Beautiful Holes: Beginning Lace Knitting
Contact me: Cathy@CathleensHands.com
I can present this as a full day class, or two half-day classes. I recommend the latter, allowing a week or so between the two classes so members can have a chance to practice.
I can present a shorter version in a half-day (3˝ to 4 hours).
Description: This is a hands-on workshop class. Students will work on various swatches during class which demonstrate the basic facets of lace knitting.
The first half-day class includes:
¨ Different kinds of lace knitting
¨ Lace knitting stitches and how they are used
¨ How to read charts and tips for making them easier to read
¨ Types of yarn and needles to use
¨ Other supplies you need
¨ How to block lace
In the second half of the class (whether offered the same day or a different day), students will learn about:
¨ Special cast ons and bind offs
¨ How to read your lace knitting
¨ Lace edgings
¨ How to correct mistakes
¨ Converting written instructions to charts and vice-versa
I will also recommend projects that are easy for beginning and intermediate lace knitters. Attendees can also bring patterns that they would like to try and I can help them get started.
Prerequisites: Participants should be able to cast on and bind off using any method, knit and purl comfortably, and be able to read basic written knitting directions.
(This is the fee for presenting to a class of up to 15 participants—not per individual.)
Half-day class: $350.00
Full-day or Two half-day classes: $550.00
You may register up to 15 participants per class and determine how much to charge each person.
* Note to LYSs and knitting groups I will be visiting on my travels to the UK and Europe in 2017: I am so excited to be visiting and learning about fiber in your country, that I am happy to present any of my classes/presentations free of charge while I am travelling. I am happy to accept overnight accommodations/hosting in trade. Please email me if you are interested and we will work out arrangements.
Note: I also offer a short (one hour) hands-on lace knitting demonstration for knitting groups. See details here.
Materials: I will send you a list of materials and tools students should bring. Most knitters will already have most of the items.
What I provide:
¨ Extensive handouts with exercises and resources
¨ Projected slides showing videos and images of techniques
¨ Sample swatches and end products
What you provide:
¨ Classroom space with tables and chairs for attendees
¨ Projector to which I can connect my laptop, and screen
¨ Snacks/drinks participants
¨ If you are a LYS, you may wish to set up a special display of laceweight and fingering yarns, lace needles, blocking wires and boards, etc.
To set up a class: Send an email to me (address below).
Contact: Cathy Fulton, 206-463-5652
Comments from past participants:
“Cathy broke down lace knitting into its component parts and de-mystified a previously inscrutable art. Thanks to Cathy, I have ventured in to lace knitting with great success.”
“Cathy is a fabulous teacher! She explains things very clearly and is infinitely patient. And she’s never shy about sharing her own “ah-ha” moments when they happen during a class she’s teaching. There’s nothing better than a teacher who keeps on learning herself!”