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Knitting Machine Workshop - All Levels

Location
Wandsworth
Price
£120pp
Time
3 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
These knitting machine workshops are delivered in a fun and engaging way in a lovely community setting of a home studio.
Knitting Machine Workshop - All Levels
by Knitsmart
Knitting Machine Workshop - All Levels by Knitsmart - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £120 per person

What you will do

3 hour workshop

Daytime

Jan/Feb dates are currently reduced to £53

All materials are provided, and you will walk away having learnt some valuable skills you can put to use in your own time and for your own creations.

The workshops are delivered by an all-round knitwear professional who has worked at the highest levels in design, technical development, consultancy, and teaching. She specialises in hand, domestic and industrial knitting and teaches all aspects of these skills. Her own designs have featured in both British and Italian Vogue, as well as i-D magazine. Below are more details on the types of skills to be taught:

Beginners

You’ll gain an understanding of how the machine works and what it can do, with plenty of time to practice and experiment.

You will learn the following techniques:

  • Casting On
  • Stripes
  • Increasing & Decreasing (Changing The Width Of The Knitted Fabric)
  • Lace Holes
  • Ladders
  • Casting Off

You’ll create a range of samples to take away and learn from. Also, depending on your progress, you will be given the opportunity to knit yourself a scarf at the end lesson.

Intermediates We will cover a range of techniques including:

  • Fair Isle/Jacquard (Patterns)
  • Using punchcard jacquard patterns
  • Distorting and being creative with patterns
  • Freehand patterns
  • Tuck & Cabling (3D knit structures)
  • Using punchcard tuck patterns
  • Distorting Tuck patterns
  • Cabling (single bed)
  • Woven Knits (Weaving in and E-Wrapping)
  • Using punchcard weaving patterns
  • Experimental weaving with different yarns and materials
  • Learning the principals of E-Wrapping
  • Using punchcard E-Wrapping patterns
  • Ribbing Attachment (double bed)

Advanced

Advanced workshops will cover a number of higher-level knitting techniques with plenty of time to practice and experiment.

We will cover a range of techniques including:

  • Lace Carriage – punchcard lace patterns
  • Intarsia Carriage – planning and following a design
  • Holding/Short Row Knitting – knitting frills, spikes and organic shapes

In each workshop you will create a range of samples to take away with you and learn from.

NB: The machines used for all classes will be Brother knitting machines. All equipment and yarns will be provided, along with technical notes with instructions to go with your class.

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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 1
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Class location

Wandsworth
115 Ribblesdale Road
Fursdown Wandsworth
SW16 6SP
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Knitting Machine Workshop - All Levels by Knitsmart - crafts in London

About your host, Knitsmart

Princess specialises in hand, domestic and industrial knitting and teaches all aspects of these skills. She offers fun one-to-one knitting classes at her fully-kitted out studio in South London.

With an MA in knitted textiles, Princess is a knitwear designer with many years’ experience in the arts and fashion sector. She is currently studying for a pHD while also managing her own creative studio ‘Knitsmart’ in South London.

For the past 7 years she has worked as a Design Tutor and Technician at both London College of Fashion and Chelsea College of Art teaching talented fashion and textile students on both a one-to-one basis and in a workshop setting.

Princess is an all-round knitwear professional working at the highest levels in design, technical development, consultancy, and teaching. Her own design work has featured in both British and Italian Vogue, as well as i-D magazine. Her technical knowledge includes fabric development and garment constructions and she has gained some valuable knowledge and experience working with companies such as Donna Karen New York (DKNY), Christian Lacroix and National Archives. Princess currently works closely with a number of exciting design companies and freelance designers.

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Notes

All equipment and yarns provided

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Knitting Machine Workshop - All Levels
by Knitsmart
Knitting Machine Workshop - All Levels by Knitsmart - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £120 per person
3 hour workshop
from £120 pp

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