Foundation programme - prospectus now available!

Thank you so much to everyone who has signed up to our Introductory programme so far. We are delighted to welcome our first cohort of students and to be working with them as they study towards City & Guilds accreditation. The Introductory programme is a rolling enrolment so you can join any time – you can find out more below.

For those of you who have been patiently waiting for more news on our City & Guilds Foundation level programme, I’m delighted to say that the prospectus is now available. I’ll be emailing everyone who has expressed an interest  shortly so do check your inboxes (and spam folders!).

On which note, if you emailed to request more information and didn’t receive a reply, please could you let me know as we think our email responder wasn’t forwarding all the requests and we don’t want anyone to feel we were ignoring them!

Enrolment for the Foundation programme is now open. However, we are aware that a number of students who are keen to join the course are currently navigating the new COVID restrictions and what this will mean for them in terms of fitting revised work and family commitments around studying (as indeed are we). To give everyone time to adjust we have therefore decided that the Foundation course will begin on 1st February.

If you would like to enrol now, you may make payment and we’ll send you the preparatory materials so you can get started with sketchbooking and collecting inspiration material. Alternatively to  reserve a place on the Foundation programme, you may confirm that you intend to join in which case we will enrol you provisionally on the programme and contact you in mid-January for payment. Please email me at to reserve your space.

Many thanks and best wishes, Debbie x

A warm welcome to Making Futures!

Debbie and Pete are delighted to officially introduce the latest addition to the DT Craft & Design family – Making Futures CIC.

Debbie has been quietly running Making Futures for several years, teaching and producing training materials, mentoring and working with community groups. As it has now ‘grown up’ we thought it should have its own website so welcome to our new space here on the web. The DT Crafts shop is, of course still very much available, with an ever-increasing range of products (and a need for more storage space!).

It’s still just the two of us looking after you so expect the same personalised service and attention to detail here as at the shop. Debbie will still be answering your emails and questions (no ‘bots’ on our sites!), taking workshop and course bookings and discussing your requirements for courses, groups and projects.

Speaking of which, we are thrilled to announce that we have joined the Artybird flock and have recently launching two amazing new, professionally accredited, distance learning knitting programmes – both accredited by City & Guilds. You can find out more by clicking on the images or buttons below.

And for those of you who may not have met us in person or are new visitors, we’ve done a short video about Debbie and how DT Crafts and Making Futures came about, here.

There’s lots more to come, both ‘virtually’ and (hopefully) in person so do bookmark the page and we hope to see you on a course or workshop soon!

Debbie & Pete


Our Introductory Creative Studies – Knitting programme is a 30-hour, supported self-study programme you can complete in your own time. Learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.

The Foundation Creative Studies – Knitting is a more in-depth 120 hour structured programme that runs over the course of 12 months with regular one-to-one virtual tutorials and group sessions.

Please note: This programme starts on 1st February and your full course materials will not be available until the start date. Please see above for more details.

‘What we learn with pleasure we never forget’

Alfred Mercier

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