Course Provider: Assington Mill
Contact Name: Anne Holden
Telephone: 01787 229955
Course Length: One day (10-4)
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Crochet - Beginners
Tutor: Jenny McBride
Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread or strands of other materials using a crochet hook. The name is taken from the French word "crochet", meaning small hook. These are made of materials such as metal, wood, or plastic and are manufactured commercially and produced in artisan workshops. The salient difference between crochet and knitting, beyond the implements used for their production, is that each stitch in crochet is completed before proceeding with the next one, while knitting keeps a large number of stitches open at a time. (Variant forms such as Tunisian crochet and broomstick lace keep multiple crochet stitches open at a time. (Wikipedia)
Jennifer started crocheting about four years ago. Since teaching herself the art, she started a very friendly weekly course for beginners in Nayland, Suffolk. The group meets once a week and compare creations and ideas. Jenny has taught many how to crochet and her students (of all ages) have been producing a variety of beautiful creations including cardigans, hats and scarves, Aran blankets, ponchos, baby booties, cushion covers and many many more.
This crochet for beginners course will include a crochet hook, some wool and two patterns to choose from. The course will teach the four basic stitches used in crochet and the all important chain stitch.
Crochet is a very relaxing hobby and you can have no end of fun creating projects for yourself or for gifts for friends and family.
Materials will be provided.
You will take away with you a hook and some suitable wool.
What to Bring:
Strong shoes and thick socks (there is no tarmac on the farm)
Glasses for seeing detailed work if you need them.
Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded hidden valley in Suffolk. We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where you will enjoy the experience of spending time with like-minded people and learning something new and life-enriching. Around fifty-five different short courses in rural and traditional craft skills are run here each year.
We aim to provide healthy meals during our courses made from locally-sourced organic ingredients, where possible. Lunches usually consist of soup and salads. Almost all the ingredients, if they are not grown here, come from Assington Farmshop, and are organic if possible. Cakes and biscuits are also home-made. We specialise in gluten-free food and are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements if you give us notice on the booking form.
Accommodation is available at many BnBs in the area (please see the list on our website) or you could stay in Mill Cottage on site. Alternatively, Camping is also possible at Assington Mill for £5 per night, anywhere on the farm. There is a toilet and shower available in a wetroom; plus a kitchen with two hobs and urn. We are not a proper camp site; this is just a facility for people coming on the courses.
To book please click through (link above) find your course and book online.
What's included in the price?
A lovely organic home made lunch, plus cakes and biscuits. To book please click through (above) find your course (in date order) and book online.
For more information about accommodation and food please see below.
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