Beginners Arm knitting workshop - make a chunky knit throw, Newbury



Arm Knitting Workshops at The Ugly Duckling Pottey Studio in Newbury!

Learn how to knit an on-trend arm knitted throw perfect for any interior, great to snuggle under on those chilly evenings or the perfect present for a loved one!

⭐️ Suitable for Complete Beginners ⭐️

You will make and take a whole throw during the session. You won't need to finish your throw at home!

The workshop includes 2 kg of vegan giant yarn to make a throw the rough size of 24 inch wide x 67 inch long. You can choose your colour choice of yarn from the colours in the photos and these blankets retail from £100+.

The workshop will take place right in the heart of Newbury at the lovely Ugly Duckling Pottery studio.

There are car parks within 2-5 minutes walking distance and the rate is cheaper after 6pm.

Refreshments are available to purchase on the night!

The workshop will meet all social distancing guidelines, there will be hand sanitiser available and each participants will be seated 2 metres or more apart.

There is a toilet available onsite.

All workshop areas will be cleaned before and after each workshop.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Expert tuition and access to how to videos so you can make more throws in the future if you wish to do so.


Sophie at Forest and Dot

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Bartholomew Street
RG14 5LL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users


2 hours (7:00pm to 9:00pm)

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Vicky Beal - - #36145

What a thoroughly lovely way to spend a couple of hours. Sophie is a great tutor

Sammy Maggs - - #27308

What a great night on board a beautiful canal boat learning how to make a fantastic festive wreath! Sophie explained the process and then allowed us to crack on with our own designs, offering guidance where needed. I would definitely do another of her workshops!

Response from Forest and Dot:

Thank you Sammy much appreciated! It was great to have you onboard!

Julie Ware - - #24831

What an amazing time... a warm September evening spent with the wonderful Sophie on her boat. We’d booked a private workshop to learn how to arm knit a chunky throw. Sophie is incredibly patient and none of us could believe we’d arm knitted our gorgeous throws in just under 2 hours! We’ve learnt a skill for life (just ordered yarn to make another!). Thank you Sophie... we had the best time ever.

Jacqui Martin - - #22798

I had a lovely afternoon in a super location, which made it feel very special as the course was a present.
Sophie helped everyone, from beginners to others who were more experienced.
I hope to come back for another course in the future.

Tam - - #21903

Brilliant course with Sophie. Enjoyed every minute of it and she was very patient with us. What a lovely way to spend a Friday morning! Definitely recommend. Thanks Sophie

Lucy - - #18978

Great workshop in a really lovely and unusual location! The group was small, which was perfect as it meant everyone was able to go at their own pace and Sophie, the tutor, was able to spend lots of time with everyone individually, to make sure they knew what they were doing. Really enjoyable, would definitely recommend.

Roxanne - - #18611

I absolutely loved this class. We had a great time chatting and crafting and I came away with a beautiful knitted throw.
Her instructions were super easy to follow and the throw was so enjoyable to make.
Great atmosphere, great people, great evening!

Elode Hersee - - #18578

I came to this course with a friend as it was a really good evening. I love the blanket I made and Sophie was very good at teaching me as I had never knitted before. I love the boat it is so cute and cozy and I would love to do another course with Sophie again <3

Response from Forest and Dot:

Thank you Elodie for a lovely review!

Jo Binks - - #16415

Such a fun evening. Total relaxation on board while producing a gorgeous blanket that makes you want to snuggle! Sophie is a great teacher and arm knitting is easy to pick up.

Emma - - #15263

I attended this course with a friend last week. It was a very relaxing evening in a beautiful setting. We had a lovely evening chatting and knitting, and under Sophie's guidance we both left with a wonderful completed throw. Highly recommended! I'd never done any knitting before and had no problems :)

Claire - - #14311

Attended this course earlier this year....was a lovely evening and I left with a gorgeous knitted throw thanks to the guidance of Sophie. I can highly recommend, even if you are a knitting novice like me!

Response from Forest and Dot:

Thank you Claire for your lovely review! It was great to have you onboard! I hope you enjoy your arm knitted throw!

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