Craft Workshop Information

Knitting
Knitting

Starting in February this year the UK Waldorf Handwork Community will be offering a series of Handwork courses based at Steiner House. The aim of the courses is to share knowlege of traditional craft skills and give confidence and inspiration, sewing a few seeds that have the potential to flourish and grow.

In these courses, you will develop skills, knowlege and expertise in various crafts.

The courses will be run by qualified Steiner Handwork Teachers, and follow the wonderful traditions of Handwork Teaching within Waldorf education.

Short Handcraft Courses 

Course 1 : FairIsle Hat Knitting for beginners

Skills needed: Basic knitting skills including casting on and off, and knit and purl stitches.

Tutor: Cecilie Telle

Course content: 

Write and design a simple pattern for a hat

Design your own FairIsle pattern

Knit in the round using circular needles, and double pointed needles

Knit a simple fairisle pattern using two or more colours

Possibility of learning continental style knitting

Learn how to decrease in different styles

Dates: Tuesday evenings: February 3rd, 10th, 24th

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

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Course 2 : Sock knitting for beginners

Skills needed: Basic knitting skills including casting on and off, and knit and purl stitches.

Tutor: Cecilie Telle

Course content: 

Learn to read a simple sock pattern

Knit using double pointed needles

Colour work

Decrease/increase

Shaping

Pick up stitches

Possibility of continental style knitting

Some homework required

Dates: Tuesday evenings, March 3rd, 10th, 17th.

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

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Course 3 : Introduction to Crochet

Skills needed: none

Tutor: Cecilie Telle

Course content: 

Learn basic chain stitch, double/half treble and treble crochet stitches

Crochet flat/round

Colour work

Decrease/increase

Shaping

Small seasonal projects

Some homework may be required

Dates: Tuesday evenings, March 24th, 31st. April 14th

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

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Course 4 : Introduction to Wet Felting

Skills needed: none

Tutor: Susanna Wallace

Course content: 

Flat felting

Shaped felting

3d Felting

Small seasonal projects

Potential of some dry needle felting

Dates: Tuesday evenings, April 21st, 28th, May 5th

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Venue: Steiner House, London

8 Places available on each short course

P rice for Short Courses: £84, All materials included

More courses to be announced

Dates: May 12th 19th. June 2nd

June : 9th, 16th 23rd

June: 30th. July7th, 14th

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6 Month Handcraft Course

We will start with knitting, slowly working our way through the curriculum, looking at crochet, embroidery, felting and cross stitch. We will make small seasonal projects as we go along, and find ways to create beautiful and useful contemporary products using traditional techniques, and old wisdom.

Dates: Thursdays

February: 5th, 12th, 26th

March: 5th, 12th, 19th

April: 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th

May: 7th, 14th, 21st

June: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

July: 2nd, 9th

Times:

6.30-8.30pm

Venue: Steiner House, London

8 Places available

 Skills required: None

Price: £504 for 18 double sessions, all materials included.

One to one tuition is also available.

Dates may be subject to change.

To book a place or for more information please contact :     info@cecilietelle.com