Sooo I hear you want to learn to knit - go you!
We'll start at the very beginning because, as we all know it's a very good place to start.
I’ll have a set of needles with yarn cast on and a few rows knitted, all ready for you to sit down and begin to knit from the moment the class begins - this is just for you to practice on, and you can take as long as YOU need to feel comfortable with your knitting before you move on.
When you're ready, we'll take a few minuets to talk about patterns, needle sizes and different yarns and you'll pick your own project (don’t worry, I’ll help steer you in the right direction). Then after a cuppa, and a bikkie or three, you’re going to pick up your needles and cast on your very own project - and leave with the beginnings of something beautiful, perhaps a scarf or fingerless mitts!
If you choose to take your knitting further - and don't feel you have to, never malign the humble knit stitch, you can make some beautiful garments with just this stitch and an extra skill or two - I’ll have some projects to show you at the end of class made entirely from only the knit stitch.
But, if you’d like to learn to take your knitting further and learn the purl stitch, the skies the limit; all knitted fabric is made from using the knit and purl stitch in various combinations and variations, so use the code you’ll be provided in your introductory pack and get 20% off Learning to Knit - 2 - Adding purl.
Everything's better with a friend, right? So why not bring a buddy and save $10 off your full price ticket!
This class takes place in my home studio. We have a couple of dogs (both small breeds, calm and settled and can be put outside if you'd prefer) and a rabbit, so if you are allergic please dose yourself with appropriate medication prior to arriving. I live in a quiet, little suburban Court, feel free to park along the sides of the street or on our lawn or nature strip, just please don't park across the neighbours driveway!!
Bottomless coffee, tea, soft drink or water and cake will be provided to help the creative process flow! Weather permitting, you are welcome to take a short stroll along the picturesque walking track that runs along the back of our house to reenergise!!
I am an experienced teacher with endless patience, my classes are held in a fun and supportive environment and there is no such thing as a silly question!
If you feel a little nervous meeting new people (and lets face it, most of us are), you are welcome to arrive 10-15min early, check out my studio, fondle the yarn and make yourself comfortable before the class starts.
- How to cast on, the knit stitch, cast off and read a simple pattern.
- Comprehensive notes and the beginnings of a stunning scarf.
Comfortable, casual clothing.
Those who have never knitted or are picking the needles up after a long break or need a refresher.
Vendor since 2018
At Syd and Wynnie our aim is to share our passion of all things yarn and crafting. Knitting is a thousand year old craft that has influenced countless designers and makers throughout time. Best of all, the basics of knitting are very simple and easy to master. We like to encourage knitters, crocheters and yarn lovers in general to write their own stories with wool and other fine materials.
We aim to bring generations closer together and hope to offer a contemporary, inspiring and welcoming experience through every class or workshop we offer.
We believe in building long term customer relationships and truly enjoy being a part of our student’s creative journey offering guidance and encouragement along the way.
Leanne is an experienced teacher and has been knitting and crocheting for many years. Knitting is her love and teaching her passion. In everything we do we try to represent a positive attitude toward the world, sharing a concern about it’s resources and the way we take care of the planet.
At Syd and Wynnie, we understand that things happen and sometimes you are unable to attend a class. However, in order to cover our teacher and class costs, please be aware of the following when booking your class.
Cancellations or changes of date you make within 7 or more days will receive a full refund. This can be a refund or a credit to another class.
Cancellations or changes of date you make less with 7 days notice may forfeit 50% of the class fee*. This can be a refund or a credit toward another class.
Cancellations or changes of date you make made less than 48 hours notice may forfeit the full class fee*. No refund or credit will be given.
There are no refunds given due to change of mind
*All reimbursements are made at the discretion of Syd and Wynnie and are determined on a case by case basis.
Occasionally, Syd and Wynnie may cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We don't like to do this, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Syd and Wynnie must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a full refund or a credit for a replacement class.
Classes held by Syd and Wynnie frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. Ocassionally we will provide our customers the opportunity to pay for classes by instalments. In the case of instalments, all payments must be made on a regular basis and be paid in full prior to the class.
Payment can be only be made online with credit card, ring Leanne on 0410 414 647 to arrange alternative payments.
Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil places without payment.
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