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Thursday 09/22/2016, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
*Crochet *Knitting Finishing Skill-building basics Special techniques Tips & hints
Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
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Couture Finishing for Knit and Crochet with Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Master sewists and finishers work for years perfecting their finishing skills, and are sought out by couture designers for those skills to give their work the flawless finish it deserves.
You've worked hard to make your knit and crochet skills the best they can be so you can produce FAB fabrics for your handmade projects. Now it's time to bring your finishing skills up to the next level.
There is no arguing the point that FAB finishing is the key to producing handmade projects that stand out from the crowd. In Couture Finishing, we share the professional finishing skills we use every day in our design studio to create the Shibaguyz Designz line of crochet and knit garments, accessories, and home decor. The professional finishing secrets learned from years and years of couture hand-sewing will be revealed to YOU! You will be able to use these techniques to take your skills from good to great...even FAB!
We will break down each step of the finishing process from blocking to weaving in ends to flawless seaming and make the finishing process just as much fun as the stitching. Imagine your satisfaction when you stand back and look at the flawless finishing that makes your project look like it was made by the hands of a pro!
Yup...we're going to share it all!
Understanding and application of professional finishing techniques
* End Cap Finishing Stitch
* Locking Mattress Stitch and Mattress Stitch for sewing invisible seams
* Setting in uneven seams (like sleeve caps!)
* Setting in the perfect zipper and customizing zipper length
__Crochet hooks in various sizes
__Light solid color, classic yarn (no novelty, fuzzy, furry, or fancy yarns) worsted-weight yarn (no kitchen cottons or similar types of cotton yarns)
Four 6x6" (or larger) blocked swatches in any crochet or knit stitch pattern. We'll use these to demonstrate seaming techniques, setting in sleeves, installing zippers, and weaving in ends. If you have never blocked your stitching before or are uncertain on how to do so, don’t worry, we will go over blocking thoroughly in class. Just do your best to get them to lay flat.