Experimental Machine Knitting
Short Course - Foundation EXTRA 4 Days
Applications Now Open
Spend four days at Gray's School of Art learning new techniques that will enhance and inspire your knitting practice.
Learn practical hints and tips from an experienced textile designer and create swatches that further develop your knitting repertoire.
You will learn:
- E-wrap cast on and off
- Explore changing tension, yarn thicknesses and colour
- Machine knitting cords, ladders, fringes, lace and button holes
- Latching up techniques, basic increasing and decreasing
- Cables , different hems and hand latched up ribs
- Partial knitting, points, pleats and lace
- Manual weaving, sequins, beads, combining fabric with knit
- 3D hooked on ripples, Basic French knots
You will hand select your own designs and then consolidate everything you've learned to create exciting exploratory swatches.
You will build a wealth of experience from investigating knitting techniques that will advance and develop you next individual knitting projects.
All materials such as beads, wool and yarn will be provided. Sewing machines will also be provided.
You are welcome to bring a sketchbook to develop their ideas and take notes.
The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.
Methods of delivery include: demonstrations, individual/group discussion and studio-based practice.
You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills. You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability.
A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.
This course is not formally assessed.
Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.
All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. This course is aimed at complete beginners and students with very little or no experience in machine knitting.
Course fee: £310 (includes all knitting materials)
A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.
STUDENT ID CARDS
Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s School of Art Materials Shop. Find out more:
Gray's School of Art Materials Shop
Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Materials Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each semester to accommodate the Short Course students.
Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities.
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Apply direct to the university using our online application form.
Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.
Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.