Hardanger embroidery is the ethnic thread count stitchery of Norway. This class is offered workshop-style with students working on a piece of their own choice or a class project for beginners. Stitches covered are klosterblocks, blanket stitch, double cable, eyelets, satin stitch stars, and open work (cutting, weaving, and lacing). Also, for intermediate/advanced students, variations of klosterblocks, complicated lacing designs (picots, woven flowers, etc.), and satin stitch star variations are presented.
This course is designed for the beginning knitter. Students learn to choose and interpret a pattern and select equipment and yarn. Basic knitting stitches and processes, perfection gauge, and finishing seams are also included.
Knitting: All Levels
This course is for beginning as well as advanced knitters. Beginners learn to choose and interpret a pattern and select equipment and yarn. Basic knitting stitches and processes, perfection gauge, and finishing seams are also included. Advanced students work on projects of their choice. Individual help is provided. Projects may include hats, mittens, socks, sweaters, and shawls.
Knitting: Sweater Basics
If you knit but have never knitted a sweater, or if it's been a while, this course will cover sweaters from planning to finishing. You will learn how to take proper body measurements and then utilize that information in the proper style and size of sweater for that body type. Sweater shaping techniques will be addressed as needed as well as sleeve, neckline, and finishing techniques. You may not complete a sweater in class but you can acquire the skills to do so at your leisure.