Workshops

See below for the full range of machine knitting workshops at Ash Farm with your expert tutor, Sian O’Doherty.

Beginners Knitting Machine Workshop

Two day workshop

Beginners double bed Knitting machine workshop

Two day workshop

Mastering Punchcards Workshop

Two day workshop

Learn Jacquard

Two day workshop

Shaping Techniques on the Knitting Machine

Two day workshop


For New Ash Farm Workshops during 2020/21. More details


Your expert tutor, Sian O’Doherty.


Sian teaches a range of machine knitting workshops at her lovely studio close to the Pembrokeshire Coast. Set on her smallholding near Saundersfoot, her converted barn is a haven of peace, light and space, an ideal environment for nurturing creativity and learning new skills. If further inspiration is required, the alpacas that share the small holding and contribute fibre to Sian’s range of yarn and knitted accessories will be on hand to provide encouragement!

Sian’s classes are taught in small groups, providing the ideal combination of individual tuition and camaraderie in your learning. The workshops are generally taught using standard gauge domestic knitting machines; tuition on her Industrial gauge Stoll knitting machine is also available on request.

Workshops in a professional studio environment,
Ash Farm, Pembrokeshire

Sian provides delicious homemade lunches using seasonal ingredients, locally sourced a great opportunity to get to know fellow students better as well as providing welcome sustenance for the rest of the day’s learning and practice. Lunch is usually vegan; if you have particular dietary requirements please get in touch so that these can be catered for.

The courses are run in a beautiful part of Pembrokeshire with a wide range of activities on offer should you wish to extend your stay. There is a wealth of holiday accommodation in the area, from camping to glamping, bed and breakfast to boutique hotels. Public transport to the area runs daily via train and coach, and road links are very good.

Courses are run in a beautiful part of Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire images – Gareth Evans

A range of two-day courses are set out below. Whether you have never knitted before or you want to further develop skills in a particular area, you are likely to find what you are looking for in this extensive series of workshops.

You can reserve a place on any of these classes by following the links below. Alternatively, Sian is happy to provide one to one tuition, tailored to your particular needs by arrangement. Please use the contact form or telephone to discuss the possibilities.

In addition to the machine knitting workshops Sian will be hosting 10 new workshops in 2020/21

Due to the current uncertainty all workshops will be rearranged for the end of the year and early 2021. If anyone is interested in any of these workshops and would like to be kept up to date with the new dates please do get in touch. 

Bronwen Gwillim – Plastic Workshop

Bethan Walton – Yoga Workshop

Caroline – Free Machinery Embroidery (part 1)

Caroline – Free Machinery Embroidery (part 2)

Anna Lewis
(part 1)

Anna Lewis
(part 2)

Bronwen Gwillim – Flags, Bunting, Heat Transfer

Aleks Byrd – Handknitting Alpaca Yarn (part 1)

Aleks Byrd – Handknitting Alpaca Yarn (part 2)

Clare – Felting Mad Hatter

For more details about these courses click here.

© Sian O'Doherty, sianodoherty@hotmail.com 07983 453210 Ash Farm, Ivy Chimney Lane, Stepaside, Narberth SA67 8JU | Crafting Beautiful Website Design Hu Studio
Right Menu Icon