Our mate April is back!! Teaching amigurumi to coincide with the release of one of her amazing crochet toy patterns!! You'll be making the pumpkin on the day, it's that time of year of course, but the brand new Christmas themed pattern will be available to buy on the day and you'll have learned all the stitches you need to not only make that look great but also enjoy the process. You'll cover increasing, decreasing, sewing in ends and sewing on elements, counting stitches and rows, reading a pattern and placing eyes and faces on toys!! That's a lot!
The yarn, pattern and stuffing are all included in the price, as are tea, coffee and biscuits. You'll need to come with a selection of hooks - from around 2.5mm to 4.5mm - of course there will be some to buy on the day if you find you haven't got the correct kit.
You will need to have an understanding of the basic crochet stitches - ch, sl-st, dc, htr, htr, tr and ideally have used a pattern before but a big part of this will be how to read a pattern so you don't need to be proficient at it.
All classes start at 10.30am sharp and finish at 3pm not so sharp... We have a half an hour lunch which I have to be strict about because four hours is a lot of finger work! You'll probably want to bring a lunch as there's not much open here on a Sunday but you might be able to survive on the biscuits.
All classes are taught by the magnificent Eleanor Burke (apart from this one, it's taught by April!), manager here at Knit Nottingham, who is an obsessive knitter, crocheter and yarn lover with the patience of a saint! Kids and young adults are welcome but she does have a penchant for fruity language...
Full payment is to be made in advance. Lessons are non-refundable – please only book if you're are going to be available on that date. In the case of illness please let us know as soon as possible and before the lesson begins and we will endeavour to book you onto an appropriate alternate date but this won't always be possible and we reserve the right not to as the lessons are sold as non-refundable. Lessons are transferable so if you can't come you can send a friend instead (ideally, you'd let me know so I can write that in the diary).