Online Interactive Workshops
SEWING, QUILTING
& KNITTING

Welcome to our SEWING, QUILTING & KNITTING 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 in NOVEMBER and DECEMBER 2021 - please note that we'll be uploading LOTS MORE SUPERB CONTENT in the coming days/weeks, relevant to upcoming classes 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! 

 

We've got the very 'best-in-class' crafters, designers & tutors signed up to deliver the most wonderful home-based crafting experiences just for YOU!:-

CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshops British Sewing Awards 2021 Highly Commended

Click on each Workshop Info-Graphic (below) for more details about confirmed Sewing, Quilting & Knitting Online Interactive Workshops in NOVEMBER and DECEMBER 2021 plus initial classes in JANUARY, FEBRUARY and MARCH 2022!

PS: We'll be adding more dates for JanuaryFebruary and March 2022 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 Charan Sachar Online Interactive Workshop Knitted Bed Socks
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Improv Borders!
CraftyMonkies Lucy Brennan Online Interactive Workshop Stitch and Style Embroidery
CraftyMonkies Svetlana Sotak Online Interactive Workshop Juniper Basket!
CraftyMonkies Janet Clare Online Interactive Workshop Memory Quilt!
CraftyMonkies Sarah Ashford Online Interactive Workshop Walking Foot Basics
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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.

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!

CraftyMonkies On-Demand Videos of Past Online Interactive Workshops

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!

19.11.21

18.00-21.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Jennie

PICKETT

from Clover & Violet

Bag-Making:

Julia Wallet!

Utilise those fabric scraps to make this versatile and cool wallet with Jennie Pickett!
 
CraftyMonkies Jennie Pickett from Clover and Violet Online Interactive Workshop Julia Wallet!

Jennie Pickett

from Clover & Violet

Friday 19 November 2021

6.00pm - 9.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Julia Wallet!

We're really excited to be hosting this Julia Wallet workshop with the warm, wonderful & hugely talented US crafter Jennie Pickett from Clover & Violet! This class will see participants make this fabulous, multi-purpose wallet which can be put to so many uses - and, with the right fabric choice, makes a perfect festive gift!...

Introduction by Jennie:-

I cannot bear to get rid of scraps, so I’m always looking for a great, scrap-busting project and the Julia Wallet is one of my favourites! This little wallet uses scraps 10” square and smaller and is a great afternoon project that makes the perfect gift too. The wallet comes in two sizes and features a closure (use a magnet, Velcro or snap!), card pockets, bill pocket, and a zipper coin pocket on the back.

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This workshop will teach you how to make your own Julia Wallet, which includes using your scraps, card pockets, magnetic closure (or another closure of your choice), and a zipper coin purse. You’ll learn how to make the wallet as minimally bulky as possible so there’s room for everything you want to carry and not a lot of excess fabric. We will be making the large wallet in class, but the pattern gives options for both sizes.

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Beginner - understanding of using the sewing-machine, how to cut fabrics, and basic sewing are required.

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-​

  • ¼ yard medium woven interfacing such as Pellon SF101 or Vilene Woven G700 (this is also known as Vlieseline) or Legacy L101 OR use another medium weight non-woven fusible interfacing

  • Matching thread for sewing and top stitching

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Scrap fabrics are suitable for this project, as the majority of the pieces are small. If using scraps, follow cutting instructions for sizes. The sizes listed are generally larger than the fabrics needed, but represent the smallest cut for purchasing new fabrics.

 

Requirements based on LARGE-size Julia Wallet

  • Wallet Body

  • 12 (Twelve) x 2 ½” squares or Fat-Eighths

  • Lining & Main Pocket

  • 2 (Two) x 10” squares or Fat-Eighths

  • Card Pockets

  • 5 x (Five) x 10” squares or Fat-Eighths

  • Binding

  • 1 (One) x 1 ½” WOF strip

 

Fabric and Interfacing cutting for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

We will cut the fabrics in the class. Please have your fabrics selected in advance.

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

The following equipment is required for the workshop, in addition to preparing all the pieces in advance. Please note, an extra sewing machine needle is advised as a needle is occasionally broken when sewing zippers.

  • Sewing Machine

  • Regular Machine Foot

  • Extra Sewing Machine Needle

  • Scissors

  • Rotary Cutter

  • Cutting Mat

  • Cutting Rulers

  • Iron

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Jennie's PDF Pattern is included FREE with the purchase of this course, so participants can finish the project on their own after the workshop if needs be. Patterns will be delivered to all via email once they have confirmed their place on the workshop.

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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20.11.21

16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Sarah

PAYNE

Sewing & Quilting:

Dot-To-Dot

Machine Quilting!

