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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival

OCTOBER 19th and 20th, 2013
Saturday 9AM-5PM Sunday 10AM-5PM


Professional Finishing Techniques

Saturday, October 19, 2013

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Donna Druchunas

Class Fee: $100.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 18

10 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

Description: In this workshop you use swatches to learn, and practice, different types of seams, bind-offs, and edge finishes and which are best suited for different types of knit projects. Button Bands, buttonholes, picking up stitches, I-cord bind-off, 3-needle bind off, and crocheted seams and edges will all be covered.
Experience: All skill levels, basic knitting skills required.
HOMEWORK: Students should bring 6 swatches to class. Do not bind off your swatches, but place them on stitch holders or spare needles. We will use them to learn bind-off, seaming, and edging techniques. They should be knit from a worsted weight yarn and should measure at least 4" inches X 4" inches. You will need two swatches each knit in Garter Stitch, Stockinette Stitch, and Seed Stitch.

Materials Information

Materials: 1 pair of single-pointed knitting needles in the size you used for your
 swatches, 1 set of double-pointed knitting needles in the size you used for your 
swatches, contrasting worsted weight yarn, crochet hook in the same size you used for your swatches (or close), yarn or tapestry needles large enough to accommodate your yarn, plastic seaming pins, basic knitting toolkit

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 knitting...read more