Shiny new classes

Sarah and I have been brainstorming lately in order to bring you the very best exciting new classes at the Sheep Shop this summer term.

So, without further ado, (maybe a small drumroll….) here they are:

Freeform Crochet – Saturday 16th May, 10-1pm, £25

In this class we’ll be exploring shaping techniques, both flat and 3D, that free you from patterns and allow you to create anything your mind can imagine. You can apply these tools to anything from art, to motifs to clothing and accessories.


crochet art

Examples of free form crochet from my students.

Crochet Shawls Day, Saturday 18th July, 10am-4pm, £55 (including book)

A whole day of getting to grips with one or more of the shawl shapes from my upcoming book. Whether you have never made a shawl before or you want to be guided through designing your own there is something for every level on this class.


teeny shawls pic

A sneak preview of the 6 shawls from the book – Photo by Kat Goldin.

Knitting Surgery, Saturday 4th July, 10am-1pm, £25.

Have you ever finished a garment and realised it’s too short, too long or too tight on the underarm? Want to learn how to get more life out of knits for children? Do you have worn patches that need repairing? Got a sweater that is beautiful but that just doesn’t fit? In this class we will cover how to modify knits after they are finished by knitting and grafting in new sections.It is make do and mend at its finest!

As well as these new classes I’ll also be running some old favourites again this summer:

Beginners crochet, 28th March OR Saturday June 20th, 1.45pm, 4.45pm. £25 – our ever popular beginners class, get started with a new hobby, the easy way.

Vintage Crochet Edgings, Saturday 18th April, 10am-1pm, £25 –  this class sold out at Unravel 2015

Crochet Granny Squares and Beyond, Saturday 18th April, 1.45pm, 4.45pm. £25 – always a favourite, get that blanket on the go ready for next winter (or maybe summer picnics if you work quickly!)

How to follow crochet patterns, written and charted, Saturday 16th May, 1.45pm, 4.45pm. £25 – such an important skill!

Made to Measure, Saturday June 20th, 10am – 1pm, £25 – I think this is one of my favourite classes for changing peoples knitting and crochet lives!

First Steps in Lace Knitting, Saturday 4th July, 1.45pm, 4.45pm. £25 – master the beauty of lace.


If you are near to Cambridge, you are in luck. But if you aren’t, why not consider taking a class around a weekend break – our beautiful city is at its best in the spring and summer. The Sheep Shop is just a short stroll from a travelodge, which is also  very convenient for town.

There are more details about all of these classes on The Sheep Shop website and to book any of these classes please call the shop on 01223 311268.