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Welcome to our SEWING, QUILTING & FIBRE CRAFTS Online Interactive Workshops section. Now, from the comfort of your own home and by utilising the amazing Zoom website interface, you can craft along with our expert tutors via a series of online courses/tutorials!

Below you will find details for our upcoming offer with our first offerings of the New Year in JANUARYFEBRUARY and MARCH 2022! Simply click on the square, Workshop Info-Graphics, below, to read more about each class - on a desktop PC/Mac you can also 'jump' to classes by simply clicking on the small buttons on the right-hand side of your browser window! 

 

And in an exciting development this week, we've just announced our first live, in-person Weekend Craft Retreat at Oulton Hall Hotel, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, which takes place from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September 2022 - click the graphic directly below to read more about this!:-

CraftyMonkies Weekend Craft Retreat Oulton Hall September 2022

Click on each Workshop Info-Graphic (below) for more details about confirmed Sewing, Quilting & Fibre Craft Online Interactive Workshops confirmed so far in JANUARY, FEBRUARY

MARCH and APRIL 2022.

PS: We'll be adding more dates for March, April, May, June and beyond just as soon as we have all class content & tutor availability confirmed!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

IMPORTANT: Class Times!

All CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshops are broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on British Summer Time (BST); this will change to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) from 02.00am on Sunday 31 October 2021. 

We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Please note that all ticket prices for our Online Interactive Workshops are based on ONE PERSON attending each workshop.

 
CraftyMonkies Sarah Ashford Online Interactive Workshop Walking Foot Basics
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop Mad March Hare!
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Koi Carp Sewalong: TECHNIQUES!
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Koi Carp Sewalong: JIGSAW!
CraftyMonkies Charisma Horton Online Interactive Workshop Possibilities Quilt Blocks x 12!
CraftyMonkies Charan Sachar 3 x Online Interactive Workshops Knitted Bed Socks!
CraftyMonkies Svetlana Sotak Online Interactive Workshop Norfolk Pouch!
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Gift Vouchers are redeemable against all our Online Interactive Workshops.

Ticket prices for our  Online Interactive Workshops  are based on ONE PERSON attending each workshop.

Every month we aim to donate a small percentage of our profits to charity.

CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshops British Sewing Awards 2021 Highly Commended

If you are unable to attend any of our upcoming Online Interactive Workshops due to living in a different time-zone

or because you’re otherwise engaged...

EXCITING NEWS!!!

For all who are unable to attend our live classes, earlier this year we launched our CraftyMonkies YouTube Channel which, as well as containing a host of 60-second Trailers of upcoming workshops & classes, is also where you will be able to view edited highlights of past Online Interactive Workshops (after you purchase via our Online Shop) via a dedicated private-access link to the content on YouTube)!

Approx 5 working days after each class has been broadcast via Zoom, we will be offering an edited version of the three/four-hour class for sale via our Online Shop. This edited version of the class is FREE of charge for all who have previously paid to join the ‘live' Online Interactive Workshop/Class and is usually charged at £25.00 to all who are unable to attend the live class.

 

As a typical example, each video uploaded to YouTube will be available to view as many times as you like for a period of 30 days, but we are often able to negotiate Extended Licenses with our tutors which sees many videos available to watch for 90 days or longer!

Watch Recording of past Online Interactive Workshops via links bought in our Online Shop!

Please note: Not all workshops/classes will appear as edited videos due to Licensing Restrictions imposed (wholly acceptably, we hasten to add) by some of our tutors; that said, the vast majority will be available!

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05.03.22

16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Gary

MILLS

Sewing & Quilting:

Mad March Hare!

Using appliqué & free motion embroidery, join Gary Mills for his Mad March Hare class!
 
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop Mad March Hare!

Gary Mills

Saturday 05 March 2022

4.00pm - 7.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Mad March Hare!

Firm CraftyMonkies fan-fave, Gary Mills joins us once again in Spring 2022 with this truly wonderful workshop which will see you engage with appliqué & free-motion embroidery to create Gary's Mad March Hare! Here's the fabulous Gary to tell you more!...

