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Community Knitting Workshop

Every Monday and Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30pm

15th April to 23rd May 2019


Only £45.00 per person per workshop

Knitting workshop


Whether you’re an absolute beginner or looking to refresh your skills, the Beginner Class will give you a firm grounding in the basics of machine knitting. Beginner Classes require no previous knowledge of knitwear or knitting machinery.

You’ll gain an understanding of how the machine works and what it can do, with plenty of time to practise and experiment.

You will learn:
INCREASING & DECREASING (changing the width of the knitted fabric)

You’ll create a range of samples to take away and learn from. Also, depending on your progress, you will be given the opportunity to knit yourself a scarf or snood at the end of the session.

The machines used on the course will be Brother knitting machines. All equipment and yarns will be provided, along with technical notes with instructions to go with your class.

Please use the link below to book a place for the workshop

These workshops are delivered in a fun and engaging way in a lovely community setting at Sprouts Community Arts Centre. All materials are provided and you will walk away having learnt some valuable skills you can put to use in your own time and for your own creations. The workshops are delivered by an all-round knitwear professional who has worked at the highest levels in design, technical development, consultancy, and teaching. She specialises in hand, domestic and industrial knitting and teaches all aspects of these skills. Her own designs have featured in both British and Italian Vogue, as well as i-D magazine.


Organiser of Community Knitting Workshops

With an MA in knitted textiles, Princess is a knitwear designer with many years’ experience in the arts and fashion sector. She is currently studying for a pHD while also managing her own creative studio ‘Knitsmart’ in South London.

For the past 7 years she has worked as a Design Tutor and Technician at both London College of Fashion and Chelsea College of Art teaching talented fashion and textile students on both a one-to-one basis and in a workshop setting.

Princess is an all-round knitwear professional working at the highest levels in design, technical development, consultancy, and teaching. Her own design work has featured in both British and Italian Vogue, as well as i-D magazine. Her technical knowledge includes fabric development and garment constructions and she has gained some valuable knowledge and experience working with companies such as Donna Karen New York (DKNY), Christian Lacroix and National Archives. Princess currently works closely with a number of exciting design companies and freelance designers.



Saturday 11 May, 10.00am — 4.00pm 

@ Sprout Arts



All welcome to our fun creative workshop for adults & children where we'll use scrap materials to create exciting sculptures. Transforming the lost umbrellas of Tooting, we'll be, Jellybrella artists, making our community beautiful with stories & hands-on making together.

We’ll re-use waste materials to make giant sea creatures, sea flowers & jellyfish. Or make your Jellybrella into a message or poem with a cascade of words. 

Neglected umbrellas will come alive with their trailing tentacles of many colours as proud makers parade them. If it rains…we’ll have our Jellybrellas!

The storyteller will move us with tales of lost & found umbrellas & living with less waste, helping us all be artists taking care of the health & wellbeing of our neighbours, community & city.

All materials provided - if you like please bring your own favourite or neglected umbrella (surprise us!) to transform into a Jellybrella.

Come for the whole day or drop in - allow 2 hours to make the most of the fun.

We can’t wait to see what you create & at the end you can take away your Jellybrella or leave it with us for exhibition locally in Tooting Community Garden.

Supported by Wandsworth Arts Fringe through Wandsworth Grant Fund.

Sprout Community Arts: 11 May, 10.00am — 4.00pm
Free, booking required
Sprout Community Arts
74 Moyser Road
SW16 6SQ
Tel 07732 403260
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