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Tuition is designed to meet everyone's needs on general topics and/or on individual makes of machine.

Combination Course

Choose 6 courses reflecting your area of interest.

Combination Lesson 1

Basic Techniques - General Maintenance - Choosing Basic Patterns

Combination Lesson 2

Tension - Yarns – Neckbands – Buttonholes – Sewing up

Combination Lesson 3

Partial Knitting (holding) – Patterning (Fairisle – Tuck – Slip – Weaving)

Combination Lesson 4

Lace – Cut and Sew necklines – Charting

Combination Lesson 5

Understanding your ribber – Basic Ribbing Techniques – Fisherman’s Rib

Combination Lesson 6

Double bed Tuck – Double bed Fairisle - Colour Changers

Combination Subjects for Tuition

Ribbing & Double bed work
This a technique which is very under used. To most machine knitters the term Ribbing means welts, neckbands and cuffs. To the more experienced knitter doublebed fairisle or perhaps double bed tuck stitch can be quite an adventure. In the simple stages, variations on a plain rib such as cable or racking for the welts would open up new horizons. Ribbed skirts with many different needle formations; double bed Jacquard with different textured backgrounds and Slip or Tuck stitch with special needle formations. The permutation are endless. 

Sideways, panelled, pleated & ribbed skirts are many ways to knit skirts and all have variations with fairisle, tuck, slip stitch and weaving added to make interesting effects.

Patterning by Hand Selection
This subject can be very interesting and rewarding, most people think if you have an automatic patterning device such as the punchcard or electronics that hand selection is unnecessary, this of course is quite untrue. The way to work out an automatic pattern is often done by hand selection and many other textures can be developed this way. 

Tuck & Slip for Single & Doublebed Fabrics
This is a very interesting subject, with more detailed instruction on how to produce beautiful fabrics in Tuck & Slip stitch with advice on using them the "Cut & Sew" method. 

Lace & Lace Effects
Understanding how to use your lace carriage and make up your own designs. The difference between the Punch/Thread Lace, Flat, Fine & Fashion Lace. The Lacey effects of needles out of work and short row knitting. 

Creating your own Designs
This is where you learn to use Charting devices (Knitleader - Knitradar - etc), working with colour and textured Fabrics. 

Collars, Cuffs, Neckbands & Welts
The way a garment is finished can make all the difference to it. Learn the classic & the fashion designs to make a simple garment into a stunning one. 

Maintenance & Understanding your Machine
Learn how your machine works and looking after it is an essential part of knitting, it takes out the headaches that are caused by not knowing. 

Cut & Sew
Cut & sew neck lines for fancy knitware, alter the size and shape with confidence. Knit your own fabrics and learn how to make stunning outfits with dressmaking patterns.

Attachments & Accessories
What is available for the different makes & models of machines. Can I? Can't I? Add this to my machine, and What does it do? 

Pattern Conversion Passap/Pfaff to Japanese Machines
You like a pattern but can't knit it on your machine, why not? Perhaps you can! Knowing the language off both types of machine will be of great use to you. 

Weaving & Plating
Discover the advantages of Weaving for heavier fabrics, Plating to introduce a second colour with a flair and makes a more stable finish. 

Ring Brenda to Book 01293 851339

Each lesson is 2 hours long

Beginner's / Advance / Ribbing Course - £125 for 4 lessons

Combination Course - £165 for 6 Lessons
oose any 2 lessons from each course to give you wider knowledge.

These courses can be taken at any speed you wish,
All courses to be completed within 3 months of the start


Beginner's Course

Understanding the knitting machine and basic techniques.

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Advanced Course

Understanding the Automatic Patterning and Accessories.

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Ribbing Course

Learn the powerful combination of machine and ribber.

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Combination Course

Choose 6 courses reflecting your area of interest.

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