Classes & Workshops

For more details of classes and courses for Spring 2015, click here

Classes and events for the following month are on this page – please email me or use the contact form to book your place.

I offer classes for individuals and groups in the Lancashire area, and offer a discount for lovely non-profit and community organisations.

Please contact me or drop me an email so we can discuss your requirements.

Please note that your place is not booked until you receive a confirmation email from myself and payment has been made. Booking requires a non-refundable £10 deposit (or 50% of the balance for group bookings), with the balance due at the time of class.

 

 

 

16 thoughts on “Classes & Workshops”

  1. Hi Caroline
    Loving those funky crocheted dolls and was wondering if I could book a crochet class on either the 15th June in the afternoon or ideally 16th Saturday morning.
    I have dragged my friend along too and she knows even less than me about how to crochet but we really want to learn. My mum used to do it but says she has forgotten how to do it now so I am going to ask you instead. I tried learningn from a book but I just ended up with a woolly mess.
    Thanks
    H

    1. Hi Harriet, thanks for dropping in.

      I’m having great fun making the dolls in different colours – they all seem to have their own personality and the kids at Craft Club love them!

      I’m demonstrating for the Hobbycraft Artisan Project that weekend, but I am free on Saturday 16th June. Would you like to ask your Mum to join us? It would be great to help 2 generations and it’s so important to keep crafts alive.

      Either way, you and your friend are very welcome to join me on that date. I’ll email you more details.

      See you soon!
      Caroline.

  2. I am very interested in learning how to crochet and knit when are your next couple of group sessions?? Also do you teach people how to use a sewing machine my friend and myself are very keen to learn this too? if not could you point us in the direction of anywhere that we could??

    Thanks

    JO

    1. Hi Jo, I teach crochet and basic knitting in the Preston area. If there are a few people I can book a room, but I have arrangements with some local coffee shops who allow me to book a table. Times are flexible, and I’ll drop you an email to arrange something. As for the sewing, I know enough to get by, but I’m afraid I don’t know anyone personally who could teach. Perhaps Preston College have something?

  3. Hi Caroline,

    I’ve just found one of your flyers in Hobbycraft at Deepdale and would be really interested in booking onto one of your beginners classes. Do you plan to hold any around the end of February? (I have two small children and other half works away so easier for me to do this when he’s home)

    Many Thanks
    Corrina

  4. Hi Caroline,
    I have discovered your website this evening, I am very interested in the beginners classes. I have tried crochet at home but have failed miserably!
    Do you run any classes near Ashton or hobbycraft at deepdale? Thank for taking the time to read my message. I look forward to hearing from you.

    1. Hi Jacqueline,

      I’m regularly in both places, although Ashton is easier. As I don’t have a set venue, I normally meet people over a coffee in a cafe.

      The great thing about these workshops is their flexibility. You have no doubt picked up some crochet skills already without realising, so we can just carry on from wherever you need to.

      Meeting hadn’t people is great and I would love to see you. Are any of the times on the calendar suitable, or would you like to arrange something else? There are a few cafes near Blackpool Road, or the coffee morning at the Methodist Church on Wellington Road.

      Caroline.

  5. Hi Caroline,

    Is the beginners session on the 22nd more advance than the complete beginners on the 15th? I’d like to of attend the complete beginners but I’ll be working, I can make the 22nd though. Which Starbucks is it held at?

    Thanks. 🙂

    1. Hi Melly, both are suitable for complete beginners!

      They are really different names for the same thing, because I cover the same stitches and content.

      On the 22nd we would *possibly* get through a little bit more. That’s the one I would suggest to people who can already vaguely knit, or know how to hold the needles. I’ve found that people who already do some sort of craft, in whatever medium, tend to pick up others faster (but not always). For example, someone who can already make a slipknot wouldn’t need to learn, so I like to group people of a similar level together (I don’t insist!)

      I will start right at the beginning for both sessions, and you don’t need any previous knowledge. I would be pleased to save you a spot for the complete beginners on the 22nd. It will be at the Starbucks near Preston train station.

      Caroline.

  6. Please can you tell me when a next beginners class will be. I would like to book on – I keep trying to crochet but am getting so frustrated that I cannot do it!!!
    Many thanks
    Lizz

    1. Hi Lizz, I have a few classes planned this month, so I’ll drop you an email with all the dates.
      Don’t worry, many people find it difficult to learn on their own. It’s so much easier when someone explains it!

      Caroline.

  7. Hi can you tell me of any classes in my local
    area Preston/.
    My is mail does not start with a Capitol letter I
    Correct it on my phone thanks Jo

  8. Hello Caroline
    I saw a poster for one of your classes in a local shop here in Ashton. I might be interested in your Saturday 6th August basics class, but am trying to enlist a friend to come too (I don’t drive so need transport). Are there still spaces and how do I/we book please?
    Rosie

    1. Hi Rosie,
      That’s great news! There has been quite a bit of interest in this one, but at the moment there are places. You can book by telephone – just give me a ring on the number above, or email me.

      It’s really easy to get to Beautiful Planet by bus. If you are in Ashton, the number 35 or 68 should go past, but there might be others. Alternatively, you might be able to persuade your friend if you point out the special offer I currently have – £25 per person for 2 or more places. 😉

      Hope that helps, and I see you soon.
      Caroline.

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