Introduction by Gary:-

Introducing the adorable ‘Mad March Hare’ Appliqué and Free-Motion Embroidery design for this three-hour workshop! 

 

This class is very much a ‘skills bomb’ of processes for you to learn.  I've tailored this project for all to enjoy learning a mixture of creative textile skills. You will begin the session firstly by transferring the supplied image onto cloth, next how to use heat bonded adhesive for securing the appliqué pieces; I will then guide you through using Free-Motion Embroidery to add an artistic sketched stitched line to bring your appliqué to life.

 

The workshop is a perfect start to get to grips with these addictive, skilled processes - you will even learn some hand-tinting with colour to finish off your outcome! This class is full of little cheats and 'how-to' tips to get the best results from both your sewing-machine and YOU!

 

The ‘Mad March Hare’ could be simply framed but would make a great panel for a quilt or even a cushion centre - I'll discuss with you any ideas that come up through this workshop!...

 

What you will learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This three-hour session is divided into two halves with a short comfort break for 10 minutes in the middle. To begin you will be introduced to the project, and then Gary will guide you through each of the skills processes:

 

You will learn how to transfer the image, how to cut and then bond onto fabric small pattern pieces to build the image.

 

Prepare the fabric for free-motion embroidery and apply stitches to further secure but also add a defining line to the image which is then tinted with hand paints to add a unique hand-crafted finish to your work.

 

Skill Level required for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Gary has many years of experience as a professional practitioner and teacher of textiles; his workshops are so enjoyable, fun and very well organised with his clear and patient guidance. This workshop is suitable for all; if you are a beginner this is a great project to learn and understand the processes of bonded appliqué with addition of free motion stitching for decoration. For those more experienced and advanced you can further hone your skills by working on improved accuracy and artistic ability to achieve a first-class professional finish. 

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

The following items are required for this online interactive workshop:

  • Base fabric: Cream/White cotton canvas or heavy calico, or heavy linen - minimum size 21cm x 30cm, although you can work on a larger piece if you prefer. Please make sure your fabric is PRESSED!

  • Stitch and tear - 21cm x 30cm

  • Bonda web or similar iron on fusible fabric adhesive for bonding appliqué pieces - 25cm x 50cm

  • Selection of small pieces/scraps of suitably chosen fabrics. Check your colour and pattern choices with reference to the exampled Mad March Hare images (light wools and tweeds, printed and plain cottons and polyesters) But if you feel like going bold and bright; go for it! Gary always encourages experimentation and new variations of his designed themes.

  • Good quality Sew-all polyester dark (black / dark grey / dark brown machine thread

 

Equipment required for this Online Interactive Workshop is as follows:-

  • 1 x Sheet A4 Tracing Paper

  • Soft Pencil (B1-2) and a Biro type pen to transfer image

  • Sticky Tape or Masking Tape

  • Sewing-Machine with an embroidery or darning foot attachment with a new needle - Size 12-14

  • Iron and a sheet of Baking Parchment for pressing

  • Small sharp Embroidery/Fabric Scissors and small Paper Scissors

  • Pins

  • Palate of Watercolour Paints (a children’s set will do!) and a small brush for tinting your final image, small pot of water

  • Soluble Fabric Marker pen is useful

Pattern requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Those attending the workshop will receive Gary’s unique PDF pattern for ‘Mad March Hare’ and the Guidance Instructions FREE of charge!

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date.

The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

 

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone?

Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop?

Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).

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12.03.22

16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Sarah

ASHFORD

Sewing & Quilting:

Walking Foot Basics!

Master one of the most essential skills of quilting with this Walking Foot class by Sarah Ashford!
CraftyMonkies Sarah Ashford Online Interactive Workshop Walking Foot Basics

Sarah Ashford

Saturday 12 March 2022

4.00pm - 7.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Walking Foot Basics!

This is Sarah Ashford's first return to CraftyMonkies for a wee while and we're delighted to have her back in the fold as she's universally recognised as one of the leading lights of the craft world! In this class Sarah teaches a repeat of an old favourite which many of you may not yet have encountered, namely a stroll through Walking Foot Basics!

