GARMENT MAKING

THE GARMENT MAKING CLASSES IS A 4 DAY ONE-TO-ONE COURSE (4 HOURS EACH DAY) DESIGNED SO THAT LEARNERS CAN TRY A NUMBER OF TECHNIQUES AND PROCESSES USED IN MACHINE KNITTING A FULL GARMENTS. I RECOMMEND THAT IT IS HELD ONE DAY A WEEK OVER 4 WEEKS, TO GIVE THE LEARNER TIME TO PRACTICE AND EXPERIMENT WITH WHAT THEY LEARN IN EACH SESSION.

YOU CAN LEARN A NUMBER OF ADVANCED LEVEL TECHNIQUES:

  • DRAFTING A PAPER PATTERN
  • TENSION SWATCHES
  • NECKLINES
  • TRIMS & EDGES
  • POCKETS AND BUTTON HOLES
  • LINKING & SEWING

YOU WILL CREATE A RANGE OF SAMPLES AND A FULLY OR PARTIALLY CONSTRUCTED GARMENT (PLEASE NOTE: YOU MAY NOT FINISH MAKING THE FULL GARMENT OVER THE 4 DAYS IF IT IS A PARTICULARLY LARGE OR COMPLEX GARMENT). AFTER THE 4 DAYS YOU SHOULD BE FULLY EQUIPPED TO COMPLETE YOUR OWN KNITTED GARMENTS ON YOUR OWN. WE ASK THAT YOU HAVE DESIGNED THE GARMENT THAT YOU WISH TO MAKE BEFORE THE CLASSES START. PLUS HAVE RESEARCH AND IDEAS ABOUT DETAILS SUCH AS TRIMS, FASTENINGS AND ANY POCKET DETAILS. PLEASE BRING DRAWINGS AND YOUR RESEARCH WITH YOU TO THE FIRST SESSION.

FOR THE GARMENT MAKING COURSE, LEARNERS NEED TO HAVE ATTENDED A NUMBER OF OUR CLASSES ALREADY OR HAVE SUFFICIENT KNOWLEDGE IN USING THE KNITTING MACHINE, ITS OPERATIONS AND WANT TO LEARN MORE. IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A GARMENT USING A DUBIED INDUSTRIAL KNITTING MACHINE YOU NEED TO BE VERY SKILLED AND CONFIDENT WHEN USING THEM BEFORE ATTENDING THIS COURSE. IF USING A DUBIED INDUSTRIAL KNITTING MACHINE YOU MAY NEED MORE SESSIONS TO COMPLETE THE GARMENT DUE TO ITS COMPLEXITY.

THE MACHINES USED ON THE COURSE CAN EITHER BE BROTHER KNITTING MACHINES OR DUBIED INDUSTRIAL KNITTING MACHINES. YARNS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR EXPERIMENTATION AND DEMONSTRATIONS. BUT PLEASE NOTE, YARNS USED TO MAKE THE GARMENT MUST BE PROVIDED BY THE STUDENT. THE YARNS MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE FIRST SESSION OR CAN BE PURCHASED AT KNIT WORKS LONDON ON THE DAY.

THE 4 DAYS CAN BE TIMETABLED ON ANY DAYS THAT WE ARE OPEN DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY. THE GARMENT MAKING CLASS COSTS £720 FOR THE 4 DAYS. ANY ADDITIONAL DAYS COST £180 PER DAY (4 HOURS)

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