Quilt blocks imaginatively with this wonderful class by Sarah Payne!
CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Workshop Dot-To-Dot Machine Quilting!

Sarah Payne

Saturday 20 November 2021

4.00pm - 7.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Dot-To-Dot Machine Quilting!

As always, we're absolutely delighted to welcome back the wonderful Sarah Payne for her latest workshop with CraftyMonkies: learn to quilt blocks imaginatively with Sarah's Dot-To-Dot Machine Quilting techniques!...

Introduction by Sarah:-

I simply LOVE to quilt!!! However, many people make their patchwork top and then run out of steam at this final step. In this class I will show you how to quilt blocks imaginatively with your Free-Motion Foot and Walking Foot with little to no marking. I will also show you an innovative way to mark without marking and create fun designs that will focus your eye on the bits you want to see and disguise the bits you don’t! If only this was so easy in real life, but in quilting it certainly can be! I really hope you'll join me for what promises to be another fantabulous, fun class, full of great tips!...

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Preparing to quilt – pressing, basting and setting up your sewing-machine

  • How to add interest to simple blocks with little to no marking

  • How to draw the eye where you want it

  • How to make the most of your Walking Foot

  • Creating straight lines with your Free-Motion Foot

  • Creating variations of simple quilt designs!

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class is perfect for beginners and assumes no previous knowledge at all!...

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • It would be useful to have a few left over 'Orphan' blocks to play with. Layer these up with wadding/batting and backing.

  • Or, if you do not have any left over blocks, make up some quilt sandwiches - approx 18" (inches) square - with a top fabric, wadding and backing. We will mark fake seams with a pen or pencil on these blocks so you can play!

  • Or Nine-Patch Quilt Block - Sarah's bonus Nine-Patch Block Pattern will be supplied to all who sign up for the class!

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Walking Foot (see photo at left, below) and Free-Motion Foot (see photo at right, below)

  • A4 piece of paper or card.

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sarah's Nine-Patch Block Pattern (supplied FREE to all who book)!

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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21.11.21

16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Nicholas

BALL

Sewing & Quilting:

Improv Stacks

& Drunken Tiles!

SOLD OUT!

CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Improv Stacks & Drunken Tiles!
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Improv Stacks & Drunken Tiles!

Nicholas Ball

Sunday 21 November 2021

4.00pm - 7.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Improv Stacks & Drunken Tiles!

SOLD OUT!

Regrettably, this class is now Sold Out - full details of the class for all who have been lucky enough to secure their place are listed below!

Improv Stacks & Drunken Tiles is a workshop first run by improv-guru Nicholas Ball over a year ago, back in October 2020, but demand for us to run this class again has been really high and we're only too happy to oblige! Take it away Nicholas!...

Introduction by Nicholas:-

Some years ago, longer now than I care to remember, I was so excited to have one of my quilts featured in an online e-zine. My FIRST publication! The quilt, titled Drunken Tiles, featured a technique I now call 'Stacks'. Fast-forward some seven years or so and I’m still using the same technique to make visually interesting and unique quilts. I’ve re-made the quilt many times since, even featuring it in my book Inspiring Improv, and each one has been truly unique. That’s the beauty of this technique; it’s versatile, meaning you can use it for all sorts of projects. It’s also super-speedy, perfect for that last-minute gift. It really is a great addition to your improv arsenal!

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

In this workshop, you will learn to take simple squares and rectangles, layer them and slice into them. You’ll learn how to put a spin on traditional four and nine patch blocks, arming you with a technique that is fast and fun, whilst stretching those improv muscles. We will start by looking at the basics of the stacks technique, before moving on to more advanced units, adding contrast and secondary areas of interest with triangles scraps, perfect for using up those leftovers from my Trio of Triangles workshop! We will explore the idea of creating a colour gradient using the technique and experiment with the way the units are arranged to add as much or as little randomness as you like.

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This workshop is perfect for all skill levels. What I love most about this technique is its adaptability. From one simple technique, so many different quilts can be created. A beginner can start by making the simpler four patch units, adding more layers and cuts as they get more comfortable with the method.

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Whilst not essential for this workshop, Nicholas' book Inspiring Improv (published by Lucky Spool, 2019) will give you excellent background insight into his approach and variety of work, which you can use in your onward crafting journey.

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. Decide if you’d like to make scrappy units, or experiment with solids to create a colour gradient. Or simply bring lots of squares and try both!

For a scrappy version:

  • 48 squares, approximately 6-8”, in various prints/solids of one colour way.

  • 16 squares, approximately 6-8”, in another colour way.

