Workshops & Events


I run a range of  workshops aimed at both beginners and the more experienced crafter. With over 20 years teaching experience over a range of textile and design courses from adult education to masters level, my teaching style is relaxed, informative and fun.

To find out more about upcoming workshops & events; select ‘Agenda’ below to see a list of dates, or filter by workshop type. Please email me at sue@themercerie.co.uk for further information about the workshop content and how to book a place.

If you live too far away to join a class look out for my next online Crochet Course which will start this spring. You can keep updated by subscribing to my little newsletter.

Please contact the venues for information regarding access, parking and facilities.


I so enjoyed being part of the Autumn crochet course last year and love what I achieved. Sue is a great and patient teacher – I can’t recommend highly enough!” Pam


As a complete beginner I had tried to teach myself to crochet several times – Sue had me crocheting and reading a pattern in just one morning” Anne


Thank you Sue for a lovely day. Todays class was so much fun, and finally I can crochet!” Debbie


Mar
3
Sat
Colour Workshop @ Norfolk Yarn
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Do you love fashion, textiles or interior design – but tend to ‘play safe’ with colours you are familiar with? Or perhaps you avoid certain colours because you associate them with negative experiences.

I can show you how, with a few simple rules, you can gain colour confidence and create stunning combinations for your textiles – and any other area of your life that needs a colour overhaul!

The day will include:

  • Hands on’ painting sessions enabling you to fully understand, and enjoy, the creation of a colour wheel.
  • Demystifying colour terminology and the relationship between hues.
  • How to generate exciting colour harmonies by following, and breaking, ‘the rules’
  • Creating yarn combinations and unique colour palettes for your textile projects.
  • Understanding the significance of proportion.
  • Insights into the psychology and symbolism surrounding colour.
  • A kick start into your own colour journaling.

Colour Theory for designers

By the end of this workshop you will have the skills to evaluate colours more effectively and feel more confident in how you explore and apply colour in your own work.

Additional Information.

All materials and equipment will be supplied, we’ll use high quality brushes, paper and water based paints and you’ll also be supplied with a journal to keep your notes and experiments in.

We’ll be working with water based paints so you may need to bring  a painting shirt or wear appropriate clothing.

We’ll have a 30 minute break for lunch; light refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch with you, or you may choose to visit one of the fabulous local delis and takeaways in the Norwich Lanes.

 Places on this workshops will be strictly limited. To pay and book please phone Norfolk yarn on 01603 927034

For further information regarding the venue please contact Norfolk Yarn.

A Colour Theory workshop

 

Mar
10
Sat
Crochet Granny Squares for Beginners @ Norfolk Yarn
Mar 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Crochet Granny Squares for Beginners @ Norfolk Yarn | Norwich | United Kingdom

Saturday 10th March

Come and learn to crochet at this Beginners Crochet Class where you will learn all of the basics and get started on a gorgeous crochet granny square.

This workshop is taught by Sue, (that’s me) designer at The Mercerie, and it is suitable for absolute beginners and anyone wanting to refresh their crochet skills.

I am a qualified teacher with over 20 years experience teaching learners of all ages and abilities and I also have lots of patience and will make sure you gain a good working knowledge of basic crochet stitches.

You will learn how to hold the yarn and the hook in a way that suits you, how to work double crochets, half trebles and trebles, and you will also learn how to read a simple crochet diagram; demystifying all those funny little marks and squiggles. You will leave inspired and with the confidence to continue developing your skills at home.

The price includes lovely aran weight wool and a 5mm crochet hook.

Places are limited to 8 and my classes are informal, informative and fun!

Phone Norfolk Yarn on 01603 927034 to book your place.

 

 

 

Mar
24
Sat
Crochet Course: Folklore Shawl: Part 1 @ Norfolk Yarn
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday 24th March

Saturday 28th April

Saturday 26th May

Saturday 30th June

This is the first in a series of  four ‘crochet along’ workshops designed for anyone with some basic crochet knowledge who is looking to develop their skills, learn new techniques and make something beautiful in a friendly and supportive environment.

Throughout the course we will cover a wide range of stitches and techniques which you will be able to apply to future projects with confidence and skill – and you will also have you own fabulous finished shawl to treasure.

Topics covered will include:

  • Choosing your own unique colour palette
  • Reading crochet stitch diagrams
  • ‘Join as you go’ techniques
  • How to fill the gaps with flowers
  • Blocking and finishing

You will choose your own colours from a range of gorgeous Yarn Stories DK wool  from Norfolk Yarn, so you know that the finished product will be utterly gorgeous!

Each class will be tailored to individual abilities and will be informal, informative and lots of fun.

You don’t need to be an experienced crocheter; knowing the basics would be an advantage, but you will learn ‘on the job’ and quickly build up your skills.

If you have any further questions about this course drop me an email and I’ll get back to you;

sue@themercerie.co.uk

Take a peek over here to see the results of previous Folklore Shawl ‘crochet -alongs’.

