Course Start DatesSaturday 22nd February 2020
About the Course
Take your machine knitting skills to the next level in this intermediate class. You’ll be buzzing with ideas and full of enthusiasm to try out what you’ve learned with some new knitting projects!
In this class, you’ll:
-Learn techniques including E wrapping, fringing, cording, tucking, weaving in and punch-card jacquard
-Experiment with different types of yarns from fine, chunky and fancy yarns to create pattern and colour placements
-Knit cords which then can be used with other techniques in your work. The cords can be used as a yarn for hand knitting, trims, weaving, knotting, stitching onto other fabrics and materials.
-Create your own freehand punchcard design. Here, you’ll learn creative ways to use pattern and texture in your work. You will experiment with punchcard designs for Jacquard/ Fair Isle, Tucking & Slip Stitch and Weaving in techniques. Use various yarns and colours to create different effects and textures your work.
-Create a collection of experimental swatches which can be developed further into your design ideas for fashion, interiors, accessories & trims
Suitable for: Knitters who already have a basic understanding of machine knitting skills, and who want to expand their knowledge
Location: Islington, London (7 minute walk from Angel tube station)
How to book:
Please book your place using the 'Book online' button above. Class sizes are small, so please book early to avoid disappointment!
Knithub 24 also runs hand knitting and crochet classes in London. Click on 'More courses run at this centre' below, to find out what we do.
We look forward to seeing you!
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What's included in the price?
Tutor: Farah Govani is our resident machine knitting tutor. She has taught knitwear design skills to hundreds of students and hobbyists, both at beginner and more advanced levels. She has also designed for London’s theatre district and for several celebrities, including Paloma Faith on Channel 4’s Celebrity Juice. Farah currently teaches at Chelsea College of Arts.
Machines used: Brother Domestic Knitting Machines, Model KH836 & KH881
Yarns and Technical Notes: All equipment and yarns will be provided. A set of ‘how to’ notes will be emailed to you after the class.
Refreshments: Tea and coffee facilities will be available throughout the class
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