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Not Just A Label
£85

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 with everything you have learnt.

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.

To book a place simply select either the full payment on the date you wish to book (this includes the £45 deposit) or the deposit option, (the remaining balance is due one week before the workshop) Deposits are non-refundable but may be transferable if another suitable date can be found.


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."

"Fantastic weekend workshop. From total beginner with no experience I now feel confident to get started on my knit machine having learnt so many techniques. I came away feeling very inspired by all the possibilities! Thank you Amber, hoping to come back for another course soon."
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With 10 years experience working on domestic knitting machines & a 1st class degree in fashion &textile design, Amber teaches workshops at her home studio & at the Bristol Textile Quarter, freelances & designs for her own label based in Bristol. These workshops are brilliant for beginners, students (Alevel & above, they are a great head start for fashion textile degrees) and creatives who want to try something new. If you can't make any of the dates, please get in touch!
Machine knitting for Beginners : Machine knitting for Beginners Plus (2 day) : Machine knit a scarf/ snood (Beginners)
Machine knitting for Beginners

6th December- FULLY BOOKED
Machine Knitting for Beginners Plus (2 day)

15th-16th November **FULLY BOOKED**
13th-14th December **1 place left**
£170

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.

During this two day workshop you will learn a variety of techniques such as casting on/off, colour changing (striping), lace holes & ladders, manual tucks for texture, punchcards for pattern, weaving, hold & tucking, increasing & decreasing 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 different possibilities of machine knit & the confidence to continue to knit at home.

This workshop runs from my home studio in Bristol in a relaxed
and friendly atmosphere and is limited to 2 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, as well as a digital
file with everything learnt to take away. Running time 10am-4.00pm each day.

To book a place simply select either the full payment on the date you wish to book (this includes the £45 deposit) or the deposit option, (the remaining balance is due one week before the workshop) Deposits are non-refundable but may be transferable if another suitable date can be found.
Machine knit a scarf/snood (Beginners)

7th Dec
£85.00

Suitable for beginners or those looking to refresh their skills, this workshop will give you a taste of the basics in machine knitting; using simple techniques & different combinations of yarns to create a simple scarf or snood. This workshop is a great taster into machine knitting & you get to out your new skills into practice right away!

During this one day workshop you will learn:
casting on/off
colour changing (striping)
lace holes
seaming
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 swatch (samples) demonstrating different techniques & a simple scarf or snood of your very own design. I have a range of lambswool & cotton yarns in a variety of colours as well as a digital file of everything you have learnt.

This workshop runs from my home studio in Bristol in a relaxed
and friendly atmosphere and is limited to 2 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.

All yarn and materials are provided. Running time 10am-4.00pm.
For more information or to ask any questions, to request a different date or for one on one sessions please email studio@amberhards.co.uk
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