Learn new tips and tricks from famous knitters at The Great KnitFest! Pre-book a course so you can your hone knitting and crochet skills with the likes of Jane Crowfoot, Debbie Bliss, Renée Callahan and Sasha Kagan.

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Courses start from £15 and pre-booking is essential. Please also note that tickets to the Great KnitFest need to be bought separately.
To book your space email us at or call 020 7794 9835.
To buy tickets to the Great KnitFest, please visit the Tickets page.

Learn to Knit
1 hour session: 10.30am – 11.30am – 12.30pm – 1.30pm – 2.30pm – 3.30pm – 4.30pm
£15 for age 8 to 15 years old, £25 for adults

DSC03101 copyThis is the perfect opportunity to learn to knit with patient experienced teachers, such as Alitzah Grant. You’ll learn the basics including how to cast on, knit stitch and how to cast off. Afterwards, you’ll have the confidence to incorporate the techniques you have learnt to start basic projects. 


10:30 am  – 12:30 pm
Debbie Bliss: Perfecting techniques; giving your knits a professional finish

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10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sasha Kagan: Design Inspiration – an introduction to design for hand knitting

Sasha KaganSasha will describe her creative process and what leads her to explore her favourite themes such as Geometric, Folkloric, Florals, Leaves, Whimsicals and Abstracts.

Plus a potted history of the trials and tribulations of her career!
Students are welcome to bring in their garments for advice.



2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Jane CrowfootIt’s all in the finishing

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2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Renée Callahan: Brioche Stitch Basics

beetlebum1 Getting to grips with this great technique can be a little tricky, so if you want to learn the basics in order to create neat brioche stitches then this is the workshop for you!

Tutored by Renée Callahan of East London Knits this workshop will show you how to read and understand brioche terminology, how to knit plain brioche stitch, how to work brioche rib stitch flat with a selvedge, how to work increases and decreases and how to work brioche in 2 colours of yarn.