• About The Makers' Cabin

    The Makers’ Cabin in Letchworth was born from a complete love of craft and making anything from scratch.

     

    From specific Crochet Lessons, to beginners crochet courses, learning Granny Squares, hats and a jellyfish, there is something crochet based for everyone. 

     

    Here you can learn new skills, like Crochet, Macrame, cross stitch or just come and make something crafty with friends. Each visit to the The Makers’ Cabin (based on Highfield in Letchworth, Herts) is unique!.

     

    People come from the local areas of Hitchin, Stevenage, Biggleswade and Baldock to learn new skills at our craft lessons.

  • WORKSHOP Calendar and availability

    Here is a list of what workshops we have planned - for more info on the actual workshop, and a picture of what you make, please keep scrolling down, or click on the titles above.

    If they have a red no entry sign - they are fully booked already.

    Classes have a maximum of 6 people (usually 4)

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  • Crochet and Macrame

    Taught by Vicki from Off the Hook For You - published crochet designer in Simply Crochet and Crochet Now magazines, as well as The Crochet Society. Vicki has been teaching crochet for 7 years, and can teach both left and right handed.

    See more of my designs at www.offthehookforyou.co.uk

    Beginners Crochet - 3 part workshop

    In this 3 part workshop you'll learn the basics of Crochet. You'll start with a granny square in week one, move onto a hat (with a pom pom) in week 2 and finish with a spot of Amigurumi in week 3. All yarn, hooks and needles will be provided. These workshops will run weekly. If you want to come along to one workshop in particular and can already make a (US) Double crochet get in touch.

    Beginners crochet - Granny Squares

    Come and learn how to make a granny square in this 2 hour workshop. You'll learn about different types of yarn, and hooks, before getting to grips with the basic stitches of crochet. All yarn and hooks will be provided.

    Corner to Corner crochet

    A chance to learn the technique of corner to corner crochet, a great skill that makes blankets super fast! You'll learn how to change colours, and how to follow a graph, as well as increasing and decreasing.

    This is an intermediate workshop, you must be able to US double crochet (UK treble crochet) to attend this workshop. All materials and yarn will be provided and you'll go home with a finished square knowing all techniques you need to expand this onto bigger projects.

    Crochet Necklaces

    £30 - Course dates and booking

    In this workshop you'll learn how to make a crochet necklace using T-shirt yarn. You'll be able to pick from a variety of colours to make this unique necklace designed by the tutor. You'll have enough time to make at least one necklace, maybe even 2 if you've crocheted before! £25 per place, all materials will be provided, and a copy of the pattern to make some more.

    Crochet Mandalas

    Come and learn how to make a mandala in this 2 hour workshop with Vicki from Off the Hook. have free reign over the colours you choose, before using lots of different stitches to make this mandala. This is a great way of increasing the stitches you can make with your hook. Note - you must be able to make a US Double crochet to attend this workshop.

    Crochet Stockings

    In this workshop you'll learn how to make a mini crochet stocking. You'll be able to pick from a variety of festive yarns to make these super cute stockings designed by the tutor, Vicki from Off the Hook. You should have enough time to finish one stocking in the workshop. All hooks and yarn supplied, and you'll take home more yarn to make a few more. This is not a beginner workshop - you must be able to US Double Crochet / UK Treble crochet to get the most from this workshop.

    Crochet Blanket Techniques

    In this workshop you'll learn how to make the Starburst granny square and turning a circle into a square. You'll then learn different techniques on how to join them together. This is not a beginner workshop - you should be able to US Double Crochet / UK Treble crochet to get the most from this workshop.

    Crochet flowers

    A workshop concentrating on making crochet flowers. You'll be able to US double / UK treble crochet to attend this workshop. You'll learn how to use different crochet stitches to make a flower.

