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How to Upcycle Your Knits

February 12, 2020
Have you been wanting to learn how to mend those worn in socks or fix a moth hole? Did you know The Learnary down the street from us has monthly mending drop ins? The next one is taking place on March 1st and you can find more info here: https://thelearnary.ca/event-3519762.
Also this weekend Holli Yeoh is offering her amazing three hour mending workshop at Baaad Anna’s!

No need to say goodbye to a favorite hand-knit when you can give it the love it deserves! Join us to find out how!

MENDING WORKSHOP with Holli Yeoh

We spend too much time on our hand knits to throw them away when they get a hole. Join Holli Yeoh for a three-hour, hands-on repair class. You’ll learn Swiss darning, stocking darning and how to use a knitted patch to repair a hole. The techniques are transferable to commercially made garments, as well.
Holli will demonstrate how to use decorative embroidery as a repair strategy as well as needle felting to repair small holes.

Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

 

Materials needed: Holli Yeoh’s Repair Kit (valued at $31) is included in the cost of this workshop and includes: Eucalan sample, bent-tip needle, straight needle, needle felting needle, foam, locking stitch markers, small embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, sweater/blanket storage bag.

Please bring:

  • If you have one, bring a swatch from a completed project in stockinette stitch on smooth yarn (so you can see the stitches) that you are comfortable cutting, or
  • If you’d like to make one, you could work up a 5 inch square swatch in a smooth yarn, preferably wool. Work in stockinette stitch with a moss or garter stitch border.
  • Some small amounts of yarn for repairs in the same weight as your swatch but not in the same colour. For this class, you want to be able to see your fixes!
  • Knit items (hand or commercial knits) with holes or thin spots for a discussion on strategies for fixing them
  • Two double pointed needles in a size appropriate for the weight of yarn/swatch
  • Crochet hook approximate size of knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Basic knitter’s toolkit (any other items you tend to use)

 

DATE: Sunday February 16th from 3:30-6:30pm

COST: $82.00 (+tax) includes Holli Yeoh mending kit valued at $32.00

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh, of Holli Yeoh Designs

To register visit us in store, call 604-255-2577, or register online here.

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