Knitting is an ancient handicraft and has had multiple parallel lines of evolution which have created unique regional styles, from Norway to Guernsey, Aran and Fair Isle to Russia. Hand knitting can create a wide variety of fabrics, with different textures and densities ranging from robust ones, sturdy enough to be used by fishermen and skiers to lacey ones used for hi-fashion garments and soft durable ones used for babies clothing and toys.
The knitted effect can vary widely due to the knitting technique used: i.e., Fair Isle, Entrelac, Aran, Brioche etc., Knitting can be used to create hi-fashion and every-day garments, household furnishings and even jewellery.
Our courses are designed to give novices a helping hand into the wonderful world of knitting and to help them grow and develop their skills in whatever direction they choose.
Beginning Knitting is an introductory course, held over six weeks, with a one hour lesson per week. During this course you will successfully learn how to knit, purl, cast-on, pick up dropped stitches, decrease stitches, count stitches and rows and bind-off. You will also have some really fun homework each week to practice the skills that you have learnt and by the end of the course you will have knitted a contemporary scarf and beret. The course fee includes a luxury knitting kit worth over £30 which includes a Course Companion, all yarns, needles and accessories required to complete the course and the course projects.
Knitting beyond the basics will help you to develop your knitting skills. The course, held over six weeks, with a one-and-a-half-hour lesson per week. You will be introduced to different knitting techniques each week including: Aran, Fair Isle, Entrelac, Intarsia and knitting in the round. You will also learn to work with colour, and basic finishing techniques including invisible seaming and grafting. During the course you will have the choice of knitting one of two projects: a bag, created in one piece, knitting in the round and using Aran techniques or an Entrelac cushion cover. The course fee includes a luxury knitting kit worth over £40 which includes a Course Companion, all yarns, needles and accessories required to complete the course and the course projects.
One-day Master Classes:
* Aran Adventures
* Beaded knitting
* Blocking, making-up and invisible seaming
* Brioche knitting
* Casting on & binding off
* Create your own Christmas ornaments
* Entrelac knitting
* Funky Fair Isle
* Felted slippers
* Intarsia design & knitting
* Knitting in the round
* Socks, Mittens & Hats
* Top down knitting
The Master Class course fees includes a Course Kit including a course companion and all yarns required to completed the course project.
Courses are held at our family farm in Collingbourne Kingston and at the fabulous Craft Studio in Pewsey.
If local accommodation is required, we recommend the stunning Old School House Bed & Breakfast in our village.
The courses have a maximum of ten attendees to ensure the that the maximum benefit is gained from the course in a fun and friendly environment.
If you would like to know more about any of our courses, please call our office on 01264 850 367, or complete the form on our contact us page.
To view full course details and requirements and to book your course, please click on the link below to visit our online shop.