The Norwegian Sidsel J. Høivik is a well-known designer with a unique style. Her ‘kofte’ designs (vest/knitted jacket) in Fair Isle and with rich embroideries are very popular.
In this workshop you will learn how to use fairly simple crochet stitches to decorate knitted clothing, not only with borders but also with checkered or striped patterns.
You will learn how to use ridges of reverse stitches as a starting point for different decorative edges such as chain stitches, reverse single crochet stitches, “edging” edges, “spiral” fringes of chain stitches, etc.
Sidsel also shows how you can decorate rows of holes with borders.
This is a workshop that shows how you can further enhance your knitting with various simple techniques and some imagination. Unlike the homework, no handout is given.
Read all about Sidsel J. Høivik here.
Photo: Anne Helene Gjelstad
Date: Friday 11 May 2018 from 13:30 to 16:30 (sold out)
Location: Workshopruimte 6
Homework: Yes, you will receive an explanation in advance via e-mail about making several swatches to bring to the workshop. These are swatches with ridges, stripes and holes, preferably use yarn suitable for needle 3,5 mm.
What to bring: Ready made swatches from the homework, different crochet hooks in sizes suitable for the swathes you made (in this case 3,5 mm), a pair of scissors, thick needle with a round tip. For the embroidery and crochet decorations, yarnshop Trollenwol is sponsoring a basket of different blends and structures wool, you can use threads for the embroidery freely.
Max. number of participants: 12
Price: Early bird pre-sale € 59.00 including a dayticket to the Festival (click on ‘Buy your ticket’ below). The price at the register € 69.00 including entrance to the Festival.
Including: The info for the swatches is sent as homework (e-mail), no detailed handout is provided, other than you receive in advance, it is a ‘do-class’, yarns for decorating, a Dutch Knitting Festival notebook and a pen. During class we serve coffee or tea with something sweet. This class is sold out.