The Textile Department at Shetland College: UHI are hosting a full day workshop of machine knitting skills, where you will be taught basic techniques, allowing you to make a customised toorie (hat) by the end of the day.
The class is taught by knitwear designer and textile technician for the Textile Facilitation Unit (TFU), Roisin McAtamney.
When you are feeling comfortable with the Brother Electro-knit knitting machine and basic techniques, you will be shown how to knit and construct a toorie to your preferred sizing (adult or child). After which you are free to use the preexisting designs saved in the machines memory from the Brother Stitch World 1 pattern book.
The final outcome will be combining all the techniques to create a toorie design with your chosen Fair Isle pattern, with an optional pompom or tassel to finish!
Skills required: The class is suitable for absolute beginners with no experience of machine knitting and for novices who may have their own machine and want a refresher in the basic skills of machine knitting.
Tea and coffee will be provided and lunch is available to purchase on site at the Briggistanes canteen or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
Transport: Number 6 bus leaving the Viking bus station at 8.40am, arriving at Shetland College: UHI at 8.50am. Or a local taxi to share.