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

£65

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.

northendknittingschool@gmail.com

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Introduction to machine knitting

10.00 am - 04.30 pm

Sunday March 8th, March 15th

£70 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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Get to grips with your ribber

10.00 - 4.30

Sunday May 31st

£70 includes lunch and materials.

This workshop is suitable for those who want to get more out of their ribber attachment.

during the day we will create samples of various double bed fabrics; 1x1, 2x1, 2x2, wide ribs, English rib, fisherman’s rib, ripples and long stitch.

we will also create some racked and plated fabrics.

most importantly though, you will leave understanding what all the buttons and levers do on your machine, so that you can be in charge of your machine!

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Hand warmers (beginners)

10.00-4.30 pm

TBC. Contact Jane if interested

£70 including materials and lunch

This is a fun workshop suitable for beginners with experience of other crafts requiring dexterity, as some processes are fiddly.

you will spend the first part of the morning sampling and designing your hand warmer. Then you will spend the rest of the day knitting them.

skills covered:

-turn up hem

-punchcard patterning

-striping

-bind off

Email Jane at northendknittingschool@gmail.com to book.

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Fingerless glove workshop (Intermediate) FULLY BOOKED!

10.00 - 4.30 pm

TBC. Contact Jane if interested.

£70 includes materials and lunch

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

Skills involved:

-Ribbed hem

-punchcard knitting

-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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Christmas Stocking

10 am - 4.30 pm

Sunday 1st December

£70 includes materials and lunch

This one day workshop is suitable for beginners with experience of other crafts requiring dexterity, as parts of the process are fiddly!

This is a lovely workshop to do with friends to get you in the Christmas spirit, the group booking discount applies.

Contact Jane to book:-

northendknittingschool@gmail.com

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Slouchy Socks

10.00 - 4.30 pm

Tbc. Contact Jane if interested.

£70 includes lunch and materials

Come and make a lovely pair of slouchy slipper socks.

suitable for beginners with experience of other crafts requiring dexterity as some of the processes are fiddly.

Skills involved:

-Turned up hem

-punchcard knitting or stripes

-partial knitting (turning a heel)

-binding off

In the morning you will choose your yarn and decide between fairisle or stripy socks.

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

email Jane at northendknittingschool@gmail.comto book.

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Punch card cushion cover with button band

10.00 am - 04.30 pm

TBC. Contact Jane if interested

£70 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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Beanie Hat

10.0 -1.00 pm

TBC. Contact Jane if interested

£30 includes materials

This half day workshop is suitable for beginners. A fun project - come and make a beanie hat, topped off with a Pom-pom!

Contact Jane to book:-

northendknittingschool@gmail.com

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