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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Finish This!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

1:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Jennifer Raymond

Class Fee: $125.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 14

7 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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Finishing is one of the greatest hurdles for knitters.  A well finished garment is the difference between a garment that is homemade and one that is handmade.  Master different versions of the mattress stitch, keys to “easing” a sleeve into place, when & how to block, the best ways to weave in ends, and much more.  

Skill Level:  Must know how to knit and purl, increase and decrease, and read your knitting

Skills Covered:
 Blocking, various seaming techniques (and when to use them), tricks to pick up stitches, attach zippers, tricks to keep buttons smooth.

Homework: 4 swatches at least 4” wide, blocked.  2 should be done in one yarn, 2 done in another.  Yarn should be smooth and light colored, please refrain from yarn that is fuzzy or single-ply.  

Students have the option of bringing projects to the class that they would like advice on.  The last 15-20 minutes will be spent brainstorming solutions to different pieces.  

Materials Information

Instructor will Provide: Worksheets, samples, closeable stitch markers.

Bring to Class:   Pen or pencil, extra yarn to use for practicing seaming, blunt-tip needle, Sharp needle (that yarn can fit through), corresponding needles to yarn. 

Workshop Instructor

Jennifer Raymond (née Crowley) is a knit and crochet instructor who teaches along the East Coast.  Her classes feature a high energy style, more