About the Course
Learn the skills and techniques for knitting and crochet. We will look at both traditional skills and contemporary ideas exploring the usual and unusual aspects of working with yarn. All levels of experience are welcome each term.
Term 1. Learn the techniques through sample-making and completing small projects.
Term 2. Explore different yarns including making your own to use in projects.
Term 3. Develop your skills and techniques, working on more challenging personal projects.
Who is this course for
This course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge of knitting and crochet and for those wanting to broaden their skills and techniques to take on more challenging projects.
What does this course cover
This course is an introduction to both knitting and crochet. Basic knitting techniques will be learnt including casting on, knit and purl stitches, casting off, increase, decrease and to read and follow a simple pattern to make a small accessory.
Then through small projects, basic crochet techniques will be learnt, including reading and following a pattern and being creative with the new skills you have learnt.
We will discuss different aspects of knitting and crochet and how they may be combined to make functional pieces to wear, jewellery or items for the home as well as artists and crafts people who use knitting to make sculptural pieces too.
Students will have time to work on their own personal projects and those with some experience can have a go at more challenging techniques which may include complex stitch patterns, experimenting with none traditional materials and felted knitting & crochet techniques.
1.Basic understanding of knitting & crochet techniques
2.Use materials, knitting and crochet techniques creatively
3.Understand basic colour theory and its importance to knitted and crochet textiles.
4.Have evaluative skills in relation to your own and others' work.
Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’
Please get in touch for more details and to book your place!
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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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