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Olgalyn Jolly
Olgalyn Jolly is a knit designer, living and working in New York City. After fashion and textile studies at Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), she gained years of experience in the fashion industry leading her own knitwear line and developing knit stitch designs for leading fashion companies and retailers.

Currently, Olgalyn produces a small collection of luxurious sweater-knit fabrics and is the creator of the online course How to Cut and Sew a Sweater. She teaches Introduction to Knitwear Design to fashion design majors at FIT and machine knitting at Parsons School of Design and the Textile Arts Center. Olgalyn enjoys teaching people of all ages and skill levels the intricacies and the joy of working with sweater knits. You can find her at ​ojolly.net​.

STITCHES United 2020 Classes
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Saturday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
1645 Easy An Introduction to Cut and Sew Sweaters LECTURE: This presentation offers hints and tips for creating successful cut-and-sew sweaters from true sweater-knit fabrics. Sewing pattern instructions are rarely written for this type of knit, but Olgalyn can share techniques for working with this specialty fabric and show you which tools and machine settings will give the best results. Smooth and professional-looking seams and ribbings aren't difficult once you understand the process.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1646 Intermediate Cut and Sew the Perfect Crew Neck (Plus Variations) for Your Sweater For those who sew or would like to sew sweater knits, this class will give your necklines a professional look.

Learn the steps to cut-and-sew a beautiful crew (round) neckline and variations for your sweaters. This class will put an end to the floppy neckband no matter what sewing pattern or sweater fabric you use. Your necklines will lie flat and fit well with a clean finish. Through this process you will see how easily one can master seaming and finishing this specialty fabric.

Machines will be provided for in-class use.