Handknitting - complete beginners to improvers of all levels
Handknitting - complete beginners to improvers of all levels (TFD0447BR)
from 7pm to 9. 30pm
For 5 weeks.
01 March 2022
29 March 2022
Brockley Rise Centre
What prior knowledge, experience and qualifications will I need?
This course is suitable for learners of all abilities- from complete beginners to those with more advanced skills.
To learn a range of knitting stitches and techniques. To develop pattern reading skills. To use & experiment with specialist equipment. Plan and work on a small starter project or develop a more complex project, as appropriate.
What teaching methods will the tutor use?
The tutor will use a range of teaching methods during the course which will include the following: Demonstration - both group and individual, one to one tuition, group work, assessment of progress, observation, discussion / question and answer sessions.
What assessment methods will the tutor use?
The course tutor will use a range of methods to assess progress on the course. These may include: Observation, completion of an Individual Learning Plan which will be updated regularly, evaluation of work samples, question and answer sessions.
Will extra work be required outside the class times?
Homework is encouraged- extra work is not essential, but will enable learners to practice techniques and progress their projects at a faster pace.
What materials will I need for the course and how much will they cost?
Beginners will need to bring along a pair of knitting needles and any yarn that you have at home which you might like to use. We do have some small quantities of yarn and some needles that you can practice with in class, but if you do want to buy your own, we recommend buying some Double Knitting (DK) yarn & a pair of 4mm needles. More experienced knitters will need to provide a selection of needles and yarns, plus any patterns or project ideas that you are considering working on. A notebook and pen, and an A4 wallet or small bag would be useful to keep your work in, and a phone/camera would be useful for recording ideas and techniques. If you already have some knitting on the go, bring that along too!
What do I need to bring to the first class?
As above, and the tutor will discuss materials and personal course projects during the first session.
Options when finished
The department offers a wide variety of fashion and textile courses at different levels. Information about progression courses is available through the tutor, the Curriculum Leader or the online Adult Learning Lewisham programme. There are also a range of courses at a higher level offered across London and the South East by Colleges, Community and Adult Education providers and through local craftspeople. For more information about higher level courses currently available, please speak to your tutor or the Curriculum Leader.