Are you craving a unique way to add visual interest to your knitting? How about a class that shows you how to add color, pattern, and dimension to your straight stockinette? We are so happy to have Carolyn Bloom return to the Library, following her successful Embroidery on Stockinette classes in the spring, to share her designs, tips and tricks on how to embroider this beautiful flower onto a swatch of simple knits and purls.
In addition to a hands-on stitching lesson, the session promises to be jam packed with information on the motif itself, yarn choices, gauge, drape, color possibilities, and how to incorporate the technique into your garments and accessories. Before you know it, you’ll be craving the meditative qualities of straight stockinette, confident in your ability to turn it in to a unique masterpiece, after the knitting is complete.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
11am – 1pm EDT
Zoom, a link will be send to participants the day before class.
$35 for the class OR $55 for class and materials package (includes shipping within the United States)
- Approximately 25 grams of fingering weight yarn in a light color and with a high twist
- US 2 (2.75 mm) needles
- Yarn and needle to get a gauge of 7 stitches and 10 rows/inch.
- Approximately 5 grams of high twist contrast yarn for embroideryApproximately 20”(50 cm) of scrap yarn
- Darning needle
- Removable stitch markers
- Blocking mat and pins (optional)
*Upon registration you will receive an email with instructions for a knitted swatch to be completed before class begins. Shortly before class, you will receive a tutorial and a chart for the flower we will be embroidering. Please print both or have them readily available on a device for the class.
Alternatively, you can purchase a kit with the class upon checkout in the drop down menu.
The kit (pictured on the left) includes a knit swatch, two mini skeins of yarn and a tapestry needle).
Carolyn Bloom is a fiber artist residing in Sleepy Hollow, New York, specializing in knitting, crochet, embroidery and photography. With hand dyed yarn as her medium, Carolyn has begun expressing her ideas through pattern designs and photographs. Her work has been published by Twist Collective, Interweave Press and displayed at the Donald Gallery.
A Virtual Class with Sarah Woodyard
Saturday, February 12th, 2022
A virtual class with Karen Stevens