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Two session online workshop held over Zoom- please see below for available dates.

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Suitable for beginners to the ribber or those looking to refresh their skills, this workshop will give you a firm understanding of the basics in machine rib knitting and more creative ways to create fabrics. It is essential that you have either completed a beginner machine knitting workshop (with me) or equivalent before attending this workshop.  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.

The workshop will be held over two live sessions approximately 2-2.5 hours long, over two weeks using Zoom (please see dates in drop down menu).  Using pre-recorded videos I will teach the techniques & show samples of fabrics as well as answering any questions.

During this two session workshop you will learn a variety of techniques such as

  • casting on/off
  • variety of different ribs & layouts (1×1, 2×2, 5×5, full needle rib, English rib, fisherman’s rib)
  • racking
  • pleating
  • herringbone
  • plating
  • increasing & decreasing
  • transferring stitches
  • double bed jacquard & colour changer
  • You will also learn how to solve and avoid common problems.

I will 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 & written instructions.  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 neccessary information.

Running time approx 1.5-2 hours: 2PM-4.00PM BST

I will be teaching on a Brother KH890 & ribber KR850.  Almost all of the techniques are transferable to most Brother machines, knitmaster & silver reed.  Get in touch if you’re not sure whether your machine will work.  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  : studio@amberhards.co.uk

Please use a working email address to receive information prior to the workshop & the digital files afterwards.


  1. Hannah

    This online workshop was so helpful and inspiring and a perfect way to learn more about machine knitting. Amber has amazing knowledge on everything knitting and is so generous in sharing that with all the people on the course. The fact you’ll get videos of each technique to keep afterwards is a perfect bonus too. I would totally recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more about machine knitting!

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