New creative classes in Heptonstall for 2019

Begin your journey to being creative!

I am currently working on a full schedule of creative classes at The Workshop. I would just love for this space to become a real creative hub in the village. So if there is something you’d like to see or teach here, please get in touch!

First up is the lovely Nicolette Lafonseca, a whizz at hand embroidery, knitting and all round creativity. You can see more about her and her work on her blog archieandtherug Please see below for full details on the classes.

I also teach a full set of machine knitting workshops throughout the year and all details for these are here.

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Knit your own hat

Sunday 10th Feb / 11 - 1.30


Using super chunky yarn - knit a hat in one session. It is so simple that it suits a complete novice. For those of you who are experienced knitters it is a great social event with like minded yarn lovers and a chance to consume some of Nicolette's legendary cakes. And of course go home with your very own hat!

Refreshments and all materials provided.

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Knit your own slippers

Sun 10th March / 11 - 1.30


Join us to create a fits all slipper adorned with cute little pompoms. As they are a one size slipper you can make some for friends too without having to know their size. This course is suitable for all skill levels.

Refreshments and all materials provided.

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Embroidery evenings

Fridays 6.30 - 8.30

starts 29th March

£10 per session

Hand stitch is Nicolette's first love; with her Indian heritage and her time studying an embroidery degree she is the ideal tutor for this course. You will create abstract samplers and learn a wide variety of stitches. There is plenty of opportunity to progress further and develop your new found knowledge into your own creative projects.

This group is running as a block of 10 sessions from Fri 29th March until Fri 7th June (excl. Good Friday).

Each session is £10 - but if you book all 10 sessions up front you get one class free.

Refreshments and all materials provided.


Hand loom weaving

Sun 30th Jun / 11 - 5

from £70

£70/100* (if you have your own hand loom there is a £30 discount)

Learn to take the colours and form of the simplest things around you and transform them into a beautiful weaving. You will learn a variety of weave methods to help you create a piece that suits your own personal style. This is a great way to use left over yarn although it is so addictive you will soon be buying yarn specifically for weaving! 

You will work on a wooden loom that you can take home and keep. This is suitable for beginners and those with a little experience.

Lunch and all materials provided.