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Circular sock knitting machine 'Sock School'

Circular sock knitting machine 'Sock School'

Duration: 9.30-5.00

Price: £90

Book with: Anne Drew
at Cymbal Knits

Stonehouse Community Centre
Laburnum Walk
GL10 2NW

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About the Course

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.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All the materials, teas, coffees, locally made lunch (allergies catered for).

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Loved the course. Fabulous socks - they turned out completely different to what I'd imagined. Masterful colour choice Anne.
I'd love to buy a machine to make more on but astronomically expensive.
Lunch, tea, cake and biscuits all great.
Best of all, though, Anne's tuition and guidance and all the help and support from her team. Not left for one minute without help.

- - #25411

Thank you Anne I had a lovely 1:2:1 training day. Your instructions were patient and clear, I really enjoyed hearing about the history of the machines and how you got started. The machine I used was running beautifully. Great choice of lovely wool and the result is a perfect pair of socks, thanks to Anne’s instructions and ability to pick up my dropped stitches. They have been claimed by my husband.
Thanks again for the warm welcome, excellent instruction and delicious food. I would highly recommend signing up for this course.

- - #22387

What a fantastic day! Loved every minute of it. Sock school was well organised and the day structured. Anne was an excellent teacher and help was on hand all day with Anne’s wonderful helpers. Delicious homemade lunch, biscuits and cakes provided too by Anne’s team! I’m sitting here the day after wishing I could do it all again!! I cannot recommend the sock knitting course highly enough!

- - #21339

Fabulous day learning to use these great machines and knitting your very own socks. No pair will ever be as good as my own hand made pair! With no skill in craftwork I worried a little about the day - but my fears were unfounded- Anne and her team were wonderful, supportive and encouraging. A lovely lunch with plenty of tea breaks kept us all going.
Highly recommend this course if you want to learn in an enjoyable atmosphere supported by skilled expertise.

- - #17529

I learnt so much about sock-making, ribbing, the heel, the toes, invisible seaming and also about the machine itself. Anne’s teaching expertise made all the difference to how much I could take in over a day. I dropped stitches and panicked slightly but Anne ensured me that these mistakes are a necessary part of the learning process. The machine worked so smoothly that it was obvious it was well-maintained and loved. The yarn we used was great quality too!

Anne couldn’t have done any more to make it more enjoyable with a lovely healthy lunch including home-made biscuits and cake and thoughtful touches. We had breaks throughout the day for tea/coffee and biscuits or cake . It really felt like a much-needed treat! I returned home feeling so glad that I had taken the course. I love my gorgeous purple and green socks that remind me of heather.

I have no hesitation in highly recommending Anne’s Sock School to anyone interested in learning how to use a circular sock machine!

- - #17179

Wonderful course. Anne and her assistants were a wealth of knowledge and have given me the confidence to take the sock knitting machine I have out of it's box and start making socks. The refreshments and lunch were superb. I had a great time.

- - #14533

This was an excellent course. I came away with a great pair of socks that I just needed to sew up. Anne was excellent and so where her helpers, all very patient and helpful. We also used excellent wool

Fantastic food and a very enjoyable day, I would highly recommend this course.

- - #12797

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!

- - #8803

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.

- - #5748

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

- - #5740

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!

- - #5736

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.

- - #5081

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!

- - #5045

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.
Highly recommended.

- - #5041

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 2nd February 2020
Sunday 19th April 2020
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  • Disabled access

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