amber hards
Not Just A Label

Suitable for beginners or those looking to refresh their skills, this workshop will give you a firm understanding of the basics in machine knitting and an opportunity to practise & experiment with the skills you learn. With a focus on experimentation and play, I will show you how to use simple techniques & different combinations of yarns to create a range of textures & patterns.

During this one day workshop you will learn a variety of techniques such as casting on/off, colour changing (striping), lace holes & ladders, manual tucks for texture and combining different yarns. You will also learn how to solve and avoid common problems.

At the end of the day you will leave with a variety of swatches (samples) demonstrating different techniques & a broad understanding of the many different possibilities machine knitting has, as well as a digital file of everything you have learnt.

Come and learn a new skill that you can take away and use afterwards!

This workshop runs from my home studio in Bristol in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and is limited to 3 people, to ensure plenty of one-on-one attention. I have a large range of samples & garments on display & will talk through how some of them were done, as well as other examples of fashion knitwear.

All yarn and materials are provided. Running time 10am-4.00pm.

About Amber: With 10 years experience working on domestic knitting machines & a passion for knitwear, Amber teaches workshops at her home studio & at the Bristol Textile Quarter, freelances & designs for her own label based in Bristol.

To book a place simply select either the full payment (this includes the £45 deposit) or deposit option, & include which date you would like to book. The remaining balance must be settled no later than one week prior to the workshop. Deposits are non-refundable but may be transferable if another suitable date can be found.

For more information or if you have any questions please email

Machine Knitting for Beginners Workshop- Bristol
Upcoming dates:

July-Tues 25th, Thurs 27th
August-Thurs 3rd, Fri 4th, Mon 7th, Weds 9th

Please select which date you would like to book on the note at checkout.
Kind words:

"I've had a knitting machine for a while and couldn't figure out how to use it from the instructions, I went to Amber's class and I've had a knitting epiphany, she was such a clear and attentive teacher and I picked up the techniques quickly and easily. We learned lots of different ways to create patterns with the knitting in such a short time and left with samples of each one and an instruction sheet so we could remember what we did and have a reference to look at."

"A massive thank you for your time, patience and knowledge in the workshop I shared with you. In the time spent with you I gained a huge amount of understanding. I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in learning as I found it invaluable."
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