Workshops for 2020

At the moment all Workshops have been suspended until further notice due to the current Covid-19 health scare.

Crochet For Beginners

with Cat Thomas

at Neath Valley Wools, 75 High St, Glynneath, SA11 5AL

Join Cat Thomas at Neath Valley Wools on:

Date to be confirmed

10.00am to 4.00pm

We shall cover basic stitches and techniques from how to hold your hook to how to join your pieces.
Learn the basic stitches in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

All material will be provided.

Refreshment are available and space to eat a packed lunch.

“Cat is an expert tuitor, experienced teacher and published author”.


with the Tawe Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers


10.00AM – 4.00PM

At Neath Valley Wools

The cost will be £45 per person.

Ready warped rigid heddle looms and materials for weaving will be provided. 
On the day you will have the opportunity to make place mats or a table runner with a choice of either creating a checked pattern or vertical stripes.
The workshop will run from 10am to 4pm with appropriate breaks for lunch and refreshments.
No previous experience is necessary.
The workshop will be run for a maxim of 4 people.

The Tawe Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers was established in 1981. It now has a permanent home in the Cross Community Centre, Pontardawe with two studios housing equipment and materials for the use of Guild members and one general meeting room.

An important remit of the Guild is to take our skills to the public. This involves exhibiting and demonstrating at local events and encouraging participation.

Our annual summer exhibition is held at Craig-y-Nos Country Park.

The Guild is also an ever open door to new members keen to learn and develop the skills we have to offer.


Workshop Terms & Conditions

(Hosted by Neath Valley Wools)

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 6 (depending on the topic) and a minimum of 3 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.


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

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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