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Sunday 02/24/2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
No skills required
*Crochet *Knitting Tips & hints
Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
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CSI: The Yarn Edition with Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
What it’s all about!
With all possible combinations of fiber content, yarn weight, stitch patterns, and hook and needle sizes, it is a seemingly insurmountable task to know exactly what yarns to use for which projects. In fact, with just those variables alone, you could be searching and swatching forever and never get a project started! That’s where we come in. We’ll explore the unique qualities of various fiber content from synthetics to natural and everything in-between. Then we’ll see how those combinations work within the finished yarn weights to create the fabrics you crave.
We’ll bring samples and give you insider info from a design studio that specializes in creating crochet and knit fabrics. We'll tear apart skeins and deconstruct the yarns to understand what makes them special and why they act like they do. What makes one wool itchy and hard, while another is soft and squishy? You’ll be able to swatch up a storm experimenting with different yarn weights and types and using hooks and needles to create fabrics. We’ll even throw in our own patterns for “evolving stitches” that we use for testing new yarns and fabrics in our studio.
Have a question about your own yarn? Bring it on! We’ll answer your questions about the yarn you have in your stash or that you’ve spun up yourself. The more examples, the better!
Understand how different synthetic and natural fibers react when made into yarn and the resulting fabrics they create.
Understand how different weights of yarn becomes fabric and how to create vastly different fabrics from the same yarn.
Apply that knowledge to your own projects so you can pick appropriate yarns for FAB results.
__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