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

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.

Crochet Beyond the Basics @ Norfolk Yarn
Feb 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Crochet Beyond the Basics @ Norfolk Yarn | Norwich | United Kingdom

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 Basics is the class for you.

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

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

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

We’ll 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

My classes are informal, informative and fun, places are limited and they fill up fast!

Phone Norfolk Yarn on 01603 927034 to book – or nip over here: 





Homage to the (Granny) Square @ Sew Much To Do (Ely)
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

This is the first in a Four Part Crochet Course 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.

The next 3 workshops will be held on these dates:

March: Fri 15th
April: Fri 12th
May: Fri 10th

We will look at a different crochet square in each class, 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 Sew Much to Do, 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.

Your finished blanket will measure approximately 100 x 130 cm and you will need up to 20 balls of yarn in total.

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;

[email protected]

Phone 01353 664000 to book your place.



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


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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