Beginners Knitting Part 1, 2 & 3 have been specifically developed to meet the needs of those wishing to take the first step into the world of knitting. These classes will not only introduce the participants to the fundamentals of knitting but also to practical advice on yarns, needles and pattern reading.
Beginners Knitting Parts 1 & 2 will focus on getting started and will include casting on/off, plain and purl stitching, combination stitching and shaping.
Beginners Knitting Part 3 will focus on knitting patterns.
Beginners Knitting Part 1:
On completion of this workshop, participants should confidently be able to:
- Understand the relationship between wool and needle sizes.
- Make a Slip knot, use ‘thumb’ and ‘knitting on’ methods of casting on.
- Complete a plain stitch.
- Introduce a new ball of wool or new colour.
- Cast off and sew in loose ends.
Suggested follow on workshop at Fabrications:
Beginners Knitting (Part 2)
Beginners Knitting (Part 3) 'Unravelling Knitting Patterns'
When & Where
Created in 2000 by textile designer maker Barley Massey in a derelict shop, Fabrications shop and studio has grown into a renowned, buzzing hub of creativity located on Broadway Market, East London.
offering stylish handmade goods and gifts either made in house or by other local designers and artists. A haberdashery section with knitting and sewing supplies, books and kits. Fabrications is also an authorised dealer of domestic Brother sewing machines and accessories.
A commissioning service is also available, including Barley's sensitive 'Remember Me' service, which enables you to bring along old garments and textiles holding sentimental value to be transformed into comforting home furnishings and gifts for loved ones.
Wonder through the back of the shop into 'The Imaginerium', a welcoming eco friendly classroom built on the back of the shop where classes in a variety of textile techniques take place facilitated by Barley or one of her team of experienced makers in: Knitting, Crochet, Sewing (hand + machine), Alterations + Repair, Embroidery, Feltmaking, Upcycling, Weaving and more!
'The Imaginerium' and our team of teachers are also available to hire for your special occasion including hen parties, team building, community events, educational programmes....Please get in touch with your ideas and dates!
We spacialise in traditional textile techniques with a modern approach, upcycling, sustainable thinking, co design, making a difference and having fun!