John Mullarkey & Franklin Habit - July 15 (all day) - Weave the Center, Knit the Edge
Saturday, July 15, 9am - noon wth John Mullarkey, 1pm - 4pm with Franklin Habit
Weave the Center, Knit the Edge: The Ligeia Stole Workshop
The Ligeia Stole brings together two ancient arts--weaving and knitting--to create a finished piece that's both striking and elegant. In this full-day workshop, designers Franklin Habit and John Mullarkey will guide you through all the steps, from weaving and joining the beautifully patterned elements of the pin-woven center; through the knitting-on of the matched lace edging. You won't believe how simple the tools and techniques are, and how quickly your own treasured stole will come together. No previous weaving experience is required!
Workshop Fee: $110
Materials Fee: $0
Skill Level: Students must be fluent in the basics of knitting, including casting on and binding off, yarn overs, increasing and decreasing, and basic chart reading. Previous weaving and sewing experience is not required.
Student Supplies: A Zoom Loom or comparable 4" pin weaving loom. One skein smooth, non-fuzzy fingering or DK yarn in white or a light solid or semi-solid color; natural fibers (or predominantly natural blends) are preferred. (One full skein will suffice for class; to complete the full stole, you will need approximately 1400 yds of your yarn of choice.) Three double-pointed knitting needles, length 6-8 inches, size US 3 or 4 or of whatever size gives you a drapey gauge suitable for lace with your yarn of choice. Scissors. Tapestry needle. Stitch markers. Notebook and pen or pencil for taking notes.
Homework: With yarn and needles of your choice, CO 9 sts. Work three complete repeats of homework edging chart and BO. (Blocking is optional.)
The homework chart is in the pictures.
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.