Domestic Machine Knitting for Beginners

Domestic Machine Knitting for Beginners
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (day)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 4 July 2019; 12 October 2019
  • Course duration: Thursday and Friday 10 am - 4 pm, two days, or two Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm

This course offers intensive instruction on domestic knitting machines.

It’ll introduce you to thinking creatively about using a machine at home or at work, and how to exploit the equipment to produce a range of samples.

The course will focus on producing work with a contemporary perspective.

It’s ideal for people just starting out or in a need of a refresher.

You might be returning to machine knitting after a break, or a student/graduate looking to add machine knitting to your CV and portfolio.

Anyone who is interested in textiles and crafts and considering investing in a domestic machine will be very welcome.

What will you gain?

By the end of the two days, you will have created a number of samples for fashion or home projects, and have the inspiration to continue knitting for pleasure or professional development.

Tutor profile: Dr Jane Taylor has been teaching knitwear design for 17 years, initially at UWE in Bristol and more recently at NTU.

She moved up to Nottingham in 2010 to embark on an MA course at NTU, impressed by the universities’ extensive  knitwear resource - and never left, going on to do a PhD.

Jane has developed her knitting skills to be able to programme and run computerised, industrial machinery; however, she relishes the opportunity to get back to working with her hands on domestic machines.

Indicative maximum class size: 8

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During this course you will:

  • learn the basics of machine knitting, and experiment with yarns
  • be introduced to more advanced stitches to explore texture, colour and weight
  • receive personal attention to ensure your skills are developing
  • access our stores so that you can work with yarns that might be new to you.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £230 - £240.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £230 - £240.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418