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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration


Advanced Repair Techniques

Sunday, October 19, 2014

1:30 - 4:30

Instructor: Jennifer Raymond

Class Fee: $125.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 12

9 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

This class is not for the faint-hearted-knitter.  When you spend so much time working on a garment, it only makes sense that you’d spend the time to repair it.  This class is for the student who already knows how to do basic repairs: fixing a seam, reinforcing a worn out area of knitting or knitting a new afterthought heel.  Students will start right with the fun stuff – reweaving a large hole in knitting, creating patches, working patches in pattern – basically, repairing objects other knitters would have given up!   

Skill Level:  Must know how to knit and purl, increase and decrease, and read your knitting.  Must know how to work with confidence the duplicate stitch, mattress stitch and Kitchener (grafting).

Skills Covered:
 Repairing those difficult-to-fix knits.  Skills covered: reweaving knitting with 2 different techniques, knitting invisible patches, and repairing holes/tears/rips in pattern.  If students have projects they’d like advice on, the final part of the class will be spent brainstorming solutions.


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


Homework:
Students should bring 3 large swatches (between 6 and 8 inches – the larger swatches are easier to work on!).  The swatches should be done in DK/Worsted weight yarn at the recommended gauge.  The yarn should be light colored, not fuzzy, and not single ply.
 

Materials Information

Bring to Class: Pen or pencil, contrasting color yarn than the swatches - also light colored, not fuzzy and single ply, students have the option of bringing projects to the class that they would like advice on, blunt-tip needle, sharp needle (that yarn can fit through), corresponding needles to yarn. 

The last 15-20 minutes will be spent brainstorming solutions to different pieces.
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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