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Crafty Cavy

Knitting & Crochet – Classes & Patterns – Coaching

“Craft Your Best Life”

1-to-1 Craft Advice

Sometimes you just need a personal demonstration of how to do a particular pattern, stitch or technique; when you gain confidence, you can enjoy knitting & crochet even more! To find out how I can assist you with your crafting ambitions, why not book a crochet call or book a knitting call with me? We can discussion your individual requirements and arrange sessions to suit your needs.


1-to-1 Transformational Coaching

If you are feeling stressed, anxious or lonely, it may be because you feel unable to “let go” or are lacking a sense of purpose. Knitting & crochet as part of your daily routine can help you relax and enhance your sense of achievement and self-esteem. Book a call to find out more.

Online Workshops

I offer online classes in knitting & crochet. Videos will shortly be available to teach knitting and crochet techniques, and offer support for new patterns.

Growing Supportive Community

We have a growing community in Facebook where ideas can be shared and crafty questions answered – we love sharing knitting & crochet stories! Don’t forget our knitting & crochet is also on Instagram!

Kay’s Latest Blog

22 Tempting Ideas as Inspiration for Knitting and Crochet

How do you find inspiration for your next knitting or crochet project?

Sometimes you are itching to create something new, but you are not sure what to make. It can happen that you are spoilt for choice, and it’s a question of narrowing it down!  How do you decide?

Do you already have a large stash of yarn, or will you buy new yarn specifically to make a particular pattern that caught your eye?

Looking around, it’s possible to find inspiration from the environment: shapes, colours, textures etc. Sources of ideas can include architecture, art, birds, ceramics, fashion, fish, flowers, fruit, furniture, gardens, geometry, music, parks, people, sculpture, the seasons, stained glass, trees, vegetables, water, wildlife…

Chantilly cloche hat

About Kay Dudman

Knitting & Crochet Tutor & Designer and Coach

Welcome! I am a craft tutor and designer specialising in knitting & crochet, but I also offer hand embroidery and tatting. These crafts have been an interest of mine for many years, and I’d love to share your journey in creating craft items with classes, hints & tips, patterns and my Crafty Cavy Community on Facebook! I find craft so relaxing and inspiring, I like to share my creativity with others as I know that it can help in times of stress and anxiety. As an accredited IAPC&M master coach I am happy to offer coaching programmes to help you find your “why?” and craft your best future – stitch by stitch!  

Dr Kay Dudman

My Approach

I enjoy teaching and I believe learning should be fun.  I am happy to demonstrate how something can be done, but I also recognise that there are other methods, and if a different way suits you – go for it! It is by experimenting that we find out what works for each of us. Knitting & crochet should be enjoyed!

My Process

Every stitch and each technique is demonstrated in person or in a clear video that can be watched again and again, in slow motion and in close up so that it is easy to see how to create particular stitches and use specific techniques.  Of course, there are right-handed and left-handed versions!

Unique Framework

I have developed the ONE STEP TM structure, which follows a logical sequence from getting started, reading a pattern, practising the techniques through to finishing your handicraft project!  You can then share a photograph of your project in the community for us all to admire!

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