Introduction by Sarah:-

Take a 'walk' with me as I guide you through some clever ways to use your Walking Foot produce striking quilting designs! This workshop will give you a toolkit of ideas and provide heaps of inspiration for your future quilting projects - it also provides you with an opportunity to have a play and see just how easy, yet effective, Walking Foot Quilting can be! I very much hope you'll sign up for this class and I really look forward to welcoming you aboard!...

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Five 12 1/2” x 12 1/2” quilt sandwiches adhered with spray baste (solid fabrics, calico or cheap material is fine as it's just for practicing)

  • Cotton thread

  • Hera marker or Fabric Marker of choice

 

Equipment required for this Online Interactive Workshop is as follows:-

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Walking Foot

  • Quilting Gloves (optional)

  • Rotary Cutter

  • Cutting-Mat

  • Ruler

  • Embroidery Scissors

Optional: A useful book to have (though not essential) for reference before this class is the wonderful 'WALK' by Jacquie Gering, available via www.amazon.co.uk / www.amazon.com.

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date.

The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

 

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone?

Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop?

Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).

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13.03.22

16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Nicholas

BALL

Sewing & Quilting:

Koi Carp Quilt Sewalong:

The TECHNIQUES!

CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Koi Carp Sewalong: TECHNIQUES!
 
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Koi Carp Sewalong: TECHNIQUES!

Nicholas Ball

Sunday 13 March 2022

4.00pm - 7.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Koi Carp Quilt Sewalong: The TECHNIQUES!

We're absolutely delighted to be hosting this Koi Carp Quilt Sewalong: The TECHNIQUES workshop with the wonderfully talented & hugely popular Nicholas Ball! This class complements the live sewalong Nicholas will be conducting via his Instagram account from February 2022 and will see participants learn key techniques on his latest fishy-themed offer: marvellous!

 

Later this month - Friday 25 March 2022 from 6.00-9.00pm (GMT) - Nicholas will be running a WHOLLY SEPARATE class which complements this Koi Carp Quilt Sewalong: The TECHNIQUES class and the social media sewalong: this wholly separate class is entitled Koi Carp Quilt Sewalong: The JIGSAW, and focuses on combining all the pieces you have made in the Koi Carp Sewalong: The TECHNIQUES class. You don't have to attend this extra Koi Carp: Jigsaw class, but if you do want to attend, please note that you won't be able to do that class unless you have invested time in this Koi Carp: Techniques class or followed Nicholas on his Instagram sewalong sessions.

 

We hope all that's clear, but if you do have any queries at all, please email us via hello@craftymonkies.com.

Introduction by Nicholas:-

Following on from the success of the #shoalsewalong last year, I’m delighted to offer this new companion workshop to my latest #koicarpsewalong. The improv fish from my book Inspiring Improv (available via www.amazon.co.uk) have alway been popular and it was so exciting to see the many different versions created last year. Those fish focused on two main improv techniques: triangles and freehand curves. To follow on, I wanted to design a mini-quilt that allows for progression and really helps you to improve and add to your improv piecing skill set. The Koi Carp Quilt will get you really thinking outside the box to create something truly unique. It is a challenge, and one I hope you’ll enjoying attempting with me. Alongside the information on Instagram, these CraftyMonkies workshops are timed perfectly to give you all the extra hints and tips you need to sew your very own lucky Koi Carp Quilt for the year ahead.

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This workshop will focus on the four main techniques used to create the Koi Carp Quilt: rings, triangles, freehand curves, and slabs, and will provide extra assistance to the instructions given on Instagram. These techniques are used to make up the main section of the Koi, mainly the head, fins, body and tail. We will look at how to scale the eye to set the size for the rest of the quilt, as well as two techniques for the scales: a pieced technique and a easier appliqué technique. Due to time constraints, this workshop will not cover joining the elements together. This information can be found on Instagram during week six of the sewalong. If you would like extra tuition for this part, you may be interested in the other companion workshop, Koi Carp Quilt Sewalong: The JIGSAW, which Nicholas will be running with CraftyMonkies on Friday 25 March 2022 from 6.00-9.00pm (GMT).

