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

Intarsia squares


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.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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.


Claire Newberry at Claire Newberry's Knitting School

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1A Euston Rd
Far Cotton

Suitable for

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


3 hours (10:00am to 1:00am)

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Carolyn M - - #37360

I had a one hour zoom session with Claire and she was able to give me really helpful info that answered the specific questions i had. She gave me lots of ideas for taking things forward without bombarding me with too much info. She was very encouraging and positive, has expert knowledge and skills in her subject and was totally happy to share that in the spirit of helping me to make progress. I will return for another session in the future.

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C Francis - - #36859

Claire is a fantastic teacher, very thorough and detailed. I achieved more in my 3 hour lesson than I have been able to do by myself in over a year! Will be booking another lesson to learn more advanced skills. Highly recommended, thank you!

Response from Claire Newberry's Knitting School:

Thank you so much for your kind words. You were s pleasure to teach. Looking forward to teaching you again soon.
Happy knitting!
Claire Newberry.

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Tamsin Hickson - - #36077

Fantastic session with Claire - her explanations were wonderfully clear, and I now feel set to get knitting! I will definitely be booking more time once I've mastered the basics - so inspiring. Thank you Claire!

Response from Claire Newberry's Knitting School:

Thank you so much for your kind words Tamsin. You were a pleasure to teach.
Do get in touch if you get stuck
Happy knitting!

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Donna Waring - - #35603

Had a great online session with Claire learnt loads just putting it all into practice and I am sure I will be booking another course soon to increase my knitting machine knowledge even further.
Thank you so much

Response from Claire Newberry's Knitting School:

Hello Donna,

Thank you so much for your kind words.
You will be most welcome.
Happy knitting.


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Marian Dugdale - - #35699

I found this zoom call so good. It was so good to talk to someone who knew the answers to my questions. It’s been 25 years since my machines saw light of day but looking forward to getting started. Would highly recommend anyone who wants to know about knitting machines.

Response from Claire Newberry's Knitting School:

Hello Marian,
Thank you so much for your kind words.
It was a pleasure to teach you & happy knitting!

Best wishes,

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Kate - - #32489

Great session with Claire - tailored content and at my pace - I learnt loads and feel more confident to experiment with my machine! Claire has useful tips and tricks and explained in a clear and accessible way - thanks so much!

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