The Yarn Cake’s beginner classes, both knitting and crochet, will take you from the very basics right through to the main techniques, by exploring a different, simple project each week. By the end of the four week block, you’ll have all the skills necessary to tackle your own projects, as well as four completed items. All course materials are provided, and we offer a 10% discount for any purchases made while attending a class. We’ll also have tea and cake  for you during the class. Maximum class size is 8.

Our tutor, Maria Bierbaum-Williams, has been an avid knitter and crocheter for almost a decade – and has been teaching both for four years. She comes from a teaching background and takes great pride in developing tailor made courses for every class. She also designs patterns and has twice placed in the Glasgow School of Yarn design competition.

Beginner Crochet - January 11th to February 1st - £115 
This course will cover everything from basic granny squares to to complex mandalas, teaching you the basics of crochet, how to read patterns and all the skills you need going forward. To help you practice new techniques, you’ll have a small project to complete every week, meaning you’ll have a selection of finished objects to show off your new skills by the end of the course. All materials and patterns are included.

Beginner Knitting - February 8th to March 1st - £115 
In this course you will learn all the basics of knitting including: casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch and casting off; as well as working knit and purl in the same row, Basic sewing up, making increases and decreases, following a pattern and simple lace instructions. All materials and patterns are included.

Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. We can also take payment over the phone, so don’t worry of you can’t come in. Prices include tuition, handouts including patterns, materials (for beginner classes only), a 10% discount on relevant purchases on the night and tea and cake. A 100% payment is required at registration. A full refund for cancellations can only be made if we can fill the space.

Pop into the shop at 148 Queen Margaret Drive or give us a phone on 0141 946 5305 for details.