Workshops

Magic Loop Knitting Online

Saturday 3 October
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop those double-pointed pins! Magic Loop is a fab technique for using a long circular needle to work on something with a small circumference such as socks, sleeves and more! It is a really handy and versatile technique.

Materials Required:

  • 100grams of worsted or Aran weight wool
  • 5.0mm circular needle (80cm)
  • Stitch marker
  • Darning needle

You should already know how to knit and purl comfortably to get the most out of this workshop.

Please note this is an online workshop held on Zoom. You will be given the meeting details once you book your spot.

Book Your Spot Online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/magic-loop-online-saturday-3-october

Crochet Stitch Sampler (Beginners Welcome) ONLINE

Sunday 4 October
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop is a great chance for beginners to learn the basics of crochet, or for crocheters with a bit more experience to pick up some new stitches!
In this relaxed 2 hour workshop, you will learn at your own pace and have a chance to master some stitches to get you making some lovely projects at home.

Materials Required:

  • 1 or 2 balls of DK yarn
  • 5.0mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Skills required: None! 🙂 This workshop is suitable for total beginners, as well as more intermediate crocheters.

Please not this is an online workshop that will take place on Zoom. You will be given the meeting details after you book your spot.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/crochet-stitch-sampler-beinners-welcome-sunday-4-october

MYO Beeswax Wraps Class - Join the Zero Waste Revolution

Wednesday 7 October
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to make Beeswax Food Wraps and go home with a new skill, 3 wraps and feeling empowered to cut down on your plastic use.

What are beeswax food wraps?
They’re a natural eco-friendly alternative to cling film and tin foil for wrapping food, cheese, bread, covering bowls and jars. Perfect for school lunch boxes and food on the go. They keep food fresh, are naturally anti-bacterial, can be reused, refreshed and composted at end of life.
Your upcycled cotton wraps will be made using organic ingredients: beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

What will you do at the workshop?
We have done all the hard work so you don’t have to. Rose will guide you step-by-step through choosing fabric, the ingredients, applying the wax mixture, setting, finishing and maintenance. By the end of the workshop you’ll be making wraps like a pro. It’s learning in a social, fun and relaxing way with like-minded people.

Why take a beeswax wrap workshop?
If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, reduce waste to landfill, reduce chemical-laden plastic food packaging or looking for ways to become more zero waste then this is for you.

Rose has trained over 1000 people to make their own wraps with her tried and tested recipe and method. If you would like to arrange your own private group, she is happy to host groups of 6 – 12 people at her studio or will travel to you. Larger groups can be accommodated.
Lets banish cling film from the kitchen and benefit our health and the planet.
This is a fun and educational creative experience.

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-27913191099
or email slowagents@gmail.com

Gather and Woodcarving with Wieteke

Sunday 11 October
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk, gather, learn and carve your own crochet hook(s) with Wieteke on Sunday 11 October at 10am – 4pm.

Wieteke’s workshops are not average workshops. They take a little longer because Wieteke goes the extra mile by taking you into nature to cover the whole process from finding materials to finishing your product. While taking you into nature she’ll tell you beautiful stories, share knowledge about the flora and she will show you how you can collect the perfect wood yourself without harming nature.

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing

Sunday 11 October
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mindful Creativity for WellBeing

What is Dotty Art?
Dotty Art is all about relaxing, feeling good and enjoying yourself. It’s a gentle mindful practice that helps relieve worries, stress and anxiety giving wellbeing. Dot mark making to create images is a primitive art form rooted in tribal cultures across the world from Europe to Australia to Africa and still used today

What will I do at this class?
A gentle 5 minute meditation will set the mood; to give yourself the space to turn off your busy mind, let go and connect with your inner creative genius, Yes you do have one! You don’t need to be artistic, it’s all about getting into flow and we reckon you’ll be delighted with your creation.

The idea is not to think too much, it’s not about the outcome, it unfolds as you walkabout. Just take one step and see where it takes you. Choose your favourite colours and let the journey unfold as you lose yourself in the moment.

.Why take this class?
We welcome you and offer you a safe place for nurturing your intuitive process, this is both healing and beautiful.
You will leave with a new skill for relaxation, an uplifting sense of achievement, a quietened mind and an astonishing piece of upcycled art.

Booking for March https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/84290038775
Eventbrite bookings https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-ecoart-27913191099?aff=eand

Contact Rose on 07526605022 for group bookings and events

Furniture Painting Class - Upcycle Furniture and Mix your own Chalk Paint

Saturday 17 October
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Relax and have some creative fun with an old or unloved piece of furniture that’s needing a new look. Guidance from an experienced tutor through out.

Our furniture painting class is a great opportunity to relax and have some creative fun with an old or unloved piece of furniture that’s needing a new look. We reckon you’ll be amazed at what a lick of paint can do bring a piece back into style and make it lovable again!

You’ll be welcomed into our studio, a creative space with a friendly and supportive environment. We’ll guide you through the process of furniture painting, including giving you our hints and tips on the products that we prefer using, how to improve your brushwork and how to avoid and fix the common mistakes that happen when you’re painting furniture.

