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CANCELLED ~~GET CRAFTY! Sweater Reincarnation~~
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$60
**This workshop has been cancelled for this date.**
Recycle those old sweaters to “knew” ones.
Do you have old sweaters that are no longer in style but are holding gorgeous yarn hostage? All of our closets, attics, and 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, tricks for undoing commercial seams, 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.
Siobhan Kelleher, from Boston Wool Works will guide us through this.
We’ll have sweaters here but you’re encouraged to bring your own for analysis.
- Small, sharp scissors or seam ripper
- Large sewing scissors
- Spare knitting needles (small sizes, missing their partners) or crochet hooks
- Ball winder & swift if you have them
- A good sense of humor 😉
Cost: $60 (includes a $10 material fee)
While you’re here, might as well make a day of it and take a yoga class in the morning!