Knitting School

Please contact the shop via facebook  or phone Jude on 01570 423715 during shop hours for more details

For 2017 season we are going back to school. In the early 19th Century it was common in some areas for schools to be set up to teach useful skills – reading (the Bible), writing (your name) and knitting (a life skill). Knitting Schools taught children as young as four, to knit at a time when piecework knitting was common and this ecomonic skill could save them from starvation.

This is RedApple’s Knitting School. (full timetable will be available on 31st August 2017)

Beginners Saturdays – Knitting and Crochet session. Every Saturday from 9th September 1:30 we will help you up skill from I haven’t a clue? … to How do I do? …… bring your project or skill you want to master and we’ll help you on your way. £3.50 per session no register (but we miss you if go missing)

Up Skill Wednesdays – 4 days designed to get you from beginner scarf knitter to OMG did you make that???? You can attend all or some of the sessions. You will need to be able to knit and purl, the smoother you can knit the more samples you will be able to make. For the Making up session you will need to attend the Knitting on session or do some pre session prep (so you have something to sew up!)

Day Classes are £25 and will include some materials, refreshments but please bring your own lunch. Wednesdays  September to Decemeber (dates to be confirmed) 10am to 3:30pm

  • Knitting on – Purl stitches and texture; shaping; Swatches and abbreviations
  • Knitting around – circular needles and changing colour
  • Knitting with purpose – patterns choosing, changing and subsitutions (you are in charge of your knitting)
  • Knitting and making up – all you need to know to finish garments casting off, casting on,and knitting in helpful stitches. Get it sewn up ( mattress stitch practice)