Monday, January 4, 2016

Not Just Mittens
Thrumming for warmth and comfort

thrummed mitts.JPGThrumming is a method of adding little wisps of fibre or yarn to objects to add insulation, padding and decoration.  It goes back to at least the 1500’s   It can be done knitting, crocheting and weaving.

This class will create a knitted sampler/gauge square with 3 methods of making thrums, different fibre choices for thrums, wool, alpaca, and mohair and different patterns of placement.

Patterns and examples of mitt making will be available, so you will be able to start your first pair right away.  And examples of other thrummed garments.

Participants must be able to do basic knitting and being able to knit in the round is a plus.   If you can, bring a variety of needles, 3 mm to 5mm,  straights, double pointed and circulars,  I will have some loaners and some needles for sale.  Paper and pen, scissors too.

Yarn will be provided, several different kinds, and the thrumming materials, several different kinds.  And enough yarn and fibre to take home for a pair of mitts.

Materials fee 20.00
Class fee 60.00 for guild members, 70.00 for non guild
Time 9 AM to 3 PM Apr 2

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