It's great to be back with our friendly in-person programme of woolly workshops aimed at experienced crafters, complete beginners and those in between.  We really hope you'll be able to come and enjoy them.

To book, visit or telephone the Liskeard Tourist Information Centre in Forresters Hall in Pike Street, PL14 3JE (with the museum) 01579 349148

You can pay by cash or card.

To download the leaflet with information on all the workshops click here

All the workshops will be held at the Liskerrett Centre.  For a map and more information click here.

Introduction to Filet Crochet

Tutor: Sioux Legg

Try your hand at creating beautiful, vintage fillet crochet. In the morning you will practice the pattern with DK yarn and a 4mm hook. In the afternoon refine your skills using size 10 crochet cotton and a 2mm hook which will both be supplied.

Suitable for: Anyone with basic crochet skills.

Materials needed: DK yarn, 4mm crochet hook.

10.00-4.00

Monday 3rd October

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £34

Stranded colour work

Tutor: Anniken Allis


Do you want to learn how to knit stranded colour work (fair isle) or do you already know the technique but need more practice? This class is perfect for you. You will learn to knit with one colour in each hand, how to strand the colours correctly, achieve perfect floats, how to read a chart, how to knit in the round and other tricks and tips.

You will get a choice of two patterns to take home.

Suitable for: Confident basic knitting skills: cast on, cast off, knit, purl

Materials needed: Small amounts of two colours 4ply, 3.25mm 60-80cm long circular knitting needles OR Small amounts of two colours dk yarn, 4mm 60-80cm long circular knitting needles.  Knitting notions (scissors, sewing needle, stitch markers

10am – 12.30pm

Tuesday 4th October

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £17

Introduction to hand spinning

Tutor: Eileen McTague

Come and join me to learn about preparing fleece and fibre, try some carding and learn to make your own yarn using a top whorl drop spindle. This is a fun, low-cost and portable way to spin.

Wool fibre will be provided. Spare tools will be available for you to use, but if you have your own carders or hand spindle please feel free to bring them along.

Suitable for: beginners

Materials needed: Wool fibre will be provided. Spare tools are available for you to use, but if you have your own carders or hand spindle please bring them along.  Large knitting needles (eg 10-12 mm)

1.30-4.00

Tuesday 4th October

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £13

Woollen vs worsted spinning

Tutor: Amanda Hannaford

Explanation of the differences between the two spinning extremes.  Hand carding for perfect rolags and spinning them with an English woollen longdraw. Hand combing and spinning worsted.

Suitable for: intermediate spinners

Materials needed: Each student will need a spinning wheel in good working order (there won’t be time in class to sort out non-functioning wheels). Students should bring at least two empty bobbins, and a skeiner or niddy-noddy would also be useful, plus a notebook and pencil.  Students will also need hand carders, flick carders and wool combs if they own them (but don’t go out and buy them specially – some will be provided for use in class)

Wednesday 5th October

10.00am-4pm

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £29

Mitred square knitting

Tutor: Anniken Allis

In this workshop you will learn how to knit my Squares bag and also how to use mitred squares to knit cushions and blankets or other items. Learn how to knit single mitred squares and how to add mitred squares to an existing square (including how to pick up stitches and cast on stitches at the beginning of a row) as well as how to assemble the Squares bag. You will be given the Squares pattern to take home.

Suitable for: Beginner knitters who can cast on, cast off and knit.

Materials needed: 4ply yarn and 3.25mm knitting needles OR Dk yarn and 4mm knitting needles. Knitting notions (scissors, sewing needle, stitch markers (optional)

Thursday 6th October

10am-12-30pm

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £16

Needle Felting for Beginners

Tutor: Kay Walker

Aimed at beginners, Kay will teach you the basics of using types of wool and tools and their applications. You'll make one or more small animals to take home.  

Suitable for: Everyone

Materials needed: All provided. Kay will also have kits/supply bags to purchase.  Please don’t wear best clothes – you may get fluffy.

Thursday 6th October

1.30-4.00

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £19

Spinning Fancy Yarns

Tutor: Amanda Hannaford

We will be working with combed tops dyed -locks and drumcarded batts. Core-spun yarn is the perfect technique to show off the luscious colours in striped or space-dyed top, locks and art batts, and those same tops with just a bit of extra know-how can create a very stable slubbed single.

You will then be able to combine these elements to create bulky textured yarns, spirals, flame, coils, beehives and many more.

Suitable for: intermediate spinners

Materials needed: Each student will need a spinning wheel in good working order (there won’t be time in class to sort out non-functioning wheels). Students should bring at least two empty bobbins, and a skeiner or niddy-noddy would also be useful, plus a notebook and pencil.

Friday 7th October

10.00-4.00pm

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £36

Learn to knit and crochet

If you’re a complete beginner and would like to have a go or need help with a project come along for a friendly session of help and advice.

Materials: all provided, or bring a project you need help with.

Suitable for: everyone.

10am-12.30pm

Saturday 8th October

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £5

Sock knitting

Tutor: Eileen McTague

Come and join me to learn the skills of sock making. You will learn how to knit in the round, turn a heel and graft the toe with kitchener stitch.

We will be making a sock to fit a baby.

Suitable for: intermediate knitters.

Materials needed: 4ply sock yarn (100 gr will be enough for an adult pair + one baby pair), 5 x 2.5mm double pointed needles, tape measure, small safety pins, row counter, darning needle.
Please contact me for advice before buying anything.

