Class Timetable

Wednesday 17th September 2014 - Men's Ties -  1pm - 4.30pm £25

 Make a tie for the man in your life - our of a wide choice of fabrics, these ties can make any outfit cut a dash!

Friday 19th September 2014 - Beginner's Pattern Reading - 2m -4pm £12

learn to follow a knitting pattern, decipher the abbreviations, and understand how patterns are written.  This is a useful class for anyone new, or returning to knitting.

Saturday 27th September 2014 - Learn to fix mistakes - 10.30am - 1.00pm - £15

Bring any knitting with a mistake!  Learn to notice and fix common mistakes in your knitting.  You'll learn lots of important knitting skills, including picking up dropped stitches, unknitting stitch by stitch (tinking), tearing out rows at a time (frogging), putting in a lifeline and other common mistake fixes.

Tuesday 30th September 2014 - Magic Loop - 1.00pm - 4.00pm - £16 plus materials

afraid of knitting socks because of all those pesky double pointed needles sticking in you or falling out of your knitting?  Magic loop might just be the thing for you!  This technique makes knitting faster, less likely to fall off needles, easier to transport, and you can do it on just one circular needle.  You will learn to cast on and knit using magic loop on both one, and two socks at a time.  You will need to bring appropriate yarn and at least 100cm long circular needles.

Friday 17th October 2014 - Short Row Ruffle Scarf - 1.00pm - 3.30pm - £16 plus materials

advanced beginners class - short rows are a nifty technique to shape your knitting in 3 dimensions.  Often used in bust shaping and for bags, here you will have an introduction to the technique and practice your skills by making a stylish scarf.  You will need an aran weight yarn plus appropriate needles.

Thursday 23rd October 2014 - Ipad case - 10.30am - 1.30pm - £28 including materials

make this stylish ipad case - or adjust for your kindle, ipad mini, etc.

Friday 24th October 2014 - Infinity Cowl - 10.30am - 1.30pm - £30 including materials

using a lovely mix of cotton fabrics, this lovely cowl will make a great gift for a loved one - even if that loved one is you!  A simple sew perfect for beginners.

 

Friday 24th October 2014 - finishing techniques - 10.30am - 1.30pm - £16 plus materials

 

different methods of casting off to suit your project, picking up stitches for collars and button bands, making buttonholes and kitchener stitch.  Bring your own wool and needles to make samples!

Friday 31st October 2014 - garment finishing techniques - 10.30am - 1.30pm - £16 plus materials

 

weaving in ends, mattress stitch and back stitch, 3 needle cast off, easing in sleeves and blocking. Bring a garment that you would like to finish in the session.

Freehand Machine Embroidery with Lara Sparks - Friday 31st October 2014 - £50 10.30am - 4.30pm

In this class you will work on a selection of samples and complete a machine embroidered panel that you will use to construct your cushion or canvas. Using lara's graphic free hand machine embroidery techniques, you will be amazed as your work develops before your eyes.

We would really recommend you bring your own sewing machine to this class if at all possible as you will be able to work more comfortably and Lara will be able to assist you in getting your machine settings correct for working on projects at home. If you have a darning foot or embroidery foot please bring this along too.

Your scrap fabrics, and plain linen backing fabric are included in your class price.  If you wish to turn your canvas into a lampshade, please book onto the 7th November class to complete the project.  Please advise us if you need a sewing machine.


Wednesday 5th November 2014 - Patchwork Purse - 10am - 1.00pm - £22 materials included

this cute purse teaches you how to make cute mini patchwork, how to put in a zip, and is a great gift in the run up to Christmas!

Freehand Machine Embroidery with Lara Sparks - Friday 7th November 2014 - £50 10.30am - 4.30pm

In this class you will work on a selection of samples and complete a machine embroidered panel that you will use to construct your cushion or canvas. Using lara's graphic free hand machine embroidery techniques, you will be amazed as your work develops before your eyes.

We would really recommend you bring your own sewing machine to this class if at all possible as you will be able to work more comfortably and Lara will be able to assist you in getting your machine settings correct for working on projects at home. If you have a darning foot or embroidery foot please bring this along too.