  • Odd scraps of contrasting colours.

  • Extra squares of any colour or print for experimentation and spontaneity.

  • For a colour gradient:

  • 64 squares, cut from 10-12 different shades of one colour. You’ll be looking to create an ombre effect, so solids would work best.

  • The squares don’t have to be perfectly square, as long as they are all of a similar size. A layer cake or charm pack would be perfect.

 

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 prints and 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. As mentioned, they don’t need to be perfectly square, so feel free to use scissors!

 

This is very much a 'technique-based' workshop. We will be exploring the stack technique and won’t have a finished project in mind. Feel free to make as many or as few of the units as you like. You can combine them into a sampler or continue to work on the project after the workshop by adding more units to it. Don’t feel any pressure to cut up all your precious fabric!

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • A 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 small 1” x 12” is very handy, as is a 12.5” square.

  • Fabric scissors

  • A willingness to explore your own creativity!

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

N/A

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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03.12.21

18.00-21.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Gary

MILLS

Sewing & Quilting:

Chipolata

Draft Excluder!

Make Gary Mills' fun & practical Chipolata Draft Excluder in time fo Christmas!
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop Chipolata Draft Excluder

Gary Mills

Friday 03 December 2021

6.00pm - 9.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Chipolata Draft Excluder!

The wonderfully talented, creative & inspiring Gary Mills returns with another fabulous workshop to get you in the festive swing! Hot off the back of his Stretch Jersey Lounge Pants class in November, Gary will WOW you with this superb Chipolata Draft Excluder workshop - an absolute 'must-have' for all homes where the winter chill creeps in under the doorframe: the ideal gift - for you or a friend/loved one!...

Introduction by Gary:-

I've really had fun coming up with this adorable little sausage dog Chipolata Draft Excluder which will put a smile on anyone’s face. 'Chippie', is completely based around my very own Sausage Dog called Chipolata; (Chippie for short, as she is a mini-Dachshund and therefore in the UK a small pork sausage is usually called a Chipolata!) What will you call yours?

In this class I will guide you through the processes from start to finish during the Zoom session, and alongside I've also produced a clear PDF pattern and instruction booklet for you to download. Once complete, you will have to find a place for Chipolata/Chipolina to sit or rest up against that draft whistling under the door; your 'Chippie', would even make a fabulous gift for someone special - did someone mention that CHRISTMAS will soon be here?!...

 

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 work through assembling the draft excluder, with all the relevant pattern pieces. Taking care to keep your seam allowances consistent and then trimming back to avoid any bulk. Once you have turned the figure through you will learn the best way to stuff your figure with toy stuffing, and to avoid a lumpy uneven outcome. You will be hand stitching his articulated legs and adding his facial details.

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Gary has many years’ 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 the beginner, Intermediate & Advanced sewer. For those more experienced and advanced you can further hone your skills by working on improved accuracy and stitch ability to achieve a first-class professional finish.

Fabric & Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

FABRICS:

Choose your fabrics to either work with your interior of the room that Chipolata will be guarding or add a bold splash of colour, it is entirely up to you!

  • For the main body you will need 34” x 30” (87cm x 77cm) of fabric suitable fabrics are wool tweeds and similar fabrics, you can choose upholstery fabrics, cotton drill and cotton twill, canvas type fabrics and denim. You can choose a good quality cotton, it is up to you.

  • For the ears, tail, and legs 41” x 18” (104cm x 46cm) fabric as above fabrics, but you could choose more bright printed cottons to add further colour and pattern to your hound.

 

NOTE: Depending on your width of fabric you can always fold and turn your fabric lengthways rather than working widthways

 

HABERDASHERY:

Matching thread for machine and hand sewing

 

NOTE: You can add a coloured contrast embroidery thread to stitch the buttons on the legs to add further detail

  • For the eyes I have used 2x large 1” (2.5cm) brown buttons and 2x smaller ½” (1cm) black buttons.

  • For the legs will need 4 x 1” (2.5cm) buttons which either contrast or work with the fabric

  • For the nose I have used a small black pompom, but you can use a button or a large black bead.

  • For the collar 36” (92cm) length of 1” (2.5cm) wide ribbon

  • You will need 16oz or 500 grams of polyester toy stuffing or alternatively I have used a cheap pillow filling which works well. 

 

NOTE: If you wish for a softer contour hugging ‘bean bag’ style draught excluder, you can substitute the body stuffing with cat litter or similar, although still use polyester stuffing for the nose and the head up to the neck.

