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Sashiko Persimmon Flower on Stockinette with Carolyn Bloom

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  • Sunday 31st January 2021: 3pm - 5pm GMT

    Join us for this online ZOOM class with the fabulous Carolyn Bloom!

    Are you craving a unique way to add visual interest to your knitting? How about a class that shows you how to add colour, pattern, and dimension to your straight stockinette?

    We are so happy to have Carolyn Bloom join us to share her designs, tips and tricks on how to embroider the sashiko hitomezashi (persimmon stitch) onto a swatch of simple knits and purls.

    In addition to a hands-on stitching lesson, the session promises to be jam packed with information on yarn choices, gauge, drape, colour possibilities, and how to incorporate the technique into your garments and accessories.

    Before you know it, you'll be craving the meditative qualities of straight stockinette, confident in your ability to turn it in to a unique masterpiece, after the knitting is completed.

    Materials required:

    • Device with internet connection and Zoom app
    • Approximately 25 grams of DK weight yarn in a light colour and with a high twist
    • 4mm (US 6) needles OR needle to get a gauge of 5.5 stitches and 6.5 rows/inch.
    • Approximately 10 grams of high twist contrast yarn for embroidery
    • Darning needle
    • