We spend too much time on our hand knits to throw them away when they get a hole.
Join Holli Yeoh for a three-hour, hands-on repair class. You’ll learn Swiss darning, stocking darning and how to use a knitted patch to repair a hole. The techniques are transferable to commercially made garments, as well.
Holli will demonstrate how to use decorative embroidery as a repair strategy as well as needle felting to repair small holes.
Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.
Materials needed: Holli Yeoh’s Repair Kit is included in the cost of this workshop and includes: Eucalan sample, bent-tip needle, straight needle, needle felting needle, foam, locking stitch markers, small embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, sweater/blanket storage bag.
If you have one, bring a swatch from a completed project in stockinette stitch on smooth yarn (so you can see the stitches) that you are comfortable cutting, or if you’d like to make one, you could work up a 5 inch square swatch in a smooth yarn, preferably wool. Work in stockinette stitch with a moss or garter stitch border.
Also bring: Some small amounts of yarn for repairs in the same weight as your swatch but not in the same colour. For this class, you want to
be able to see your fixes!
You are also welcome to bring in a knit items (hand or commercial knits) with holes or thin spots for a discussion on strategies for fixing them.
DATES: Sunday May 6th from 2:00-5:00pm
COST: $82.00 (+tax) includes Holli Yeoh mending kit valued at $32.00
Minimum 5 and max 10 participants
INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh, of Holli Yeoh Designs