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine straight stitches used (you can hand sew if you wish but will take you a little longer to make)

  • A general sewing box: scissors, needles, pins, tape measure

  • (Optional) Ruler or quilting square to help with marking your seam allowances

  • Tailor’s chalk or fabric marker pen

  • (Useful) Iron for pressing

  • Chopstick or similar blunt stick for stuffing

  • As mentioned above paper scissors, sticky tape, or glue stick to join pattern

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Gary's FREE Pattern & Instruction Booklet will be sent to you via email to download, this is to be printed in advance of the course!

 

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Print off pattern (A4 to fit no borders)

  • Please cut out all pattern pieces from your fabric choices prior to the start of the workshop

  • Seam allowance is not included in the pattern 

  • Straight Stitch size 2 – 2.5

  • Needle size 10-12

  • Please have filled bobbins and threads ready for the start of the session

  • NOTE: Please check that your sewing machine is working well; therefore, do run off some stitches on a scrap of fabric prior to the start of the session

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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04.12.21

10.00-13.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Rachel

HILL

The Barefoot Crafter

Photography:

Boost Your Skills

for Social Media Posts!

Learn how to take eye-popping photos of your wonderful crafting makes with The Barefoot Crafter!
 
CraftyMonkies Rachel Hill Barefoot Crafter Online Interactive Workshop Photo Skills Boost for Social Media

Rachel Hill

The Barefoot Crafter

Saturday 04 December 2021

10.00am - 1.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Photography Skills-Boost for Social Media!

We're absolutely delighted to welcome a NEW guest tutor to the CraftyMonkies stable of talent: Australian Rachel Hill (AKA The Barefoot Crafter) joins us with a fabulous first class to kickstart her time in the spotlight - Photography Skills-Boost for Social Media, a class aimed at helping you produce great photographs of your wondrous crafting makes!...

Introduction by Rachel The Barefoot Crafter:-​

Hi everyone! I’m Rachel, a crafter & photographer, and I simply love taking pretty photos of my cute makes! Instagram is a fabulous way to share our crafting adventures, but for many of us, finding a balance between spending time crafting and spending time setting up the photos to share our projects can sometimes feel like a step too far - that is, until now!...

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Simple Social Storytelling is all about helping to find that balance. We will look at how to set up, style, shoot and edit photos to showcase your projects and the stories behind them. Props and equipment are fun, but they not only cost money, but take up storage space – and need time to set up. It can sometimes feel like we need all the “stuff” to get good photos. In this class, I will share how you can still create great photos with limited equipment, and even less space! We will focus on using elements of your project to set up the styling, and photograph it using natural light, with the help of a couple of basic items you may have laying around the house. We will also look at editing our photos to make them pop, using free apps. There will be an opportunity to share your set up for feedback and tweaking, as well as the option to share your photo for me to edit live in class.

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class is best suited to beginners, and those who love sharing on Instagram and would like to add a little razzle-dazzle to improve their photos!

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

While there are no materials needed for this class, you may like to have a project on hand to play with styling and photographing during the class. Other items you may like to have on hand:-

  • Offcuts, materials & tools from the project you are styling.

  • White cardboard for lighting practice

  • Charged mobile phone

  • Snapseed app downloaded

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 90 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).

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04.12.21

18.00-21.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Sarah

PAYNE

Sewing & Quilting:

Working With Zips!

In this techniques-based class, Sarah Payne removes the fear of working with zips!
CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Workshop Zippy Fun!

Sarah Payne

Saturday 04 December 2021

6.00pm - 9.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Working With Zips!

CraftyMonkies fan-fave & craft expert extraordinaire Sarah Payne returns with a real treat of a class for all who've ever struggled with getting to grips with zips! Sarah's Zippy Fun workshop will teach you all those little tricks & workarounds to help ensure you never dread working with those pesky zippers ever again!...

Introduction by Sarah:-​

Just the word 'ZIP' can make people flinch! Many sewists have a fear (if not a downright dread!) of the zip – including me when I first started out on my sewing journey. Well, I am here to help you with that! In this techniques-based class I will take away that fear and show you a range of ways to use zips – and very soon you will be wondering what you were ever afraid of!

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

During this class Sarah will go through:-

  • The Feet - Zipper Foot, Adjustable Zipper Foot, Invisible Zipper Foot. What are they and when do you need to use them?

  • Different types of zips and how to make the most of them

  • Using invisible zips in cushions and clothing

  • Using visible/lace zips as a feature on bags or garments

  • Zips in a bag

  • Tabbed zips

  • Inserting a curved zipper (double or single ended)

  • Pockets with zips

  • Adjusting the size of your zips

 

This is very much a techniques based class so bring a pen and paper, but you will also get the opportunity to make a simple cosmetic bag with a zip fastening.

