Learn to use your intarsia carriage in 3 hours. In person 1 to 1 private tuition



You will be learning with one of the best knitwear designers in the industry who also teaches machine knitting to students at the world renown Nottingham Trent University on their BA Hons Knitwear Design Course. Claire Newberry has also worked in the knitwear industry selling knitwear design concepts to top international fashion houses around the world for over 30yrs. Join Claire in her studio & learn from a true expert. Learn to design with & use your intarsia carriage on your knitting machine. Machine makes covered: Brother, Knitmaster, Silver Reed & Passap. This is a private, one to one course. We can work at your pace, you can ask as many questions as you like or you can bring your own project to work on whilst under the watchful eye of the tutor. What you will learn: Note that this session is more in-depth than the bite sized one hour online session. within the 3 hrs you will be taken through how to draw your designs using DesignsKnit 8/9 software/graph paper & also learn other techniques using the intarsia carriage not covered in the one hour course. Learn to use this underused but simple carriage on your domestic knitting machine. Claire will take you through how to set up your intarsia carriage, right through to finished design & how to sew your ends in to give a truly professional look. In the lesson you will learn how to set up your machine so you are able to produce your own beautiful & stunning designs via the intarsia method. You will be able to follow an intarsia chart with confidence. You will also learn how to set up your yarns & calculate how many balls of yarn you will need for your design. Finally, you will learn some simple embroidery techniques to enhance your design. Learning outcomes: You will come away from the session with all the knowledge you need for intarsia knitting, as well having the confidence to produce your very own intarsia knitting for future projects.

What's included in the price?

For this session you will have the use of a knitting machine with intarsia carriage (or you can bring your own machine if you prefer). Yarn in various colours will be provided. Free tea & coffee Free parking next to the studio

What you will need

To get the most out of this lesson you will need: Your own knitting machine with the correct intarsia carriage attachment. A minimum of 3 balls of suitable yarn. Note book & pen if you wish to make your own notes.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Claire is dedicated to bringing you the very best in one 1 to1 tuition. From basic machine knitting techniques to the latest DesignaKnit software, Claire can help you achieve your goals. Claire is a machine knitting expert & lectures at Nottingham Trent University, teaching Knitwear Design to undergraduates. Previous to this Claire has worked with in the knitwear industry, regularly showing her knitwear concepts in Paris, NYC & LA. Claire has 30yrs of experience lecturing & designing.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
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