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

The piecing of the individual elements varies in the level of skill required. The slabs and triangles are suitable for beginners, whilst the rings and curves require a little more skill. Some experience with improvised piecing would be useful, perhaps gained from one of my previous workshops, though I will be on hand to answer any and all questions. So, if you’re a confident beginner who likes a challenge, come and join me!

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

1/4 meter of iron-on fusible fabric web such as Bondaweb (needed if you want to appliqué your scales)

 

Whilst not essential for either the workshop or the sewalong, my book Inspiring Improv (published by Lucky Spool, 2019) will expand upon the techniques learnt and provide many more improv tips and tricks. My original Shoal Quilt is also one of the 12 projects.

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Whilst difficult to give exact fabric amounts and measurements when sewing in an improvised way, please use the following as a rough guide. There will be lots more information about choosing fabrics for the sewalong when it starts in February, with videos and Instagram posts. For those of you that like to plan ahead, here are some appropriate quantities.

 

6-8 1/2 meters of solid fabric in your chosen Koi colours. I used an orange, cream, grey, and black palette.

 

Additional scraps from your stash in coordinating colours for accents and contrast. These can be solids or prints. The bigger the fish you make, the more fabric you will need. There is no right or wrong size. Remember, this is your sewalong quilt, so make it how you want to! For reference, I used the above quantities to make a quilt approximately 35” x 20”.

 

Please don’t stress about these requirements! They are simply a guide and I’ve yet to teach a class where something couldn’t be made because of the wrong fabric pieces. If in doubt, gather up a selection of fabric in colours you like and you can cut during the workshop. Accuracy at the cutting stage is not so important using my techniques, so it won’t take long at all if you want to cut your pieces along with me.

 

This is a technique-based workshop. We will be learning the techniques used to make the individual sections of the Koi Carp Quilt and will have a lot of ground to cover. You may have to continue to work on the piece in your own time in preparation for joining them together.

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Good quality Thread in an appropriate weight for piecing (I recommend Aurifil 50wt)

  • Rotary Cutter - with a new blade

  • Cutting-Mat

  • Patchwork Ruler (we can make any size work, but a 1” x 12” is handy sizes for this class)

  • Fabric Scissors

  • Hand Sewing Needle

  • Thick Card (to make a template should you wish to appliqué the scales)

  • A willingness to embrace & explore your own creativity!

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

N/A

 

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

I’m so excited to offer this workshop as an add-on to my live sewalong. It’s a great way to sew with like-minded people, inspire one another and see how all the Koi Carp Quilts are progressing!

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date.

The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

IMPORTANT!

This class is a live Zoom Workshop ONLY!

We are NOT able to offer a recorded Pay-On-Demand video for sale after this event.

The only way to enjoy this class is to book a ticket for this Zoom Workshop!

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25.03.22

18.00-21.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Nicholas

BALL

Sewing & Quilting:

Koi Carp Quilt Sewalong:

The JIGSAW!

CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Koi Carp Sewalong: JIGSAW!
 
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Koi Carp Sewalong: JIGSAW!

Nicholas Ball

Friday 25 March 2022

6.00pm - 9.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Koi Carp Quilt Sewalong: The JIGSAW!

We're absolutely delighted to be hosting this Koi Carp Quilt Sewalong: The JIGSAW workshop with the wonderfully talented & hugely popular Nicholas Ball! This class complements the live sewalong Nicholas will be conducting via his Instagram account from February 2022 and will see participants learn key techniques on his latest fishy-themed offer: marvellous!

 

Earlier this month - Sunday 13 March 2022 from 4.00-7.00pm (GMT) - Nicholas will be running a WHOLLY SEPARATE class which complements this Koi Carp Quilt Sewalong: The JIGSAW class and the social media sewalong: this wholly separate class is entitled Koi Carp Sewalong: The TECHNIQUES, and focuses on creating all the elements that go into the Koi Carp Sewalong.

