Learn to use your lace carriage 3 hour in person. Private one to one.

learn how to use your lace carriage


Learn how to use your lace carriage in 3 hours. This course is aimed at machine knitters with some experience & is designed as a more in-depth course using this great devise. You have the option to use & design on DesignaKnit 8/9 as well as incorporating other techniques.

Learn with Claire Newberry. Claire teaches at the world renowned Nottingham Trent university on their BA Hons Fashion Knitwear Design Course & also at DeMontfort University on their BA Hons Textile Design Course. Claire is also a knitwear designer to the industry & sells knitwear design concepts to fashion houses around the world. She's been lecturing & designing for over 30 yrs.

If you have ever wanted to knit & design beautiful lace designs on either Brother, Silver Reed or Knitmaster knitting machines, then this is the course for you.

The lesson is private & one to one so you learn exactly what you want to know. You can work at your own pace & ask as many questions as you like during the session.

The lesson is ideal for machine knitters who already have a basic knowledge of domestic knitting machines. Please view our 1 hour bite size courses or 3 hr courses which will give you a grounding of the basic techniques of the knitting machine if you need more help before you embark on to this technique. You will have the option to view designs from the collection of swatches for demonstration & inspirational purposes.

What you will learn from the lesson:
How to use the lace carriage effectively.
How to knit lace with stripes & other techniques.
How to knit fashioned & simple lace (if learning to use your brother).
Gain confidence using the lace carriage when planning & knitting your own garments.
Access to DesignaKnit 8/9 CAD system

Prior to the lesson contact will be made with you to ascertain which machine you will be using for the lesson. An appropriate lesson plan can then be made for the session.

You can bring your own machine or use one in the studio including Brother, Knitmaster & Silver Reed lace carriages.

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?

You will be learning how to use & get the best out of your lace carriage & knitting machine.

You'll be gaining expert knowledge on how to use your machine.
All yarns will be provided.
Free parking
Free Tea & coffee throughout the session

What you will need

You will need your own knitting machine with lace carriage.
You will need a selection of lace pattern cards & clips if using a punch card machine.
Yarn suitable for knitting lace.
Note book & pen are optional.


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
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


3 hours (flexible times to suit)

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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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