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 [email protected] 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


Feb
9
Sat
Homage to the (Granny) Square Blanket Display @ The Forum
Feb 9 @ 10:45 am – Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm

Come and see a display of beautiful crochet blankets made on my Homage to the (Granny) Square course at Norfolk Yarn in 2018.

The work will be on display for the duration of the festival in The Forum, Norwich.

Mar
16
Sat
Colour Workshop @ Craftyangel
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Further information on booking details will be added soon.

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.

 Places on this workshops will be strictly limited.

A Colour Theory workshop

 

Mar
23
Sat
Crochet Granny Squares for Beginners @ Norfolk Yarn
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Crochet Granny Squares for Beginners @ Norfolk Yarn | Norwich | United Kingdom

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’s suitable for absolute beginners and anyone wanting to refresh their crochet skills.

I’m a qualified teacher with over 20 years experience teaching learners of all ages and abilities. I  have lots of patience and I’ll make sure you gain a good working knowledge of basic crochet stitches – in a friendly and supportive environment.

You’ll 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’ll 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 gorgeous, worstead weight, Rowan yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook.

My classes are informal, informative and fun; places are limited and they sell out fast!

Phone Norfolk Yarn on 01603 927034 to book, or nip over here.

 

 

 

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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