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Sunday 08/28/2011, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Working with Antique Patterns with Franklin Habit
Don't let the tiny type and archaic language fool you — there's a gold mine of beautiful, functional designs waiting to be discovered within the pages of Victorian and Edwardian books and magazines. In this session, we'll discuss the history of patterns; the selection of appropriate yarn and needles; methods for deciphering and trouble shooting, and 'reverse engineering' from photographs and pieces. You don't need to be a historian or re-enactor to enjoy this class — just a knitter with a curious mind.
1 ball smooth, DK or sport weight yarn (such as Cascade 220 Sport, Dale Baby Ull or St-Denis Nordique) in white or a light color; wool or another non-slippery natural fiber is recommended; straight or circular needles in a size appropriate for the yarn.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.