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Warming Up to Linen: A workshop with Elizabeth Doherty

60.00
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Warming Up to Linen: A workshop with Elizabeth Doherty

60.00

Join us for a special class with Elizabeth Doherty! Elizabeth is a designer from California’s Sierra Nevada. She published Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design.


Made from the long, straight fibers of the flax plant's stem, linen is cool and drapey, the perfect thing for knitting warm-weather garments. But if you've never knit with an inelastic fiber, linen yarns can feel pretty
different the first time you try them.


This three-hour class will focus on getting comfortable with linen—how to avoid over-tensioning the yarn; understanding how linen fabric transforms with washing and wearing, and how to predict the look and hand of your finished fabric; as well as techniques for joining new skeins, weaving in ends, and making your stitches in linen look just plain beautiful.

Saturday, June 3rd from 1 pm to 4 pm

Materials

• 1 skein Quince and Co Sparrow, wound and ready to knit with

• 1 skein Quince and Co Kestrel, wound and ready to knit with

• knitting needles, wood and/or metal, in sizes US 2, US 3, US 4, US 9 and US 10

• yarn needle

• hand sewing needle and thread, any color

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Join us for a special class with Elizabeth Doherty! Elizabeth is a designer from California’s Sierra Nevada. She published Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design.


Made from the long, straight fibers of the flax plant's stem, linen is cool and drapey, the perfect thing for knitting warm-weather garments. But if you've never knit with an inelastic fiber, linen yarns can feel pretty
different the first time you try them.


This three-hour class will focus on getting comfortable with linen—how to avoid over-tensioning the yarn; understanding how linen fabric transforms with washing and wearing, and how to predict the look and hand of your finished fabric; as well as techniques for joining new skeins, weaving in ends, and making your stitches in linen look just plain beautiful.

Saturday, June 3rd from 1 pm to 4 pm

Materials

• 1 skein Quince and Co Sparrow, wound and ready to knit with

• 1 skein Quince and Co Kestrel, wound and ready to knit with

• knitting needles, wood and/or metal, in sizes US 2, US 3, US 4, US 9 and US 10

• yarn needle

• hand sewing needle and thread, any color