Learn machine knitting in a day

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£100 / Adult
6 hrs 30 mins

What you'll do

Here’s a chance to learn the basics of machine knitting with Bristol textile designer, Ria Burns. With a maximum of only three people on this experience, you’ll work at your own individual knitting machine for the day. Using her many skills in textile design and sustainable fashion, Ria will teach you the art of machine knitting techniques from scratch, and no previous machine experience is necessary. Complete beginners are very much welcome here.

You’ll learn the basic functions of your knitting machine, including punch cards for patterns. Once you’ve got to grips with your machine you’ll make your own Shetland wool scarf made using the techniques you've learnt throughout the day. This experience would make an ideal gift for enthusiastic crafters or anyone wanting to try their hand at learning a new craft. On the day you’ll be using a Brother knitting machine and all equipment and yarns will be provided. Groups for this experience are kept small to make sure Ria has lots of one on one with everyone, and that at the end of the day you go home with the skills needed to machine knit.

Upcoming dates

Yuup extras

  • You'll take home your finished scarf, plus a set of swatches.


  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

Workspaces will be at a social distance for this experience and groups will be limited to only three people. Throughout the day you'll be working at your own knitting machine.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.

About Ria Burns Knitwear

For Ria, it all started with a love of yarn and an interest in sustainable fashion. She specialised in fashion knitwear for her BA in Fashion Design, but it was at Bath Spa where her eponymous brand of botanically dyed, British wool knitwear was researched and developed. Her knitwear is made with an exclusive lambswool yarn spun from fleece from Fernhill Farm, just 15 miles away from her house in Bristol. She uses homegrown plant dyes to add pops of colour to her work and loves sharing textile printmaking methods with anyone wanting to learn more about natural dyes. All Ria’s knitwear is designed, dyed and made in Bristol, using hand powered knitting machines and utilising energy and water efficient dyeing methods.

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Your host

Ria Burns

Your host will be Ria, textile designer and the founder of Ria Burns Knitwear. She’ll take you through her processes of creating uniquely different yarn and knitwear. Ria always aims to champion the natural hues and qualities of British wool. She creates one-off designs adding vibrant flashes of colour through natural hand dyeing, and is the perfect person to learn more about sustainable crafting from.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Ria Burns Knitwear.

£100 / Adult
6 hrs 30 mins
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.