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8069
Friday 02/24/2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Skill Level
Easy

Class Hours
3

Teacher
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 to perfect their finishing skills and they are sought out by couture designers for those skills to give their work the flawless finishes it deserves. Likewise, you’ve worked hard to make your stitching skills the best they can be so you can produce FAB fabrics for your handmade projects. Now it’s time to bring those finishing skills up to the next level.

There is no arguing the point that FAB finishing is the key to producing handmade projects that have that extra little something that makes them stand out from the crowd. In our Couture Finishing class, we will share with you 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 décor. We will break down each step of the finishing process from blocking to weaving in ends to flawless seaming and will take the drudgery out of finishing to help make the finishing process just as much fun as the stitching. Imagine your satisfaction when you stand back and look at the flawless finishing techniques that make your project look like it was made by the hands of a pro!

Yup… we’re going to share it all… our professional finishing secrets learned from yearns and years of couture hand sewing will be revealed to YOU! You will be able to use these professional finishing techniques to take your skills from good to great… even FAB!
Goals
Understanding and application of professional finishing techniques:
• Blocking
• 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



Supplies
Crochet kit with various hook sizes, yarn needle and scissors, light colored, non-variegated, smooth (no novelty, fuzzy, furry, or fancy pants yarns) worsted weight yarn (no kitchen cottons or similar types of cotton yarns).

Homework
Four (4) blocked swatches in any crochet or knit stitch pattern at least 6"x6". 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.