Saturday 08/03/2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Crochet *Knitting *Sewing-hand *Sewing-machine Color, Creativity Design Finishing Fit Garment construction Project-based Skill-building basics Special techniques
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Sewing Techniques for Combining Yarn Crafts with Fabric with Susan Lazear
Why not add mixed-media techniques to your creative repertoire? Learn to combine knit or crochet with commercial fabrics. Using hand and/or machine techniques, you will make samples that can be used along with your knit and crochet swatches in a garment or accessory.
We will sample joining techniques by hand or machine (your choice), cut-and-sew our knits, add edgings, finishings, etc., and discuss knitting and crochet techniques for finishing your designs beautifully. Mixed Media is simple when you have the right techniques!
Note: Basic sewing skills required.
Machines will be provided for use in the class. But you may use hand-sewing techniques for the complete process.
__Swatches from homework
__Yarns compatible to your swatches
__Sharp-pointed sewing needle with eye large enough for threading 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
__Additional Sewing Basics: Needles, Thread, Seam ripper, Pins
Prepare a few knit swatches measuring 6" long by 4" wide, OR bring an assortment of gauge swatches.
Materials fee: $5 for prepared fabric bases, sewn trims, fusible interfacings, etc. will be collected in class.
Sewing machines (at least 1 for every 2) and ideally a serger or 2, irons and ironing mats.