Machine knitting workshop/classes
Machine knitting workshops
* Online workshops- all of the downloadable files will be sent out on the Friday after your order. I rarely have to help with any technical issues, but please do email if you have any & I will try to help as quickly as I can. If you do have a technical issue, please try re-downloading ALL the files and opening again.
In person workshops have finished for the next few years as I take time away to raise my son and coming next baby.
Want to learn how to use a knitting machine? I have a range of workshops for the complete beginner to intermediate knitters.
With 17 years experience working on domestic knitting machines & a 1st class degree in fashion & textile design, I teach online recorded machine knitting workshops & design for my own knitwear label based in Bristol. My first book “Texture and 3D Effects” was published in 2023, with lots of inspiration for creating interesting textural fabrics with a domestic single bed knitting machine.
These machine knitting workshops are brilliant for complete beginners, intermediates, students (A level & above, they are a great head start for fashion textile degrees & foundation art courses) and creatives who want to try something new. They are also great for more experienced machine knitters who want some new ideas on how to create different & interesting fabrics from basic techniques. I talk about my own practice & how I think about designing, sampling & knitting throughout the classes. The idea behind all of these workshops is that you are taught a range of techniques including the basics with lots of ideas on how to manipulate & change them so that you can explore with confidence the world of machine knitting afterwards. For more in depth information about what you will learn please see each workshop.
If you’ve tried to learn how to use a knitting machine at home alone and are stuck, these workshops are for you!
For each online workshop you will receive a recording of a live online workshop, with video files demonstrating techniques, in depth commentary, inspirational images and textile samples & written worksheets.
Please use a working email address when paying to receive information prior to the workshop & the digital files afterwards.
Online machine knitting workshops
Machine knitting workshops at the Bristol Textile Quarter
Machine knitting workshop reviews
This is hands down the best online machine knitting class! Amber is so thorough with her explanations, she goes through the basics to get you started understanding how the machine works, how to set it up, and how the main techniques you’ll need work, but she also includes TONS of AMAZING inspiring samples that combine different techniques and yarn types and talks through how they’ve been made. This part of the course is SO inspiring and will go a long way in nudging your imagination. Absolutely recommend Amber’s classes, I’ll take any new one she puts out there!
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
Want to learn even more about machine knitting?
My new book “Machine knitting techniques: Creating texture and 3D Effects” is available to order now.