Suitable for beginners or those looking to refresh their skills, this online workshop will give you a firm understanding of the basics in machine knitting. 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 interesting textures & patterns, whilst covering all the basics.
The workshop will be held over two live sessions approximately 2-2.5 hours long over two weeks, using Zoom (please see drop down menu for dates). Using pre-recorded videos I will teach the techniques & show samples of fabrics as well as answering any questions.
During this 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- fairisle, weaving, hold, slip & tucking
- increasing & decreasing
- combining different yarns
- You will also learn how to solve and avoid common problems.
I have a large range of samples to show & will talk through how some of them were done, as well as other examples of fashion knitwear. I will also be sharing my favourite yarn suppliers & other helpful links.
At the end of the workshop you will receive a recording of the live Zoom call, as well as the individual videos to work through at your own pace. You do not need a machine to take part in this workshop- obviously to practice and implement what you have learnt you will need to be able to work on one. You can be anywhere in the world to take part. The idea is that the online workshop provides a lot of information that you can work through at your own pace.
This workshop will be held in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, there is no pressure to talk or even show your face. If you cannot make the live workshop, there is no problem- you will still receive the recorded Zoom call & digital videos. A few days before the workshop you will receive an email with the invitation to the Zoom call & all necessary information.
Running time approx 1.5-2 hours: 2PM-4.00PM BST
I will be teaching on a Brother KH890 machine, but almost all of the techniques are transferable to most machines including knitmasters & silvereeds. If you’re not sure if your machine will work then please get in touch. If you have missed the first session & would like to catch up in time for the second, then I can send over the digital files ahead of time for you to join in.
I’m so excited to show you what these machines can do!
As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use a working email address to receive information prior to the workshop & the digital files afterwards.