In Your Area - Courses

The following list of courses are based on information supplied by the course tutors. They are totally independent of the Guild therefore we can not guarantee if the course will run, its content or quality and suggest you contact the tutor direct.
If you would like your course to be listed here contact the Courses Coordinator using the Contact Us link on the left.

If you don't find a suitable course listed near you, you can look at the following website: You can search for knitting machine courses near you and maybe pick up on a course not mentioned in our list. In the first box ('Enter a keyword...') enter 'machine knitting' for example, and choose 'Fun & training courses' from the drop down list for the third box. The second box is optional.

For City and Guilds courses please contact:
Customer Enquiry Unit, City & Guilds, 1 Giltspur Street, London EC1A 9DD
Tel: 020 7294 2800; Fax: 020 7294 2405


Correspondence See Metropolitan and Bradford College entries.
  Bristol Bristol Textile Quarter CIC (formerly Working Wool) - 1A Barton Road, St Phillips, Bristol, BS2 0LF
Working Wool will now run as a project administered by BTQ so courses etc will stay the same, just new contact information and website. Run ad hoc sessions. Contact for details.
Tel: 07551 979197
  Bristol Beginners Machine knitting Course, BS5 9AJ area. Tutor: Amber Hards
Tel: 07976 983119
Workshop contact:
  Putnoe Putnoe Heights Church
Machine Knitting Group

9.30-3.30 on second Friday.
Beginners welcome.
Contact: Sheila Day
Tel: 01234 771328
  Nantwich Metropolitan Knitting Centre, Poole
Normal classes 10-4pm.
Tel: 01270 628414
  Wallasey, Merseyside Made Yarn Specialist
36 Seaview Road Wallasey, Merseyside CH45 4LA
Knitting Club monthly - phone for details.
Tel: 0151 6380304
  Cockermouth Higham Hall College
Several fibre related crafts, but no machine knitting scheduled at the moment.
Contact direct:
Tel: 01768 776276
  Chinley, High Peak Machine Knitting Studio, Dewsnaps, Chinley, High Peak SK23 6AW
Weekly and weekend courses, for beginners, refreshers and improvers.
Tel: 01663 751175 or 07952 741640
  Dorchester Knitworks Studio, Unit 4, Trinity House, Trinity Street, Dorchester, DT1 1TT
Linda Simmons creates bespoke luxury accessories for fashion and interiors and offers courses for Japanese and Passap/Pfaff machines.
Tel: 01305 259384
  Hereford Gallery 25, Church Street, Hereford, HR1 2LR
Details on each workshop are here:
All the workshops are £150 including lunch both days - £75 deposit required. Enquire before payment for availability.
  Blackburn R&T Machines, 267 Accrington Road
Machine knitting classes every other Weds Sept-May: 19.00
Contact: Beverley Wogden
Tel: 01254 52063
  EC1 Knithub24
We offer machine knitting classes on a domestic and industrial knitting machine for all levels. We also offer 24 hour knitting machine hire.
  E2 Knit Works London
Unit 12, 20 Palmers Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0SY

Courses for beginners through to Advanced
Saturdays 1pm-5pm
Contact: Timothy Andrews
  SE1 Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Rd, SE1

Contact direct for further courses planned.
Tutor: Jo Thompson.
Tel: 020 7450 1843
  SE10 Greenwich Community College
Greenwich Park Centre, London SE10

Several textile related courses and Machine knitting classes planned for 2016
Tel: 0208 488 4800
  SE25 Atelier Conquet
22A Selhurst Road, SE25 5QF
Machine Knitting workshops:
  • Machine Knitting: Introduction
  • Machine Knitting: Beginners
  • Machine Knitting: Intermediate
  • Flat/ Technical drawings (knitwear) : Adobe Illustrator
  • Rendering of flat drawings (knitwear): Adobe photoshop
  • Contact: Judella Conquet
    Tel: 0208 123 3078 or 07801 504053
      W1 University of the Arts
    London College of Fashion
    20 John Princes Street, W1G 0BJ
    Lime Grove campus

    Contact direct for further courses.
    Tel: 020 7514 7566
      WC1 University of the Arts, London
    Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design
    Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AP

    Please contact direct.
    Tel: 0207 514 7015
      Chepstow Undy Yarncrafts, 10 St Mary's Arcade, Chepstow, NP16 5EU
    Yarns, service and free tuition for machines purchased from them.
    Contact Ann Reid direct for more details
    Tel: 07732 860415.
      Northampton Claire Newberry Creative Machine Knitting School
    From complete beginners to advanced.
    Individual lessons. Contact direct for details.
    Tel: 07944 622535. for more information.
    South Glamorgan    
      Cardiff The local authority course has closed but is run privately in term time.
    Tues: 09.30-11.30
    Tutor: Val Day
    Tel: 0292 086 7942
      Chasetown Chase Knitters, Erasmus Darwin Academy
    Pool Road, Chasetown, Burntwood, WS7 3QW

    Thursdays 19.30 to 21.30 (10 weeks each term).
    Tutor: Lidia Higson.
    Tel: 01827 63992.
      Tamworth Tamworth Knitters and Sewers
    Meet at Wilnicote Parish Hall, Watling Street, Wilnecote. B77 5AD

    Mondays: 10.30-12.30 and 13.00-15.00.
    Tutor: Lidia Higson.
    Tel: 01827 63992.
    West Midlands    
      Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Adult Education Service
    City Learning Quarter
    Old Hall St, WV1 3AU
    Machine Knitting (all levels).
    Other hand knitting and crochet classes.
    Contact direct for more information
    Tutor: Christine Birch
    Tel: 01902 558164
      Bradford Bradford College of Arts and Media
    Carlton Street

    HNC Contemporary Constructed Textiles Course with specialism in Woven or Knitted Textiles
    Two year blended learning course (weekend and blocked attendance plus distance learning) for UK and European students.
    Tutors: Andrea Wilde and Kandy Diamond.
    Tel: 01274 438998.
    Website: for all course information.
      Halifax Halifax Machine Knitting Group

    Mon 13.30-15.30 term time.
    Machine knitting classes
    Contact: June Walker
    Tel: 01484 664781
      Hebden Bridge Whitehall Studio

    Machine knitting workshops
    Website: for all workshop information.
      Sheffield Kandy Diamond
    Runs a range of machine knitting workshops from her studio in Persistence Works in the centre of Sheffield, starting with the basics up to making your own garments.
    Tel: 07738 165191