Learning Techniques


Learning Techniques will he held in the West Church Hall (Upstairs*) and Dornoch Social Club Struie Room on both Saturday and Sunday.  

(* a lift is available in the West Church Hall)


Places are limited.


Please Note: Each of the  'Learning Techniques' gallery below provide an indication of the number of available places.     Before completing a postal application, so that available place detail is kept up-to-date, please telephone telephone (01862 811844) or use the 'Contact Us'  form to reserve a place.


Needlefelt Card
Needlefelt Card
Tutor: Catherine Jones

Location: West Church Hall (upstairs but a lift is available)

Day: Saturday 14th March

Time: 9.30 – 12.30 p.m.

Cost: £25

Skills: Suitable for beginners

Skill Focus: Needle-felt techniques to create a 2D picture; processing the needle-felt into a greetings card.

2D needle felting is an easily mastered, simple technique that enables you to make beautiful and imaginative pictures from unspun wool applied to fabric. These versatile pieces can then be framed, or used to embellish clothes, soft furnishings and bags. In this class you will learn how to turn your picture into a greetings card. For this basic session we will be using a chunky needle felting tool that may be manageable for those whose fingers no longer do what they used to!
If you have a picture of a landscape or seascape that you would like to reproduce bring it along.

All materials are included in the cost and the tools may be purchased at the end.

Get sock knitting!
Get sock knitting!
Tutor: Tooty MacKenzie

Location: Social Club Struie Room

Sunday 15th March 2020

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Skills: Suitable for beginners

Skill Focus: Circular knitting, turning a heel, using elastic in knitting.

Cost: £40.00

In this class you will learn how to knit a trainer/ankle sock in cotton/polyamide. You will be using circular needles rather than the usual double pointed needles, and because it is a short sock you will quickly get to turn the heel!

You will also learn to knit with elastic to create a snug rib. Materials supplied include a ball of Regia cotton/polyamide yarn, knitting elastic and 2 buttons.

Please bring stitch markers, tape measure, scissors and 2 sets of 3mm x 40cm circular needles (available to purchase on the day if necessary).

Places available: 7 of 12
Get sock knitting!£40.00
Get to know your sewing machine
Get to know your sewing machine
Tutor: Keira McFleat

Location: West Church Hall (upstairs but a lift is available)

Day: Sunday 15th March

Time: 1.30 – 4pm

Cost: £25

Skills: Suitable for beginners

Skill Focus: Understand how your sewing machine works and get confident using it and make a small lined purse/pouch.

In this class you will learn to use your sewing machine properly. Whether you have an old machine or a new one, this class will help you understand its basic functions and how to maintain it. We will be covering the following: parts of the machine and how to thread it; winding the bobbin, correct
placement and understanding tension; needles and threads; stitch length and width; some of the stitches on your machine; basic sewing techniques including using a thread saver and accurate seam allowance.

You will have created a small lined pouch or purse by the end of the class.

Participants will need to bring their sewing machine, instruction booklet and accessories (you will need to tell us which machine you are using beforehand), a couple of empty bobbins suitable for your machine, a pack of new needles (Universal size 70 or 80), a reel of sewing machine thread
(colour of your choice), a pair of scissors and pins. The fabric and stabilizer will be provided.

Threads, bobbins and needles can be purchased at Keira's stall in the Social Club before the class if needed

Places available: 4 of 6
Get to know your sewing machine£25.00
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