Embroidered Embellishments on Knit Garments
Saturday February 16, 11am-1pm
Instructor: Joy Moody
Step into today’s fashion forward look. In this class you will learn a number of embroidery stitches that can be used to enliven your knitwear. Whether factory knit or hand knit, you can create exciting additions to sweaters, vests, hats, mitts & more.
We will provide stitch how-to handouts so you can continue to create your own design ideas at home. You may choose to use this class to do a practice sampler, or dive right into adding embroidery to your piece, designing as you go. We’ll provide an idea sheet with a range of motifs, and where you might place them on your garment.
Materials: You will need to bring a piece of knit fabric or a finished garment to work on, odds & ends of yarn in a weight similar to the background fabric, a darning needle with an eye large enough to accommodate your stitching yarn. An embroidery hoop can be helpful, but is not necessary, as you can hold the fabric flat on your lap. If you want to start on a finished knit item, but are not sure you want to start with one of your precious handknits, you might consider buying a sweater at Goodwill, as they have a selection of basic knits you can practice on.