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I run and co-run various  groups and workshops for knitters, embroiderers and crocheters and will soon be introducing sewing ones too.

Contact me for more information - enquiries@therovingyarn.co.uk

Stitch and Knit, Petham Village Hall

Term-timeThursdays 2-4pm 

This is an established and very friendly group with some attending every week, others once in a while when they are free. All crafters welcome. Lots of help provided for beginners plus tea/coffee and biscuits. Knitting materials available to buy. Bitesize tuition slots. £5


Keep checking for knitting and crochet workshop dates for this autumn/winter.


 Lacy Leaf Wrap


large julia

The downloadable pattern for this luxurious wrap is now available on ravelry.com - you don’t need to be a member to buy it. Full written and charted instructions are given plus advice on adding beads (it really is simple) and how to block your finished wrap, which turns your wrap into a very professional-looking piece of knitting.

Shawl patterns are also available through ravelry. Choose either the Canterbury Bells or  Margaret's Garden.

sock workshop 1

Possible Workshops:

  • Intarsia
  • Entrelac
  • Fair Isle - 2 handed
  • Cables
  • Easy Lace - learn to read a chart etc
  • Lace Beaded Shawlettes (see below)
  • Simple Socks (see below)
  • Beaded Bags
  • Design your own lace scarf / shawl 
  • Finishing techniques
  • Various cast on and offs.

 Others can be arranged.

 Embroidery Workshops

  • Mountmellick work
  • Crewel Work
  • Hardanger
  • Design a Sampler









Craft Retreat Day

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Learn to Crochet workshops - see the events page

"If you can find time, then do go. I went to the last, unable to read charts and scared of knitting lace, and now I can’t stop! Plus they’re a lovely group of ladies, very welcoming (I didn’t know anyone there at first), and you’ll end up with a beautiful shawl. " (Rebecca)

We have been running workshops for 6 years and are happy to arrange any for your group on the following topics. Each knitting workshop includes a project supported by a pattern and information sheets. Please check the events page for dates in 2018.

The Beaded Lace Shawlette workshop is always popular.


Please email enquiries@therovingyarn.co.uk to be added to our mailing list or if you want further information.


What a lovely email I received recently. 

Hi Rowan, just wanted you to know I have been visiting a friend today, and actually helping her with her knitting. She was having problems with the pattern and also I had to show her some basic skills, stitches for example.

The reason for this email is to say thank you, as I surprised myself that I was capable of this, I actually taught her how to understand the pattern and I wrote it out as you did for me a while back if you remember. Yes, I want you to know you have succeeded with this pupil, you have really taught me so much and given me the confidence to actually help another person.

You really need to know this, your teaching skills are brilliant you have taught me a great deal and I really appreciate you and your skills.

Thank you Chris P x