Photo by Fiona Rennie

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Ginger Twist Studio in Edinburgh has an extensive schedule of knitting and crochet workshops. Come to GTS and learn to knit or crochet, beginners are most welcome! Or if you already know the basics, why not focus on learning a new technique? Make your booking ONLINE today.







Sunday 3 September @ 1pm – 3pm with Kirsten (1 spot left!)


© K.M.Bedigan

Want to learn to knit in the round without using DPNS or short circulars? This session will introduce you to the wonders of magic loop – knit in the round, any diameter with a long circular needle.

You will learn how to set up your needles and cast on to work magic loop, and how to knit a small circumference using the one needle. The workshop will start you off with a simple hat pattern, which will give you the chance to work rib and stocking stitch, as well the opportunity to try increasing / decreasing in the round.


  • 100g Worsted Weight Yarn (Cascade 220 Superwash)
  • 4mm / US 6 circular needle, approx. 100 cm / 40 “
  • 1 stitch marker

Requirements: You should know how to cast on, knit and purl.

Pattern will be provided, and will have options for fitted and slouchy versions.



DOUBLE KNITTING – An Introduction

Sunday 24 September @ 1pm – 4pm with Kirsten (3 spots left)


© K.M. Bedigan

Double knitting is a relatively simple way of creating a fabric with no wrong side, and the opportunity to create reversible patterns. This class will take through the basics needed to create this useful (and interesting) technique.

Skills Taught:

  • Basic techniques of working the fabric flat, and in the round.
  • How to work two yarns in one hand.
  • Using colourwork charts for double knitting.

Skills Needed: Knit, Purl. Familiarity with Long-Tail Cast on is useful but not essential.

Materials Required:

  • DK or Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 colours.
  • 3.5 or 4 mm needles suitable for working flat and in the round
  • Stitch marker





Sunday 4 June @ 1pm – 4pm with Sol (1 spot left)


© A Crochet Journey

© A Crochet Journey

Grab your hook and learn this amazing craft! This beginner workshop will give you a great introduction to the incredible world of crochet so that you can start creating beautiful projects for you and your home. By working a simple project you will learn the basic techniques to start your crochet journey.

You will learn:

  • How to hold your yarn and hook
  • How to crochet a chain
  • How to crochet two basic stitches
  • How to avoid extra or missing stitches when working flat
  • How to change colours

No experience required!

Materials Required:

  • Chunky yarn in 2 light colours
  • 6mm or 7mm hook
  • 2 removable stitch markers
  • Darning needle



LEARN TO SPIN – Drop Spindle

Thursday 29 June @ 6pm – 8pm with Kirsten (1 spot left!)



Ever wanted to spin your own yarn? This session will introduce the basics of spinning and plying (both 2 Ply and 3 Ply) will get you started on the drop spindle.

Materials required: You will need a bit of prepared fleece and a drop spindle. These can be purchased in the shop either beforehand or on the day of your workshop. Take a look at the Learn to Spin Kit, which includes your required materials.


Please be advised that all knitting and crochet classes should be booked in advance in person or online. All workshops require payment in full at time of booking, and are NON-REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE. Payment can be made with cash or credit card in person.  You may also pay by cheque, providing there is enough time for the funds to clear beforehand (allow approx 1 week). Please get in touch before sending your cheque to ensure there is a space available. Your spot in the workshop is not secure until payment is made.


The prices for the classes do not include materials. The materials required are posted in each class description, which you should bring with you to the workshop (if you have already have something in your stash) or purchase them on the day. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email:
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