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Sat, 18 May



Knitting with Imogen Denton workshop

Gain an insight into the creative process of knitwear designer Imogen Denton and knit one of her own patterns.

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Knitting with Imogen Denton workshop
Knitting with Imogen Denton workshop

Time & Location

18 May 2024, 10:00 – 15:30

London, 49 Staffordshire St, London SE15 5TJ, UK

About the event

Staffordshire St MAKES | In this workshop you will gain an insight into the creative process of knitwear designer Imogen Denton. You will also have the opportunity to knit an Imogen Denton piece in the workshop and discuss knitting-related questions or projects. There are pattern options for beginners and intermediate knitters. Whichever you choose, you will receive a physical pattern to scribble your notes all over - so you can make it again and again.

The workshop will begin with an introduction from Imogen Denton who will explain the process behind designing the Hoof Mittens, Mudlark Belt and Key Pocket patterns. Imogen will discuss her key inspiration for each piece, from the V&A’s textiles archive to mythological images of goats, medieval agricultural workwear and found objects.

First session:

Imogen will explain how each piece is made up before you begin working on your chosen project.

If you have chosen the beginner option, you will be making the key pocket that includes essential stitches and techniques, while those who choose the intermediate option will be working on a pair of Hoof Mittens. Imogen will be available to answer any questions you may have and provide you with some handy techniques and tips.


There will be some bread and bits to share, but please bring something to eat if you would like to join us. If you prefer, there are lots of independent places close by: Fillishack, Blackbird Bakery, Persepolis are all 5 min walks.

Second session:

The beginner knitters will use the skills they learnt in the morning to make a Mudlark Belt. The intermediate knitters will continue working on their Hoof Mittens. We’ll also be joined by writer Louise Astbury, who will perform some of her poetry which she has written in relation to Imogen Denton’s collections. In the final session there will be an option to continue working on your pieces or to bring any other Imogen Denton projects you are working on that you may have questions about.


Saturday 18th May Time: 11.00 - 15.30


To bring (for beginners who wish to supply their own materials): 1 pair of 7mm needles 75g of aran weight wool yarn

To bring (for intermediates who wish to supply their own materials): 1 pair of 5mm needles 100g of Alpaca aran weight yarn


£45.00 – Beginners and Intermediate providing own materials 

£50.00 – Beginners with materials provided 

£55.00 – Intermediate with materials provided

Full refund by 10th May. 50% refund 48 hours in advance.

Please get in touch if the cost is prohibitive, as there are some low-cost tickets available. Proof of need will not be required.  

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About Imogen Denton | @imogen_denton

Imogen Denton is a knitwear designer living and working in London. She is also a planning consultant in the city. As both a planning consultant and a knitwear designer, she is interested in how things fit and suit the human body, be it the built environment or clothing. She works to design pieces which work efficiently, solve problems and serve a specific purpose. Protection is usually the starting point for most of Imogen’s work and since her first collection Knitted Armour, it has been a theme central to her collections.

About the exhibition:

Staffordshire St presents A Textile Assembly, curated by Craft Show: an exhibition of textiles and textile art opening as a part of London Craft Week’s official schedule. Showcasing the work of both celebrated and emerging makers the exhibition will explore textile construction and the personal stories woven into their very fabric.  Craft Show has assembled an exciting group of makers, bringing together works from quilters Ferren Gipson and House of Quinn; weavers Jacob Monk, Pamela Abad and Vicky Cowin, printers Louisa Loakes and Caitlin Hinshelwood, natural dyer Samantha Russell and crocheter Kimberly Cookey-Gam demonstrating a variety of approaches to the medium.

About Staffordshire St:

Staffordshire St is an independent project space in Peckham, South East London. The venue facilitates arts and cultural events and provides affordable studios for artists, makers and designers. ​Staffordshire St is not-for-profit and all income is invested into developing our public programme which launched the summer of 2022. The venue was established as an art gallery in 2017, before then it was vacant for many years after a community centre closed. Originally it was built as a Methodist Hall. We intend to support a range of cultural events for the local community. Staffordshire St will build on the established record of these histories, opening up again to the neighbourhood and developing a welcoming interdisciplinary arts space. More information on upcoming events at : or @staffordshirest For any upcoming opportunities, please sign up to our newsletter here.

Accessibility: There is step-free access to the gallery via the door to the left hand side of the main entrance. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet. The event will be taking place in the exhibition space, which is a large open room with bright lighting and some seating available.

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