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Class: Recycling yarn from sweaters

Sun, Feb 25 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm


Do you have old sweaters that are no longer in style but are holding gorgeous yarn hostage? All of our closets, attics, and basement, not to mention local thrift stores, are great sources for some fun yarn experimentation and exploration. In this class, we’ll do a hands-on tour of the full process, including tips for selecting an appropriate sweater, deconstruction techniques for maximum yarn harvest and minimum frustration, proper washing and winding techniques for various materials, how to prep your yarn for knitting/crochet/weaving, and project ideas for using your freshly-harvested yarn (some sample pieces will be shared). Each participant will apply the techniques to their own sweater during the class, and a lively discussion is encouraged.

Recommended tools: small sharp-pointed and large sturdy scissors, spare double-pointed knitting needle or small crochet hook, ball winder, and self-winding swift or niddy-noddy.

Bring a sweater of your own to recycle or for a $10 materials fee we’ll provide a suitable washed sweater.


Sun, Feb 25
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Circle of Stitches
66 Wharf St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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