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.
One-of-a-kind Shibori Scarves Workshop
Come empty-handed and leave with several beautiful, one-of-a-kind cotton scarves. We will use light gauze cotton to create unique patterns with the ancestral Japanese Shibori technique. This is a great opportunity to try the technique and see if you would like to explore it further.
Continuing Shibori Techniques
If you’ve taken our introductory workshop, you’ll want to learn more about the potential of this ancient dyeing process. We’ll dive deeper and work with variations on some of the most well-known classic techniques. You will need to bring 2 ½ yards of 100% cotton muslin or items of clothing or other items to dye as an experiment. Students are expected to have taken the Shibori Scarves Workshop or have some prior experience with Shibori dyeing. Supplies and materials are included in the class fee.
Blockprinting on Fabric: Making Your Own Stamps
Learn the art of making your own stamps, as well as the beauty of creating rhythms and patterns on fabric. Students will learn to create stamps with a variety of techniques and then transfer them to fabric. Emphasis will be put on the concept of repeat and how patterns are created and later repeated on fabric. No previous experience necessary. Students will provide fabric and some supplies.