Saturday 8th October

1.30-4pm

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £13

Successful Lace Knitting

Tutor: Anniken Allis

Learn how to read lace charts, work lace stitches and decreases, add beads using a crochet hook, blocking/dressing lace and a stretchy cast-off suitable for lace knitting.

You’ll practice knitting lace patterns during the class.

Suitable for: Confident basic knitting skills: cast on, cast off, knit, purl.

Materials needed: small balls of sock or 4ply yarn and 4mm circular needles (80cm long) although straight needles can be used if preferred.  Knitting notions (scissors, stitch markers).

Workshop 10am-12.30pm

Monday 10th October

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £16

Botanical printing

Tutor: Eileen McTague

I will be introducing you to the magical art of contact printing on fabric using the pigments naturally present in plants

Suitable for: everyone.

Materials needed: Wear work clothes, apron, face mask washing up gloves. Bring strong string to wrap bundle, secateurs, scissors, old cotton sheet (must be cotton, thicker is better), leaves: I will provide a list of leaves to bring and we can collect some on the day.

Monday 10th October

1.30-4.00

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £21

Brioche Knitting

Tutor: Anniken Allis

Brioche knitting remains very popular. In this workshop you will learn single and two colour brioche starting with a basic brioche rib and moving on to increases and decreases, syncopated brioche, reading brioche patterns and how to fix basic mistakes.

Suitable for: people with confident basic knitting skills: cast on, cast off, knit, purl

Materials needed: DK yarn (at least two colours) and 4mm needles.  Knitting notions (scissors, sewing needle, stitch markers (optional)

10am – 4pm

Tuesday 11th October

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £30

Tunisian Crochet 

Tutor: Diane Stewart

Tunisian crochet is a form of crochet that uses a long hook to gather up and then work off stitches, making a compact fabric, suitable for bags, cushions, hand warmers and many other projects.

You will learn the basic techniques and stitches of Tunisian crochet and how to use different colours to make great effects in your projects.

The workshop will include instruction sheets for the basic stitches and techniques.

Suitable for: anyone with basic crochet skills

Materials needed: Please bring 2 contrasting colours of DK smooth yarn (not cotton) to make a sample.  Tunisian hooks will be available to borrow.

Workshop 10.00-12.30

Wednesday 12th October

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £15

Mosaic crochet

Tutor: Diane Stewart

Learn a new crochet technique with Diane Stewart and create beautiful geometric patterns.

Suitable for: anyone with basic crochet skills.

Materials needed:  Please bring 2 contrasting colours of DK smooth yarn (not cotton) to make a sample

Wednesday 12th October

1.30-4pm

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £15

Natural Dyeing

Tutor: Caroline Bawn

This hands on workshop will teach you how to naturally dye your own skein of luxury yarn. You will prepare the yarn for dyeing, prepare the dyes and then dye the yarn. We will also talk about the history of natural dyes, the different types of plant dyes, and how to over dye to achieve an even wider palette of colours. The afternoon session will include setting up your own solar dye jar to take home.

All equipment, tuition and materials are provided. Please feel free to bring any of your own hand spun yarn, fibre or small pieces of fabric. (Wool, silk, alpaca, protein fibre only)

Suitable for: Everyone

Materials needed: All provided.  Please bring apron or old clothes as you may get splashed.

Thursday 13th October

10am - 4.pm

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £62

Wild Weaving

Tutor: Lisa Brooks

Considering a variety of textiles, including wool,
we will create a contemporary wall hanging.
Using a choice of square and circular looms and
materials such as driftwood to hang the work
from we will have fun exploring techniques and creating unique pieces together.

Suitable for: everyone

Materials needed: Everything will be provided but participants are welcome to bring along fabrics and yarn or wool tops that they would like to
incorporate in their work or share with the group.

 Friday 14th October

10-12.30pm

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £17

Needle felting - wire frame animal

Tutor: Kay Walker

Aimed at all abilities , Kay will teach you the basics of using types of wool and tools and their applications to make an animal with a wire frame.

Suitable for: Everyone

Materials needed: All provided. Kay will also have kits/supply bags to purchase.
Please don’t wear best clothes – you may get fluffy.

Friday 14th October

 1.30-4pm

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £19

Tablet weaving

Tutor: Lynda Moss

You will learn how to make a warp faced strap using the ancient art of tablet weaving.

Suitable for: everyone

Materials needed: 

DK or 4ply cotton yarn

Either an inkle loom or 2 clamps that the warp can be tied to

A set of tablets approx 3”. These are available online or can be made from stiff cardboard

Wet felted vessel

Tutor: Molly Tufnell

Learning how to make a little pot is the first step into the exciting world of 3D wet felting using resists. The morning will focus on the process and technique to make a successful vessel using a resist. Developing what you have learnt, in the afternoon you will have the time to make a second more considered vessel thinking about shape, additional resists, colour, and additions.

Suitable for: everyone

Materials needed: All materials provided but please bring:

  • Big roll of white or clear bin bags to stuff and shape your pot while it dries. n.b. these will be perfectly usable for the purpose they were intended when the pot is dry!

  • Approx. 18” square of bubble wrap

  • A couple of old towels

Monday 17th October

10.00-4.00

Liskerrett Community Centre

Cost: £46