Even though as I write this it is dark and dreary outside, the promise of spring is there…and our spring fling this year is with visionary author Sivia Harding!
Sivia will be teaching three classes during her visit. The first is the Heart to Heart Beaded Scarf. In this class, students will learn the sideways shawl construction that accommodates any amount of yarn, some unusual lace stitches, encounter tips for chart reading, receive strategies for keeping your place and reading your knitting, and practice placing beads with the versatile and no-fail crochet hook method.
This class is 3 hours long and will be held on Saturday, May 31, from 10:30 – 1:30. Students need to know how to knit and purl, perform basic increases and decreases including yarn overs, and be comfortable with working from knitting charts. Cost of this class is $75 plus materials.
The second class is the Harmonia’s Rings Cowl. Learn Cat Bordhi’s Moebius cast on and create a beautiful cowl which features a stitch pattern that creates concentric rings reminiscent of ancient architecture. This cowl sits cape-like over the shoulders, and suits a wide range of body types. You’ll learn many techniques, including the Moebius cast on, shaping and texture within the Moebius structure, and the charming beaded picot bind off. Customize the shape to fit any body type; even go on to create a tunic or a sweater!
This class is 3 hours long and will be held on Saturday, May 31, from 2:30 – 5:30. Students need to know how to knit and purl, perform basic increases and decreases, and will have worked a knitting project in the round. Cost of this class is $75 plus materials.
Annette models her Harmonia's Rings Cowl which was knit by Emily.
On Sunday, June 1, Sivia will delve into sideways lace design. As Sivia says, side-to-side crescent shaped shawls are great fun to knit, and provide an easy introduction to designing. You will choose between a few basic options to begin your crescent shape, then explore side-to-side knitted lace edgings and choose one to showcase in your shawl. Students will discuss lace edgings, rates of increase and decrease, and charts. There will also be instruction on adding beads to lace, how to choose the perfect bead, and placements for beads within your lace design. Sivia promises that she presents a no-fail method of producing a striking and unique lace garment!
This class is 6 hours long and will be held on Sunday, June 1, from 10:30 – 4:30. Students need to know how to knit and purl, perform basic increases and decreases including yarn overs, and must be comfortable with working from knitting charts. Cost of this class is $135 plus materials.
Consumable materials should be purchased at Natural Stitches. We will give you 10% off of things used for your class, and have partnered with Crystal Bead Bazaar for 10% off your beading needs for the classes!
We would love to have you join us! Please call us at 412.441.4410 to register.
*Thank you to Sivia Harding for providing us with the class descriptions!