Overlocker techniques for Machine Knitters WorkshopSpend a day learning a great deal about your overlocker. Find out more about thread, needles, accessories and how to make your machine more user-friendly with loads of hints and tips throughout the day.
We will work through the following topics:-
Time permitting, we may also try 2 thread if available on the overlockers on the day, flatlocking and tips for using machine knitting yarns on your overlocker including making trims, or you may decide to have a second more advanced day at a later date, once everyone has had time to put into practice all they have learnt.Students will gain most by bringing their own overlocker, however if this is not possible they can share with a friend. A basic requirements list will be sent, but all fabric and knitting required for samples including a Hints and Tips page and labels will be available for a small charge.
There will be haberdashery and sewing machine related items for sale during the day
Knitted Wire Jewellery Workshop
Spend a whole day creating unique machine knitted wire jewellery. You can choose
to make earrings, a bracelet or a necklace – in fact there will be enough time
to make all 3!
Wire in all colours will be available for you to experiment with, as will be a huge range of findings to finish off your jewellery. Why not bring along a favourite outfit to make matching jewellery?
Although it would be best if everybody could bring their own machine (any single
bed standard gauge), they can be shared (1 between 2). I can provide 2 machines
Sewing Machine Techniques for Machine Knitters
Spend a day learning a great deal about your sewing machine. Find out more about feet, accessories, needles, twin needles and thread and how to make your machine more user-friendly.
We will work through a series of practical examples including -
Time permitting, we may also try some decorative techniques.
All examples can be done using a basic zig-zag machine.
Some preparation will be required and a requirements list will be sent.
Trims, Tassels and Tiebacks
Spend a day having great fun making tassels on your knitting machine!
All requirements will be available on the day except the yarn, so bring a
selection with you.
You could choose to select by colour eg. to match décor in your house eg curtains, cushions, paint colours etc.
These are just some ideas - experiment!!
Knitting machines can be shared (1 between 2) - any standard gauge single bed
There will be a small charge for printed instructions and wooden shapes.
See some tassels made during Erica's one day Tassel Workshop at Undy Yarns, November 2000, click here.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details - I would be very happy to tailor-make the workshop for your club. Numbers are limited to 10 for all workshops.