Sally’s Knitting & Crochet Group
Suitable for beginners to advanced in knitting and crochet. Be part of a group and get one to one supervision and help in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Participants learn at their own pace while completing their own personal projects.
Participants will learn the basics and then they can decide on their own projects that they bring to the group and complete with the help of the tutor and other participants
The group has been running for five years. Each class lasts for 2 hours and members come and go in their own time. Over the period of the group members have created many beautiful pieces, hat’s, scarves, shawls, ponchos, cushions, children’s clothes and intricate lace pieces and Christmas Decorations. As a group the members also created garments for Angel Boxes which are given to parents of babies who were stillborn and these were presented to Laura McCready who was collecting them for the Neo-natal units in various hospitals.
The group is open to both men and women and they meet in the Finn Valley Centre every Friday morning from 10.30am-12.30pm
All styles and levels catered for and the class also gives participants the opportunity to ask questions about the various knitting styles, particularly in Aran work.
Contact Sally on 087/6120226
What can you learn in this class?
Cast on and off stitches in crochet and knitting
Plain/purl and stitches in knitting
Double and treble crochet stitches, post stitch in crochet
Finding a suitable pattern for your level and how to use it as well as lists of useful websites for knitting and crochet.
Handout of beginner crochet stitches.
Aran, moss, diamond and cable stitches in knitting
Lace work, Garments in crochet
4 Needle work e.g. Knitting socks
Using a circular needle
Testimonials from class participants
“What I enjoy about the crochet classes is learning a new skill, having new projects each week to have a go at, chatting with the ladies who attend & having a laugh at some of our disasters”. Avril Salter
“When I joined the group I had very little knowledge of crocheting but as Sally says “It is so easy” and so it is when she explains it. I look forward to going every week as there is such ‘craic’ with the group”. Voy Rodgers
“I had just been knitting for less than a year when I joined Sally’s knitting class. Until then, I had only knitted basic hats and scarfs for family only but with Sally’s help, expertise, encouragement and patience I gained the confidence to take the next step, learning to read patterns! After that, I soon found myself knitting blankets, cardigans and booties and I haven’t stopped since! I’ve been counting down the weeks till the classes start again to catch up with group and see what projects Sally has in store for us to complete this year”. Tina O’Loughlin
“I really enjoy the knitting classes run by Sally, learning new techniques, learning to read patterns and giving me the confidence to try new projects. I’m looking forward to getting back in September to catch up with the group again and meet some new faces”. Helen O Loughlin