 

 

 

Crochet Beyond the Granny Square @ Norfolk Yarn
Mar 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Crochet Beyond the Granny Square @ Norfolk Yarn | Norwich | United Kingdom

Saturday 24th March

If you have done the Beginners Crochet Class, or if you already know the basics and are ready for the next step Crochet Beyond the Granny Square is the class for you.

This workshop is taught by Sue, (that’s me) designer at The Mercerie, and it is suitable for anyone with  very basic knowledge, or if you simply want to refresh your crochet skills.

I am a qualified teacher with over 20 years experience teaching learners of all ages and abilities and I also have lots of patience and will make sure you develop a good working knowledge of a range of crochet stitches.

You will learn how to create decorative stitches such as clusters and popcorns and then apply these to beautiful  crochet squares and flowers.

We will look more closely at crochet symbols, and how to read them, and by the end of the class you will be more confident in your ability to read and follow crochet diagrams, and have the skills to create gorgeous squares and motifs.

£30. Including all  materials

Places are limited to 8 and my classes are informal, informative and fun!

Phone Norfolk Yarn on 01603 927034 to book your place.

 

 

 

 

 

Apr
27
Fri
Crochet Course: Homage to the (Granny) Square: Part 1 @ Norfolk Yarn
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday 27th April

Friday 25th May

Friday 29th June

Friday 27th July

Friday 28th September

Friday 26th October

This is the first in a series of  6 crochet along workshops designed for anyone with some basic crochet knowledge who is looking to develop their skills, learn new techniques and make something beautiful in a friendly and supportive environment.

We will look at a different crochet square each month, and these will get successively more complex throughout the course allowing you to build on your skills and learn new techniques as you work on your own unique and beautiful crochet blanket.

Throughout the course we will cover a wide range of stitches and techniques which you will be able to apply to future projects with confidence and skill –

Topics covered will include:

  • Basic colour theory and choosing your own unique colour palette
  • Reading, and demystifying, crochet stitch diagrams
  • Working a range of different crochet stitches
  • How to  join squares to achieve a professional finish.
  • Blocking and edging

The course fee includes 10 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed and you can choose your own colours from the full range at Norfolk Yarn, so you know that your finished blanket will be utterly gorgeous!

Please be aware that you will need to purchase more yarn to complete a full size blanket. At the time of writing this product is still in development but you may need to purchase 10 more balls.

Each class will be tailored to individual abilities and will be informal, informative and lots of fun.

You don’t need to be an experienced crocheter; knowing the basics would be an advantage, but you will learn ‘on the job’ and quickly build up your skills.

If you have any further questions about this course drop me an email and I’ll get back to you;

sue@themercerie.co.uk

 

 

 

Apr
28
Sat
Crochet Course: Folklore Shawl: Part 2 @ Norfolk Yarn
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday 24th March

Saturday 28th April

Saturday 26th May

Saturday 30th June

This is the second in a series of  four ‘crochet along’ workshops designed for anyone with some basic crochet knowledge who is looking to develop their skills, learn new techniques and make something beautiful in a friendly and supportive environment.

Throughout the course we will cover a wide range of stitches and techniques which you will be able to apply to future projects with confidence and skill – and you will also have you own fabulous finished shawl to treasure.

Topics covered will include:

  • Choosing your own unique colour palette
  • Reading crochet stitch diagrams
  • ‘Join as you go’ techniques
  • How to fill the gaps with flowers
  • Blocking and finishing

You will choose your own colours from a range of gorgeous Yarn Stories DK wool  from Norfolk Yarn, so you know that the finished product will be utterly gorgeous!

Each class will be tailored to individual abilities and will be informal, informative and lots of fun.

You don’t need to be an experienced crocheter; knowing the basics would be an advantage, but you will learn ‘on the job’ and quickly build up your skills.

If you have any further questions about this course drop me an email and I’ll get back to you;

sue@themercerie.co.uk

Take a peek over here to see the results of previous Folklore Shawl ‘crochet -alongs’.

 

 

 

Crochet Course: Homage to the (Granny) Square: Part 1 @ Norfolk Yarn
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Saturday 28th April

Saturday 26th May

Saturday 30th June

Saturday 28th July

Saturday 29th September

Saturday 27th October

This is the first in a series of  6 crochet along workshops designed for anyone with some basic crochet knowledge who is looking to develop their skills, learn new techniques and make something beautiful in a friendly and supportive environment.

We will look at a different crochet square each month, and these will get successively more complex throughout the course allowing you to build on your skills and learn new techniques as you work on your own unique and beautiful crochet blanket.

Throughout the course we will cover a wide range of stitches and techniques which you will be able to apply to future projects with confidence and skill –

Topics covered will include:

  • Basic colour theory and choosing your own unique colour palette
  • Reading, and demystifying, crochet stitch diagrams
  • Working a range of different crochet stitches
  • How to  join squares to achieve a professional finish.
  • Blocking and edging

The course fee includes 10 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed and you can choose your own colours from the full range at Norfolk Yarn, so you know that your finished blanket will be utterly gorgeous!

