10-Week Machine Knitting Masterclass, 17th January – 27th March 2020

The Edinburgh Remakery


The Edinburgh Remakery


The Edinburgh Remakery
127 Leith Walk, EH6 8NP


Jan 17 2020


18:00 - 21:00



10-Week Machine Knitting Masterclass, 17th January – 27th March 2020

Join our 10-week Machine Knitting Masterclass and learn everything you need to know to make your own fantastic machine knitted clothing and accessories.

These sessions will run every Friday from 6.00-9.00pm, starting on Friday 17th January and running for 10 weeks (excluding the February mid-term break) with the final session taking place on 27th March.

Throughout this 10 week course you will learn how to confidently set up and operate a knitting machine, how to cast on and cast off, shape knitted panels in decreasing and increasing sizes, create stripes and fair isle designs, and trims. You’ll be taught how to create your own patterns and designs, and will complete projects across the weeks to knit your own scarf, hat and, finally, a more complex knitted top with sleeves, waist, neck and sleeve trims in colours of your own choice.

By the end of this course you will have the ability to competently plan, design, and create your own patterns, accessories and garments, professionally finishing these ready to wear!

Dates and further details of all 5 workshops can be found below:

Session 1-3 – Getting to grips with using a knitting machine, learning how to cast on and cast off, and create fair isle, stripes and shaping designs. By the end of session 3 you would have completed your own knitted scarf and knitted beanie of your own design.

Session 4-5 – We will begin to sample different fabrics (colour, pattern and trims) for your top garment and you will learn how to conduct garment calculations to ensure your garment fits the wearer perfectly.

Session 6-8 – We will begin knitting the panels and trims for your top garment, learning the various techniques involved in garment construction

Session 9-10 – These final two sessions will look at how to join the seams of your garment and trims, and add any finishes that may be required or desired to complete your own beautifully handmade top.

Join now for a discounted price of just £250 – that’s just £25 a session! The price of the workshop includes the cost of all materials, equipment, and expert guidance and tuition. Sustainable yarns of natural origin will be used.

This exclusive workshop has just 4 spaces available.

About the facilitator:

Maija Nygren is a knitwear designer with a passion for education.

Maija belives that people have a necessity to be creative, yet this is often overlooked due to our busy lives. Through making our own clothing or other items, we gain a great sense of achievement, learn to value clothing and understand the effort that has gone into creating them.

Maija graduated from Heriot-Watt School of Textiles with a BA(Hons) and MA in Knitwear (2018). Maija lectures at DJCAD, Dundee University and works as a freelance designer and educator for Almaborealis Ltd, promoting circular economy principals in fashion and textiles.


Workshop Cancellations, Changes, and Refunds

Should you wish to cancel or make any changes to your workshop booking then please phone us on 0131 629 9358.

You may cancel with a full refund five or more working days before the course or workshop start date. For cancellations made five or fewer working days before the event, no refund or changes to a booking can be made.

We may be able to offer you a place on an equivalent course or workshop instead of a refund if we are notified up to five working days before the course or workshop start date, and if there is availability.

In the event that a workshop is cancelled, we will offer you the choice to transfer your space to the next available workshop, a workshop of your choosing, or offer you a full refund. You will be informed of cancellations at least three days before the event.

Health and Safety

If you have any medical conditions which may affect your ability to carry out certain tasks within the workshop, then we advise that you seek advice from your GP prior to booking. Please also inform us of any medical conditions prior to the start of the workshop.

Photography and Filming

We may at times record or photograph workshops for use in marketing and publications linked to the Edinburgh Remakery. Disruption of workshops will be kept to an absolute minimum. If you would like to know more, please email steph@edinburghremakery.org.uk.

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