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Block Party!

$50.00

Price includes 2 hours of class.

With Sarah Peasley

Jan 7, 4:00-6:00pm CST

How do you wash your knit or crocheted pieces? How confident are you in your blocking skills? Participate in an eye-opening demo and a practical discussion about options for laundering and blocking.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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Description

Knowing how to care for (wash and block) your handmade items can mean the difference between a ho-hum “yeah, I made it myself” and an oh-wow “YES!! I MADE IT MYSELF!!” We’ll cover basic “why”s and “how-to”s for washing (with an explanation of those cryptic laundry symbols), wet blocking, and steam blocking your knit and crocheted items. We’ll also look at a sampling of blocking tools and go through a basic tutorial on different types of fiber.

Supply List
For crochet homework:

• 100 gms, light-colored, worsted-weight WOOL yarn
• US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook

OR, for knit homework:
• 100 gms, light-colored, worsted-weight WOOL yarn
• US 7 (4.5mm) straight or circular knitting needles
• 2 stitch markers

For class:
• Bowl of room-temperature water (enough to hold three swatches at once without overflowing)
• Smooth, flat surface that can get wet, at least 12″ square (tabletop, plastic placemat, etc.)
• Two bath towels
• T-pins (rustproof, if possible)
• Tape measure or ruler
OPTIONAL: set of 4 double-pointed knitting needles, US 1 (2.25mm) or smaller (yes, for the crocheters, too, please!)

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Skill Level

Main Technique

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