 

IMPORTANT:

Please note that if you wish to attend this Koi Carp Sewalong: The JIGSAW class, it's advisable that you also attend the Koi Carp Sewalong: The TECHNIQUES class on Sunday 13 March 2022 (4.00-7.00pm, GMT): if you have not followed Nicholas via his Instagram sewalong sessions, you simply won't have the elements necessary for THIS class, if you haven't created them in that earlier workshop!

 

We hope that's all clear, but if you do have any queries at all, please email us via hello@craftymonkies.com.

Introduction by Nicholas:-

Following on from the success of the #shoalsewalong last year, I’m delighted to offer this new companion workshop to my latest #koicarpsewalong. The improv fish from my book Inspiring Improv (available via www.amazon.co.uk) have alway been popular and it was so exciting to see the many different versions created last year. Those fish focused on two main improv techniques: triangles and freehand curves. To follow on, I wanted to design a mini-quilt that allows for progression and really helps you to improve and add to your improv piecing skill set. The Koi Carp Quilt will get you really thinking outside the box to create something truly unique. It is a challenge, and one I hope you’ll enjoying attempting with me. Alongside the information on Instagram, these CraftyMonkies workshops are timed perfectly to give you all the extra hints and tips you need to sew your very own lucky Koi Carp Quilt for the year ahead.

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This workshop will focus on joining the individual components you have made during the sewalong into a completed Koi Carp Quilt and will provide extra assistance to the instructions given on Instagram. We will also talk about quilting ideas and finishing the quilt edge. For those of you who are looking for extra tuition to make the Koi components, you may be interested in the other companion workshop, Koi Carp Quilt Sewalong: The TECHNIQUES, which is being hosted by CraftyMonkies on Sunday 13 March 2022, 4.00-7.00pm (GMT).

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

If you’ve successfully managed to make the individual components of the quilt, then you are ready to tackle joining them all together. I will be on hand to answer any and all questions.

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Whilst not essential for either the workshop of the sewalong, my book Inspiring Improv (published by Lucky Spool, 2019) will expand upon the techniques learnt and provide many more improv tips and tricks. My original Shoal Quilt is also one of the 12 projects.

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Students should have the individual elements of the Koi Carp Quilt already sewn, ready for joining together, made either by following the instructions provided on Instagram, or from participating in the other Koi Carp Sewalong companion workshop (see above).

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Good quality Thread in an appropriate weight for piecing (I recommend Aurifil 50wt)

  • Rotary Cutter - with a new blade

  • Cutting-Mat

  • Patchwork Ruler (we can make any size work, but a 6” x 24” and a smaller 1" x 12" are handy sizes for this class)

  • Fabric Scissors

  • A willingness to embrace &  explore your own creativity!

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

N/A

 

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

I’m so excited to offer this workshop as an add-on to my live sewalong. It’s a great way to sew with like-minded people, inspire one another and see how all the Koi Carp Quilts are progressing!

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date.

The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

IMPORTANT!

This class is a live Zoom Workshop ONLY!

We are NOT able to offer a recorded Pay-On-Demand video for sale after this event.

The only way to enjoy this class is to book a ticket for this Zoom Workshop!

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23.04.22

17.00-20.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshops (BOM) x 4

in April, June, September & October!

Charisma

HORTON

with a New BOM!

Sewing & Quilting:

Make 12 x Quilt Blocks

Mini-Series of 4 x three-hour Workshops!

Join Charisma Horton for 4 x three-hour classes, making 12 x Quilt Blocks!
CraftyMonkies Charisma Horton Online Interactive Workshop Possibilities Quilt Blocks x 12!

Charisma Horton

Saturday 23 April, Saturday 25 June

Saturday 10 September & Saturday 22 October 2022

Each workshop runs from 5.00pm - 8.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshops x 4

Possibilities Quilt Blocks x 12 (3 x blocks per class)!

