KNITTING AND CRAFT CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
This year The Toft Alpaca Shop is offering an extended schedule of textile and fibre workshops, courses and classes based around knitting, crochet, felting and sewing. Attendees will learn a new craft skill and have the chance to take a tour of the alpaca stud farm, learning all about the process to get fibre from the back of the animal onto our needles.
We offer the chance for all ages and skill levels to learn something new- whether that be the basics of knitting, how to do a particular crochet technique or the art of needle felting. Toft specialises in easy knitting patterns and kits for beginners as an introduction to knitting- but that doesn’t mean we ignore you advanced crafters. Choose the workshop that is right for you.
All craft workshops will now be hosted in the newly completed Toft Studio building. A bright and spacious barn conversion at Toft Manor, Dunchurch, Warwickshire CV22 6NR.
Toft craft workshops are conducted in a relaxed and picturesque rural Midlands location surrounded by fields of alpacas.
Come and escape for the day...or even a weekend. We are now very pleased to be able to offer attendees and their partners the chance to stay a stone's throw from the farm in a B & B. CONTACT US for details.
Toft Manor is a short hop from the M40 and M1, and we can also offer Self Catering and B & B. accommodation at walking distance from the farm for those who want to make a weekend of it. All workshops include a home cooked lunch and unless otherwise stated, the first 100g of yarn (knitting and crochet workshops) or all our materials (felting and patchwork and quilting workshops).
Gift vouchers are available and redeemable against any Toft workshop – why not give a workshop place as a crafty present!
Classes in your knit and your purl. Our Introduction to Knitting one day workshops are designed for learning to knit as a beginner covering all the basics including how to cast on, casting off and pattern reading. We now offer more advanced knitting workshops with external tutors for those looking to hone selected techniques.
We are as good with our hooks as we are with the needles, and we offer an exciting selection of crochet workshops from the Introduction to Crochet through to advanced stitch projects.
Felting is great for adults and kids alike. Our children's felting workshops are very popular with teachers looking to pick up ideas for craft projects to make with children. This workshop teaches you the basics of all three methods of how to make felt. Our Christmas themed workshops are always a massive hit. Escape the chaos for a day and enjoy a bit of knit, felt and needle felting.