The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Design Your Own Lace Stitch Patterns

Thursday, October 17, 2013

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Donna Druchunas

Class Fee: $200.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 18

18 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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Description: Eskimo women in Alaska have been knitting qiviut (musk ox down) into lace since the 1960s. In this workshop, we will examine their unique pattern stitches, inspired by Eskimo artifacts, and learn how to chart our own custom lace patterns by adapting designs from other art forms. We will start by charting a basic diamond using yarn overs, then we will study several types of decreases and learn how each decrease works to create a different result with the same arrangement of yarn overs. We will also learn how to accentuate lace patterns with an outline stitch. Each student will then design and chart original lace patterns, and swatch to see what works and what doesn’t work on the needles. Finally, we will review basic patterns for lace projects such as scarves, stoles, and ponchos, and each student will work on designing a project.
Experience: For the intermediate to advanced knitter with experience knitting lace.

Materials Information

Materials: Size 3 and 5 needles, 50-100 yards of sport-weight and lace-weight yarn in any animal fiber, light colors are best, stitch markers, basic knitting tools, pencil and eraser, approx 300 yards of lace-weight yarn required for making a scarf.

Workshop Instructor

Donna Druchunas escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research, and writing. She is the author of six more