Delightful New Spring and Summer Classes

Delightful New Spring and Summer Classes

We have some exciting new classes on our schedule!

Collage of Classes at Loop LondonThroughout the year we offer a rotation of knitting and crochet classes, for beginners, improvers and experienced makers. We also provide specialist workshops. When well-known teachers come to England, they often get in touch with us to see if we’d like to have them teach at Loop. Over the years we’ve been very lucky to have some of the best known international knit designers teach with us. It’s always an honour, and this year it is no exception. This Spring and Summer we have some exciting new workshops scheduled.

Spring Workshops

Temaricious Workshop at Loop London

On June 10th & 11th we have Temari Embroidery workshops. This includes a couple of half-day and a full-day workshop teaching the Japanese art of embroidering Temari Balls.

Temaricious Workshop at Loop London

The workshops are taught by Rika and Naho, who are visiting us from Japan. They hand-dye the beautiful Temaricious threads that we sell at Loop, using plants from their gardens in Japan.

Temaricious Embroidery Threads at Loop London

I love beautiful scent, so I’m particularly attracted to the day long workshop making an aromatic Temari ball. Beauty and lovely smells!!!

Julie Arkell

Our next workshop is by a famous, local artist, Julie Arkell. She is responsible for our shop mascot doll (and her costume changes).

Julie Arkell Creature Workshop at Loop London

We are so lucky to have Julie living in Islington, and teaching at the shop. She has offered workshops, decorating and embellishing her paper mache creatures, for most of the time that we’ve been open.

Making a Small world by Julie Arkell at Loop LondonWe love her dolls (we just got some sweet and quirky new ones in!) and her books:  Away and Home and seeing her cheery self, when she comes in to the shop to pick-up yarn for her knitting projects.

Julie is teaching her Creature Workshop, June 18th. Her classes often fill up before they’re even announced. Please phone the shop to join the waiting list for her next class or add your name to the cancellation call list.

Summer Workshops

Tif Fussell dottie angel at Loop London

dottie angel

Tif Fussell, aka dottie angel, is coming to Loop from across the Pond to teach classes on June 22nd & 23rd. She will teach simple embroidery stitches, worked upon knitted fabric samplers. Don’t worry if you are not a great knitter – the Loopettes have been busy knitting great simple swatches for you to play with on the day.

Wooly Tattoo by Dottie Angel at Loop Knitting

Participants will then create Woolly Tattoos with yarn and embroidery on knitted items.

Dottie Angel Wooly tattoo sample at Loop London

The Flower Factory Workshop

On June 25th we are trying out a new workshop concept. It won’t be based at Loop but at photographer, Kristin Perers’ East London Studio, The Flower Factory on wonderful Columbia Road, with the famous Sunday Flower market going on right outside. Kristin is a well known photographer who takes the photographs for our books and patterns.

A Day At The Flower Factory Workshop by Loop London

We are offering a one day workshop for crafters and makers to inspire creativity whilst giving practical tips on styling and taking pictures for websites, PR and social media (and pleasure!) This class will be taught by Kristin Perers, Tif Fussell (dottie angel) and Loop Owner – Susan Cropper.

Wooly Tattoo Embroidery with Dottie Angel at Loop London

It promises to be a real treat! Don’t miss A Day at the Flower Factory!

In July we enjoy two overseas visitors: Bristol Ivy and Olga Buraya-Kefelian of Olgajazzy knits.

Bristol Ivy

On the 8th & 9th of July, Bristol will be teacher in residence at Loop offering three classes: IntarsiaKnitting Outside the Box and  Shawl Shapes Class.

Bristol Ivy at Loop London

Bristol is a well regarded designer from the US, who designed our beloved Teasel cardigan pattern.

Bristol Ivy's Teazel cardigan pattern photographed by Kristen Peres and styled by Susan Cropper
Bristol Ivy’s Teazel cardigan pattern photographed by Kristin Perers and styled by Susan Cropper


On July 12th & 16th, Olga Buraya-Kefelian, aka OlgaJazzy, will be teaching three classes: 3 Dimensional Knitting

boko from Olgajazzy at Loop Knitting London
Boko from Olgajazzy

and Modular Knitting.

Asanagi Wrap by OlgaJazzy at Loop Knitting London
Asanagi Wrap by OlgaJazzy

We are so lucky and grateful for all the talented people who make their way through Loop; both the instructors and the participants. Come and join us in a class!

Loop is a sponsor for PomfestLoop is the headline sponsor of Pomfest, celebrating 5 years of Pom Pom Quarterly!


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