This is a one day workshop 9.30am - 4pm where you will learn the basics of using a Brother domestic knitting machine.
The course size is a maximum of three students per workshop.
This workshop will be held at the fabulous home studio of TheaRose Designs at the foot of the Quantock and Exmoor hills. A fantastic setting for a relaxing and inspiring day.
Thea is a Textile Lecturer with a specialism in knitwear design and knitted textiles. She is a graduate of Nottingham Trent University and Winner of the Graduate Fashion Week Visionary Knitwear Award. Thea loves working with colour and pattern to create unique and inspiring knitted designs.
You will learn:
- Setting up the machine and tools needed
- How to cast on and off
- Yarns needed and tension advice
- Colour combination ideas and choosing colour palettes for projects
- Changing colours and stripe formations
- Steaming and using hand sewing techniques to finish off your end product
- Instructions and notes on the techniques learnt during the day as well as a list of suppliers for future projects and top tips when buying your own domestic knitting machine will be provided.
What you will achieve:
With the skills learnt you will design and make one or more small knitted items including a lavender bag filled with Somerset lavender, a coin purse with button fasten and a sunglasses case. You will also have a small selection of samples to take home for inspiration for your next project. You will be shown how to create these products and all the processes needed so you will go home with a lovely product for yourself or as a gift for someone special.
At the end of the workshop you will be confident in using a domestic knit machine and be able to continue completing mini projects at home on your own machine.
After completing this workshop you could improve and develop your skills and knit knowledge by signing up to one of Thea’s more advanced workshop courses.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Each student will have their own domestic knit machine to use for the day along with the equipment and materials needed for the workshop.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your lunch as there are no shops nearby.
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
6½ hours (9:30am to 4:00pm)
As a total novice and never having done machine knitting before I didn’t know what to expect. However the day with Thea was amazing! The workshop is light and bright with roomy workstations and everything needed to enjoy the day and have fun. Right from the word go Thea explained things clearly and patiently and even provided a comprehensive booklet to help along with the process and to take away. I am delighted that I created and I came away with two completed bright and beautiful items - a lavender bag and a coin purse. I wholeheartedly recommend this course.