In recent years, knitting has experienced something of a revival, giving you the opportunity to express your own individuality.
Although knitting is usually done by one person alone, it is also a social activity which for centuries has been undertaken in gatherings of like-minded individuals.
If you are fascinated by this ancient craft and would like to learn the basic skills, come along and join in this one-day workshop which is aimed at the complete beginner and those with very limited knowledge of both knitting and/or crochet.
You will practise techniques and produce samples you can refer to at home. You will be offered lots of help, so please don't worry if it all sounds "double-knitting dutch", the aim is to enjoy yourself as well as to learn. You will certainly have some fun getting to grips with needles, wool and patterns!
The aim of the course is to introduce you to the techniques of casting on, the basic stitches, how to follow a simple pattern and to understand those abreviations in either knitting or crochet!
The following topics will be covered during the course:
On completion, you should be able to:
It is hoped that students will start a small easy project that they can finish off at home and gain confidence to read a pattern and develop their new skills in the future.
You will need to bring with you your own knitting wool, knitting needles in a range of sizes and crochet hooks. Please also bring with you any unusual yarns. You should also bring an A4 Ring Binder with plastic pockets to hold your samples and tutor handouts on techniques and a notebook and pen.
Please bring a packed lunch; tea and coffee will be available.
You might be interested in enrolling on another of our creative courses, with courses available in sewing and dressmaking, printmaking, upholstery, drawing and painting, creative writing, photography and much more!