Creative Class Classes

Beginners Knitting Knit a Hat Class at Nancys
BEGINNERS KNITTING – KNIT A HAT

Take your knitting skills to the next level and learn to knit in the round! You will be provided with a Basic Hats for Everyone Pattern that you will use again and again, year after year. It will offer the choice of four hat styles: rolled brim, garter stitch brim, ribbed brim and ear flap; and is sized to fit just about everyone: babies, uncles, and grandmas. It is also basic enough for learning all the fundamentals of knitting in the round!
Tutor Mary Self
Date Wed June 13, 20
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $80 + materials

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Beginners Knitting Knit a Scarf Class at Nancys
BEGINNERS KNITTING – KNIT A SCARF

Go from novice to knitter in this 2-session class! Along the way, you will discover the fun and fascination of knitting, while creating your very own hand knit scarf.
You will learn the key knitting stitches, knit and purl to add texture, and how to change colours with confidence.
Tutor Mary Self
Date Mon Apr 16, 23
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $80 + materials

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BYO Crochet Class at Nancys
BYO CROCHET CLUB

For more experienced crocheters who want to try some more ambitious projects and may need help along the way. This could be using a pattern you've come across or inspiration images you have found to create something from scratch.
Alana would like to meet with you before the class to work out what you want to do. She will then be able to guide you through the project.
Tutor Alana Cooper
Date Mon Mar 5, Apr 9, May 7,
Jun 11, Jul 2, Aug 6, Sep 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $25 per session + materials
$200 for season ticket

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Crochet Afghan
CROCHET AFGHAN CLASS

CROCHET AFGHAN
For beginners. Learn basic crochet techniques to make a traditional granny square. In the second class you will learn alternative layouts and how to join your squares to make a blanket.
Tutor Alana Cooper
Date Thu Apr 5, 12 or
Thu Aug 16, 23
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $80 + materials

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HOME SWEET HOME SEWING BOX CLASS
HOME SWEET HOME SEWING BOX CLASS

The Home Sweet Home book from Country Bumpkin is so popular that we have decided to run another class on how to make it and its accessories. In this class, you will be encouraged to make your own choices of threads using what you already have, or to develop your own colour scheme in a variety of threads. If you would like to make the sewing box bigger than the sample, Barbara will be able to help you scale it. Barbara has superb finishing and construction skills to assist you in the construction of your box. The book is included in the class price, however if you already have it the class price will be discounted.
So if you have put the project on your wish list, or in fact started it and want further encouragement, this is the class for you!
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Mar 3, 24, May 12, 26. Jun 30, Sep 1, Oct 6
Time 10:30 – 12:30pm
Price $329 (includes $49 for book) + materials

If you already have the book please put a comment in the Special Requests Box

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Knit Night
KNIT NIGHT

Join us for Knit Night! Gather around our shop table with other local fiber lovers, and knit whatever's on your needles, chat about all things knitting, and get to know each other. Mary will be hosting a Knit Night on the last Monday of the month. New knitters can be taught.
You can work on your own projects and get help from Mary.
All knitting levels are welcome!
There is a one off session price, or you can get a discounted season ticket for the whole year.
Tutor Mary Self
Date Mon Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 30, May 28, Jun 25, Jul 30, Aug 27, Sep 24, Oct 29, Nov 26
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $25 per session + materials
$200 for season ticket

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Master Toe Up Socks Class at Nancys
MASTER TOE UP SOCKS CLASS

Have you knitted your first pair of socks and would like to learn alternative techniques? In this class you will knit a toe up sock and learn how to turn a heel without picking up stitches.
Abbey has published her own sock patterns on Ravelry and will have lots of hints and tips along the way to creating the perfect sock.
Tutor Abbey Morris
Date Thu Sep 6, 13
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or
Date Sat Sep 8, 15
Time 10:30 – 12:30pm
Price $80 + materials

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Modern Mending Class at Nancys
MODERN MENDING CLASS

Join in the 'fashion revolution' or 'slow stitch' movement and learn some easy ways to mend your clothes with decorative techniques that become a feature. You will learn a variety of patching and stitching techniques, including some simple embroidery stitches to extend the life of your favourite items of clothing.
There will be mending tools available for you to use in the class. You can choose to practice by creating a Modern Mending Sampler to hang on the wall.
Tutor Anna Hicks
Date Tue Apr 3, 17, May 1
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $120 + materials

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Crochet Club
MOTIF CROCHET CLUB

For beginners and more experienced crocheters who want to share skills or need some help along the way.
Using the book Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs by Edi Eckman, Alana will pick a motif each month to explore a new technique.
You might like some of the blocks so much they may grow into an afghan blanket of their own.
The book is included in the season ticket price.
Tutor Alana Cooper
Date Thu Feb 22, Mar 29, Apr 26, May 31, June 28,, July 26, Aug 30, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $25 per session + materials
$220 for season ticket (with book)

