march 2015


Happy Chinese New Year of the Sheep

We hope this year brings you health, wealth and happiness from all of us at Beetlefelt.

Spinning with Dee Sayce

Learn to spin on a drop spindle and spinning wheel. This workshop is suitable for beginners and the next workshop is on Saturday 16th May, 10am-2pm.
Introduction to Spinning Workshop

Join the Art Yarn spinning workshop to expand your knowledge and develop new techniques including making slubs, adding beads, core-spinning, overspinning. We will also spin and ply a variety of fibres, fabrics and other materials together to create interesting textured and colourful yarns. The next workshop is on Saturday 18th April, 10am-2pm and again on Sunday 19th July, 10am-2pm.
Art Yarn Workshop


Photos from the January Introduction to Spinning workshop

CrochetCrochet with Lisa Henderson

Make your own gloves at our *NEW* Fingerless Crochet Gloves Workshop. Lisa will show you step by step how to make these beautiful fingerless gloves, using one of her own designs.
Crochet Fingerless Gloves Workshop

Learn to crochet and complete your projects whilst drinking and eating cake with others at the Cosy Crochet Club. Every Friday 7-9pm, you can drop in or pay for a series of four workshops for £28.
Cosy Crochet Club


Photos from the December Crochet workshops

Sewing Surgery Workshops with Carol Mowl

Do you need help to understand paper patterns, how to hem, stitch seams, fastenings and make bags? Then this is the class for you.
Learn basic sewing machine skills whilst making a reversible tote bag. Thread up your machine, get the correct tension and use straight stitch and machine zig-zag. Follow a paper pattern, lay out the pattern and cut it out. Learn methods of fastenings; zips, buttons, poppers and studs.

We always have such fun creating garments and bags and now we have the added bonus of discussing the ins and outs of the Sewing Bee. I am very impressed by the male role models on the Sewing Bee and I am looking forward to the next episode. Sewing every Thursday 10-12pm and 7-9pm Sewing.Surgery Workshops


Photos from the 2015 daytime and evening sewing workshops

Inkle weavingWeaving with Carol Mowl and Dee Sayce

We have organised lots of weaving workshops for 2015 including more inkle loom weaving and a three day weaving workshop on Tuesday 21st July-Thursday 23rd July.

Weaving Workshops

At the tapestry weaving workshop the sun shone on us whilst we concentrated on creating beautiful tapestries.

Tapestry weaving

Photos from the February Tapestry workshop

Dates for your Diary 

Wonderwool Wales - Festival of Welsh Wool, 25th-26th April 2015

Woolfest - at Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ, Friday 26 June 10am-6pm and Saturday 27 June 10am-5pm

Regular Events

Rag Bags

On the last Sunday of the month at the ‘Nip and Tipple’ pub. Rag rugging projects and try out different techniques to recycle rags into beautiful things. If you would like to be kept informed about this get together, then email Rag Bags in the subject line to;

Chorlton Knits
The first and third Thursday, 6-8pm. Friendly and informal group of knitters. Back at the Lloyds now. Facebook page: ChorlltonKnits.



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