwell is the owner of Wool Zone. She has been knitting for almost 50 years (how did that happen!!). She particularly loves knitting socks and mitred squares and is happy to share tips and techniques with anyone who will listen.

Caroline Beacon is our seamstress extraordinaire  and her recent move to Oakham has enabled us to expand our range of workshops to include machine sewing and no-sew lampshade making.

Anna Holzer-Mountifield has been a knitter for over 50 years (her grandmother taught her when she was 3 years old)and spinning for over 30 years. She has a City and Guilds Diploma in creative textiles and is a member of the Norfolk and Suffolk Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. We’re lucky that she’s willing to travel to Oakham to teach on our workshops.


Additional information


Learn to Crochet Sat 14 Sept, Needle-felting for All Sat 5 Oct, Improvers’ Crochet Sat 12 Oct, Domino Knitting Fri 18 Oct, Crocheting with Beads Sat 9 Nov, Professional Finishing Sat 16 Nov, Learn to Knit Socks Sun 24 Nov, Fair-isle Christmas Balls Sat 7 Dec, Decorative Crochet & Motifs Sat 14 Dec