Knitting and Crochet Term 3

Ref: C3671070

You will be guided through the processes and techniques involved in completing a knitted or crochet project from beginning to end. You will be encouraged and helped to work on your own project during the course. Each week the tutor will demonstrate and teach a particular topic which will help learners become more confident working by themselves from commercial patterns, and encourage more advanced learners to tackle something new. Topics covered will include: Yarns and fibres and choosing the most appropriate for a project. Starting and finishing a project from casting on to casting off and assembling. Demonstrations of some useful basic and more advanced stitches. As well as developing practical skills, the course will also look at the history of knitting from the medieval period to today. A medieval knitting pattern will be available for students to attempt if they wish.

Course aim

A course for everyone who is interested in knitting and crochet and would like to learn about and improve their skills as they work under the guidance of the tutor.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Select yarns and needles or hooks appropriate to the chosen project.
  • Follow a knitting or crochet pattern with confidence.
  • Start a piece of knitting or crochet with the appropriate cast on or other foundation stitches.
  • Work a number of different knitting or crochet stitches.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the history of knitting from the medieval period to today.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Some basic equipment will be provided, students should bring their own yarns, equipment and patterns to work with. Notebooks & pens will be useful for taking notes during the course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Knitting and Crochet Term 3 Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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