Franklin Habit Workshop July 16 (1pm-4pm) - History, Methods and Styles of Lace Knitting
Sunday, July 16, 1pm - 4pm
Introduction to the History, Methods, and Styles of Lace Knitting with Franklin Habit
In this three-hour session, we’ll examine the fundamental principles and techniques of knitting's grandest tradition. Students will learn about the history of lace knitting, and the development of the art in three parts of the world (Russia, Estonia, and the Shetland Islands) in which the craft was developed to the highest level of artistry. We will not only discuss, but practice and play with some of the methods and motifs that distinguish each of these traditions, and view beautiful examples of lace both modern and antique. Whether you are merely curious about lace or a devoted practitioner, there will be something for you to enjoy. Participants should be familiar with the basics of knitting (casting, binding off, knitting, purling, yarn over, decreasing); and willing to work from charts.
Workshop Fee: $55
Materials Fee: $0
One ball smooth (non-fuzzy), sport- or worsted-weight (example: Rowan Pure Wool Worsted, Cascade 220 Sport, Brown Sheep Naturespun or any similar yarn) in white or a light solid color. Wool or another non-slippery animal fiber is recommended. If you cannot handle wool or do not knit with animal fibers, select a fiber that pleases you.
One pair straight needles (8" or longer) or circular needle (16” or 24” suggested length)–in whatever size will give you a drapey gauge in the yarn of your choice; this will likely be larger than you would select for knitting plain stockinette.
Notions: Scissors, yarn needle, stitch markers (6), pen (or pencil) and paper for making notes. (In all my classes, note-taking is highly advised!) Row counter recommended, but optional.
Workshop refund policy: Cancellations made before June 10th will be 100% refundable. Any cancellation between June 10 and June 30 will be 50% refundable. We are not able to refund the Workshop Fee after June 30th.