Intro to Machine Knitting (CS201-MK)

This 4-hour workshop will introduce the process of machine-knitted textile construction using domestic knitting machines. The fundamentals for beginner textile and garment prototyping will be covered: understanding a knitted structure, selecting appropriate materials, machine components and functions, casting and binding off, increasing and decrease stitches, and blocking a finished piece. After the various techniques have been demonstrated, there will be in-class production time to experiment and fabricate samples of your own.There is a $20.00 material fee included in the workshop price that covers the materials you will need for in-class sample making.  *Please be aware that attending this workshop (201) does not give you open access to the Studio. To obtain unrestricted access to a studio you must complete the hosted 'Safety Training and Orientation session (101)' for that Studio.Members: Course price: $50 + Materials Fee $20 / Non-Members: Course Price: $70 + Materials Fee $20Facilitator: Emily MoffetEmily is a designer and fabricator. Her lifelong curiosity for problem-solving and enthusiasm for making things led her to OCAD University’s Material Art & Design program, where she received a Bachelor of Design in 2019. Emily’s primary focus is in woven and machine knit textiles. She creates playful objects that express a sentimentality for the past, reinterpreting nostalgic colour palettes and imagery into things like jazzy knits and funky kitchenwares. Emily currently works full-time as a studio technologist and workshop facilitator in the Creative Studios at Launchpad.Arrival Information: Participants please check-in with the Member Experience team at the front desk, they will show you into the studio. Please note, late arrivals (15 minutes or more) will not be admitted. These courses have limited capacity and require preparation by the Creative Studio’s technical team, cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice and late arrivals will not be refunded. Contact Member Services to cancel your attendance prior to the 24hr deadline or to rebook onto the next scheduled workshop. 

Artscape Daniels Launchpad
130 Queen's Quay East Tower, 4th Floor (Map)

This 4-hour workshop will introduce the process of machine-knitted textile construction using domestic knitting machines. The fundamentals for beginner textile and garment prototyping will be covered: understanding a knitted structure, selecting appropriate materials, machine components and functions, casting and binding off, increasing and decrease stitches, and blocking a finished piece. After the various techniques have been demonstrated, there will be in-class production time to experiment and fabricate samples of your own.

There is a $20.00 material fee included in the workshop price that covers the materials you will need for in-class sample making.  

*Please be aware that attending this workshop (201) does not give you open access to the Studio. To obtain unrestricted access to a studio you must complete the hosted 'Safety Training and Orientation session (101)' for that Studio.

Members: Course price: $50 + Materials Fee $20 / Non-Members: Course Price: $70 + Materials Fee $20


Facilitator: Emily Moffet

Emily is a designer and fabricator. Her lifelong curiosity for problem-solving and enthusiasm for making things led her to OCAD University’s Material Art & Design program, where she received a Bachelor of Design in 2019. Emily’s primary focus is in woven and machine knit textiles. She creates playful objects that express a sentimentality for the past, reinterpreting nostalgic colour palettes and imagery into things like jazzy knits and funky kitchenwares. Emily currently works full-time as a studio technologist and workshop facilitator in the Creative Studios at Launchpad.


Arrival Information: Participants please check-in with the Member Experience team at the front desk, they will show you into the studio. Please note, late arrivals (15 minutes or more) will not be admitted. These courses have limited capacity and require preparation by the Creative Studio’s technical team, cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice and late arrivals will not be refundedContact Member Services to cancel your attendance prior to the 24hr deadline or to rebook onto the next scheduled workshop.