I am excited to let you know that I have set up a new knitting and crochet group a stone’s throw away from the Clapham Sew Over It shop!
It will be in The Landor pub (everyone who’s been to Sew Over It Clapham will have walked past this watering hole) and the first meeting will be on Monday 4th April at 6pm. We will be in the back of the pub: head to the left as you walk around the bar and you’ll see an area with sofas that backs onto the beer garden.
The idea is that we’ll be indoors on the sofas during colder weather and decamp to the beer garden when the days are longer and the weather’s warmer. All in all, a friendly relaxed atmosphere for knitters and crocheters to hang out together.
As such I won’t be giving any lessons at all during the knitting group (more than happy to help out with patterns and give tips, though!), but if you’d like to learn something specific please book a one-to-one lesson via me or Sew Over It – or keep reading for details of a few new classes coming to you this spring!
In May there will be some one-off classes for knitters wanting to learn how to knit cables, lace and colour block knitting (aka intarsia). All the details are on the Sew Over It website and each class includes a pattern for a small project so you can show off what you’ve learnt 🙂 All these techniques follow straight on from the Intro to Knitting course so if you’ve got the basics (casting on/off, knit and purl) you’ll have all the experience you need to get started. Learning how to read charted and written instructions is part of each class so regardless of your choice, cabled, lacy or colourful projects won’t be a scary prospect or a distant dream. All you have to do is turn up – the Sew Over It team and I will do the rest.
If you’d like to come along to the knitting group in a couple of weeks, please let me know in the comments below or send me a private message via the form below so that the Landor’s proprietors and I have an idea of numbers – and so I can get excited to see how many people might come along after several weeks of planning!
So, a quick run-down of dates:
- First knitting group, Monday 4th April, The Landor pub
- Intro to Cables, Tuesday 10th May, Sew Over It Clapham
- Intro to Lace, Tuesday 17th May, Sew Over It Clapham
- Intro to Colourwork, Tuesday 24th May, Sew Over It Clapham
That’s it! Looking forward to seeing you soon 🙂