MENDING AND REPAIRING HOLES 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.
- Sunday, November 4 from 1-4 pm – Mending and Repairing Holes: We spend too much time on our hand knits to throw them away when they get a hole. Join Holli Yeoh for a three-hour, hands-on repair class. You'll learn Swiss darning, stocking darning and how to use a knitted patch to repair a hole. The techniques are transferrable to commercially made garments, as well. Holli will demonstrate how to use decorative embroidery as a repair strategy as well as needle felting to repair small holes.
Cost: $95 + GST; includes a mending kit (~$31 retail value)
- Bring a swatch from a completed project in stockinette stitch on smooth yarn (so you can see the stitches) that you are comfortable cutting, or
- Work up a 5 inch square swatch in a smooth yarn, preferably wool. Work in stockinette stitch with a moss or garter stitch border.
- Some small amounts of yarn for repairs in the same weight as your swatch but not in the same colour. For this class, you want to be able to see your fixes!
- Knit items (hand or commercial knits) with holes or thin spots for a discussion on strategies for fixing them
- Two double pointed needles in a size appropriate for the weight of yarn/swatch
- Crochet hook approximate size of knitting needles
- Basic knitter’s toolkit
Skill Level: Suitable for beginners and beyond.
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.