Classes with Me

My present class offering for yarn and fabric shops, retreats and festivals is listed below, and I will add more in due course.  At the moment I am only available to teach virtually, but I will consider in-person classes once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

I am also very happy to deliver lectures or talks on any of the topics listed, so if you’d prefer that format, let me know!

Other important bits: 

  • Please note that I am based in London, UK, but am happy to travel domestically.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss international travel;
  • My design classes are adaptable for sewing, pattern cutting, knitting and crochet;
  • I do not hold private lessons;
  • The ball park figures for class lengths and sizes are 2-3 hours for c.20 people, but if you would like to customise a topic for a full day or have a smaller/larger class in mind, please contact me to discuss the details.

Garment Construction, Sewing and Pattern Cutting – currently unavailable, but I am considering a virtual offering.  If you are interested, please contact me.

Beginners Knitting

  • Intro to Cables
  • Intro to Lace
  • Intro to Two-Handed Stranded Colourwork
  • Intro to Intarsia

Design (currently in development; this topic is likely to expand)

  • Intro to Design Elements and Principles
  • Design Illustration: Pencils
  • Design Illustration: Watercolours
  • Design Illustration: Inks
  • Change One Thing: a technique for design development

Pattern drafting for knitting and crochet (more in development; please enquire)

  • The Geometry of Sleeves: lecture/design overview
  • The Geometry of Sleeves: how to draft a set-in sleeve
  • The Geometry of Sleeves: how to draft a raglan sleeve

Applied Maths for Design

  • Fun with Factorials!
  • Factors, Multiples and Repeats (currently in development)

Finishing Techniques

  • Neatly Set-in Sleeves

Beginners Crochet

  • Intro to Crochet
  • The Cluster Stitch Family
  • The Relief Stitch Family

Have you seen anything you like?  If so, please contact me for further details, stating which class or classes you are interested in booking.

To keep up to date please join me over on Instagram, where I also announce live dates and classes.

26 Comments

  1. Sam Burge says:

    Hello, I’m interested in the beginners crochet course but don’t seem to be able to book It through the wed site. Can you help me!?
    Thank you,

    Sam Burge

    1. Hi – is this for Fringe or Sew Over It?

  2. Becky says:

    Do you have any beginners knitting classes coming up at Fringe? Thanks

    1. Hi – I’m afraid not, but you could turn up to Fringe’s knitting club to learn the basics. I *think* it’s on the first Wed or Fri of the month so please phone the shop to confirm. The owner and regulars will be happy to teach you. Best wishes, Natalie

  3. Mai Jensen says:

    Hi, I would very much like to join one of your classes in Clapham, but I am not able to do the April ones. Do you have any scheduled later in the year please?

    1. Hello – there will be another course at Clapham in June so don’t worry! I will update the page with more info in the next few days so watch this space. Thank you 🙂 Natalie

  4. hyoni says:

    Hi, is there any beginner class available in August?
    Thanks.

    1. Hello, thanks for your message – no classes in August as it’s the summer holidays. Classes will probably resume in September/October. Best wishes, Natalie

  5. Michelle says:

    Hi, I’m interested in signing up for the beginner crochet course at sew over it. I particularly want to learn granny squares and would also like to bring my own yarns. Would this be possible to learn in 3 hours? I’ve never crochet before but used to knit fairisle and intarsia so think I’ll be a fast learner.
    Many thanks
    Michelle

    1. Hi Michelle – thanks for getting in touch. You’ll definitely be able to crochet granny squares by the end of the course; that actually forms part of lesson 2, when I introduce students to pattern instructions and diagrams. As you already knit, I would guess that you’ll pick up the shorthand and symbols for crochet readily – it’s the same principle as knitting.
      Hope this helps, and maybe meet you next week! – Natalie

    2. Hi Michelle – sorry for the confusing sign-off, I had the course at Fringe on my mind because I have just been discussing this with someone! Apart from there not being a lesson 2, my advice remains the same. Best wishes, Natalie

  6. Yettie says:

    I wo ul like to learn Bead Crochet. Do you have a class for that?

    1. Hello – sorry for the late response. I’m afraid I don’t have a class for adding beads to crochet at the moment, but I may develop one in the future if there is enough interest. In the meantime I would recommend you look at good technique-based books by people like Jane Crowfoot or Jan Eaton, or have a look online for tutorials like this one (http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa030197.htm) or visit YouTube. There are a few different ways of beading so do take the time to look and decide which one suits you. I hope this helps. Best wishes, Natalie

  7. Kate says:

    Hi Natalie, do you when you will be able to confirm your autumn classes at The White Room please?

    1. Hi Kate, I have been away for a few days so sorry for the slight delay. hopefully I’ll be able to confirm one way or the other next week, so bear with me for a little longer. Best wishes, Natalie

    2. Hello again Kate, apologies for taking longer than I expected to come back to you. The White Room are going to focus on their sewing classes and RTW collection, so I won’t be teaching any classes there until further notice. Sorry to disappoint you. Best wishes, Natalie

  8. Lynn says:

    I would like to treat someone to a crochet class in Clapham- do you have any dates coming up for complete beginners

    1. Hi Lynn – none yet but best to check with the Clapham shop as ultimately they do the timetabling. I’m sure you won’t have to wait long! Best wishes, Natalie

  9. domna says:

    Hi i would like to book lessons for crochet beginners near to woodgreen n80ep london.could you please help me with some details? Thank you

    1. Hi Donna – you’ll need to follow the link under the class you’d like to attend. I imagine you’re interested in Fringe: the website is http://www.fringe108.london, tel 02088832478. Thanks and best wishes, Natalie

  10. hello Natalie,

    as you know, i think you are an amazing person and so super duper talented.

    I would really like to start designing my own knitwear – like at least be able to successfully write out the pattern for a v-neck vest/jumper . i have been trying to do it on my own for a while now and im not getting anywhere fast.

    Do you offer one-to-one classes on how to design knitwear?
    If so, how much will a session be?
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Love, Lydia

    1. Hi Lydia,
      Lovely to hear from you – and sorry for taking a while to come back to you. I’m happy to offer one-to-one classes on pretty much any topic so can help you out with your design ideas. Email me using the contact form on the ‘About’ page and we can sort something out.
      Speak soon,
      Natalie x

  11. Audrey says:

    Hi, do you do any 1-2-1 crochet classes? I am in North London. Thanks Audrey

    1. Hi Audrey,
      I do but only in South London now I’m afraid. Due to new work commitments I won’t be travelling up to North London any more. There will be a new crochet teacher at Fringe in the new year – do get in touch with the shop to find out more. Hope this helps.
      Best wishes,
      Natalie

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