Knitting machine patterns and textures (Singer or Brother knitting machines)


Wednesday, August 15
09:30 to 16:30 &
Thursday, August 16
09:30 to 16:30


215,00 $ Can
0,00 $ Can
215,00 $ Can (without taxes)

No place available

All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

A weekend (3-day) pass to the festival is offered to participants taking a workshop. (limit one pass per person)


In this workshop, you will discover the many patterns and stitches you can knit on your knitting machine. From simple and double jacquard to tuck stitch, slip stitch, lace and weaving, you will learn how to create patterns and stitches, and how to draw and/or punch them on cards, depending on the type of machine you are using.

What to bring

Blank cards, pencil (or punch) to draw on (or punch) your cards, pen and paper to take notes. You can bring your knitting machine if you wish to. And the most important: your smile and desire to learn!

Material provided:

Handouts, one knitting machine for demonstrations. (If you need punch cards, pencils or other knitting machine equipment, please, contact me at :


Ginette Bérard
Wednesday, August 15 09:30 to 16:30 & Thursday, August 16 09:30 to 16:30
kiosque 100 Complexe Whissell

Know how to set up and how to knit jersey with your Singer or Brother knitting machine.

Ginette Bérard

Ginette Bérard

Originally from the Mauricie Region, I traveled around the province of Quebec and in the United States for a short stint in the 70s. Passionate about hand knitting and machine knitting for the past 35 years, I have perfected my knowledge by attending workshops on "Knitting Machine Design" offered by the Lasalle College in Quebec City in 1987-1988. I have also attended a course on knitting pattern with designer Manon Salois. I am familiar with the knitting machines from Silver Reed, Singer, Studio, Brother and Passap. From 1985 to 2002, I joined the "Thousand stitches Club" as a member and then as President for a few years. I am continually experimenting and learning new techniques. I have passed on my passion for knitting for about 15 years by teaching in Quebec City, and now in Montreal since 2002.


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