WORKSHOP: HOLLI YEOH – FINE FINISHING II
Uplift your knits from “homemade” to “hand knit” by learning fine finishing techniques that will add a touch of sophistication and polish to your projects, making them look better. After all the pieces of your project are completed, you'll want to prepare them for assembly and wearing. This is where we’ll cover bind offs, blocking, ends, applied edgings and if time permits, buttonholes. You’ll have a chance to try your hand at seaming both stockinette stitch and garter stitch as well as false grafting. We’ll discuss the merits of seams vs seamless construction.
Nov. 2, 1-4 pm
Suitable for beginners and beyond.
$80 + GST. Note: Save 10% when you register for 2 or more of Holli's workshops using code Holli10 at checkout.
TECHNIQUES TO LEARN
Bind offs, blocking, mattress stitch, false grafting, weaving in ends, spit splicing, pick up and knit.
MATERIALS TO BRING
- your four homework swatches (handout with description will be provided by TFN upon workshop registration)
- two colours of worsted weight yarn in a light to
- 3.75 mm (US 5) knitting needles
- 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles
- yarn needle
- basic knitter’s toolkit (scissors, locking stitch markers, measuring tape, pencil)
A Note about Holli: Holli’s passion for knitting has spanned a lifetime, from learning to knit as a child to her arts degree majoring in textiles and jewelry, and a solid 15+ years of design and teaching experience. Her work has appeared in industry leading publications including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Amirisu and Twist Collective, as well as in her Ravelry shop and book Tempest, published in collaboration with Sweet Georgia Yarns. Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be make in knitting, and new confidence.