Swatch to Sweater(vest) – March 4 x sessions with Special Guest Cathy!

From: £125.00

Design your own crochet garment from scratch! Once you understand the math, there will be no stopping you!

Join us for 4 x 2 hours sessions spread over a few months.
Touch base with us in the studio for support and guidance, then head home and crochet crochet crochet!

You will create a basic boxy fit sweater based on measurements and specifications especially for you, from something already in our wardrobe – or something that tickles your fancy from the interweb.

Week One – Swatch design Test your ideas and experiment with colour, scale, and stitch variation. You will have a final(ish) swatch of the technique you will use for your project. This is the fun bit!

Week Two – Calculations – It’s math time! It’s not gonna be too bad x Finalise measurements and calculations of the pattern for your project. This can be intimidating, so this whole session is devoted to getting this spot on.

Week Three – Supported making and Designing details – Work on your project with patient support.  Any issues will be navigated and corrected. If you would like to add any details like cuffs, collars, buttons, or trims, this will be figured out too!

Week Four – Construction and Finishing – Join together the completed crocheted panels and pieces. Adding finishes like cuffs, necklines, borders, and trims. And there may or may not be a celebratory group photo of us modelling our finished new clothes!

  • MT will provide Paper and pencils for designing your colour combos and swatches. Ongoing support and guidance throughout your journey.
  • You will need to bring – Crochets hooks in a variety of sizes, a selection of yarns to experiment with for your swatches, and of course you will need to purchase or bring ( from your stash) yarn to complete your garment. We are more than happy to guide you with this!

This series is suitable for experienced beginners who have completed a course with Cathy already or are happy with basic repetition of pattern. We will cover basic shaping of necklines and/or tapering sleeves, but won’t include any shaping around the figure, such as around the waist or bust.

You will get the best results, if you dedicate a little time to crocheting at home between meet ups. It’s highly addictive, so I wouldn’t worry too much about finding time, cause you’ll be prioritising your crochet time over dinner, dishes and laundry no worries x

20% off  MT Members x

Questions?

Will this class be suitable for me?

Perhaps! This class is perfect for anyone wanting to understand designing and creating a basic sweater/vest from scratch!

If you haven’t crocheted for some time, pick up your hook and have a crack at home, or join one of our + Craft Cult + or Knitters Anonymous or even better sign up to the Crochet Foundations course!

Can I bring my own supplies?

Of course. We always have equipment on hand, but it is best if you set yourself up with a set of crochet hooks, a notebook and bring scrap yarns for the first session.

You will need to purchase the yarn for your project – we will help you make the right choice!

Can I cancel my booking?

Afraid not. Our Guest teachers are special to us and we need them to be compensated for their effort fairly. Plus the admin is a nightmare so we do not offer refunds on these workshops. All bookings are final.

You are welcome to send a friend in your place if you are no longer able to make the 4 x sessions. You cannot send another person in your place mid way through x

What if I can't make a session?

Just give us a heads up – We know life gets busy and plans change.  You are always welcome as a MT Member to pop in anytime, or join one of our + Craft Cult + or Knitters Anonymous social groups.

We do not offer alternative times to catch up on missed classes.

What is the minimum age to attend?

We are happy to host well behaved people 16+ Please ensure your teenager is able to get home safely after the class or picked up on time.

Or better yet – Join them!

Swatch to Sweater(vest) – March 4 x sessions with Special Guest Cathy!

From: £125.00

Who is Cathy?

Cathy is a freelance designer/maker working across props, set, décor, fashion, and art fabrication.

Working predominantly with fabric and yarn, Cathy has a creative style with an emphasis on unusual combinations of texture, and a playful approach to colour in her independent work, and a strong technical skillset in knit, crochet, and sewing when fabricating a client’s designs.

Cathy has worked with companies such as Katie Jones, The Feelies, and Min Wu, as well as fabricating décor for festivals such as Wilderness, Secret Garden Party, Farr, and Big Feastival, and designing décor for Brainchild and Glastonbury Festivals.

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