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Hand knitting online - returners & improvers

On this short distance learning course you will have the opportunity refresh and develop your existing knitting skills. You will be encouraged to work with a range of materials and to have fun being creative, with weekly support and feedback. Topics will include: experimenting with colour work (that may include fair isle knitting & intarsia), log cabin knitting, circular knitting, pattern reading & individual project work. If you have attended this course before, then the tutor will work with all returning learners to cover new techniques and ideas.

Hand knitting online - returners & improvers (TFD0009OL)


from 7. 30pm to 9pm

For 4 weeks.


05 October 2020


02 November 2020


Online and distance learning


£42 (full)

£42 (reduced)

£42 (concession)

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To enrol call 020 8314 6959 Monday to Thursday 10am–4pm. More ways to enrol

Call: 020 8314 6959

What prior knowledge, experience and qualifications will I need?
This course is only suitable for learners who already have good basic knitting skills- and can cast on, knit, purl & cast off as a minimum requirement. Returners are very welcome, as are more experienced knitters who want to develop their skills further.

Learning Goals:
To learn a range of knitting stitches and techniques To develop pattern reading skills To sample and practice the techniques covered To begin or continue to work on a personal knitting project, as appropriate

What teaching methods will the tutor use?
The tutor will use a range of online teaching methods during the course which may include the following: written and visual instructions, technical handouts, demonstration clips, one to one or small group remote tuition, observation & assessment of progress, and discussion/question & answer sessions using an online platform such as Google Meet or Zoom

What assessment methods will the tutor use?
The course tutor will use a range of methods to assess your progress on the course. These may include: observation & evaluation of your work samples, question & answer sessions, and individual feedback & support via email and an online platform such as Google Meet or Zoom.

Will extra work be required outside the class times?
Extra work is not essential but will be beneficial to enable you to practice and improve upon the techniques covered. It is highly recommended that learners continue to work on their samples and/or personal projects between sessions in order to reinforce knowledge of the construction stages, and be able to discuss queries and progress with the tutor.

What materials will I need for the course and how much will they cost?
You will need to have one or more pairs of knitting needles and any yarn that you have at home which you might like to use. The tutor will discuss and advise on any other specialist materials you may need to purchase as the course progresses. Have a notebook and pen to hand, and an A4 wallet or small bag would be useful to keep your work in.

What do I need to bring to the first class?
Please assemble your materials, as listed, including your current project and ideas references, if applicable. Once you are enrolled onto the course, and closer to the start date, you will be given access to the online materials via our Moodle page (this is our Virtual Learning Environment). We feel that the best way to take part in the course is to access each week’s technique and to have a go at sampling it yourself using the resources provided – you will then be able to contact the tutor by email or face-to face contact via a social media platform to discuss your samples and have feedback & technical support.

Options when finished
The department offers a wide variety of fashion and textile courses at different levels, and a small number of which are delivered online . Information about additional or progression courses is available through the tutor, the Curriculum Leader or the current ALL programme on our website. There are also a range of courses at a higher level offered across London and the South East by Colleges, Community & Adult Education providers and through local craftspeople.

Additional information
In order to be able to fully participate in this online course, you will need to have the recommended range of materials & basic equipment at home. The course tutor or curriculum leader will contact you prior to the start date to clarify how the course will operate, what you will need for the first session, and how & when you will be able to communicate with her

For general enquiries and course availability information call 0208 314 3300. For more detailed information and guidance about the course:

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