Knitting Classes, Workshops & Personal Tuition
Come and join my friendly group of knitters who meet in my shop on Wednesday mornings and Friday mornings from 10am until 12 noon. We meet every week but if there are any weeks when the group has to be cancelled they will be listed here.
Bring your current project to work on or, if you want to try something new, I have plenty of patterns and materials and ideas you can choose from. KnitClass provides a supportive and sociable opportunity to enjoy your hobby and get some help to improve your knitting skills.
There is no need to book and no obligation to attend regularly - just come when you want to. You will be very welcome whether you are an experienced knitter, a complete beginner or somewhere in between.
COST: £5 per 2 hour session including light refreshments.
FANCY MAKING A WEEKEND OF IT?
If you fancy coming to one of these workshops but live at a bit of a distance, why not check out some of the local B+B options around Felton and take the opportunity to explore our beautiful county?
Just opened is Willowdene House, a comfortable B+B run by Charlotte at her home on a smallholding in Longframlington, just a few miles from Felton. You can contact her via her Facebook page. Charlotte also runs creative workshops in felting and willow weaving.
Just a few doors down from the Gallery where Fine Fettle Fibres is located is the lovely home of local textile artist, Helen, who has 2 rooms to let. To see more information about her rooms click here
For a touch of luxury why not check out The Northumberland Arms, a very short walk across the river from the Gallery in West Thirston (a separate village but physically connected to Felton by our ancient and picturesque stone bridge - if you didn't know you, wouldn't guess you were actually in a different borough once you crossed the river!). To see their website click here
Or if you prefer self-catering, have a look at Riverside Cottage alongside the lovely River Coquet in West Thirston and just at the end of the bridge that connects Felton and West Thirston. Click here for more information.
WORKSHOPS - WINTER / EARLY SPRING 2018
TUTORING & TEACHING
I believe that knitting can be fun and relaxing and my workshops and creative days are informal in style with lots of laughter and conversation. My teaching style is based on encouragement. I firmly believe that everyone can be creative in some way and I enjoy helping people discover this.
Please get in touch with me if you would like to discuss any of these workshops or creative days.
I am happy to run fun creative days for groups based on a simple project such as a Christmas decoration or a flower brooch. The creative activity can be combined with a buffet lunch at the Gallery to make a enjoyable and relaxing day out. Prices will depend on the size of the group and on what your package includes.
I am happy to run workshops on request on topics such as:
• Stranded colour work
• Finishing techniques
• Cable knitting
• Lace knitting
Prices start at £30 per person, including materials and light refreshments, for a 3 hour workshop for a minimum of 3 participants.
I can offer 1:1 or 1:2 tuition. Prices start at £17.50 per person per hour.
To book personal tuition, a bespoke workshop or a creative day, please contact me by email or phone. Once we have discussed and agreed your requirements, I will email you a booking form to complete and return and an invoice for payment. As with my other workshops, payment is in advance.
On receipt of the completed booking form and payment, I will email confirmation of booking. We will agree in advance what materials will be included in the price and whether you need to bring anything with you.
My studio is on the first floor, up a flight of stairs, and at the present, there is no lift. If you have mobility issues and would like personal tuition, or if your group includes members unable to manage the stairs, please ring me to discuss the option of using space downstairs in the Gallery.
A trip to my studio can be combined with a visit to The Running Fox, officially the Coolest Cafe in Northumberland! But early booking on 01670 787090 is advised to avoid disappointment.