I now run my regular Courses at Crates of Wool to book please contact Brigid at the shop to reserve your place 01920 463436

For further details on each course, contact me at

Crochet for All

We have the next set of ‘Crochet for all’ courses starting soon . I am now specialising in teaching left handed, so just let me know when booking if you are left handed and I will provide appropriate instructions, and be able to demonstrate for you.

Each course is 2 hours per session, with 5 weekly sessions – we have a limited number on each course and tailor the course to your needs.  If you are an absolute beginner, we go nice and slow!  If you have some experience but are wanting to brush up on your skills we progress further.

Week 1:  Holding the hook, chains, treble crochet in rows, filet crochet – or making deliberate holes!
Week 2: Working in the round – Granny squares, changing colour, dealing with ends!
Week 3: Working the foundation row, different height stitches from double crochet to quadruple trebles
Week 4: Increasing and decreasing, making a ripple pattern.
Week 5: working in three dimensions, Flower motif square, some simple joining techniques.

Dates are:  Tuesday evenings 7-9pm,19th & 26th June, 3rd, 10th and 17th July
Thursday afternoons 2 – 4pm, 14th, 21st, 28th June, 5th and 12th July
Cost is £80 and includes all teaching materials, crochet hook, yarn for samples, and refreshments

Crochet – What Next! Adapting stitches and pattern reading

I have an exciting opportunity for what to do once you have learned the basic in crochet at Missenden Abby School of Creative Arts,

Do you crochet, but have no idea how to read a pattern? Have you crocheted in the past and need to be refreshed? Have you done a beginner’s course but don’t know what to do next… this course is for you! We will cover the basic stitches and techniques, and then focus on reading crochet patterns for a wonderful original design which can be made into a bag or cushion cover.Description

This course will consolidate your knowledge of all the basic stitches, dtr, tr, htr, dc, slst, but extend into spike stitches, post stitches, clusters, popcorns, standing stitches (to help with changing colours) and much more. You will be reading a pattern and finding out what it all means! And you will get hints and tips throughout to make your work easier and more professional.

You will be making a large motif square out of double knit cotton yarn. The kit with seven balls of DK cotton, fabric and pattern, will be supplied in the cost of the course.

There will also be time for you to bring your own project that might have stalled and ask Diana about any stitches or pattern reading challenges!

The course is over 3 days, at the wonderful Abbey, which has lovely rooms, amazing food, and beautiful grounds.  Cost is £329 for Non residents, and includes Lunch, and morning/afternoon refreshments as well as 3 full days tuition, if you like to have a complete break, the 3 days cost £505, which includes the above, with Breakfast and evening meal too.

For full details and booking please click the link here