Two day workshop 20th-21st May

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Are you scared of your ribber? Then this is the workshop for you!

Suitable for beginners to the ribber attachment 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 an 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, and encourage you to think about using rib fabrics in more many ways than just trims. The ribber is an exciting piece of equipment that opens up so many more types of fabrics, as well as allowing you to create professionally finished garments.

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

  • casting on/off
  • a variety of different ribs & layouts, including 1×1, 2×2, English rib, fishermans rib, 5×5, full needle rib
  • racking english rib, mock rib & herringbone
  • pleating
  • plating
  • simple increasing & decreasing
  • circular and u shape knitting
  • transferring stitches
  • double bed jacquard.

You will also learn how to solve and avoid common problems.

At the end of the workshop you will leave with a variety of swatches (samples) demonstrating different techniques & a broad understanding of the many different possibilities the ribber has. It is not just for trims but can completely open up the world of machine knitting.

There is an option to add on the digital videos from my online workshops, which you get to keep forever for an additional £35. These are brilliant to reference back to. To add this on please select the + digital files in the drop down menu. You can also decide to add this on during the workshop, I will have a card reader.

This workshop runs from my studio at the Bristol Textile Quarter (see pictures) 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 & will have some garments on display & will talk through how some of them were made, as well as other examples of fashion knitwear.

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

Saturday 20th- Sunday 21st May 2023.

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

£250.00  (This includes a deposit of £125).  To book simply choose a date from the drop down menu & add to basket.  If you cannot do these dates feel free to contact me to look at alternate dates.

Deposits are non-refundable but may be transferable if another suitable date can be found.

I reserve the right to cancel should not enough people sign up.


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Workshop only, Workshop + digital


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