Sunday 02/24/2013, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunday 02/24/2013, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Applying a Couturier's Finishing Techniques for Sensational Garments with Wilhelmine Peers
This class will be a tour-de-force in finishing details applied to knitting from the fashion industry. Finishing is two-thirds of the look of a garment. Actually, finishing begins with the choice of project, swatching, and understanding the pattern and what makes a design a design. Beyond finishing techniques such as seams and blocking, finishing details include the perfect type of cast-on and bind-off for the project, adding buttons, zippers, ribbons, fringe, ruffles, and gathers for embellishment or functionality, easing where stitches meet rows, shaping using increases, decreases and short rowing, lining a garment; and pockets, either attached or hidden. We will take the mystery out of terms such as 'on the bias', 'picot edging', 'steeking', and 'mitering.'
Beauty lies in the details—it is all about handling the details with finesse.
Bring yarn used for swatches and a contrasting-colored yarn; safety pins, stitch markers
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.
Four 6"x6" in stockinette swatches: one framed in garter stitch, one framed in seed stitch, the other two plain stockinette; one 6"x6" stockinette swatch knit in wool (preferably not superwash) or alpaca.