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Classes at The Woolpatch
All our classes run on Saturdays.  Some are advertised classes with chosen dates, others are bespoke private classes arranged by you.

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Bespoke Class Booking

A bespoke class has been arranged. Arrange yours now - contact us!

Come Bye and Craft

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!

Machine embroidery workshop using soluble fabric

In this workshop you will use two soluble fabrics. Aqua bond and Romeo. The aqua bond has a sticky surface into which a collage of sheer fabrics, yarns and ribbons are arranged. This is sealed by laying the Romeo over the top. Free machine embroidery is then used to outline the shapes and link them.

Bespoke Saturday Classes at The Woolpatch
If you want to learn a new craft or a specific skill then get in touch.  We can organise this for a Saturday morning, afternoon or the whole day! We do bespoke classes for just one person or a group up to 6. Take a look at the skills/techniques that we offer and get in contact and we'll teach you!

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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.