broomstick, hook & loom – Lace Month at Knitty City in June
Hairpin Lace & Broomstick Lace Crochet – Saturday, June 4th 2011; 2-5pm; $60.
Hairpin lace and broomstick lace crochet are examples of using tools made for common everyday tasks and reinterpreting their use to create lovely fabric. The harmony of these closely-related techniques easily flows one into the other in the ways they are used to make fabric as well as how they function together in design.
Knitting a Triangular Lace Shawl – Saturday, June 18th 2011; 2-5pm; $60.
Create a vision in lace as if an angel’s wings draped about your shoulders. Using the elegant technique of yarn-over increases paired with decreases, learn to knit lace in a triangular shape. The class begins with how to make a garter stitch tab as the cast-on at the nape of the neck and covers the skills (including various ways to incorporate beads) needed to work down to the shaping of the bound-off edge. Practice chart reading by working on a stitch pattern which could be incorporated into the shaping of your triangular shawl.
Tunisian Lace Crochet – Saturday, June 25th 2011; 2-5pm; $60.
The technique of Tunisian Crochet is a hybrid of crochet and knitting, resulting in a fabric with a woven quality. Learn how to make the basic Tunisian Crochet stitches (knit/purl), and expand those skills to create variations in lace (netting, fan-shaped motifs, 2-color openwork).
INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera singer. A continuing education faculty member at Cooper Union, she has the distinction of being their first-ever teacher of knitting and crochet courses. She teaches in the studio arts workshop at Newark Art Museum. A sought-after designer of knitted and crocheted fabrics and objects, she free-lances for the fashion industry and retail design. Her designs can be seen walking the streets of Manhattan, on the pages of Interweave Knits, Knit 1, Vogue Knitting Magazines as well as featured in the Lace Style and Bag Style books published by Interweave Press.
LOCATION: Knitty City – 208 W. 79th St. (Broadway/Amsterdam)
Upper West Side of NYC
REGISTRATION: 212. PURL-TWO (212.787.5896) http://www.knittycity.com/