This is a fantastic opportunity to use a vintage sock knitting machine and make a lovely pair of socks! All of the materials are included and so is a delicious lunch. During the day you will also learn a little about the history of circular sock knitting machines. There are just 6 places per course which takes place at Stonehouse Community Centre in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. The course is delivered by a teacher and sock knitter with lots of experience.
Individual tuition can also be available, please contact me with your requirements.
What's included in the price?
All the materials, teas, coffees, locally made lunch (allergies catered for).
What a superb day! The tutor and her band of local helpers were so welcoming and the food was wonderful- home cooked biscuits, tea bread and quiches amidst the salad and baguette and fresh fruit. Such a treat! We had 4 break and tea and coffee out of China cups! This was by far the best out of the many courses I have attended. Besides these peripherals, the sock knitting machines were exquisite and working well. We had to concentrate hard under Anne's careful and expert tuition and her stalwart helper. We all produced fine socks and I love my purple and green ones. Of course, we all made some mistakes. How do you learn otherwise? But Anne and Sarah showed us how to overcome then. Would love to do it again next week!
Excellent course and well worth the money. Amazing experience making your first sock. And the food was sublime.
I can whole heartedly recommend this to anyone interested in learning to knit on a circular sock knitting machine.
What a great course!
Anne taught us about the different parts of the machines and carefully guided us through each stage of making our socks. Plenty of support was available from her and her friendly team when there was the occasional panic of a lost stitch!
Superb catering throughout the day.
I am so proud of my socks! - Thank you
A lovely day with Anne and her machines with help always on hand from her band of helpers. Fantastic food (plenty of breaks. It's a lot of concentration!) and a lovely atmosphere with a pair of my own socks to go home with! A truly great way to spend a day and return home very tired but glowing with satisfaction!
Anne's obvious love of her circular sock knitting machines is infectious. She has taught for many years and this showed in her great patience and calm manner. From course admin, to fresh coffee, homemade biscuits and a delicious lunch as well as retrieving our dropped stitches, Anne took it in her stride.
In addition to the powerpoint slides, we were given detailed notes with pictures to illustrate the position of needles and wool for the tricky parts. We learnt how to rib, produce a heel and toe and to invisibly sew up our socks. The result was no ordinary pair of tubular socks but a pair of lovely warm, matching, fitted socks in my colour choice and shoe size.
I'd always wanted to use one of these beautiful machines and having done so I would wholeheartedly recommend this 'Sock School'. Anne is a brilliant teacher, the group is small so you get lots of support and the end result is lovely. Lunch was great too. All in all, a real 5 star experience!
This is an absolutely fabulous experience! The sock just grows before your very eyes! Concentration is required, but the reward is so worth it. The whole day is great fun, in lovely surroundings with like minded people.
Anne is an excellent, patient teacher who brings the craft to life with her knowledge and enthusiasm. Being a non-knitter, I needed this, and I ended up with a beautiful pair of socks, which I could actually wear without alarming folk!
The lunch is delicious, which is an added bonus, and we even had home made biscuits which was a lovely touch.