- Next course on 27th January 2019
This is a fantastic opportunity to use a vintage sock knitting machine and make a lovely pair of socks! All of the materials are included and so is a delicious lunch. During the day you will also learn a little about the history of circular sock knitting machines. There are just 6 places per course which takes place at Stonehouse Community Centre in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. The course is delivered by a teacher and sock knitter...
The aim of this course is to encourage you to think creatively about using a domestic knitting machine and to show you how to exploit the equipment to create new, innovative garments.
Many people rely on working from other people’s knitting patterns, as they do not have the skills to write their own patterns.
This can mean you feel compelled to buy expensive new yarn rather than being able to use up the mountain of...
This course introduces a variety of methods to help you produce unique fabrics that display a range of properties whilst exploring the use of colour, textured structures and stitch manipulation.
It’s ideal for students and practitioners who have a basic understanding of machine knitting and who wish to develop their textile design skills or experimental skills as part of a textile art practice.
This course uses Dubied handflat double-bed knitting machines, which can create a...
Nottingham Trent University has one of the most famous fashion knitwear departments of all UK universities, with a team of expert tutors and specialist technicians that work with students and industry on innovative and creative projects.
In summer you too can immerse yourself in our fashion knitwear world.
This practical course combines the two interconnected disciplines of fashion and textiles through the medium of knitted fabric design.
It's aimed at anyone interested in knitting and...
You do not need machine knitting skills, however it would help if you enjoy other crafts as some parts are quite fiddly.
A group booking discount is available, and can be arranged for a mutually convenient time. The course can run on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays.
In the morning you will learn how to cast on with a neat edge, knit stripes, knit patterns with punch cards, turn a heel by partial knitting and bind...
An introduction to using a single-bed domestic knitting machine for complete beginners. Learn how to cast on and knit exciting samples using a variety of yarns and techniques.
Class format and activities
Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.
What you can do next
You may wish to enrol on Machine Knitting: an Introduction course which takes place in the first half of the Autumn term, or discuss...
During this beginners Machine knitting workshop series we are going to work with punch card system of the machine. We are also going to create a creative technical file that you can later continue to build on.
The topics that will be covered during the workshops are:
Setting up the machine
Creating a technical file: here you will learn how to make a hem, Picot hem, increase and decrease, welts, shaping v neckline, shaping round...
Have you ever machine knitted with monofilament, wire or lycra? Combined thick and thin yarns or felted your knits? Join this course to explore the potential beyond the more usual acrylics and wools that you may be more familiar with. Suitable for students with prior knowledge wanting to expand their knowledge beyond the more conventional techniques and materials. Students are encouraged to build a reference folder of techniques and yarns to take away and develop...
A course for students with previous experience. Learn how to use hold position on the knitting machine to create polygons, darts, inserts, ruffles and frills for soft sculptures and 3 dimensional fabrics. Students will be encouraged to develop shapes organically on the machine as well as follow set formulae for specific shapes.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Knit irregular organic shapes using short row shaping
Know how to knit...
Make a simple garment. Using a single bed machine, this course will cover hems, simple shaping and making a tension swatch for accurate sizing. Garments could be simple sweaters, kimono shapes, childrens' or baby wear. Suitable for students who have prior knowledge. Some materials supplied.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Knit and measure a tension swatch.
Calculate stitches and rows for specific measurements.
Knit simple hems or edgings for...