 

(Please email us via hello@craftymonkies.com if you would like to Pay in 3 x instalments)

We're really excited to be hosting this four-part Quilt Block of the Month series of workshops with top US-based longarm quilter, Charisma Horton! The 4 x three-hour classes are spread out between April-October 2022 (homework between classes will be required!) and you will focus on 3 x quilt blocks during EACH workshop (12 blocks in all!), the aim being to create a whole quilt by the time you complete the course. The one-off price of £100.00 represents fantastic value for money for this four-part series (12 hours in total) as our regular individual workshop price is normally £30.00! - AND you get the $35 pattern included within your £100.00 fee too! Don't worry if you have to miss a session, once you have booked your £100 ticket each class is recorded and you will automatically be sent the recording a few days after the live class, so you won't miss a thing! Here's Charisma to tell you more:-

Introduction by Charisma:-

Hi, I'm Charisma Horton and I'm absolutely delighted to have been asked to join the CraftyMonkies talent pool of craft experts/tutors! I have been a professional longarm quilter for 12 years now, having first taken the leap into pattern design in December 2018. Since then I have been picked up in almost a hundred crafting/quilting publications, I have published no fewer than 300 of my own designs and I'm a regular contributor to major fabric companies! I created this Quilt Block of the Month, called Possibilities, so I could share my love of using traditional blocks in a different way, using new designs and lots of colour. This is a 96" x 96" (inch) quilt with a variety of blocks and fabrics and I'm absolutely convinced you're going to have so much fun making it with me - I look forward to welcoming you along 'in-class' with Rachel and myself: see you for the first date on 22nd April 2022!...

What you will learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

During this Block of the Month (BOM) Series you will be with Charisma for 4 x three-hour sessions and you will learn 3 x blocks in each of the four sessions! There is a variety of techniques in this quilt from regular patchwork, templates and Paper Piecing (or Foundation Paper Piecing: FPP). Charisma will also share her different quilting designs if that is of interest to any of you!

Skill level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Charisma tells us that the skill level for the Possibilities series of workshops is Advanced Beginner. Please don't be daunted as Charisma will be there to walk you through each block and you will have plenty of time to master the technique. But - a little word of warning here! - you will have homework to do between each session of this series - after all, you can't make a stunning quilt in just 12 hours of class time and we're great believers in " you only get out what you put in"!...

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

You will need your basic sewing supplies, your pattern (created by Charisma and included when you book & pay to attend this series of workshops) and your fabric.

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

All of the fabric requirements are listed on the pattern that you will get following your registration. There is also a colour key included in the pattern. Feel free to change any colours, use prints, scraps, etc. The idea here is to really make this your own quilt project! Charisma used solids for her prototype and she can make kits available for purchase in her online shop. Please note that US shipping rates will apply.

Equipment required for this Online Interactive Workshop is as follows:-

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Rotary-Cutter

  • Straight-edge Ruler

  • Seam Ripper (let's be honest we all do it!)

  • Thread

  • Scissors

  • Cutting-Mat

Pattern information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

The pattern (usually $35.00 USD, if bought separately) is included within the £100.00 fee to join this series of workshops and will be emailed to all those who book to join, plus you will receive a recording a few days after class.

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date.

The ticket price of £100.00 is based on ONE person attending this series of FOUR x crafting workshops.

 

If you would like to spread the cost across 3 x instalments please email us via hello@craftymonkies.com and we will arrange this for you.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Zoom-links for each of these Classes/Workshops!

Due to this series of 4 x three-hour long workshops taking place over a period of time, everyone who books a place on the course will receive a separate Zoom-link via email, approximately five days ahead of each workshop taking place.

 

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

 

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone?

Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop?

Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).

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04, 11 + 18.05.22

19.00-20.30 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshops x 3

Charan

SACHAR

Knitting:

Knitted Bed Socks!

A CraftyMonkies Mini-Series!

CraftyMonkies Charan Sachar 3 x Online Interactive Workshops Knitted Bed Socks!
 
CraftyMonkies Charan Sachar 3 x Online Interactive Workshops Knitted Bed Socks!

Charan Sachar

Wednesday 04, Wednesday 11 and Wednesday 18 May 2022

7.00pm - 8.30pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Norfolk Pouch!

