What you will do
6 hour workshop
If you are a Beader, a Knitter, an Embroiderer, a Weaver or just plain nutty about everything textile, here is a class for you. With over 10 years of teaching these specialist wire techniques Teri will give you tips and tricks that you won’t find in any books.
If you are new to crocheting with wire this Beginners Wire Crochet Class is perfect for you - specifically designed for complete beginners even if you have never crocheted before - you will be amazed what you can achieve with this highly versatile technique. No experience necessary - just nifty fingers!
Even if you already know how to crochet this project will teach you all about working with wire, how it behaves, what it can and can’t do - and how it opens up a whole new world of 3-Dimensional jewellery design possibilities.
Join me at Cockpit Arts, Holborn for a day of fun making a Crochet Wire Necklace. We make a 3-strand beaded Necklace featuring different stitch variations on each strand.
We will cover the following tasks on the day:
how to cast-on crochet stitches
make foundation chain
add beads into individual stitches
how to create bead stalk stitches
how to crochet loops using a slip-stitch
how to finish off your piece and attach a vintage button clasp
Choose from a large selection of pretty coloured wire and beautiful glass beads to personalise your design.
With small class sizes individual instruction is possible, so no-one is left struggling on their own.
This class will equip you with all you need to know to get started on your journey of wire crochet jewellery design.
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About your host, Teri Howes Jewellery
Teri established her studio at the renowned Cockpit Arts Studios, London in 2006. Trained originally as a Graphic Designer she retrained as a jeweller at Kensington & Chelsea College where she drew on her childhood love of all things textile, kindled by the treasures of her mothers sewing room.
Her signature crochet and knitting techniques use precious metal wire less than a millimetre thick. Fluid lines and sinuous curves emerge, adorned with stitches of silver and gold. Rich textures reflect pinpoints of light. Capturing tiny diamonds in individual stitches, she transforms strong, hard metal into unexpectedly soft, sensuous forms that inspire wonder and beg to be touched.
Her jewellery redefines the art of crochet for the 21st Century and is entirely handmade with a conscious rejection of mechanised jewellery production. Making by hand is her quiet, gentle rebellion against today's world of instant everything.
She says of her work: "Working with antique crochet hooks, found or donated, I feel connected to previous generations of crocheters. Having run my own crochet jewellery classes for the past ten years and through my annual courses at West Dean College, I have taught over 400 people to crochet, breathing new life into this historic pastime".
Nestled in the heart of Bloomsbury, Cockpit Arts is one of London's best kept secrets. Tucked just behind Gray's Inn Rd, this much loved, warehouse building is host to around 75 extraordinary makers, each selected by a rigorous application process.
From her studio Teri runs a series of one-day workshops teaching the specialist wire techniques she has mastered in her eighteen years as a jeweller. Classes include 3 different levels of Wire Crochet techniques as well as French Knitting and Viking Weave.
Each project has been designed to produce a completed piece of jewellery in a day.
If you have any questions, please contact me using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page.
All materials for this project are included in your fee, including steel crochet hook, gorgeous coloured reel of wire plus a large choice of beautiful beads and a step-by-step project book to keep. Take home whatever materials you have left over to continue making at home. If you wear glasses for close-up work you will need to bring them. All tools will be provided. Classes run from 10.30-4.30pm. We break for lunch at 1pm for an hour - you are welcome to bring your own lunch or pop out to the nearby shops and cafés. Free tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.