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Saturday 02/25/2012, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Dazzling 3-D Knitted Beads with Betsy Hershberg
Who doesn't LOVE beads? But did you know that you can KNIT them in all shapes and sizes, showing off some of your favorite yarns in a completely new way? This class will teach you to create several kinds of sculptural 'soft' beads from 2-D (flat) knitting and explore options for stringing them. You'll also learn some invaluable bead knitting techniques (casting on and binding off with beads) in this uniquely creative class.
Materials fee: $5.
2.75 and 3.25mm/US 2 and 3 (as small as 1 or up to a 5 if you are an especially loose or tight knitter), straight OR circular AND double pointed needles; 2 small balls of smooth finish DK weight (like sock yarn), wool or wool blend preferred, one in a solid LIGHT color, one a SHORT REPEAT variegated yarn; medium blunt tip tapestry needle.
Materials fee: $5.00
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.
You will need to use a long tail cast on in this class, so please make sure you know what this is and can work one before you come to class. We will also be doing some knitting in the round on DP needles so being familiar with this technique will be helpful as well. Feel free to address any questions about this to me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!