Machine Knitting

This course aims to bring together people of all abilities and disciplines with a passion for textiles, with the shared interest of experimental domestic machine knitting. You will be taken through basic techniques, using standard yarns (provided), and then research your own ideas towards creating experimental pieces...

Taught by: Berni Yates.

Description

This course aims to bring together people of all abilities and disciplines with a passion for textiles, with the shared interest of experimental domestic machine knitting. You will be taken through basic techniques, using standard yarns (provided), and then research your own ideas towards creating experimental pieces.

You will be given the opportunity to experiment and explore your ideas through two dimensional and three dimensional knitting sculptures. By the end of the course you will have a portfolio of experimental, forward-thinking, raw ideas and a collection of knitted sculptures to be used in future work, as well as a refreshed awareness of your own creative thinking.

Students are asked to spend time before the course starts collecting samples of yarns of an unconventional nature, and visuals that will be used to help with colour and texture development.

Entry requirements: None

Level: All levels


Tutor information

Berni Yates is a knitwear consultant for the fashion industry as well as a regular Associate Lecturer on the BA Textiles course at Central Saint Martins. She also directs and produces fashion shows for various companies, colleges and museums such as the V&A, Crafts Council and Greenwich Maritime Museum.

Materials

Please bring with you:

  • Scissors
  • A Mood board consisting of a selection of images that you want to use to inspire your collection and colourway. This can be made up of tear sheets from magazines, artist references, or drawings and paintings
  • We will provide basic yarns to get you started but it is good to bring a selection of traditional yarns (can be hand knitting) and a variety of materials to inspire you and which can perhaps be incorporated into the knitting.



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
04/02/2017 - 04/03/2017Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Weeks£690Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket