It’s an amazing feeling when you can say “I made that” — I want everyone who comes to one of my workshops to leave feeling that buzz.

All courses are held in my workshop in Wirksworth with pretty views out over the Derbyshire countryside — the perfect place to get creative!

SMALL
GROUPS

Maximum of three places on any workshop

TAKE IT
HOME

Take home what you've made on the course

HANDS-ON
SKILLS

Understand the processes behind the machine

We’ll be using domestic machine knitting machines: mine are Knitmaster machines which work in the same way as Silver Reed machines, but I can also teach on Brother or Toyota machines if you’d like to bring your own.

If you can’t see the right course for you, just get in touch for a chat as courses can always be tailored to your needs.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Group booking discount

10.00 am - 04.30 pm

Any mutually convenient date

£60

Good news, if you and 2 friends book onto a workshop you will save £5 each.

This is valid for any 1 day workshop, just contact Jane to find a mutually convenient date.

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Fingerless glove workshop (Intermediate)

10.00 - 4.30 pm

Available for group booking

£65 includes materials and lunch

Come and develop your skills and take home a lovely pair of bespoke fingerless gloves.

Skills involved:

-Turned up hem

-knitting with Lycra

-punchcard knitting

-plating

-fully fashioned widening

-partial knitting

-binding off

In the morning you will sample various yarns and punch cards to design your gloves.

After morning break you will start knitting the gloves and continue after lunch.

email Jane at northendknittingschool@gmail.comto book.

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Hand warmers (beginners)

10.00-4.30 pm

Available for group bookings

£65 including materials and lunch

This is a fun workshop if you are interested in working with pattern and colour, and learning the discipline of turning samples into knit instructions.

come and design and make some hand warmers using a range of yarns, punchcard patterning and stripes.

you will spend most of the morning sampling and designing your hand warmer. After a lovely lunch of home made soup you will finish knitting them in the afternoon.

skills covered:

-turn up hem

-punchcard patterning

-striping

-working with Lycra

-bind off

-writing knit instructions

Email Jane at northendknittingschool@gmail.com to book.

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Intro to garment knitting

10.00 am - 04.30 pm

Available for group bookings

£65 includes materials and lunch

This 1 day workshop is aimed at beginners and intermediate knitters who have their own machine, and want to make garments.

Throughout the day you will learn a range of garment techniques, please note there won’t be any time for developing fabric patterns and textures.

Techniques covered:-

Turned up hem

creating hems with a ribber

Tension swatches and calculating knit patterns (the basics)

Fully fashioned shaping (including shaping necklines)

seaming in the machine

binding off

Linking on a neck trim

Email Jane at northendknittingschool@gmail.com to book.

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2 1/2 day Cotton jumper workshop

10.00 -04.30 finish after lunch on Tuesday/ Monday

Sun 14th April - Tues 16th April AND Sat 4th May -Monday 6th May

£150 plus yarn cost (£26) (includes lunch)

Come and immerse yourself in machine knitting, to make this fabulous cotton tunic. It’s a great ‘throw-on’ for spring.

You can choose your colour from the range at Yeoman Yarns, maybe yours will be stripy?? Maybe yours will have a pocket… some variation from the pattern will be possible to make it unique to you. You will need to purchase the yarn prior to the workshop, and will need 800g.

https://yeoman-yarns.co.uk/products/category/22/cottons/productlist/16/4ply-soft-cotton

You will need to be proficient with a transfer tool, as there will be lots of fully fashioning and binding off!

Please see the gallery for more images of the jumper.

contact Jane at

northendknittingschool@gmail.com

to book or if you have any questions about sizing etc.

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Punch card cushion cover with button band

10.00 am - 04.30 pm

Available as a group booking

£60 includes yarn and lunch

This one day workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediate knitters; beginners should have some experience on a machine.

In the morning you will explore the creative possibilities of punchcard knitting; experimenting with different yarns and the techniques of fairisle, slip, tuck and weave to come up with a fabric design for your cushion cover.

You will practice making a turned up hem and button band with knitted-in button holes; techniques that could be translated into garments.

After lunch you will spend the afternoon knitting your unique cushion cover. Please note that the cushion pad is not included in the cost of the workshop, you can either bring one with you or pay an extra £5 and I will buy some in from Ikea.

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Introduction to machine knitting

10.00 am - 04.30 pm

Available as a group booking

£60 inc. lunch and materials

Whether you already knit and want to try machine knitting or just enjoy being creative and crafty, this is the perfect course for trying out domestic machine knitting.

This one day course will introduce you to the key functions of a Knitmaster knitting machine, and you will leave with the following skills:-

-basic and e-wrap cast-on techniques

-Turned up hem

-Striping

-Holding needles to create tuck textures

-Punchcard knitting

-Basic shaping techniques

-Binding off

This is the perfect course if you are considering investing in your own knitting machine.

If you have already bought a machine, and it is a different make, feel free to bring it along!

Email Jane at northendknittingschool@gmail.com to book.

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