    1:1 Crochet

    If you want a 1:1 session to learn how to crochet, we can offer private tuition at £50 for 2 hours. All materials will be provided and you can discuss your specific needs prior to the workshop in terms of yarn and stitches. Please email to arrange a suitable time and date.

    Market Tote

    Come along for this new on trend workshop making a crochet market tote. A great expandable bag perfect for the Eco friendliness in all of us. All materials included.

    Crochet Wreath

    A 6 part workshop, making your very own crochet wreath. All materials will be supplied. You'll learn how to make the base, leaves, flowers, acorns, berries and finally a hedgehog!

    Pumpkins

    A chance to make a seasonal pumpkin. Make as either a keyring, or an ornament. You'll be using the amigurumi technique to make your very own little pumpkin in a choice of colours.
     
    Please note, to manage expectations, this is not a beginners course. If you can UK Treble/ USA Double crochet, or have ever crocheted anything before (Even as a child), this workshop would be perfect for expanding your skills.

    Crochet Hats

    This workshop teaches you a magic circle, Half treble (half double) crochet, working in the round, how to change colour..... and how to make a hat!

     

    Please note, to manage expectations, this is not a beginners course. If you can UK Treble/ USA Double crochet, or have ever crocheted anything before (Even as a child), this workshop would be perfect for expanding your skills.

    All materials supplied and homemade cake and tea.

    Christmas Decorations

    Come and make some pretty Christmas decorations, a huge choice of yarn, ribbons and buttons to help make your set completely your own.

    Christmas Wreaths

    A chance to come and make your very own Christmas Wreath. You'll crochet the base, in a colour of your choice, before making pom poms, then decorating to your choosing. (It lights up too!)

     

    All materials included.

    Crochet Poncho

    A new workshop added for 2019, A beginners or improvers class, learning how to make a poncho. All yarn, and huge coconut buttons included. You probably won't have time to complete the poncho during the workshop, but you'll not have mush to finish at home.

    Crochet Cowl

    Another new workshop for 2019, A crochet cowl. A great beginners or improvers workshop for teaching you how to chain, where to make your stitches, and how to work in straight lines (It's not as easy as it seems!). You won't completely finish the cowl during the workshop (Unless you are super quick), but you will be able to take you hook home and enough yarn to complete it.

    Learn to cable

    Can you already crochet, but are looking to expand your skills? This is the perfect workshop for you. We'll learn how to gain texture using different stitches. You'll go home with the patterns for 2 different hats, and the yarn to make them, after practising in the workshop.

    Violet the Unicorn

    Learn how to crochet a unicorn. This workshop will teach you how to crochet in the Amigurumi method. It will teach you how to read an amigurumi pattern, how to start and finish each piece, and how to sew them together. All hooks and yarn will be provided to make your unicorn (Along with a choice of mane and tail colours). Do not expect to finish your unicorn during the workshop, this will teach you the techniques needed, and send you away with all the materials needed to complete her (or him) in your own time.

    Macrame

    Come along for this new on trend workshop making a plant hanger with Vicki, who loves anything yarn based! You will be provided with all the materials to make at least one hanger.

    Arm Knitting

    Come along for this new on trend workshop making a plant hanger with Vicki, who loves anything yarn based! You will be provided with all the materials to make at least one hanger.

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    info@themakerscabin.co.uk

    07852 351894

    23 Highfield

    Letchworth

    SG6 3QD

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Terms and Conditions for workshops at The Makers’ Cabin

The Makers’ Cabin reserves the right to cancel a course at anytime. If the course is cancelled prior to the start of the course you will be given a full refund.

 If a single workshop has to be cancelled then I will reschedule that class or offer you a space on a future course.

If the client cancels their course you will receive a full refund, less £10 administrative fee, if the cancellation is made more than 7 days before the workshop.
If the cancellation is made less than 7 days before the workshop you will receive 50% of the total cost of the course refund, less £10 administrative fee.
If the cancellation is made within 48 hours before the workshop then no refund will be given.
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