Mend and Embellish
With Ann Weaver
Jan 8, 10:00am-12:00pm CST
This workshop will make you see holes and stains in knit fabric in a new way: as opportunities for colorful, creative mends!
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Curious about methods to fix knit fabric? Intrigued by visible mending? Interested in adding duplicate stitch to knit fabric? In this workshop, you’ll learn all these skills. We’ll start with an overview of mending techniques, including darning and knit patches. Then, we’ll cover a few simple ways to add both strength and beauty to fabric, including duplicate stitch. You can apply what you learn to many types of fabrics, not just hand-knits!
An Optional kit is available for this class:
Follow this link to purchase your kit for $25: https://www.pliedyarns.com/shop-online/mend-and-embellish-kits
Kit includes: darning egg, tapestry needle, 3 bobbins Neighborhood Fiber Co. Loft (60% kid mohair/40% silk), approx 25 yards each, 6 bobbins Plied North Avenue (100% wool), approx 15 yards each, thrifted wool sweater swatch for mending
• Two small double-pointed needles (US 1 or 2)
Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tape measure, Small calculator
• Optional Kit
• Darning egg, darning mushroom, or comparable rounded item to use for darning, such as a lightbulb
• Tapestry needle (blunt end)
• Fingering-weight yarn scraps—I recommend having a few types to try
• Knit items with holes! I recommend starting with something you don’t care about, like an old holey sweater you’re not attached to.