Workshop – Sew Pretty - Sunday October 15th
Embroidering onto your knits looks impressive but needn’t be difficult. During Sew Pretty: Beginners Embroidery onto Knit and Crochet you will learn the techniques you need to start decorating your own knit and crochet projects.
In this 3 hour workshop Jeanette will show you how the simplest embroidery techniques can be used to create eye catching motifs that can take the plainest knits to another level, needless to say - great for using up small amounts of stash yarn and a fun way to add another crafty skill to your creative repertoire.
Jeanette Sloan is a knitwear designer, writer, maker and teacher who's love for playful colour combinations, rich embellishment and innovative stitch patterns make her work instantly recognisable. With about 20 years in the industry she has built an impressive and extensive catalogue of designs, she is published in numerous magazines and is a regular columnist in Laine Magazine. Jeanette is the founder of BiPoc in Fiber, a resource to bring focus and attention to the work of People of Colour working with fibre.
All required materials will be supplied on the day but in preparation for the class you’ll need to do a bit of fun homework, in fact you can dip into your stash, which is always a good thing.
Using either an Aran weight yarn on 4.5mm needles or a DK weight yarn on 3.5mm needles, knit a 20cm x 20cm square of Stocking stitch. You can use your preferred cast on and cast off and your favourite edge stitch techniques, such as moss stitch, slip stitch etc. These neat edges will just make it look even prettier. Please note: The above needle sizes are given as a guide. If your tension tends to be loose you’ll probably need an even smaller needle. Alternatively if you tend to knit tight, adjust your needle size accordingly.
During the class you’ll be working directly onto the fabric without an embroidery hoop so the aim is to produce a fabric that feels slightly firm, rather than stiff.
As always, students receive 10% off on purchases made on the day of the workshop. And of course, there is tea and nibbles available during class.