Friday 10/12/2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10/13/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday 10/14/2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
No skills required
*Crochet *Embroidery, Needlepoint, Surface Design *Knitting *Weaving Color, Creativity Finishing Special techniques
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Expedition to embroidery: Designing and stitching amazing embellishments (Shared Room Full Payment) with Franklin Habit
When you add embroidery to handmade fabrics, the results are spectacular. Raise your garments and accessories to the next level with this exciting journey from the fundamentals of embroidery to the joy of designing and working original designs. Students will learn and practice an array
of stitches and knots; try out different methods of pattern transfer (including cross stitch over waste canvas); play with colors, stitch combinations, and different fibers; and ultimately work towards embellishing their project of choice with a design of their own devising.
No prior embroidery experience is necessary, but the completion of two homework swatches will be required.
Materials fee: $20 to cover the cost of special supplies to be provided by the instructor.
Students who would like to work on embroidering a garment or accessory should feel free to bring along items already completed that they feel might benefit from the addition of embroidery.
Those who wish to create a project specifically for camp might consider simple, quick items like the Nice and Knit Beanie (available free via Ravelry), https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beanie-24
the Simple Manly Hat (available free via Ravelry),
or weaving projects like table runners/placemats, small pouches/bags, or scarves woven in plain weave or simple twills.
_At least two balls (partial balls and stashed leftovers are fine) of smooth, strong, sport, DK, or fingering weight yarns in solid or semi-solid colors
In order to make the most of our time together, students are requested to make create and bring a minimum of two swatches as follows.
For knitters: Use a smooth, strong, worsted or sport weight yarn (i.e., Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Sport, HiKoo Simpliworsted, Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted, Valley Yarns Northampton) in a white or a light solid or semi-solid color. Make one swatch as follows. With needles that will give you a gauge of about 5 (with worsted) to 6 (with sport) sts to the inch in stockinette st, CO 56 sts. Rows 1-6: knit. Row 7 (WS): K4, p 48, k4. Rep rows 6-7 25x. Rows 58-63: Knit. Bind off. Repeat for second swatch of the same size. Block both swatches.
For crocheters: Use a smooth, strong, worsted or sport weight yarn (i.e., Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Sport, Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted, HiKoo Simpliworsted, Valley Yarns Northampton) in a white or a light solid or semi-solid color. Make one swatch as follows: With a hook that will give you a gauge of about 5 (with worsted) to 6 (with sport) sts to the inch, work a panel in single crochet of approximately 12 inches by 9 inches, adding additional border/edge stitches if you prefer. Repeat for a second swatch of the same size. Block both swatches.
For weavers: With a smooth, even, solid or semisolid yarn of your choice, weave fabric sufficient to create two finished panels of approximately 12 inches by 9 inches in a solid (i.e., not lacy or sleazy) evenweave fabric. A finished sett of approximately 10 epi is ideal for the learning processes taught in class.