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Friday 04/28/2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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
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!
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 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).
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.