The Yarn Cake’s beginner classes, both knitting and crochet, will take you from the very basics right through to the main techniques, by exploring a different, simple project each week. By the end of the four week block, you’ll have all the skills necessary to tackle your own projects, as well as four completed items. All course materials are provided, and we offer a 10% discount for any purchases made while attending a class. We’ll also have tea and cake for you during the class. Maximum class size is 8.
Our advanced classes will give you a good foundation on the subject, generally covering basic techniques, a selection of patterns, tips and tricks and help with fixing mistakes as they occur. Advanced classes have a maximum class size of 6 and the course fee includes all handouts and patters, tea and cake and a 10% discount on any purchases made on the night.
All our classes run on Wednesday evenings, from 6.30 to 9pm. The teaching space is fully accessible and we can accommodate most food intolerances with a bit of notice!
Our tutor, Maria Bierbaum-Williams, has been an avid knitter and crocheter for over a decade – and has been teaching both for many years. She comes from a teaching background and takes great pride in developing tailor made courses for every class. She also designs patterns and has twice placed in the Glasgow School of Yarn design competition.
An Introduction to Cabled Knitting - March 21st - £30 - SPACES AVAILABLE
In this lesson you will look at different cable pattern swatches, discuss techniques used and levels of difficulty. You will learn and practice different patterns as you knit. Different techniques and ways to fix mistakes will be discussed.
An Introduction to Sock Knitting - March 28th - £30 - FULLY BOOKED!
You’ll make a mini sock as a decoration or keyring charm, which will contain all the techniques you’ll need for a full size sock including working in the round, short rows and tips on how to adapt a pattern for the perfect fit.
Beginner Crochet - Four Weeks - April 18th to May 9th - £115
This course will cover everything from basic granny squares to complex mandalas, teaching you the basics of crochet, how to read patterns and all the skills you need going forward. To help you practice new techniques, you'll have a small project to complete every week, meaning you'll have a selection of finished objects to show off your new skills by the end of the course
Finishing Techniques - May 16th - £30
This class will teach you various techniques to give your knitted items that professional finish, from sewing up to weaving in and blocking. In order to practice, you will need an unfinished project (blanket squares, a garment, etc) or to complete our demo pattern of a teddy bear's cardigan prior to the class.
Beginner Knitting - Four Weeks - May 23rd to June 13th - £115
This course will cover everything from stocking stitch mug hugs to textured baby bootees, teaching you the basics of knitting, how to read patterns and all the skills you need going forward. To help you practice new techniques, you'll have a small project to complete every week, meaning you'll have a selection of finished objects to show off your new skills by the end of the course.
Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. We can also take payment over the phone, so don’t worry of you can’t come in. Prices include tuition, handouts including patterns, materials (for beginner classes only), a 10% discount on relevant purchases on the night and tea and cake. A 100% payment is required at registration. A full refund for cancellations can only be made if we can fill the space.
Pop into the shop at 148 Queen Margaret Drive or give us a phone on 0141 946 5305 for details.