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MID-ARM AND LONG-ARM QUILTING MACHINES
ON-PREMISES RENTAL USE AVAILABLE
Fully operational Machines set up on our premises are available for use by the hour:
(a) To upgrade existing skills
(b) To manufacture Quilts of your own design for resale
ENQUIRIES: Toll Free 1-800-836-6536
INNOVA LONG ARM QUILTING MACHINE INNOVA
STUDIO KNITTING MACHINES
A full range of Knitting Machines to suit everyone from the Home Hobbyist to the Professional Home Knitter
(Be sure to check our Month’s Special (left) and the Summer Special on our beginner’s machine the STUDIO LK-150 Knitting Machine )
Click here for MAIN DIRECTORY
NOW IN STOCK
The “SILVER KNIT” Pattern Controller Package for
Silver Reed Electronic Knitting Machines
Check out this remarkable Unit – still only $599.00 CA
BELOW ARE SOME INTERESTING DESTINATONS FOR YOUR QUICK BROWSING:
- Garment Knitting Aids
- ST-3 Stand
- BROTHER Brand (Taitexma)
- Accessories ( Studio & Brother)
- Spare Parts ALL BRAND NEW PAGES, NEW PHOTOS
- Books – (Also check out our affiliated site: http://www.sewknit.ca/books-index.htm – Bookmark this STUDIO site or use your browser’s “BACK” button to return here)
- Instruction Books Studio, Silver Reed, Singer & Brother
- Video Tapes
- Bargains 4 You –
- Motors – All Japanese & Chinese Machines “NEW…!”
- Ballistol Lubricants
- BERNINA SEWING MACHINES: Call us for the best possible pricing on any model. 1-800-836-6536
(*) A more complete, detailed listing of all products may be found on our SITE MAP page
WE WILL NEVER BE UNDERSOLD ON ANY MODEL
KINDLY CONTACT US WITH ANY PRICE YOU HAVE BEEN QUOTED AND WE WILL DISCOUNT A FURTHER 5% ON ANY MODEL WITH PROPER WEB SITE ADDRESSES OR WRITTEN QUOTATION
You should, if possible, purchase your model of choice from a local or nearby dealer.
This way, you will be able to take advantage of the help and knowledge available at a dealer location.
However, should you not have a dealer nearby, (check our Dealer Directory below first) we will gladly provide you with a new or used unit, accessories and limited assistance.
CallToll Free: 1-800-836-6536, or e-mail us for details
We have Locations, as yet unserved, which are available
for new Dealerships.
(Enquire by E-mail to Peter J. Smith directly)
CHECK OUT OUR NEW SECURE SHOPPING CART SITE
FOR MACHINE KNITTING YARNS AND OTHER
FOR REFUNDS PLEASE NOTE:
Returns for Refund cannot be accepted without prior authorization.
A restocking charge of 15% may apply in some instances.
Please call us before returning merchandise
to make sure of your refund.
This article is for the information of those of you who would like to invest in a Home/Commercial unit, but are new to the machine knitting scene.
Before you purchase, you will have to make an informed choice. The information contained in this article (plus some advice from a friendly dealer, perhaps) will help in this direction.
Primarily, your choice will be made based on the type of knitting you wish to do: i.e.: lightweight knitting, heavy weight knitting, different types of knitted fabrics, patterning, etc.
And the type of knitting you want to do will influence your choice of knitter on which to do it.
Knitting Machines are no great mystery. They do what they are designed to dothey knit. Basically, they do exactly what a pair of needles can do. But because they automate the process, they are able to produce the finished product much, much faster, and into the bargain, create knitted fabrics of a complexity far beyond the scope of hand knitting capabilities.
In general, there are two types or “categories” of machine, Japanese manufacture and European manufacture. The Japanese units do an excellent job of lighter knits, while the European handle a wider spectrum of fabrics.
Japanese machines include STUDIO (Singer), BROTHER, and SILVER REED. These knitters generally knit lighter weight fabrics. These fabrics include “fair isle” with floats (which are the little strings strung across the back of the fabric) lace, and knit-woven fabrics, which are of special interest to the sewing brigade in general. Also included in this fabrics list are the variety of simple stitches common to all.
On the other hand, the European machines (PASSAP, for instance, is Swiss made) are designed to knit double-knitted (no floats) and textured fabrics. The majority of fair isle fabrics produced are usually destined for sewing machine use.