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Special Event… Homage to the (Granny) Square, a six part workshop.

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

We are thrilled to welcome  back Sue Maton from the The Mercerie.

Once again she’ll  kick off her unique crochet course designed to explore colour harmonies and relationships whilst developing your crochet skills..

This six part course begins on 

SATURDAY 9th May 2020  at 10am – 1pm

where Sue will host the initial class and be on hand with lots of help and guidance whilst everyone chooses their colour story and gets started…

The class will then continue under the watchful eye of Vanessa (with online support from Sue) on :

SATURDAY 6th JUNE 2020: 2 – 5pm

SATURDAY 4th JULY 2020: 2 – 5pm

SATURDAY 1st AUGUST  2020: 2 – 5pm

SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER   2020: 2 – 5pm

SATURDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2020: 2 – 5pm

Please note the first session is AM / subsequent sessions are PM.

COST: £195 including 18hrs tuition, hooks and 10 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed. Additional balls will be required to complete the project – please be prepared to purchase an additional 10 balls as you need them!

Payment may be made in 2 instalments with an initial deposit of £100 paid on booking and the remainder paid on the 9th May

You can book your workshop place here

With a respectful nod towards the modernist painter Joseph Albers, who spent a lifetime exploring colour interactions, this crochet course will kick start your new relationship with colour and inspire you to be bold and playful with your crochet.

It is an inspirational series of 6x 3hr crochet workshops designed to develop your crochet skills, and build your colour confidence, in a friendly and inquisitive environment.

We will be working with Rowan Felted Tweed in 10 beautiful colours to create stunning crochet blankets through an exploration of stitch, colour harmony and composition. Sue  has over 20 years experience teaching textiles and design and with Vanessa, will guide you through every stage ensuring your blanket is exquisitely designed, and uniquely yours, with attention to detail and a professional finish.

We will look at one, or more, different crochet squares each month, and these will get successively more complex throughout the course allowing you to build on your skills and learn new techniques as you work on your own unique and beautiful crochet blanket.

Throughout the course we will cover a wide range of stitches and techniques which you will be able to apply to future projects with confidence and skill –

Topics covered will include:

Basic colour theory and choosing your own unique colour palette

Understanding the relationships between colours and tones.

Reading, and demystifying, crochet stitch diagrams

Working a range of different crochet stitches

How to join squares to achieve a professional finish.

Blocking and edging

The course fee includes 10 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed and you can choose your own colours so you know that your finished blanket will be utterly gorgeous!

The finished blanket will measure approximately 100 x 130cms.

Each class will be tailored to individual abilities and will be informal, informative and lots of fun. You don’t need to be experienced at crochet but you do need to be able to do the basics (know how to hold the hook and yarn), but you will also be learning ‘on the job’ and will quickly build up your skills.


May 9
10:00 am - 1:00 pm