FIBER TRADES is
pleased to offer our FOCUS Series, a series of classes with focus, for one night,
on a single skill. Students should come to the FOCUS
Series classes with the anticipation of learning something new about knitting, rather than with a specific
project in mind. Classes are 2 hours long, and all materials and supplies will be provided by Fiber Trades. Just sit back and have fun!
Space is limited, so please REGISTER in advance. Classes are $20 for each 2-hour session.
Series classes will be held at The Yarn Basket, in Tecumseh, MI from 6-8PM
for the FOCUS Series are as follows:
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
methods for casting on, and the relative advantages of each.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
standard abbreviations used in knitting patterns
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
5 secrets to reading knitting patterns
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Learn how to
improve the appearance of your garment, just by selecting the right increase, every time!
Picking Up Stitches
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Pick Up and
Knit, Pick up and Purl: Learn these two techniques, and open the world of collars, cuffs, embellished edges, and knitting
purses and bags, and even entrelac!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Straight? Bamboo or aluminum? Learn
about the properties of various knitting needles, and how to use them to your advantage.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
What is gauge
and why does it matter? Learn the “rules” for getting gauge right!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Learn how to
improve the appearance of your garment, just by selecting the right decrease, every time!
Knitting in the Round
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Learn the tools
and techniques for knitting in the round – useful for socks, sweaters, purses and more!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
techniques improve both the appearance and stability of your project. Learn tricks
and tips for weaving in ends, seaming and blocking, for a truly “finished” garment.
Reading Yarn Labels
Thursday, August 26, 2010
right yarn will enhance your project every time. Understand the properties of your yarn by learning to read the label!