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This is for beginners and improvers. Get to grips with zips and add a valuable new skill to your stitching tool kit!

 

Material/Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

In the class we're going to make a simple zip bag! For this you will need:-

  • Two 10 inch squares and a 10 inch by 2 inch strip of fabric for the outside of your bag.

  • Two 10 inch squares of a lining fabric

  • A zip measuring between 6 and 10 inches.

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine with Zipper Foot.

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 90 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).

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12, 19 & 26.01.22

19.00-20.30 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop Series

Charan

SACHAR

Knitting:

Bed Socks!

CraftyMonkies Charan Sakhar Online Interactive Workshop Knitted Bed Sock Knitting
 
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Charan Sachar

Wednesday 12, 19 & 26 January 2022

7.00pm - 8.30pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop Mini-Series

Bed Sock Knitting!

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 January 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 12th, Wednesday 19th and Wednesday 26th January (each class runs from 7.00-8.30pm, GMT) 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:-

Bed Sock Knitting Part 1 - Wednesday 12 January 2022:

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.

 

Bed Sock Knitting Part 2 - Wednesday 19 January 2022:

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.

 

Bed Sock Knitting Part 3 - Wednesday 26 January 2022:

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 12, Wednesday 19 & Wednesday 26 January 2022 (each class runs between 7.00-8.30pm, GMT) 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!

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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15.01.22

16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Lucy

BRENNAN

Sewing & Embroidery:

Stitch & Style!

Revive those clothes & garments with Lucy Brennan's fab Stitch and Style Embroidery workshop!
CraftyMonkies Lucy Brennan Online Interactive Workshop Stitch & Style Embroidery

Lucy Brennan

Saturday 15 January 2022

4.00pm - 7.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Stitch & Style - Embroider Your Clothes!

We're delighted to welcome back Lucy Brennan for this amazing Stitch & Style Embroidery workshop - get ready to revive a multitude of tired clothes & garments in your wardrobe!...

Introduction by Lucy:-​

Enjoy a game changing way to revive your wardrobe, using embroidery to decorate and embellish garments. You will learn how to decide on the placement, whether it be collars, pockets or on the body of the item; which are the best stitches to use and how to navigate the various stabilisers available to achieve neat embroidery and a clean finish that will last washing and look amazing. So whether you are wanting to personalise an item of clothing to gift to someone or to create unique and cool items to wear yourself, learn how to to stitch and style clothes with embroidery.

This class is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with embroidery experience. On the website entry you will see a variety of designs/patterns that I have created: we will not be using these in the workshop, rather you are free to source your own designs/patterns and I have provided a series of links to some designs in the Patterns section (see below).

What you will learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Ideas for making new and old clothes more unique with embroidery

  • How to create your own patterns and use motifs or images you like for embroidery

  • The easiest ways to transfer designs

  • Different embroidery stitches that work well on clothes

  • Design placement

  • The best ways to use stabiliser and which ones work well on different fabrics

  • How to make sure the embroidery will last and look good through wear and washing

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Suitable for all levels!

 

Material/Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Clothes for embroidering

  • A selection of stabilisers, you may be able to use what you have or wish to purchase some from this list:

  • Woven Fusible stabiliser

  • Water-soluble stabiliser - such as DMC Magic Paper or Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy

  • Tear away stabiliser

  • Sew In stabiliser

 

Please note you do not need all these varieties, they are useful for different types of fabrics and finishes which will be covered in class!

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Embroidery designs or motifs you want to stitch / iron transfers patterns (see below)

  • Water erasable fabric pen/pencil

  • Embroidery floss - a selection of colours

  • Embroidery needle - you may want a selection of sizes for sewing with different numbers of threads

  • Scissors

  • Pins

  • Thimble (optional)

  • Embroidery Hoop or frame (optional)

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Below are some FREE Embroidery Pattern links which you may find useful for Lucy's class!:-

https://sublimestitching.com/pages/join

Join up to Sublime Stitches newsletter to access their free and very cute embroidery pattern.

 

DMC threads free patterns- including lots of cute sewing themed designs

https://www.dmc.com/uk/free-patterns-5041/free-patterns-5042/free-embroidery-patterns-5043,type-of-stitch-embroidery-276.html

 

Love Crafts free pattern links

https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-gb/l/cross-stitch-and-embroidery/cross-stitch-and-embroidery-patterns/free-embroidery-patterns

 

Anchor Embroidery free pattern links

https://anchorcrafts.com/en/designs-patterns/finder?f[0]=field_promo_price:0.0&f[1]=field_term_tehnique:14609

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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