KNITTING WORKSHOPS & KNIT SERVICES

The Albion Knitting Co. was established in 2014 and is the only industrial scale fully fashioned flat knitting company in London. In addition to knitting bulk production for the global luxury brands that make up our client base we also offer our services and facilities to local designers, colleges and students that wish to hire our machines for making their own knitwear.

Unlike many other knit workshops and design studios Albion is a fully vertical operation providing not only the possibility to hire knitting machines but also giving users the opportunity link, sew, wash and professionally steam and press garments to the highest standards.

EQUIPMENT FOR HIRE

EQUIPMENT FOR HIRE

Passap Domestic Flying Tiger

FLYING TIGER

FLYING TIGER

Flying Tigers are manually operated vee bed machines similar to Dubied frames. We have the following gauges: HANDFLAT GG 1 x 3GG, 1 x 5GG, 1 x 7GG, 1 x 9GG, 2 x 12GG, 1 x 14GG, 1 x 16GG, 1 x 18GG TOTAL of machines: 9

DIAL LINKING

DIAL LINKING

We have the following gauges available for hire for point to point linking of fully fashioned garments. LINKING GG 5 x 4GG, 5 x 6GG, 4 x 8GG, 5 x 10GG, 3 x 14GG, 10 x 16GG, 5 x 18GG, 5 x 20GG TOTAL of machines: 42

MILLING, PRESSING & FINISHING SERVICES

Albion is unique in giving our clients the possibility to have the garments they knit professionally milled, pressed and finished by skilled Albion technicians. Although finishing equipment is not available for hire arrangements can be made to have our technicians complete your knit garments.

Mentasti Washing and Centrifuge with preset programs for the milling of cashmere, merino, silk, natural and man made fibres

Mentasti Washing and Centrifuge with preset programs for the milling of cashmere, merino, silk, natural and man made fibres

Mentasti Knit Dryer

Mentasti Knit Dryer

Mentasti Press Tables & Automated Press

Mentasti Press Tables & Automated Press

Various button holing and sewing machines

Various button holing and sewing machines

RATES & HOW TO BOOK

Parties interested in using the facilities at Albion should contact the Office Manager: 0208 8001088

 

Passap, Domestic and Flying Tiger Machines

£15 per hour. Day rate £50

Dial Linking Machines

£20 per hour. Day rate £80

Milling Pressing and Finishing Tariffs

As these facilities are not for public use these services will be quoted on a style by style basis depending on the gauge, composition and complexity of the garments and the time taken by our technicians to complete the garments.

Yarn

Albion carries in stock a wide range of wool, silk and cashmere luxury yarns including:

Cariaggi, Todd and Duncan, Loro Piana, Botto Poala, Biella Yarn and Hinchcliffe among others.  Customers are welcome to source their yarn needs from our stock.