Crochet - The Next Stitch CANCELLED (UP09L51A)

Advance your crochet skills in a small, friendly, real-time online course

When? Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm from 24th September 2020 until 3rd December 2020 for 10 weeks.
Where? This is an online course.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £127.00. The concessionary fee is £63.00. Reduced fees are available to students in receipt of certain means-tested benefits. For more information on applicable benefits and eligibility please see the Financial Support page on our website or contact the ACRES team.

Please see additional cost information below
Tutor to advise at first session. To avoid unnecessary cost please do not purchase any materials or text books until you are certain that your course will run. Course decisions are normally made a week prior to the course start date. Course fees over £127 can be paid in one single payment at enrolment or in instalments by Standing Order. Please contact the office for details.

How to enrol?

You can enrol by phoning ACRES' House on 01825 761820 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10 am and 3 pm. Alternatively, to register your interest in a course please email with the course title and your contact details and a member of the team will call you back to enrol you on your chosen course.

Course overview

Advance your crochet skills with more complex stitches and techniques and continue to develop your work through larger project pieces.

This course is an online course. We are expecting to return to classroom teaching on Thursday evenings at Carillon Cottage, in the New Year.

What you already need to know

This is an advanced course and so you will be expected to be using a range of stitches and understand how to read crochet patterns. New and returning learners are all welcome.

What you will learn

During this course you will expand your own knowledge by learning new and complex stitches and techniques that will add texture and design features to your crochet projects You will work on your own projects which could include variations of Tunisian Crochet, Irish Crochet, reversible stitch patterns, cables or a pattern of your choice that you would like assistance with.

How you will learn it

Emma will demonstrate new skills and techniques to the group and support each person to be able to master these.
Individual projects will be discussed within the group and these will form the direction for learning complex stitches to enhance each piece of work.

What do I need to bring to the first session?

ACRES' online courses will be taught in real time using the video platform Google Meet, supported by other online resources. To ensure you get the most out of the course and can fully participate in the sessions you will interact with your tutor and other students through speaking, listening and the chat function, as well as being able to see each other via the video links, though you can turn off your camera and microphone at any time.

You will therefore need to have access to either a laptop, computer or portable device (eg tablet or phone) (this ideally needs to be less than 5 years old), with a camera / webcam and microphone, as well as a good broadband / Wi-Fi connection.

Though it is not essential, you may choose to create a separate email account for your online learning (preferably Gmail which is most compatible with Google Meet). This will give you the added security to allow you to share your email address with your tutor and other students on the course to enhance your learning experience, without disclosing your personal information.

At the start of the course and before each lesson your tutor will send you an invitation with a link to join the class and any further information including resources and equipment you will need for the lesson.

Materials and items you will need to do the course

Any current projects you are working on
Crochet kit bag

How much extra study or practice is involved?

Try telling a crocheter not to practise!

What do previous students say?

"I've learnt so much but there is always something new I want to learn"
"It is so enjoyable learning together and seeing what everyone else is working on"
"I'm hooked!"
"Emma is so patient and makes things that look complicated seem really easy. I have been amazed at what I have made since I started coming."

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

This course is an online course. If you would like to continue learning with the same tutor at the same time and day, the next Crochet course starting on 14th January is expected to be taught face to face at Carillon Cottage, Wadhurst. Other online courses will continue to be available at other times.ACRES offers a whole range of arts and crafts courses including upholstery, felting, embroidery. Ask your tutor or contact the ACRES office for more information.

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

Look out for local clubs and crochet events around the country. Ask your tutor for details.

Find out about other courses with the National Careers Service for opportunities to extend your skills and knowledge.

How can I get further information about these?

Please visit the ACRES website, see our brochure, or alternatively contact a member of the team on 01825 761820.