About the Course
De-mystifying this ancient and intriguing technique we will make a Bracelet with Pearlescent beads inside, finished off professionally with a lobster clasp.
Some of you may remember French Knitting as a child, using a cotton reel with nails and rainbow wool perhaps?
With over 10 years of teaching and perfecting these specialist wire techniques I will give you tips and tricks that you won’t find in any books.
You will need good hand-skills and patience for this class.
We will cover the following tasks on the day:
• how to cast on and work stitches using your spool
• how to add beads into the centre of the knitting as you go
• how to knit small beads into individual stitches
• how to fasten off and add a clasp or ear hooks
Any time left over and we will make Earrings incorporating seed beads into individual stitches.
I make a point of setting one-day projects where you will leave with a finished piece - and keep my class sizes small so no-one is left struggling on their own.
The really great thing about these techniques is that you can carry on at home - armed only with a crochet hook, your wooden reel, some wire and a few beads.
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 your materials are included in your fee, including crochet hook, silver-plated wire, customised wooden spool, a choice of pretty beads, silver-plated clasp (apx. value £25) and a step-by-step project book.
KEEP all these items to carry on making at home.
Information is given on materials, suppliers and recommended reading.
Free tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day.
We break at 1pm for an hour for lunch. You are welcome to bring your own food or pop out to the many shops nearby.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.