10/29/23- From Homemade to Handmade: A Sunday Finishing Retreat


8 in stock

October 29, 2023, 1:00 – 5:00 pm (with break)
Instructor: Sandra VanBurkleo
Location: Artisan Knitworks
Skill Level: Beginners – Intermediate+

8 in stock

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Learn how to transform your knitted or crocheted pieces from homemade to handmade!  Demystify the techniques that sometimes seem too hard or time-consuming.  Among the techniques we’ll talk about:   Seaming, picking up stitches in any situation, securely darning in yarn ends, making attractive buttonholes, adding pockets, creating selvedges, lengthening or shortening a garment, spacing buttons evenly, blocking, and learning to think about finishing before you pick up your needles or hook.  NOTE:  If you might have trouble navigating stairs, please let us know so that we can move blocking equipment to the main floor.  

Homework:  Using worsted weight animal-fiber yarn (or wool-blend), make 4 stockinette stitch swatches 4 inches square.   Leave yarn attached on 2 of them.  Then 2 stockinette stitch swatches 4 inches square (matching — for blocking), stitches loosely cast on and bound off. 

Materials:   Contrasting yarn in the same weight; appropriate needles , scissors, tapestry needle, tape measure.   Handout will be provided.  

For most classes, we hope you’ll use our beautiful yarns! We offer a 10% discount on full-priced materials for class use.

*For stash-buster classes, you surely may use your own yarns mixed with ours.

All classes include detailed handouts or (as relevant) printed patterns.

Classes may require a minimum number of participants; if Artisan Knitworks or the instructor has to cancel full refund (check) or store credit will be offered.

If you have to cancel your class registration within 7 days of the event,  Artisan Knitworks offers a choice between 120% of your class fee for in-store merchandise, registration in another listed class, or a refund check for the amount paid.  We cannot offer these choices within the 7-day window.


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