Course Start DatesThursday 30th April 2020
About the Course
Learn a variety of basic and more advanced hand knitting and crochet techniques. Create knitted or crocheted garments and shapes. A variety of yarns for sampling and experimentation are provided. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.
Discover a variety of basic and more advanced hand knitting and crochet techniques, as well as advice on knitting garments, accessories and shapes. This is a practical class in producing colourful, lively and original work in a variety of techniques. Students are initially encouraged to produce a sample pack to log all techniques covered in class. From this, students progress to personal projects with tutor guidance and support. The course provides group demonstrations and one to one teaching. A variety of yarns are provided for sampling and experimentation. Supplementary short courses enable the acquisition of additional skills such as yarn dyeing and garment designing.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Demonstrate an understanding of basic knitting and crochet techniques
Be able to read and follow knit and crochet patterns
Perform finishing techniques, like blocking and joining
Knit/crochet and measure a tension swatch
Demonstrate an understanding of more complex knitting/crochet techniques
Class format and activities
The course is a hands on practical workshop exploring a wide array of crochet and knit stitches, exploring a variety of basic and more advanced techniques. Covering a range of techniques the 10 week course will alternate focus between Knitting and Crochet each week, with each session covering a new set of stitches or construction methods.
A wide array of inspirational Imagery, examples and handouts will be available to students. The class will offer group demonstration master classes, group discussion and lots of one to one support, enabling students to grow ideas, learn from peers, energise and extend personal practice.
Tutor Katie Jones will bring in examples of her personal work to inspire with use of colour and pattern and to show how with the basic skills, your crochet and knitting work can progress.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
The course is suitable for complete beginners through to more experienced crocheters who want to try out new ideas.
Students work sitting around a table and does not require a high level of stamina, however students needs a high level of manual dexterity due to use of hand techniques.
What you will need for your class
it would be helpful to bring:
Sketchbook/ notebook A5 or A4
Pencils/ coloured pencils/ pens
Note: Some Materials will be provided during the class but with limited choice, During the first sessions your tutor will inform you what materials and tools are good to purchase for further lessons.
What you can do next:
Please enquire for recommendations on continuation courses where applicable.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.