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 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- fairisle, weaving, hold, slip & 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 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 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. Running time 10am-4.00pm.
£200.00 (this includes the £100 deposit).
Deposits are non-refundable but may be transferable if another suitable date can be found.