We're delighted to welcome Charan Sachar for this amazing series of 3 x 90-minute knitting workshops where you get to learn an amazingly useful crafting skill entitled Bed Sock Knitting! We have decided to package this as one complete offer taking place over 3 x Wednesday evenings in May 2022. The total fee of £50.00 includes attendance on ALL three workshops; for those unable to attend one or more workshop on the day in question, you will be provided with a recording of any missed class so you can catch-up in your own time - here's Charan to tell you more!...

Introduction by Charan-​

Hi, I'm Charan, and I'm delighted that I'll be joining you and CraftyMonkies in early 2022 to teach the very real passion I have for... KNITTING! In this mini-series of 3 x 90-minute classes over Wednesday 4th, Wednesday 11th and Wednesday 18th May 2022 (each class runs from 7.00-8.30pm, BST) we will be focusing on creating the various important parts that will eventually constitute you having made the most fabulous pair of Knitted Bed Socks, a skill that you can then take forward and ensure your sock-drawer (not to mention the sock-drawers of your cherished family members & friends!) contains an abundance of hand-crafted, beautiful garments to enrobe your precious tootsies - I really do hope you'll join me & Rachel for this mini-series of workshops!

What you will learn in this Online Interactive Workshop mini-series:-

Knitted Bed Socks: Part 1 - Wednesday 04 May 2022 - 7.00-8.30pm (BST):

You will learn simple ways to measure your foot and the skills required to cast on your socks from the Toe up. Learn different cast on methods and options for different shapes for the toe of your sock. We will continue working on the foot of the socks.

For homework, you will then knit the rest of the foot till you reach the heel.

 

Knitted Bed Socks: Part 2 - Wednesday 11 May 2022 - 7.00-8.30pm (BST):

You will now learn how to knit the heel and variations to fit your foot. We will focus mainly on the Fish Lip Kiss Heel. After completing the heel in class with me we will continue knitting on the leg of the sock.

For homework, you will continue knitting the rest of the leg and start knitting the ribbed cuff.

 

Knitted Bed Socks: Part 3 - Wednesday 18 May 2022 - 7.00-8.30pm (BST):

The focus on this class will be to learn how to do a stretchy bind-off so you can pull your socks up with ease. Options for attendees who wish to knit the socks cuff down will also be covered along with performing the Kitchener stitch.

Key Skills/Techniques covered across this Online Interactive Workshop mini-series:-

  • Knitting socks from the toe up.

  • Different types of cast on methods for toe up socks.

  • Increases to shape a simple wedge toe and a more comfy rounded toe.

  • Tips and tricks for counting rows.

  • Knitting the Fish Lip Kiss Heel along with variations to fit your feet.

  • Binding off with the stretchy bind off, Kitchener stitch

Skill Level required for this Online Interactive Workshop mini-series:-

  • Attendees should be able to knit/purl in the round. Preferred method being magic loop with circular needles. Double point needles will also work.

  • Attendees will have access to the FishLip Kiss Heel pattern which we will email to all those who book a place. The pattern is by 'soxtherapist' Patty Joy, who has given permission for the pattern to be used in class.

  • Attendees will have to trace out your foot and cut it out on a piece of cardboard as described in the pattern. Don’t worry about marking the lines, that will be covered in class.

  • We will be able to knit the toe in class and the students will be expected to knit the foot before the next class. At that time the heel of the sock will be covered.

  • After knitting the heel in class, attendees will knit rest of the leg as homework and we will finish the cuff during the third class.

 

Material/Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Attendees will have access to the FishLip Kiss Heel pattern which we will email to all those who book a place. The pattern is by 'soxtherapist' Patty Joy, who has given permission for the pattern to be used in class.

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop mini-series (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date. All those who sign-up for this course will receive a Zoom-link for each class approximately 2 days before the event.

The ticket price TO ATTEND ALL THREE of Charan's 90-minute workshops on Wednesday 04, Wednesday 11 & Wednesday 18 May 2022 (each class runs between 7.00-8.30pm,BST) is £50.00 and is based on ONE person attending the classes. If all who sign up for this course miss one of the live classes for any reason, a recording of that class will be made available to them!

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!<