Workshops at Neath Valley Wools, Glynneath.


Saturday 30th June 2018, 10-4pm –  Tips for a Perfect Finish workshop with Donna Jones




Do you love knitting, but when it comes to sewing up and finishing off your heart sinks? If you’re feeling less than delighted with your finished results, then this is the class for you. Make the most of your knitting by learning skills, techniques & top tips for achieving a professional looking finish you’ll be proud of.


In this workshop class we’ll learn strategies for achieving a great finish, beginning from before you even cast on, and covering:

  • Blocking and pressing
  • Joining shoulders by casting off the stitches together
  • Picking up stitches
  • Making neat buttonholes
  • Sewing seams using mattress stitch
  • Sewing seams using back stitch
  • Sewing in the ends

You will need to bring:

  • A pair each of 3.25mm, 4mm (and 4.5mm too if you have them) knitting needles and a spare 4mm needle or a dpn
  • Small plastic ruler
  • Scissors, pins & safety pins
  • Sewing needle for sewing yarn/knitting
  • Pencil and paper (optional)
  • a stitch holder
  • Completed homework of some small knitted pieces – details to be confirmed in advance of the event

Provided for you:

  • Full tuition & workshop materials by Donna Jones
  • Yarns for sampling in class


Light refreshments are provided. A meal and any additional refreshments can be purchased from the Co-op, cafes located on the High Street, or you may prefer to bring your own packed lunch.


These workshops are suitable for all levels of knitters who can knit and purl, and can follow a basic pattern.


About Donna

Donna is an independent Knit & Crochet designer based in South Wales. Her knowledge and skills are wide ranging, and she is enthusiastic to share these with you. As well as independently publishing her designs, Donna has had patterns published in a number of bookazines and magazines including Knit Now Magazine, Simple Steps to Crochet, Simple Steps to knitting, Crochet for Beginners (Future Publishing) . She also co-authored and independently published the book  Elements: 24 hand knit designs inspired by nature and the outdoors with Alison Crowther-Smith.

Workshop Terms & Conditions

Full payment is required to secure your booking.
Payment can be made in person at Neath Valley Wools bricks & mortar shop or via our on-line shop –


If you have to cancel your place, a refund may be possible depending on how much notice you give in advance of the workshop date:
6 weeks – full refund
4 – 6weeks – 50% of the fee (and refund the rest if the place can be re-sold) 27 days or less – unfortunately no refund can be given unless you or I am able to fill your place.

If you are unable to attend you can of course send someone in your place, but please inform me of this prior to the event.

To ensure a quality workshop experience numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 (depending on the topic) and a minimum of 4 at each event. However, where too few people book to make the workshop viable, the workshop would need to be postponed or cancelled. In the event of a workshop cancellation we will endeavour to give you 14 days notice. In the event of a workshop cancelation, you will receive a full refund, or you can opt to transfer to another event if you prefer.

What’s included?

The fee includes:
• Full tuition
• Practice yarns, beads etc
a workshop pack containing training materials and a free pattern
You will need to bring your own knitting needles and basic sewing kit (sewing needles, scissors, etc) as specified for a particular workshop.

Light refreshments will be provided for all workshops. A meal and or any additional refreshments can be purchased from cafes or supermarkets located on the High Street but participants may prefer to bring a packed lunch.

Workshops at Neath Valley Wools Glynneath


Access to the workshop is through Neath Valley Wools shop, or via the lane at the back of the shop. Regrettably areas are not accessible by wheelchair users.

What if a workshop is full?

If a workshop is full, we will start a waiting list and run a repeat session when enough knitters are interested. Please contact me if you’d like to be added to a waiting list and we will let you know when a new session is planned.

Other information

There will be discounts for some supplies sold at some workshops. This is indicated where applicable.

Please bring the required needles or hooks stated in the workshop description and any yarn that you particularly want to try out.
Most materials will be supplied, unless otherwise stated.

The workshop fee covers a contribution to the running costs during the course of the day, refreshments, some materials and tutor fees.
Travel and accommodation costs are not included in this charge.

At least 5 days prior to the workshop, a materials list and guide to the workshop content and aims will be posted or emailed to all attendees.

If you have any questions about the workshops or your booking, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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