This is a new class that I am offering in response to the overwhelming positive reaction to an embroidered shawl that I made over the summer and shared on Instagram (@bloomhandmadestudio). During this class, we will stitch six different techniques into a swatch that you knit prior to the session. We will begin with a simple running stitch, add a double stitch windmill, work a myriad of fancy loops, embellish knitted color work and stitch two different motifs into garter stitch. (See before and after shots of the swatch below.) To get the most out of this fast-paced class, I recommend that you be able to knit the swatch in the second photo below and do so following the instructions I provide when you register. That said, if you're curious and just want to get the hang of the technique, feel free to just observe! I will provide detailed commentary on what we are doing and will share oodles of slides to show how to apply the techniques, documenting how I've applied the technique through the years. I'll also cover in depth how to take the concept on a swatch and turn it into a beautiful feature on your knitted pieces. And of course, we will talk about choosing materials and designing your own motifs!
Date/Time: Sunday, October 30, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. EST, via Zoom in English
Materials: A knitted swatch. Once you procure a seat in the class, you will be able to download the directions for the swatch. To make the swatch, you will need ~15g of a solid, light, high twist DK yarn and ~5g of a high contrast DK yarn for the embroidery, US6 (4.0mm) needles and an embroidery needle.
Please read this before signing up for the class:
The class is offered via Zoom in English.
The class will NOT be recorded.
Cancellations must be made 48 hours before the start of class. In other words, refunds will not be made for cancellations after 10 a.m. EST on Friday, October 28th.
I will send the charts for the class on Friday, October 28th, before 5:00 p.m. EST to the email address used to register for the class. Please print this document or have it readily available on a device for class. If you do not receive it by Friday morning, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send it to you again. The charts in this document are NOT additional homework, but rather a guide we will use during class and a resource for you to enjoy thereafter.
In the same email in which I send the tutorial, I will include the Zoom link for the class. Please make sure your Zoom account is in order before the start of class. We will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. EST.