Learn to knit

Saturday 29 October 2016



The course

For those wanting to begin the art of knitting, learning how to cast on, the basic stitches, and the use of these stitches to create different patterns.

The tutor

Rose Savage trained as a teacher and worked for some time, until her family began to arrive, teaching 7 to 8 year olds. Once the family was at school she worked first for a publishing company, and finally spent 13 years at West Sussex County Council before she retired in 2007. She started learning to knit when she was about seven years old. By the time she was in her teens she had learnt to crochet and tat and was also making her own clothes. She was lucky that her parents were involved with a very active Community Centre where classes were held and was always encouraged in the practise of arts and crafts.

Participant information

Places are limited to 8 participants. Please let us know if you are left-handed.
You will need to bring:
Please bring with you:
A note book
A pair of 4mm knitting needles (10″ if possible)
Any oddments of double knitting yarn (charity shops are good for these items)


£55 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. The Museum café kiosk will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.



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