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Classes at The Woolpatch
We offer a wide variety of classes at The Woolpatch.  Some are advertised classes with chosen dates, others are bespoke classes arranged by you.  Current upcoming classes are;
Day workshop: A fun and creative way to get started or improve your free machine embroidery skills.

Cost: £ 45.00
A social session on a Saturday at the Scout Hut in Long Melford! This month we have special demonstrations by Dorothy Ronaldson on Free Motion Embroidery!

Cost: £ 7.00

Up Coming Events At A Glance

Brooch Making

Day workshop: A fun and creative way to get started or improve your free machine embroidery skills.

Bespoke Classes at The Woolpatch

When booking a class how often is it that the day, date or time just isn't convenient? I've seen many classes that I want to do but I can't make the day and there is never the same class on a different day!  It's incredibly frustrating.
If there is a class you like but can't make the day or time, or you want to learn a new craft or a specific skill and there isn't a class advertised then email The Woolpatch and we'll arrange one for you.  We do bespoke classes for just one person or a group up to 4. t is that simple!  As they say you don't ask you don't get!
Email the Woolpatch:
What we offer at The Woolpatch
: Learning the basics, Learning new stitches, reading patterns, Making cushions, granny squares, garments in Crochet etc.

Patchwork: Piecing, Making blocks, Basting, Binding, Using a Rotary Cutter etc

Sewing: Get to know your sewing machine, winding the bobbin and generally getting confident with your machine.

Lampshade Making: Make different size lampshades for your house out of fabric.

Cyanotype Printing: Learn this old style printing technique using the sun and UV light.  

Irene & Mandy
Knitting: Learning to Knit from the start, casting on, learning new stitches, reading patterns, casting off, cable, fairisle, intarsia, sewing up techniques etc. 

What does the Skill Level Mean on each class?

As you know Baabara is our wonderful Woolpatch mascot and is the logo of our shop.  We use Baabara to show the skill level required in order to take each class. As you can imagine, trying to teach a class where students are all at different skill levels can result in students not getting value for money. Therefore we try to make it clear what skill level is needed for each class so similar progress can be made together and everyone can complete.  
Baabara not showing at all (greyed out) = Any skill level is welcome.

Classes rated with 1 Baabara will be about learning the basic skills of that craft.  Holding a knitting needle for example, how to stitch two pieces of fabric together and make a seam etc.

2 Baabaras = there is some skill already there.  For example, maybe you can knit and pearl but that's it. Maybe you can chain stitch in crochet.  Classes with a 2 Baabara rating tend to be about building on the basic skills you already posess in that craft.

3 Baabaras = classes with a 3 Baabara rating mean that you can go straight in and 'make something', presuming you have the skills in that craft. The tutor may build on your techniques to help you complete a project. 

4 Baabaras =  you are nearly an expert in the craft for this class.  This class helps you to learn expert techniques.  For example learning to do Fair Isle or learning to make a bag with pockets and lining. To take a class with 4 Baabaras you need to have a high level of skill in the craft already.

This is class for experts in the craft.