FINE FINISHING II with Holli Yeoh
Uplift your knits from “homemade” to “hand knit” by learning fine finishings and other techniques that rival commercially made garments. In this series of five skill-building workshops, Holli will help you work on tension and gauge, seams, full-fashioned increases and decreases, grafting, weaving in ends and more. By the fine finish (gentle pun intended) of one, more or all of these workshops, you will walk forward knowing you’ll feel a sense of pride and confidence in your finished projects! Note1: You’ll receive a 10% discount when you sign up for 2 or more of these Holli Yeoh workshop offerings using code HOLLI10. Note2: You’ll receive a preparation outline for the workshop(s) upon registration.
- Saturday, November 3 from 1-4 pm - Fine Finishing II: Continue 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.
Cost: $80 + GST
- your 4 homework swatches (handout with description will be provided by TFN upon workshop registration)
- two colours of worsted weight yarn in a light to medium colour
- 3.75 mm (US 5) knitting needles
- 5 mm (US 7) knitting needles
- yarn needle
- basic knitter’s toolkit (scissors, locking stitch markers, measuring tape, pencil)
Skill Level: Suitable for beginners and beyond.
Skills Taught: bind offs, blocking, mattress stitch, false grafting, weaving in ends, spit splicing, pick up and knit
Maximum Registrants: 8
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 in her 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.