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All 3 courses available in UK Crochet Terminology -Learn to Crochet from the comfort of your own home when YOU have some spare time, whatever time of day! The course never closes so you can return as often as you like, as many times as you like + you can add questions & photo's & have me as your virtual Crochet Teacher !


Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Crochet Days in Dorset 2016

Come along to the lovely Dorset Countryside….

…..And learn to crochet in a weekend or Improve your crochet skills in 2016
Ali will be running 2 great crochet workshops from her Crochet Classroom in North Dorset in 2016, so either come along and

Learn more…..

This will be a great weekend getaway, where you and like minded crochetbeginners or improvers can learn in a totally crochet inspired classroom – probably the only dedicated crochet classroom in the UK!
Beginners will learn all the basics, “warts ‘n’ all” including the “knitty gritty”stuff, plus tricks of the trade and cheats.
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  • make foundation chain
  • crochet with straight edges
  • crochet in the round
  • make pot holders
  • make traditional granny squares
  • change colour expertly and
  • lots more!
By the end of the course you’ll be crocheting fluently & with confidence, reading patterns and hooking like a pro!!

Be Inspired

or Improvers can simply get better!

On the improvers course, you can bring along that project you’ve been struggling with and get help with pattern reading.  Get that WIP out and come along and
Have fun with…..Photo 2
  • Learning new stitches
  • Mastering a new technique
  • Improve your Increasing and Decreasing
  • Learn how to read symbols charts
  • Have a go at C2C
  • Amigurumi – learn how to invisibly decrease and
  • lots more

Both courses will…

run from 10am on the Saturday & Sunday until 4pm, giving you time to go for a lovely countryside stroll alongthe trailway, before going back to your B&B to freshen up for supper.
On Saturday evening, we shall all meet up at the local pub, where we can enjoy a glass of wine or a G&T and have something to eat whilst discussing all things woolly!  A great excuse to crochet all weekend!
All courses are taught by the highly talented Ali Campbell, who has taught hundreds if not thousands of people to crochet in both Surrey & Dorset.  She has also designed and written patterns for both UK & US books and magazines and is highly sought after for her colourful works of crochet art.IMG_3171

If you need to stay over, local B&B’s are:

The Willows –  Which is a short walk down the trailway or the main road to the Crochet Classroom.
(more to follow)
Hook the weekend away


The price of the course is £120 for both days.  This will include unlimited tea or coffee, cake, biscuits and lunch on both days.  You will also be taking home tuition sheets & patterns  used.  If you do need to stay in our lovely county your B&B will be bookable & payable by the pupil, however, if you do need help then please do ask!  The Saturday Night meal & drink at the local pub will also be charged for sperately.

Find my classroom…

Shillingstone is located in North Dorset and is easy to get to from most directions.  By car or train, it’s not that far away!   Simply pop this postcode DT11 0SL into your directions finder or sat nav to see.

When will it be?

  • Beginners 9th & 10th April

  • Improvers 12th & 13th March

How do I book?

Contact Ali Campbell on 01258 860 124 or campbellmac44@gmail.com, as you will need to complete a booking form.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Childrens Crochet Party

I had a booking for a Childrens Crochet Party the other week

So I put balloons on the gate with my usual, colourful "Crochet Classes Here" sign

I borrowed colourful cups and plates & bought some stripy drinking straws

Along with a load of cup cakes

And chocolate bars

I put colourful balls of wool and some crochet hooks in a basket

And made sure that my classroom was looking lovely

I also added to their 5 a day by making fruit juice cocktails

And when they arrived it was smiles all around

As they threaded lots of beads onto their wool.

and starte to make chains

Very long ones too!

We all made lovely beaded bracelets and necklaces

All the girls got goody bags to take home, along with what they had made and their ball of wool & a crochet hook.

Saturday 10th October 2o15Hi AliThank you so much for yesterday. Katie had a great time and can’t wait to return. She has been crocheting all day today! The girls loved the food and the fact that they could take their hooks and wool home. They were especially impressed by the room! Thank you for going to so much trouble.See you soonLouise