With Sarah Peasley
April 11, 4:00-6:00pm CDT
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 your hand knits.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 7 days following the event.
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.
For crochet homework:
__100 gms classic, light-colored, worsted-weight WOOL yarn
__US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook
OR, for knit homework:
____100 gms classic, light-colored, worsted-weight WOOL yarn
__US 7 (4.5mm) straight or circular knitting needles
__2 stitch markers
__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!)