Welcome to Pintail Designs, Home of Knitting Courses. 

Based in Bury St Edmunds and London.

I hope you enjoy looking around this site.

Gillian Fulton, Knitting Tutor

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Sunshine ! Life has been busy but have managed a few projects as I hope you have done too .Spring sees a few changes. I am teaching more from home now which means classes  are cheaper and I have everything to hand so when we vere off course to other topics i have plenty to show/demo! I am no longer teaching from Sew Creative in Bury st Edmunds but still at the wonderful Sheep Shop in Cambridge.


Socks from the Museum of Rural life in Latvia. Pure wool, probably 100 years old but still beautifully vibrant. Tiny stitches!

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Old Latvian mitten from Riga, Latvia

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Left: Lace from Hamburg

Right: Hobbywool Riga



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Whether it's socks, hats, lace or colour, clothes, fun or freeform I like to help and encourage knitters of all abilities!! 


Images of items taught in classes, many of these are pupil's samples.


These are sociable, welcoming and always great fun!

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Ieva's wonderful stall at Alexandra Palace knit show- all the way from Riga!


Thursday 8th October A Taster Workshop on Latvian Mittens

Sponsored by Hobbywool, Riga, Latvia

This was WONDERFUL. Seventeen talented ladies who worked extremely hard. Next year we plan more and longer workshops so that more peole can discover these wonderful mitts :) 

Examples of Classes I teach, although I am always happy to customise a new class of your choice.


Professional Finishing techniques

Understanding and Adapting patterns

Fairisle and steeks

Latvian mittens

Icelandic slippers

Mittens from Rovaniemi, Finland

Knitting with beads

Felted hats and bags

Brioche knitting

Entrelac techniques

Designing your own knitwear

Guernsey jumpers/techniques

Dorset buttons and other buttons

Socks of all kinds! 

       top down, toe up, two at a time

Design your own mittens

Lace, Cables and more

Mosaic knitting

Children's jackets/dresses

Hat design

Colourwork/slip-stitch patterns