The Company of Crafters is a local evening started to give you some dedicated craft time, with the company of other creative individuals and a tasty beverage in a lovely environment.
If you've bought a kit and aren't sure how to get started, had a stubborn knit you've been procrastinating, or just want a bit of company whilst you make - this is for you.
Each evening will have a theme and some specific projects and kits for purchase that will be closely guided through - but this really is your time. It's free to attend and you can bring anything you like to work on (provided it won't take up the whole space!). If you are in need of a project, see below for some fab ideas - everything is available to buy now and can be brought to you in the venue on the day.
Our first location is Deptford does Art (@DeptforddoesArt) - it' s lovely cafe/bar/gallery space on Deptford High Street which has a fab selection of cocktails and lots of space for crafting. RSVP on Eventbrite (click the pictures below to link through) to avoid disappointment.
These have a ticket price, which will include all the materials to make whatever is on the agenda and open to all crafty advancements!
Want a private workshop for an hen do, private event or corporate gathering? Get in touch on the contact page!
Arm Knit a Blanket
We'll be knitting with Woolly Mahoosive's giant acrylic Mahoosive yarn - so big you use your arms as needles!
Your 2kgs of yarn will be enough for a blanket roughly 75 x 125cm with an option to knit wider or thinner for different dimension and more balls available on the day (for additional cost) if you want to go extreme!
There's lots of colours to choose from - and you can reserve your favourite in advance to reduce disappointment.
Get yourself ready for winter! It may seem far away, but it's always just around the corner. Learn to knit now and you'll reap the rewards through the cold months, with an ability to make scarves, hats, gloves, slippers -and gift them to loved ones!
The class will start with 60 minutes of knit 101. You'll learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off with t-shirt yarn scraps to get a feel for the stitches and the motions with something easy to work with. Then when you're feeling confident with those stitches, you'll be supported on embarking on a project with super soft 100% merino wool! Start a scarf, hat, slipper socks - anything you like!
The class includes:-
12mm bamboo knitting needles
1 medium balls of Hoooked's Zpagetti t-shirt yarn
A yarn needle
Patterns for the beanie hat, hand warmers and slipper socks
3 balls of Stitch and Story chunky merino wool (enough for a scarf)
All in a tote bag to take away
Based in relaxed environments, you'll be able to come along, grab a drink from the bar and settle in to crafting at your own pace with all the support you require. Post-class assistance will be available via email and free local drop-in classes for any additional guidance required with your knits after class.