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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Duct Tape Dress Form

Friday, October 17, 2014

9:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Jennifer Raymond

Class Fee: $175.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 11

8 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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When you are taking your sweater knitting to the next level, a dress form is a helpful tool to have. Not only can you use it for blocking, but it can be invaluable to making sure your knitting or crochet is turning out the way you want it to. When it would be simply impossible to try on the partial sweater you are making, a dress form can be used as a substitute.  But dress forms are expensive. In this class we'll overview how to use a dress form, how to make adjustments to existing patterns, draping and will be making a dress form tailored specifically to you.  

Skill Level: All Levels: The class will cover taking measurements and adjusting the patterns, but the largest part of the class (about 3-4 hours, depending on number of students, hours) involves constructing the dress forms.

Skills Covered:
 How to take measurements, adjust a pattern for different sizes, and common problems when making modifications to a pattern.  The majority of the class is used in making the dress forms.  Finally, the class will introduce ways of using the dress form: for blocking, draping, and adjusting fit.

Instructor will Provide:
Duct Tape, t-shirts (for making dress form), material to stuff dress forms, worksheets, sturdy hanger.


Materials Information

Bring to Class:  Scissors, pen and pencil, measuring tape, form-fitting shirt for taking measurements.

Students should not wear necklaces or dangly earrings. Hair should be pulled back away from neck.  Please wear undergarments that are supportive and typical to what you wear every day.

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