Knitting Machine Experimental Workshop ✄✄
from AU$285.00/head

Knitting Machine Experimental Workshop ✄✄

Explore patterned techniques - machine supplied

Next Available: Mon, Tue, Thu
(Private Dates Available)
6 hours
Group Size: 3 - 6


Join Textiles Designer Lorena of Lore Lore for an enriching experience in our 6-hour Knitting Machine Workshop.

This session serves as a captivating follow-up to the Knitting Machine Basics, offering participants the opportunity to delve deeper into the craft. With the knitting machine and yarn supplies included in your booking, there is  a brief recap on casting on and off, and then a focus on  exploring patterned techniques. From weave-in and slip-stitch to partial knit (short rows), long stitch, and roulo (i-cord). Experiment with different yarns to enhance your patterns and textures. The highlight of the workshop is applying your newly acquired skills and techniques while creating your very own purse. Lorena will guide you through the construction and finishing processes, covering hand seaming, strap attachment, and expertly wrapping up loose ends. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your knitting skills and take home a beautifully crafted purse!

Knitting machines are provided!

If you have completed the Machine Knitting Basics Workshop (making a beanie), or possess foundational beginner's skills, this workshop is the next step to expand your machine knitting skills.

“This workshop is also not limited to beginners. Here at Thread Den, we have a great inclusive and supportive community for all who enjoy crafting. If you are a proficient machine knitter and just want to join in on the workshop fun, this is the place to be!”

- Lorena

Workshop Knitting Machines provided:

  • Singer LK150
  • Brother KX350

(Mid-gauge Knitting Machines)

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What you will learn

  • Refresh your understanding of using a knitting machine and recognise all its parts while making a purse
  • Learn how to make a purse
  • Techniques including; cast on, cast off, hems and finishes, roulo (i-cord knit), weave in, slip stitch, partial knit (short rows), long stitch, using different yarns

What you will get

  • All supplies to make (& take!) a purse! Including a knitting machine provided in class.
  • Notes and instructions from class
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring

  • All supplies for your purse are provided. You are welcome and encouraged to bring any fancy yarns to experiment with. Eg. Boucle yarn, tape yarn, chenille yarn, slub yarn etc.

What to wear


Appropriate for

Basic machine knitting experience necessary - this is a follow on workshop for beginners to cover other techniques. A brief recap of casting on and casting off will be demonstrated.

Thread Den

(1798 Reviews)

Learn to sew, craft and create with Thread Den

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew, craft and create. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to.  

Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

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5.0 (2 reviews)
Lorrainerated it
26 May 2024Knitting Machine Experimental Workshop ✄✄
This was the most amazing class. Lorena taught me more in 6 hours than I had learnt in 2 years of trying for myself and spending a small fortune on online classes. She is patient, kind and a top level teacher - each student was given attention, and the more advanced and quick to learn students were given equal treatment to the (me) slow learner. The class was so well organised, the handouts clear, and the directions and instructions were delivered in a way that stuck in my head. Lorena is engaged and enthusiastic and encouraged every student. I would take more classes with Lorena and thoroughly reccommend her classes. She is also highly organised, which makes a huge difference to the learning experience.
Sophierated it
11 May 2024
I love these workshops. Lorena is so lovely, generous, knowledgeable, creative and a great teacher. The classes are well structured so you get to try lots and leave with something cute. There’s also plenty of time for questions. Thanks for a lovely day Lorena!

Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 1 day before class starts. An admin fee of AU$35.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 4 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 4 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 

Thanks for sticking with us and reading through those annoying details. 

The details of our refund policy appear during the booking process.

Medical Events

  • If you are required to isolate, with the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course.

This policy can be viewed on our website -

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