workshops

workshops with beautiful fierce  2017

Crochet

Beginners crochet workshop -Basics

Sunday 22nd Oct and 29th October    10-12.30pm

Cast Off Collective, 395 Sydney Rd, Balgowlah

If you are new to crochet or need a refresher, then this is the class for you. We will cover the basics including chain, double crochet, half treble and treble stitches. You will learn how to decode a pattern and combine the different stitches. Suitable for absolute beginners as well as anyone who just wants to revisit the basics before moving onto learning some new skills. 

With this new 2 day version of our popular beginner's class you will get the opportunity to go home and practice your new skills for a week before returning the following Sunday to polish your skills and clear up anything you're finding tricky! We understand that some people may not be able to make both days so you are able to book only one day - however we highly recommend that you book both days in order to get the most out of this course.

Please bring along to class :  crochet hook size 5.50, 6 or 6.50 , wool preferably 10/12 ply and light coloured. Alternatively you can purchase these items in store when you arrive.

Prerequisites : none

Sign up here https://www.castoffcollective.com.au/collections/workshops

 

 Crochet 102- Bowls and balls

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017        10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cast Off Collective, 395 Sydney Rd, Balgowlah

Learn how to crochet a bowls and balls. These can be personalised with stripes or pattern to make beautiful Christmas baubles. Skills covered include how to read a pattern, schematics and changing colours. Suitable for for those at an intermediate level.

Please bring along to class : selection of wool and suitably sized hook with which you are comfortable working. Alternatively you can purchase these items in store when you arrive.

Prerequisite : have completed crochet basics or know how to chain, double crochet, treble crochet 

Sign up here https://www.castoffcollective.com.au/collections/workshops

 

Crochet 102- Motifs

Saturday, Oct 28, 2017        1- 3:30 pm

Cast Off Collective, 395 Sydney Rd, Balgowlah

Learn how to crochet circular motifs to create flowers & snowflakes. Skills covered include how to read a pattern, schematics and changing colours. Suitable for beginners with basic stitch knowledge as well as those at an intermediate level.

Please bring along to class : selection of wool and suitably sized hook with which you are comfortable working. Alternatively you can purchase these items in store when you arrive.

Prerequisite : have completed crochet basics or know how to chain, double crochet, treble crochet

Sign up here https://www.castoffcollective.com.au/collections/workshops

Crochet 102- Edges and Trims

Saturday, Oct 28, 2017        4- 6:30 pm

Cast Off Collective, 395 Sydney Rd, Balgowlah

Learn how to crochet edgings separately or straight onto your project. Skills covered include how to read a pattern, schematic and combine stitches. Suitable for beginners with basic stitch knowledge as well as those at an intermediate level. 

Please bring along to class : selection of wool and suitably sized hook with which you are comfortable working. Alternatively you can purchase these items in store when you arrive.

Sign up here https://www.castoffcollective.com.au/collections/workshops

 

Embroidery

Beginners embroidery workshop 

Sunday Nov 5th 10-12.30pm

Cast Off Collective, 395 Sydney Rd, Balgowlah

 

Drawing with thread...

Learn the basics of hand embroidery, building layers of texture with needle and thread using simple stitches as a way of mark making.

We will cover basic hand embroidery stitches - running stitch, stem ( or outline) stitch, french knots, seed stitch, chain stitch and whatever else we can fit in :-) 

Also, learn about fabric, thread, needles and the basics of how to get a design onto the fabric and basic preparation of fabric

Emphasis will be on learning to 'play" with the stitches and mark making (not getting too hung up on getting it perfect!) - we will experiment with the Japanese approach to Boro textiles where mending and patchwork techniques are used to extend the life of worn out and used materials. Boro textiles reflect the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi where the imperfections, marks of use and age as well as the unfinished are considered part of the inherent beauty of an object.

All materials supplied. You will be supplied with an embroidery kit (to keep) - needles, thread, wooden hoop and fabric. There will be loads of fabric to play with on the day as well as lots of thread options.

Prerequisites : none

Knit

Beginners knit workshop Stage 1

TBA

 

In this class we will learn how to cast on and how to do basic knit and purl stitches. We will also learn to cast off and how to understand a basic pattern.

 

Knit102

TBA

 

Prerequisites: Knitting Beginners Stage 1 or equivilant knowledge/skills (ability to knit and purl)

In this class we will move on from basic stocking/stockinette stitch and learn how to combine the two to make various stitch patterns such as moss stitch, rib stitch, simple eyelet lace. Time permitting we will touch on increasing and decreasing as well. 

 

 

 
 
 
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