Learn To Crochet On The Norfolk/Cambs Border

Learn To Crochet On The Norfolk/Cambs Border

Duration: 3hrs

Price: £25

Run by: Susan Robinson
at Primrose Alpacas and Craft School

07849 063578

167 The Drove
Barroway Drove
Downham Market
PE38 0AL

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About the Course

This is a beginners crochet course and we do not expect any prior knowledge. During the course you will learn how to make a slip knot, make a chain and double crochet. By the end of the class you will have made a finished item to take away with you and you will have gained the skills to go on a create more items for yourself at home. We have a number of different projects for you to choose from including mug warmers, purses, small cuddly toys, ear warmers etc.

Classes are run for individuals or small groups of up to six people and can be arranged at a time to suit you.

Follow up classes to build on and expand your new found skills are also available.

Primrose Alpacas and Craft School is a small family run business set in a tranquil farm setting located just outside Downham Market near the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border.

We have a small herd of alpacas and llamas onsite who are an absolute delight to be around. These wonderful creatures are friendly and inquisitive and love saying hello to new people. Alpacas are bred for their beautiful quality fibre which is extremely soft and light whilst still being strong and durable. Come and feel the difference between some raw alpaca and sheep fibre you will be amazed at just how soft our gorgeous alpaca fibre is. Many of our Fibre Craft classes use the fibre from our herd amongst other mediums so you may be able to meet the animal who has grown the item you have just made! During your visit you are welcome to meet our lovely herd of alpacas and llamas and we can tell you all about these wonderful fibre producing animals.

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

What's included in the price?

All materials and equipment is provided. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits are freely available included within the course price.

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easy informal session. Time given to master each step and a patient teacher. Will be returning for next session to learn a few more stitches.

- - #10308

Brilliant! Very friendly, learnt so much and will be going back. Lovely location and a great place to learn a new craft.

- - #9170

I had a really good time and I learnt loads. I am not a complete beginner, unlike my 2 companions that day, however Sue and Debs gave us all individual attention according to our needs.

- - #8776

It was such a relaxing environment. The instructors Sue and Debs are the most patient people in the world. They taught me , a complete beginner, to crochet and made great tea and we got to talk to the llamas and Alpacas.
The environment is welcoming and relaxing.
A great afternoon and I will certainly do this again.
Thank you Sue and Debs.

- - #8773

I spent a lovely afternoon with my mum and a friend, learning to Crochet with Sue and Deb. Their Craft barn is a wonderful space to relax and learn, with views over the Alpacas paddock and the beautiful Norfolk countryside. Sue and Deb were very easy to learn from and their enthusiasm for Crochet was evident. The basic stitches were shown to us as a group and we then had individual tutorage as we each came to use the different stitches. The tea and biscuits were plentiful and most welcome! Half way through the session, we took a break and went out to meet the Alpacas. Sue and Deb introduced us to each of them and told us about their 'fiber' as well as their individual characteristics!

I came away from my session at Primrose Alpacas and Craft School having thoroughly enjoyed learning a new skill and having had a wonderful stress-free afternoon.

- - #8598

A friend and I had a lovely morning relearning crochet yesterday. Sue and Deb really know their stuff and teach in a relaxed and really knowledgeable way.
I think I came away with the confidence to build on what I learned, and my own sampler of stitches is really helpful.
The location is relaxed and at tea time we visited the animals, which was fab.
I recommend this course unreservedly!

- - #8274

I really enjoyed my beginner's course with Sue and Deborah yesterday. They started from the very beginning and clearly explained each step. There was plenty of opportunity to practice before moving on, and the individual tuition was very helpful if I made a mistake. Visiting the alpacas and horses mid-morning was also a lot of fun! I am looking forward to practising what I learnt (thanks to the handy booklet they emailed out afterwards), and then hopefully coming back in the future to learn some more stitches.

- - #7865

I signed up to learn crochet with Sue & Deb as I'd failed miserably some months previously when being taught one-to-one by a relative. I therefore had a lot of self-doubt and I genuinely thought I would never be able to master the craft. But with Sue and Deb's excellent teaching skills and patience after 3 hours I left enthused, motivated, ABLE TO CROCHET (!) and on my way to completing my first project, a small purse in double crochet stitch.

The setting/environment is lovely too. Sue and Deb have set up a small workshop cabin in their equestrian centre overlooking the stables and llama/alpaca paddock. It's clean and bright and full of of their own handicrafts for further inspiration. Learning about alpaca wool was fascinating too. Tea, coffee, biscuits and sweets are on tap and having 2 of them there meant I and the other beginner on the workshop had personal tuition when we got stuck.

I really enjoyed the morning and I will certainly be going back to learn more.

- - #7859

Excellent course in lovely comfortable surroundings. Sue moved at exactly the right pace to keep me interested and learning. She explained everything clearly and I was able to follow her lead and instruction. I feel that I've made a great start with crochet and will definitely be going back for an advanced course once I've fully mastered the basics.

- - #7766

What a great course. Learnt so much. Could have stayed longer. I am a complete beginner but Sue had so much patience with me and didn't mind when I went wrong!!! I will definitely be back for another course, once I have practised the basics.

- - #7727

I have recently spent a fantastic morning with Sue learning how to crochet.

The workshop was fabulous and I was amazed at how much I learnt and how much I could do after just three hours! It was also great to meet the alpacas and lamas.

I'm certainly 'hooked' and will be booking another course, to learn some more advanced stitches. A thoroughly enjoyable morning and very informative - thank you Sue for your patience, guidance, support and encouragement!!

- - #7704

The three us were complete beginners to crochet. We were made to feel very welcome, relaxed atmosphere. Lovely venue. It was myself, my Mum and my 10 year old daughter. We all managed to do the basics in crochet. We feel more confident to carry on practicing what we learnt today going forward. We would like to return in the future for more tutoring to further our skills. Susan was there to help with me being left handed. Deborah was very good at teaching my Mum and Daughter.

- - #7637

Had a lovely afternoon with Debs and Sue learning how to crochet! I was made to feel very welcome with tea and chocolate biscuits. Debs is a very patient and calm teacher and although I kept losing count she put me back on track!

Great afternoon, great location, great company!

- - #7250

Lovely venue, very patient and knowledgeable tuition and good handout to take away. Plenty of opportunity to practice. Would recommend and look forward to a return visit.

- - #6926

Sue is an excellent teacher of Crochet, and produces her own informative booklets to take you through whatever stage you are tackling from the very basics such as double crochet, working in the round, then in squares, right through to the intricacies of Tunisian Crochet, until you reach the heights of making beautiful stuffed animals with looped crochet for fur etc.
Sue has a great sense of humour and not only will you learn heaps, her anecdotes are wonderful, often funny, and you feel like you have had the most fantastic day; you achieve loads, and have fun doing it. What more could you ask?5 x *

- - #6745

Have just spent a most enjoyable and worthwhile morning with Sue and Deborah. I have been wanting to master the art of crochet for sometime and while I will not say I am now an expert I do feel confident enough to try simple patterns and expand upon the basic stitches I have learnt. Will be looking to book a more advanced session in the future and try other crafts. Many thanks

- - #6230

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