'Knit Your Woolly Wonders' (working title) – workshops offer an opportunity for members of the public to design and make their own scarves on a manually operated knitting machine. To the participant this process often strikes as somewhat magic; witnessing their chosen design emerge as the elbow-powered carriage of the machine traverses from left to right and right to left, provides an awe-inspiring experience. The participants do not only walk away with a professional quality scarf made with natural fibres, but also, a great sense of achievement, inspiration for creativity and a deeper understanding of the manufacturing of knitted textiles.
MACHINE KNITTING LEARNING
Knitting machine workshops with children and adults at Fruitmarket 'Littlesmarket' in Edinburgh (2018) and at RSE event 'Colours Of Art and Science' in Inverness (2019). Image credits: Elspeth Thomson and Paul Campbell Photography