11 Jun 19

We continue our series on the ITMA Barcelona preview with various selected textile machinery manufacturers, and textile chemicals, colorants and additives companies, as well as printing firms from different countries, and in alphabetic order Archroma prepares for ITMA with 5 innovations and 24 system solutions for enhanced sustainability, colour and performance Archroma, a global leader […]

28 May 19

Hopefully you have read the previous posts and have now set up your machine and work area.  You have a new sponge-bar and your needles and carriage are all ready to knit. You have also ordered or found some suitable practice yarn.   You also have opened your operations manual.  We are ready to start knitting. […]

23 May 19
Festival Flyer

Latest update from Carfest [ad_1] The art of 'Yarnbombing' has taken the world by storm, with guerilla knitters kitting out nearly everything in sight; trees, benches, you name it! BUT… here at CarFest we like to kick things up a gear! At CarFest North & CarFest South this summer, head over to #VintageCarFest to help […]

12 Mar 19

Hopefully your knitting machine has arrived, and your knitting table has been set up.  You are now ready to start setting up your machine. Get Your Manual Your machine will usually come with its operating manual or user guide.  This manual is absolutely necessary to understand how to set-up and operate your machine.  If your […]

03 Mar 19

First, if you have your first knitting machine, or it is on it’s way to you, congratulations.  This is the start of your new hobby. You will probably be excited to start knitting.  But this may not be possible yet.  You need to prepare your knitting area and machine before you can start.  This post […]

11 Feb 19

If you have read the previous post, you should have a good idea of what type of machine you want to purchase. You need to look for the best one that you can buy within your budget. For example, if you want to buy a standard gauge punch-card machine, then you can buy a new […]

07 Feb 19

If you rescue a pets, please rescue me also. If you purchase one, the profit goes to my and my sisters studies. Can you please purchase one mugs? your one purchase is not become my day, it’s become my life.

06 Feb 19

If you do a search on the Internet for Knitting Machines, you will find a vast array of different types and prices that you can buy on the second-hand market.  For a beginner, new to machine knitting, this can be very overwhelming and confusing.  It It can be difficult to decide which knitting machine to […]

26 Jan 19

The 1970s/80s introduced garment shaping or contour devices or charting devices that provided visual pattern guides as an alternative to written instructions. The Knitmaster version was called a KnitRadar or Knit Contour and the Brother version was called a KnitLeader.  Some knitting machines had these incorporated into the main bed, but external ones could be […]

26 Jan 19

Knitting Machines cover a range of styles from the simple plastic toy machines that can make simple scarves and socks, to the big heavy-duty industrial machines that can make a range of professional garments. This blog will be referring to the home knitting machine, a flat-bed knitting machine that range from a simple manual knitter […]

14 Jan 19

A very early knitting machine was created in 1589 by an English clergyman called William Lee for knitting socks/stockings in the 16th century.  However, Queen Elizabeth did not want to put hand knitters out of work and so William went to France who supported the idea and slowly the sock machine spread and developed throughout […]

09 Jan 19

It depends upon what you are comparing it with.   It is definitely more expensive than hand knitting, but perhaps cheaper than jewellery-making or golf.  However most of the costs are upfront in obtaining your knitting machine.  After that you mostly need an annual service and a good stash of coned yarn.   If you are on […]

04 Jan 19

Plenty of old magazines still around and still very useful

27 May 18

MARCH/APRIL 2018 Liliana – Workshops The title of the workshops is “Cablemania” The topic is based on Cables but includes many different types of cables and how to use them in various exciting and different ways. Liliana has used ideas which are interesting and clever. The workshops will be held at: Geelong in April. Please […]

13 Mar 19
Relaxing With Yarn

Hello fellow crafters! Today I will be showing you my very first super basic machine knit pattern which is a diaper clutch – basically a small bag to hold a few nappies (for us Brits) and a packet of baby wipes. As part of my new collection (launched in March 2019) I created a batch […]