Your scrap fabrics, and plain linen backing fabric are included in your class price. Please advise us if you need a sewing machine.

Wednesday 12th, 19th, 26th November 2014 (3 weeks) - Socks! Socks! Socks! - 10.30am - 1pm - £45

socks can be intimidating for the new knitter, but they are not as hard as they look!  Your only prerequisite is that you must know how to cast on, knit and purl.  You'll learn how to knit the cuff, the gusset, shape the heel, and finally cast off with the kitchener stitch.

 

Wednesday 12th November 2014 - sew in purses - 10.00am - 1.00pm - £25

get hooked on purse making! These cute purses make great gifts and are a highly addictive make - good job Christmas is just around the corner - get present making!

Saturday 15th November 2014 - Men's Ties -  1pm - 4.30pm £25

Make a tie for the man in your life - our of a wide choice of fabrics, these ties can make any outfit cut a dash!

Saturday 6th December, 13th December 2014 - 2 weeks -  Beginner's Knitting - 10.30am - 1pm £35

for the complete beginner or as a refresher course.  In this class you will learn to cast on and off, do the knit and purl stitches, simple rib, how to make an eyelet buttonhole, and how to add colour to make stripes.  It is a 2 week course and there will be some homework to practice what you have learnt in between classes!

KNIT NIGHT  - come along with your knitting! Alternate Thursdays - 5.30pm - 8.30pm, drop in at any time, no need to book.  Come and meet other likeminded souls!

KNIT DAY - come along with your knitting! Alternate Thursdays - 11.00am - 1.00pm, drop in at any time, no need to book.  Come and meet other likeminded souls!  

Please contact us to find out whether it is Knit night or day on any given week.

If you would like to book a space on any of our classes or have any questions in regards to any of them please do get in touch – we love to hear from you.

Email: sales@eternalmaker.com   Telephone : 01243 788174

All the extra bits........

Materials and Lunches:  When booking a class you will be told if you need to bring anything along to the class. Normally you would have the choice of purchasing fabric in store or bringing your own, or sometimes all materials are provided – if you have any questions in regard to this please just drop us a line and we can advise you. Hot and/or cold drinks and biscuits will be provided during all classes but if you are attending a full day class you will need to bring a packed lunch.

Teenagers and children:  Unless otherwise stated the majority of our classes are suitable for beginners and can be attended by teenagers with basic sewing machine (or appropriate) skills if accompanied by an adult – phone us prior to booking to confirm.

“Make and Takes”:  Make and Take sessions are designed to be suitable for all the family – so bring cousin lucy, bring great aunt Tabitha just drop by any time within the stated session. Again under eighteens must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Childrens’ Birthday Parties:  We also run childrens’ party sessions for seven year olds upwards. Prices and timings vary to suit your needs. Ask in store, email or telephone us for your details. Please note our calendar gets booked up very quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.

Sewing Machines:  For all machine sewing classes we now recommend you bring your own sewing machines. We have Singer machines in the classroom available for you to use if you are travelling a distance or coming by public transport -  so just let us know if you would like one set up for your chosen class. However from recent feedback  we feel strongly that people achieve more and are happier when using a machine familiar to them.

Craft Groups and Classroom Space: If you are a craft group looking for a working venue or would like to attend a class together please get in touch – we can normally organise a repeat class or an event to suit you.  Please note we can no longer offer our classroom for hire as a workroom space on an individual basis.

Booking: When booking we will need to take a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your place. This can be transferred between class bookings (or for store credit) at least two weeks prior to your class being held.  If you cancel your booking within the two weeks prior to your class we will not be able to issue you with a transfer or store credit unless we are able to fill your place on the class.  We hope that you understand that recent short notice cancellations has meant it has been necessary  to change our booking systems and policies.

Event Days: We are not having a school house day this year instead we are continuing our range of successful event days – so come along to learn, create, enjoy and have a good old natter with like minded people. 

Do get in touch with any queries and we look forward to welcoming you soon!