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Islington

£99

Take your machine knitting skills to the next level in this intermediate class. You’ll be buzzing with ideas and full of enthusiasm to try out what you’ve learned with some new knitting projects! In this class, you’ll: -Progress to more challenging knitting skills -Learn new techniques including E wrapping, fringing, cording, tucking, weaving in and punch-card jacquard -Experiment with different types of yarns from fine, chunky and fancy yarns to create pattern and colour placements -Knit cords which then can be used with other techniques in your work. The cords can be used as a yarn for hand knitting, trims, weaving, knotting, stitching onto other fabrics and materials. -Create your own freehand punchcard design. Here, you’ll learn creative ways to use pattern and texture in your work. You will experiment with punchcard designs for Jacquard/ Fair Isle, Tucking & Slip Stitch and Weaving in techniques. Use various yarns and colours to create different effects and textures your work. -Create a collection of experimental swatches which can be developed further into your design ideas for fashion, interiors, accessories & trims.

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Islington

£99

This one-to-one masterclass offers a thorough, concentrated and all-inclusive instruction in knit design and construction. Each session is bespoke and tailor-made around the knitter’s personal needs and interests. The class can be focussed on ready-to-wear items or it can take a more experimental approach.

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Islington

£149

This is an ideal class if you have a basic understanding of machine knitting and you want to develop your textile design skills or experimental skills. You’ll learn beautiful stitches and techniques and explore the use of colour, textured structures and stitch manipulation. In this class, you’ll: -Gain a firm grasp of basic machine knitting skills for industrial (Dubied) hand flat knitting machines -Learn how to set up a Dubied knitting machine, including casting on and off, changing between different coloured yarns and how to blend and mix yarns together -Learn various stitch structures and techniques, such as needle layouts, hold stitch, tuck stitch, 2 x 2 rib, racking and selective needle use -Practice how to use a stitch transfer tool to create hand manipulation techniques for ladders, lace holes and freeform methods -Have a better understanding of knitwear yarns, machines and gauges At the end of the class, you’ll create a technical folder with a collection of experimental swatches of techniques, stitch manipulation and knit structures. You will be able to develop these techniques further into your own designs experimenting with different textures and yarns to produce unique fabrics in a variety of weights for future projects.

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Islington

£26.9

PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other! No experience needed. Your event at The Castle will be themed around Van Goghs iconic Starry Night! Vincent Van Goghs work is characterised by his bold brushstrokes and expressive use of colour perfect to play with! Since 2013 our mission has been to bring art out of the classroom and gallery and into the places people meet on an every day basis. You will be guided step by step by a practicing artist, while you drink, paint and create your way to becoming an artist for the night!

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Islington

£20

The session includes a selection of meditations, with the main focus on a guided mindful hot chocolate meditation. It is suitable for beginner & experienced meditators - a special taster chocolate bar to take away and taste (mindfully!).

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Islington

£99

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to knit by machine, this is the class for you! You’ll learn the basics of how a knitting machine works, how to set one up and you’ll be inspired to start experimenting with patterns and colours. In this class, you’ll: -Gain a firm grasp of basic machine knitting skills -Learn how to set up a knitting machine, change between different coloured yarns and how to blend and mix different yarns together -Learn various techniques, including casting on and off, lace holes stripes and ladders -Have a better understanding of knitwear yarns, machines and gauges -Practice how to use a transfer tool to make patterned eyelets in your swatches/garments -Experiment with different yarns and create swatches to take away At the end of the class, you’ll be able to knit a scarf and/or have a collection of experimental swatches, which can be further developed into your own designs.

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Islington

£25

Have-a-Go lessons are relaxed and a lot of fun. They are suitable for complete beginners and you will learn to shoot a recurve bow!

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Islington

£149

Whether you knit for fun, knit for charity or knit for loved ones, this class should not be missed! You’ll have the opportunity to make a knitted gift that you’ve designed yourself using luxurious cotton, silk or cashmere yarns from legendary fashion houses such as Zegna Baruffa or Lora Piana. You’ll also receive a beautiful gift box, personalised label and ribbon decoration. This is a modified version of our Beginner’s Machine Knitting Workshop. Designed for the complete beginner or someone looking to refresh their basic level machine knitting skills You’ll learn casting on and off, stripes, lace holes, ladders and increasing and decreasing for shape You’ll make a scarf, hat, gloves or a combination of these. A gift box, personalised label and ribbon decoration are included. Just email us the details for the gift label in advance so we can produce it before the class.

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Islington

£20

The session includes a selection of meditations, with the main focus on a guided mindful dark chocolate meditation. It is suitable for beginner & experienced meditators - a special taster chocolate bar to take away and taste (mindfully!).

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Islington

£89

You’ve mastered the basics of hand knitting and you’re ready to learn some more challenging techniques. This is the perfect class for you! Over the course of 3 weeks, you’ll learn to knit a pair of super cute fingerless mittens. You’ll also: -Progress to more challenging knitting skills -Learn more complex knit structures and techniques for hand knitting, which include lace, cables and aran knitting, fair isle and intarsia -Learn to work from charts, tension swatches and read patterns -Learn to work in a round with double pointed and circular needles At the end of 3 weeks, you’ll be on your way to completing your mittens, have a greater knowledge of more complex stitches and structures and how to apply them. You’ll be able to develop and produce swatches of the stitches you’ve learned, have the confidence to work on more complex projects and experiment with new ideas.

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Islington

£27.9

PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other! No experience needed. Your event at The Castle will be themed around Rebecca Hunters Purple London Skyline painting. Why not personalise your masterpiece and add your house into the skyline? Since 2013 our mission has been to bring art out of the classroom and gallery and into the places people meet on an every day basis. You will be guided step by step by a practicing artist, while you drink, paint and create your way to becoming an artist for the night!

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Islington

£89

Discover the wonderful art of crochet! Over the course of 2 weeks, you’ll learn to make your own market shopper bag. You’ll also: -Gain a firm grasp of basic crochet skills -Learn how to hold the crochet hook and yarn with comfort -Learn the basic crochet techniques; slip knot, chain, slip, double, half treble, magic ring and treble stitches -Learn how to crochet neatly in row and work in a round -Learn how to read a pattern, shaping (increasing and decreasing) and be introduced to different yarns and change colours At the end of the 2 weeks, you’ll be on your way to completing your shopper bag, have the confidence to start your own projects with basic crochet techniques and experiment with new ideas.

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Recent Reviews

BYOB Ultimate Pottery Experience

Really great class! Super fun and the tutor was really friendly.

Catherine
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100% Organic Soap Making

Have never been to a class like this and all 3 of us had a great time The age range was 17 to 69 and my daughter wants to go to other classes.

Debra
Been on 1 EmptyChair workshop(s)

BYOB Ultimate Pottery Experience

Very fun, loved making & painting my work even if I wasn\'t that great at it!

Natalie
Been on 1 EmptyChair workshop(s)

Make Your Own Spinner Rings

Fantastic class! Really well put together and ended up with a lovely ring. Would love to do another!

Francesca
Been on 2 EmptyChair workshop(s)

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