Please be aware that you will need to purchase more yarn to complete a full size blanket. At the time of writing this product is still in development but you may need to purchase 10 more balls.

Each class will be tailored to individual abilities and will be informal, informative and lots of fun.

You don’t need to be an experienced crocheter; knowing the basics would be an advantage, but you will learn ‘on the job’ and quickly build up your skills.

If you have any further questions about this course drop me an email and I’ll get back to you;

sue@themercerie.co.uk

 

 

 

May
25
Fri
Crochet Course: Homage to the (Granny) Square: Part 2 @ Norfolk Yarn
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday 27th April

Friday 25th May

Friday 29th June

Friday 27th July

Friday 28th September

Friday 26th October

This is the first in a series of  6 crochet along workshops designed for anyone with some basic crochet knowledge who is looking to develop their skills, learn new techniques and make something beautiful in a friendly and supportive environment.

We will look at a different crochet square each month, and these will get successively more complex throughout the course allowing you to build on your skills and learn new techniques as you work on your own unique and beautiful crochet blanket.

Throughout the course we will cover a wide range of stitches and techniques which you will be able to apply to future projects with confidence and skill –

Topics covered will include:

  • Basic colour theory and choosing your own unique colour palette
  • Reading, and demystifying, crochet stitch diagrams
  • Working a range of different crochet stitches
  • How to  join squares to achieve a professional finish.
  • Blocking and edging

The course fee includes 10 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed and you can choose your own colours from the full range at Norfolk Yarn, so you know that your finished blanket will be utterly gorgeous!

Please be aware that you will need to purchase more yarn to complete a full size blanket. At the time of writing this product is still in development but you may need to purchase 10 more balls.

Each class will be tailored to individual abilities and will be informal, informative and lots of fun.

You don’t need to be an experienced crocheter; knowing the basics would be an advantage, but you will learn ‘on the job’ and quickly build up your skills.

If you have any further questions about this course drop me an email and I’ll get back to you;

sue@themercerie.co.uk

 

 

 

 

May
26
Sat
Crochet Course: Folklore Shawl: Part 3 @ Norfolk Yarn
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday 24th March

Saturday 28th April

Saturday 26th May

Saturday 30th June

This is the third in a series of  four ‘crochet along’ workshops designed for anyone with some basic crochet knowledge who is looking to develop their skills, learn new techniques and make something beautiful in a friendly and supportive environment.

Throughout the course we will cover a wide range of stitches and techniques which you will be able to apply to future projects with confidence and skill – and you will also have you own fabulous finished shawl to treasure.

Topics covered will include:

  • Choosing your own unique colour palette
  • Reading crochet stitch diagrams
  • ‘Join as you go’ techniques
  • How to fill the gaps with flowers
  • Blocking and finishing

You will choose your own colours from a range of gorgeous Yarn Stories DK wool  from Norfolk Yarn, so you know that the finished product will be utterly gorgeous!

Each class will be tailored to individual abilities and will be informal, informative and lots of fun.

You don’t need to be an experienced crocheter; knowing the basics would be an advantage, but you will learn ‘on the job’ and quickly build up your skills.

If you have any further questions about this course drop me an email and I’ll get back to you;

sue@themercerie.co.uk

Take a peek over here to see the results of previous Folklore Shawl ‘crochet -alongs’.

 

 

 

Crochet Course: Homage to the (Granny) Square: Part 2 @ Norfolk Yarn
May 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Saturday 28th April

Saturday 26th May

Saturday 30th June

Saturday 28th July

Saturday 29th September

Saturday 27th October

This is the second in a series of  6 crochet along workshops designed for anyone with some basic crochet knowledge who is looking to develop their skills, learn new techniques and make something beautiful in a friendly and supportive environment.

We will look at a different crochet square each month, and these will get successively more complex throughout the course allowing you to build on your skills and learn new techniques as you work on your own unique and beautiful crochet blanket.

Throughout the course we will cover a wide range of stitches and techniques which you will be able to apply to future projects with confidence and skill –

Topics covered will include:

  • Basic colour theory and choosing your own unique colour palette
  • Reading, and demystifying, crochet stitch diagrams
  • Working a range of different crochet stitches
  • How to  join squares to achieve a professional finish.
  • Blocking and edging

The course fee includes 10 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed and you can choose your own colours from the full range at Norfolk Yarn, so you know that your finished blanket will be utterly gorgeous!

Please be aware that you will need to purchase more yarn to complete a full size blanket. At the time of writing this product is still in development but you may need to purchase 10 more balls.

Each class will be tailored to individual abilities and will be informal, informative and lots of fun.

You don’t need to be an experienced crocheter; knowing the basics would be an advantage, but you will learn ‘on the job’ and quickly build up your skills.

If you have any further questions about this course drop me an email and I’ll get back to you;

sue@themercerie.co.uk

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Workshops & Events

  1. I am running a Charity Knitting Club, i was wondering if you would be interested in coming to our venue and do a workshop with us. Please can you send a list of courses you do with prices.
    Thank you Katie

  2. I’d be delighted to, and I have just sent you an email with lots of information.

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