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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration


Darn Those Knits!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

9:00 - 12:00

Instructor: Jennifer Raymond

Class Fee: $125.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 12

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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Description

When you love on your knits like stitchers do, there’s bound to be times when your knitting just wears out.  In this workshop, students are asked to bring in hand knits that have worn out, along with a few swatches.  We’ll learn three different ways of darning, how to use a darning egg, and how to catch the problems before they happen.  Then, we’ll ramp things up, learning how reinforce knit fabrics and reweave portions of knitwear.  Students are welcome to bring pieces they wish to repair, as the last part of the class will be spent brainstorming possible repair options.

Skill Level: Intermediate: must know how to knit and purl, increase and decrease. Must be able to look at knitting and be able to see mistakes.

Skills Covered:
 darning, using a darning egg, duplicate stitch and variants, reweaving, reinforcing.


Instructor will Provide
: Worksheets, samples, egg for practicing darning, fabric to practice darning, closeable stitch markers.


Homework:
2-3 generous (at least 4” wide) swatches that have been wet-blocked in DK or Worsted weight yarn.  At least one should be in a pattern.






Materials Information

Bring to Class: Pen or pencil (optional), students are welcome to bring pieces they wish to repair, as the last part of the class will be spent brainstorming possible repair options; crochet Hook(s), various sizes if possible (instructor will bring extras); bent tip needle, variety of double pointed needles, if available (extras will be provided by instructor, if needed); worsted weight yarn, in at least 2 (brighter) colors, that is not fuzzy and is not single ply.

Note: Dark colored yarns are hard to see!

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, a...read more