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Fiber to Fabric: How the underlying fiber informs the fabric, with Margaret Radcliffe

February 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Each type of fiber, from a specific breed of sheep or other fiber-bearing animal, from plants like bamboo, hemp and flax, manmade or remanufactured, brings its own distinct benefits and challenges to a knitting project. Learn to evaluate the potentials of your particular yarn and techniques for ensuring success in your hand knit garments.

We will cover the roles of garment architecture, fit, and borders, ways to prevent sagging and biasing in inelastic fibers, and pattern stitches and seaming techniques to stabilize garments. Class will be a combination of lecture, hands-on work, and discussion. Students will take away an understanding of fiber characteristics, yarn behavior in knitted fabrics, and an arsenal of techniques for best results. Note that homework will be assigned before each class session.

Class Dates:  February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2023.
Class Time:  7 – 9 p.m.


February 1, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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