Circle of Stitches

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Class: Reclaiming Yarn from Vintage Sweaters

from 48.00
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Class: Reclaiming Yarn from Vintage Sweaters

from 48.00

Date: Sunday, February 25th, 10:30 am to 1 pm

Join Siobhan Kelleher and learn how to add amazing vintage cashmere or other interesting fibers to your stash by deconstructing commercial sweaters. 

Do you have old sweaters that are no longer in style but are holding gorgeous yarn hostage? All of our closets, attics, and basement, not to mention local thrift stores, are great sources for some fun yarn experimentation and exploration. In this class, we’ll do a hands-on tour of the full process, including tips for selecting an appropriate sweater, tricks for undoing commercial seams, deconstruction techniques for maximum yarn harvest and minimum frustration, proper washing and winding techniques for various materials, how to prep your yarn for knitting/crochet/weaving, and project ideas for using your freshly-harvested yarn (some sample pieces will be shared). Each participant will apply the techniques to their own sweater during the class, and a lively discussion is encouraged.

Recommended tools: small sharp-pointed and large sturdy scissors, spare double-pointed knitting needle or small crochet hook, ball winder, and self-winding swift or niddy-noddy.

Bring a sweater of your own to recycle or for a $10 materials fee we’ll provide a suitable washed sweater.

By signing up, you agree to our Class Cancellation Policy

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Date: Sunday, February 25th, 10:30 am to 1 pm

Join Siobhan Kelleher and learn how to add amazing vintage cashmere or other interesting fibers to your stash by deconstructing commercial sweaters. 

Do you have old sweaters that are no longer in style but are holding gorgeous yarn hostage? All of our closets, attics, and basement, not to mention local thrift stores, are great sources for some fun yarn experimentation and exploration. In this class, we’ll do a hands-on tour of the full process, including tips for selecting an appropriate sweater, tricks for undoing commercial seams, deconstruction techniques for maximum yarn harvest and minimum frustration, proper washing and winding techniques for various materials, how to prep your yarn for knitting/crochet/weaving, and project ideas for using your freshly-harvested yarn (some sample pieces will be shared). Each participant will apply the techniques to their own sweater during the class, and a lively discussion is encouraged.

Recommended tools: small sharp-pointed and large sturdy scissors, spare double-pointed knitting needle or small crochet hook, ball winder, and self-winding swift or niddy-noddy.

Bring a sweater of your own to recycle or for a $10 materials fee we’ll provide a suitable washed sweater.

By signing up, you agree to our Class Cancellation Policy