If you already have the book please put a comment in the Special Requests Box

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Are you a member of our Friends of Nancys loyalty club? If so, see here for your discount voucher code.
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My First Socks Class at Nancys
MY FIRST SOCKS CLASS

This is a first time sock knitting class for students that already know how to knit and purl. In the first session you will be taught how to do the Magic Loop technique using circular needles to knit a tube while putting in the scrap yarn for an after-thought heel. In the second session you will learn to create the heel and toe. You will also learn Kitchener stitch to give a perfect finish for the toe.
Abbey is a published pattern designer who will have lots of hints and tips to share with you.
Tutor Abbey Morris
Date Thu May 17, 31
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or
Date Sat May 19, June 2
Time 10:30 – 12:30pm
Price $80 + materials

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Night before Christmas Class
NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS CLASS

For beginners. Make felt Christmas decorations including a mouse, an embroidered heart and a New Zealand bird (or two). Simple embroidery stitches will be covered and you can get as intricate as you like with the embellishments and beading.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Thur Nov 15, 22, 29
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm Price $120 + materials

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Shopping Bag Class
SHOPPING BAG CLASS

Make a quilted patchwork bag using scraps, quilt fabric sample squares or a single piece of fabric you really like. This class is suitable for beginners who will learn how to quilt using a walking foot and how to make a quilt binding.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Sun July 15
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $120 + materials

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Smocking
SMOCKING

For beginners or those who would like to further their smocking skills. You will make a traditional smocked dress for a little girl. You will learn how to pull up the pleats with a pleating machine and learn the smocking stitches. If you have completed the smocking by the third lesson, you will begin the construction of the garment.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat May 26, Jun 9, 16, 23, 30
Time 1 – 3pm
Price $200 + materials

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Sophie Standing Class at Nancys
SOPHIE STANDING CLASS

Sophie Standing is a British born artist who has lived in Africa for 15 years. She produces her art by combining printed appliqued fabrics while defining her work with creative free flowing free motion embroidery. Sophie loves to use colours and patterns and often includes some Kaffe Fassett fabric to give her that signature wow factor in her designs.
The details of the animals, fauna and landscape are created by sewing with different coloured threads only. Best known for her African animals Sophie has chosen a New Zealand theme for her workshop at Nancys.
The Tui is a wonderful subject for this four day workshop. The shape and textures of the bird will give you the opportunity to try out and learn the numerous thread painting techniques that Sophie uses when she is creating her textile art.
Sophie will give students pretty much full reign to choose their own fabric bits ….be it Kaffe, 40’s chintz, florals or maybe even some Tula pink. But she will guide each of you in being selective with your colour palate, to choose wisely when combining your textures and patterns for the best shading, shape and those little design areas.
You will learn how to transfer the image onto your pre painted background fabric using a template and then how to arrange the chosen fabrics in a specific way for the appliqué of this bird.
Although every student’s piece will look different given the individual fabric choices and colours, Sophie will work through the brief with the whole class, step by step teaching you the thread painting skills and techniques she has mastered over the years.
There will be some preparation prior to the class.
Tutor Sophie Standing
Date Sat – Tue Sep 1, 2, 3, 4
Time 9am – 5pm
Price $1100 + materials

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Note: There is no FON Discount on this class

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Underneath the Sea Class at Nancys
UNDERNEATH THE SEA CLASS

Learn how to draw with the sewing machine to create free machine embroidered corals, seeweeds and jellyfish.
Discover the lacy effects that can be achieved with water washaway fabric. Examine the merits of tear away, wash away and heat away stabilisers.
These could be free hanging, or can be attached to a background embroidery or quilt.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Sat July 21
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $120 + materials

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Weaving 101 Class
WEAVING 101 CLASS

For beginners. Weaving workshop – weave yourself a beautiful scarf!
Learn how to weave amazing projects on the Rigid Heddle loom. This type of loom is an easy and fast way to weave your personalized fabric. On the first day of the workshop you will learn about the loom and how to warp it with the easy direct warping method. On the second day, you will start weaving an amazing scarf in the colours of your choice. For this workshop you don’t need to have any prior weaving experience, you just need to bring your choice of yarn (you also have the choice of purchasing some of Nancy's amazing selection of yarn). The yarn for this project will need to be 8 ply and you will need around 200 grams for this project.
We will have some Ashford Knitting looms available for you to try in class.
Tutor Cris Mirkin
Date Sun Apr 15, 22 or
Date Sun Oct 28, Nov 4
Time 11 – 3pm
Price $160 + materials

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