Machine Knitting - Level 1

Duration

15 hours

Mode

Face-to-face

Location

Brunswick Campus

Cost

$580

Next Intake

To be determined

Overview

In this wonderful current environment, old skills are reviving the love of craft and all things handmade. There no better time to learn a new skill in our industry-level knitting studio in Brunswick. You will learn a variety of fundamental techniques and skills that are the basis of creative and practical machine knitting.

Course content

  • Identify all parts of a domestic knitting machine
  • Learning to use the correct tools and knitting terminology
  • Overview of suitable yarns for machine knitting
  • Learn the basic techniques to produce knitted samples including:cast on/cast off, shaping - increase/decrease, hems and finishing techniques, hand manipulated fabrics, patterned fabrics
  • Learn how to knit a hand manipulated or patterned scarf

Timetable

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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Prerequisites

No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course.

Materials supplied

All materials and knitting machine equipment will be supplied. Participants may supply and use some of their own yarns as part of the learning experience if yarn approved by teacher.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil, notebook, measuring tape, masking tape and yarn/wool needle.

Suited to

This course is suited to anyone with an interest in the field of knitted textiles and to those who wish to develop their skills and to learn the basics of how a knitting machine works.

Outcome

On completion of the course the student will have created a comprehensive sample folder with notes and gained the basic skills of machine knitting to make a scarf. Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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