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Saturday 04/29/2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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.
__Knitting/Crochet Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes