The technique ‘Jacquard’ generally refers to a patterned multicoloured fabric which has no floats on the reverse side, and is created by knitting on both the main and ribber bed.
Large floats are often seen on the reverse of single bed punchcard patterns which can limit the end function of the fabric with floats catching and snagging easily. This technique allows you to design patterns with no restrictions in relation to floats creating a stable and functional fabric.
Over the two days we will look at in detail how to design your own Jacquard fabrics as well as being able to read and understand the punchcards so that essentially you are in control of the machine and not the other way around! We will look at the correct way of using the machine exploring a range of techniques that are possible for the reverse. These will include stripes, birdseye, ladder back and tuck. We will also look at how to combine welts with Jacquard as well as shaping and colour changing within a design.
By the end of the course you will leave with a range of samples that document your journey and exploration of the technique confident to continue knitting in your own time.
Classes are small to allow for techniques to be covered fully.
All materials are provided during this course as well as a homemade lunch.
‘Recently attended one of Sian’s beginners knitting course and was so pleased I went! Having only recently learnt some basic hand knitting, I thought I would struggle to understand the knitting machine and process, but Sian was a fantastic teacher and it didn’t take long to pick up. Really enjoyed Sian’s teaching approach, which was very friendly and patient. Loved the beautiful studio and the yummy soup. Thank you Sian!!!’
‘Absolutely loved the workshop today – I learnt so much more than I even expected and am now so excited to put my learning into practice. Sian was fabulous and patient with such a friendly approachable style of teaching. Oh and all in a beautiful setting with a fabulous home cooked lunch thrown in. I came home and booked straight away for the next workshop … blinkin’ wonderful DIOLCH YN FAWR’
2 Day Workshop
10 am – 4:30 pm
Homemade lunch, detailed printed notes, all equipment and materials are provided
Skill level: Advanced/ Experience and knowledge of using the ribber and punchcards
9th-10th March 2019
21st -22nd November 2019
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Minimum of 3 participants for workshop to proceed