Please bring a small item of wooden furniture to paint or you can pre-order a piece for ÂŁ20 and we will source it for you e.g. a small side table, coffee table, magazine rack, dining chair, small cabinet or a stool.

What will you do in this class?
During the class, you’ll learn how to prepare your furniture for painting and about the different types of paints that can be used. You’ll mix up your own chalk paint and we’ll help you practice and refine your brush work skills.
You’ll learn the basic techniques required to achieve a clean, finished look for your furniture. For those interested in the shabby chic look, you’ll be shown how to distress your furniture and how to use two tones if you want to work with a couple of contrasting colours. If you want a more funky or retro look, we can show you how to use masking tape to create colourful designs.Finally you’ll finish and protect your furniture with a soft furniture wax or a varnish.

Why take the furniture painting class?
You’ll gain access to paints, brushes, waxes and varnishes and can experiment in a friendly and supportive environment. This is a relaxed and social class.
Learn from our experienced tutors knowledge, experience and helpful tips, including the most common mistakes and challenges that furniture painters face and how to fix them. Best of all you get to transform a transform a piece of your furniture and see how others transform their pieces too.

By the time you finish our furniture painting class, you’ll be fully equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently use the paints and waxes on your own to upcycle more furniture. Be warned… furniture painting is addictive!

Light refreshments will be provided on the day and you are welcome to share our vegan lunch for a small donation.
You’ll also be given the remainder of one small pot of chalk paint that you’ve mixed and instructions to take home with you. Join us and learn more about the art of upcycling!

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-27913191099

or email slowagents@gmail.com for more information and gift vouchers.

Fair Isle Knitting Online

Saturday 17 October
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this workshop we will learn Fair Isle knitting using Tin Can Knits Anthology cowl recipe. A great first project for those looking to try colour-work in their knitting. The pattern gives you the chance to experiment with different Fair Isle designs and colours which we’ll explore during the class. Please come to class having already cast-on and completed the ribbing section of the regular cowl so we can jump straight in to the Fair Isle portion and get creative!

Materials Required

  • 250 yards total Aran weight yarn (in 2 or more colours)
  • 4.0mm & 5.0mm circular needle (40cm)
  • Stitch markers

Please note you will have the cowl ribbing to complete as homework before the workshop, so you will be able to get straight to the Fair Isle in the workshop (the fun bit)!

Image © tincanknits

Book your spot: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/learn-fair-isle-online-saturday-17-october

Crochet Granny Squre Online (Beginners Welcome)

Sunday 18 October
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Beginners Welcome!

In this workshop we will be mastering the Granny Square – something that never goes out of fashion! Perfect if you are interested in making patchwork items such as blankets.

A fun workshop for anyone interesting in learning how to crochet! Suitable for beginners, whether you have never picked up a hook before, or just want to try something new.

In this relaxed 2 hour workshop you will learn how to:

  • Make a basic Granny Square
  • Hold and use a crochet hook
  • Follow a basic pattern
  • Change colours

Materials Required:

  • DK Yarn (2-3 colours)
  • Crochet hook – Size 4mm or 5mm
  • Scissors

Please note this is an online workshop run on Zoom. You will be given the meeting details after you book your spot.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/crochet-granny-square-sunday-18-october

MYO Beeswax Wraps Class - Join the Zero Waste Revolution

Wednesday 21 October
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to make Beeswax Food Wraps and go home with a new skill, 3 wraps and feeling empowered to cut down on your plastic use.

What are beeswax food wraps?
They’re a natural eco-friendly alternative to cling film and tin foil for wrapping food, cheese, bread, covering bowls and jars. Perfect for school lunch boxes and food on the go. They keep food fresh, are naturally anti-bacterial, can be reused, refreshed and composted at end of life.
Your upcycled cotton wraps will be made using organic ingredients: beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

What will you do at the workshop?
We have done all the hard work so you don’t have to. Rose will guide you step-by-step through choosing fabric, the ingredients, applying the wax mixture, setting, finishing and maintenance. By the end of the workshop you’ll be making wraps like a pro. It’s learning in a social, fun and relaxing way with like-minded people.

Why take a beeswax wrap workshop?
If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, reduce waste to landfill, reduce chemical-laden plastic food packaging or looking for ways to become more zero waste then this is for you.

Rose has trained over 1000 people to make their own wraps with her tried and tested recipe and method. If you would like to arrange your own private group, she is happy to host groups of 6 – 12 people at her studio or will travel to you. Larger groups can be accommodated.
Lets banish cling film from the kitchen and benefit our health and the planet.
This is a fun and educational creative experience.

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-27913191099
or email slowagents@gmail.com

Learn to Spin Wool

Sunday 25 October
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Learn to spin and ply in a half a day workshop with Debbie Zawinski (aka The Feral Spinner) author of the book In the Footsteps of Sheep. Using the simplest of tools, you will learn to spin with a spinning stick, the Feral Spinner way! You will go home with a small skein of yarn at the end of the workshop.

There will be a 30 minute break in the middle of he class if you would like to bring a packed lunch.

All materials supplied with the workshop. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a new technique!

All workshops are held in my dye studio (which is near the shop). After booking you will be emailed with the details on how to access the building. Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/collections/workshops/products/learn-to-spin-sunday-25-october

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