Wednesday, March 24, 2010

machine knit fairisle

machine knit fairisles this week on our knit design course
It's all looking good and students who have never tried it before are making some lovely stuff!!

not machine knitting, Alfriston instead

the National Trust Clergy House

Super-pretty Sussex village

knit design courses

well it's not all machine knitting! here we are getting to grips with body proportions through a drawing lesson. we include this so that the students can start to interpret their own designs into drawings..we see it as another communication tool

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

machine knit garments

garment in progress
5gg machine knit with crochet in white cotton

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

knit design courses

garment making techniques
for machine knitting
From Catherine, soon to be a download pattern
for machine knitting on
student Shirley Ann
knitted this on an ordinary domestic knitting machine

Student Charlotte assembling an amazing collection of
machine knitted swatches

tutor Catherine and students Liz and Christine
discussing garment making on knitting machines

knit design courses

classic breton knit
cast on 10 am

back bodice

back bodice off the machine

front and back bodices cast off together at shoulders


1pm all knitted and sew in sleeves

sew up sleeve and bodice side seams

ok for a boy or girl

Friday, March 5, 2010

get more from your knitting machine

all made on standard gauge domestic knit machines but with a good helping of creativity!!
see what you can do?

knit design courses

get more from your knitting machine!!

how about these then??

these are some pieces made in the studio by our knit design students and also by the in house team

knit design courses

knit design courses

Charlotte's fabulous creation grows

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

knit design courses

fame at last via Charlotte, one of our lovely students in the workshop. she chose 'the oldies' on Steve Wright in the afternoon and got a name check for knit-1.

she is currently working on very intersting float piece..she is super creative

here's the first image to see how it grows..
machine knit flowers

this week getting frightfully floral!
developing an online knit course in creative
textiles. Learn how to get more out of your basic domestic knit machine!!
It's amazing what a bit of imagination can lead to.
we made all sorts of flower and petal shapes as well as leaves and looks very cute for necklines, hems and the edges of scarves