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Workshop/Course, Sat 17 Jun 2017

Machine Knitting Masterclass

Machine Knitting Masterclass

Miriam Griffiths Knitwear. Photographs: Peter Griffiths


The Hepworth Wakefield

01924 247398


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Contemporary knitwear designer Miriam Griffiths leads an in-depth introduction to machine knitting, where you will use knitting machines independently and create a hat or scarf to your own design.

You will be introduced to the basic workings of a knitting machine and examples of what it can create. You will then be guided through casting on a piece of knitting, the elements involved in knitting a garment, including techniques such as lace holes, shaping, tucks, ridges, jacquard, tension swatches and calculation. These skills will support your design and planning of a final piece.

The workshop is suitable for people with no prior experience, but those with basic machine knitting knowledge are also welcome.

The workshop will involve sharing machines with different functions and yarns if working in the same colour.

About the Tutor:

Sheffield-based designer Miriam Griffiths specialises in small-scale runs of luxury hand-framed knitwear. Her work is lovingly made from high quality, locally sourced and natural materials. Griffiths aims to produce innovative knitwear that is easily integrated into your daily wardrobe.

Griffiths graduated from London College of Fashion in 2013 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fashion Design Technology: Surface Textiles, specialising in Knitwear. She was a finalist in The Textile Society Student Bursaries and Awards 2013, and has since produced knitwear for Alicelee, Timur Kim and Helen Lawrence. She currently works from her studio at Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield and is currently taking part in The Crafts Council’s Hothouse 2017.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 Jun 2017 10:30 to 16:00


£150 / Members £122.50



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Map reference: SE 336200  Lat: 53.67584 Long: -1.49140

By Public Transport:

The gallery is conveniently located 1 mile from Wakefield Westgate station and 0.3 miles from Kirkgate Station.

Wakefield Free City Bus stops close to the gallery. For more information please visit

By car
Please see the Hepworth Wakefield website for all the latest information on travelling to the gallery by car. The Pay and Display car park is located on Thornes Lane.

The gallery is fully accessible, please visit the website or contact us for a full access guide.

To arrange your group or coach party visit call us or email to find out more about special packages for your group.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed