Workshops & teaching 


 

I offer a range of workshops​ and 1:1 tuition at my studio in Sheffield UK, or online. I also have some online packages providing instructions and videos for you to work through yourself, these can be found in my shop. 

With over 10 years experience as a lecturer teaching knitted textiles on a variety of courses, it's time to share that knowledge with you, whether you want to learn to cast-on, use your ribber bed, or get to grips with intarsia, I can teach you. 

In-person workshops allow you to use my knitting machines and yarns, in these workshops you will explore machine knitting and develop new skills with expert tuition and supervision from me throughout; more details of each workshop below. 

See my workshop gallery for photos of previous in-person workshops, and below for further information on the workshops, 1:1 tuition, and how to book! 

 

 

 

1:1 Tuition 

Bespoke lesson just for you

 

Beginners workshop 

Learn the basics and make a scarf!

 

Want to learn something that I don't cover in my workshops? Need a bit more time on a specific technique? From calculations for garments to how to use an electronic Passap E6000 machine, there's a huge range of things I can cover. 

1:1 tuition is charged at an hourly rate, and can be either in-person in my studio or online. Please e-mail me first to check that I can cover what you want to learn, then simply book the number of hours you want through my online shop. 

In - person £40/hr

Online - £30/hr

This day-long workshop will introduce you to the basics of machine knitting in the morning, and level up to using punch-cards and knitting your own scarf in the afternoon, perfect for the absolute beginner.  

This workshop will be taught using a Brother KH881 knitting machine but most information will translate to a variety of makes and models of knitting machine.  I will take you from threading-up to knitting swatches, striping and casting-off in the morning, followed by using the punch-card function and knitting your own scarf!

At the end of the workshop you will have a good working knowledge of the basic functions of your knitting machine and you will be able to cast on, knit stripes, use a punch-card, calculate from swatch to finished piece and cast off!   

The cost of this in person workshop is just £100 per person

DATES 2022

Saturday 8th October: 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday 3rd December: 10:00 - 16:00

Book your place through my online shop, just follow this LINK and choose the date you want to book on from the drop down menu. 

Sock workshop 
Learn the techniques and knit yourself a pair of socks!

Take the next step in your machine knitting journey by learning how to make single-bed machine knitted socks. 

Learn new techniques to make a great pair of socks, these skills can also be used when making garments!  

 

This intermediate sock workshop will take you through all the  techniques you need to make machine knitted socks. During the class you will be given the time to knit a pair of socks using just the main needle bed. Yarns included. 

The cost of this in person full day workshop is £100 per person

Book your place through my online shop, just follow this LINK and choose the date you want to book on from the drop down menu. 

DATES 2022

Saturday 22nd October: 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday 10th December: 10:00 - 16:00

Ribber workshop 
Learn to use the ribber bed and knit a headband
 

This half-day workshop is designed to get you started using the ribber bed, perfect for those of you who have a ribber bed but aren't sure where to start with it. 

We will go through the best yarns to use with the ribber, how to cast on and knit a simple rib fabric. After knitting some sample swatches you will have time to calculate and knit a headband in this workshop. 

The cost of this in person half day workshop is £60 per person

Book your place through my online shop, just follow this LINK and choose the date you want to book on from the drop down menu. 

DATES 2022

Saturday 5th November: 10:00 - 13:00