1 Day Knitting Machine Workshop – The Basics
‘What a fantastic day we had at the beginners’ workshop at Ash Farm last Saturday. Everything is so much clearer now! Thank you Sian for your clear instructions , careful demonstrations and hands on help. I am really looking forward to the punch card workshop in February! Onwards and upwards!!’ Linda Harrison
‘Thank you Sian for a very enjoyable and informative day on the beginners knitting course that she ran last Saturday. Sian is so knowledgeable, patient and easy going and made learning very enjoyable. The new workshop is a great facility; its lovely bright and contemporary. I would thoroughly recommend Sian’s courses and also her fab textiles. The only bad news is that I think I now have the knitting machine bug as I want to buy a new machine! Thanks again Sian. Big hugs to you and the alpacas. Hope to see you again soon.’ Mo Moroz
This course is great for beginners wanting to learn the basics of how to use a knitting machine or for those wanting to refresh their skills. We will cover all the essential skills needed to be able to knit with confidence on your own machine.
The workshop will cover how to cast on and cast off, knitting stripes, increasing and decreasing, hems, pin tucks and lace holes. You will leave with a range of samples documenting the skills covered as well as detailed printed notes. During the day I will go over how to maintain knitting machines, where to purchase machines and most importantly the common mistakes that can occur whilst knitting and how to avoid them.
The course is run at your own pace and I like to keep the classes small to ensure each individual receives the tuition they need. I can cater to varying levels of experience and want to make sure that by the end of the day you have learnt the essentials of the knitting machine and leave feeling confident and positive.
All materials are provided during this course. You may wish to bring a camera and notebook to write your own personal notes.