The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration


Foundations and Finishing

Sunday, October 18, 2015

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby

Class Fee: $110.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 20

20 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

Registration Disabled

Description

You've picked the PERFECT pattern and you've searched for and picked out the PERFECT yarn (not necessarily in that order!). Now your fingers and hook are twitching and you are ready to dive in!  

STOP!!
Before you make that first stitch, let us share with you a few basics that will get you started on a solid foundation and finish with some tips and tricks that will make sure your work is just as PERFECT as the choices you've made up to this point.
 

We will give you easy ways to take your already FAB crochet skills to the next level and allow you to make and then show off your handiwork with professional results. We will cover foundation stitches, finishing stitches, locking mattress stitch, gauge, blocking, and MORE! These are the skills and techniques we use every day in our studio to create designs and finished projects for books, magazines, and the runway. Even if you never wanted to be a professional maker, your work will look like you're a pro and you will be prouder than ever to really strut your stuff!

Goals:

  • Learn to make four different foundation stitches and how to use them in projects
  • Learn the best ways to block different fabrics depending on the fibers used
  • Learn the tips and tricks we use to make sewing on buttons and setting in zippers easier than you ever believed they could be!
  • Learn the finishing techniques we use in our studio including after-thought borders for polished edges and decorative seams, invisible seams using the locking mattress stitch technique, and how to securely and invisibly weave in ends using duplicate and shadow stitches.

Experience:   Must know how to make basic crochet stitches: chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet.

Participants will primarily be sitting throughout this workshop.  

The instructors can be reached by emailing shibaguyz@shibaguyz.com  with any questions.


Materials Information

There is no materials fee associated with this Workshop.                                    

Supplies provided by instructor:  N/A               

Supplies provided by student: Crochet kit with various hook sizes, yarn needle and scissors, Light colored, non-variegated, smooth (no novelty, fuzzy, furry, or fancy pants yarns) worsted weight yarn (no kitchen cottons or similar types of cotton yarns) 

Homework:  
 4, 6x6” BLOCKED swatches in light colored, non-variegated, smooth (no novelty, fuzzy, furry, or fancy pants yarns) worsted weight yarn (no kitchen cottons or similar types of cotton yarns)

Workshop Instructor

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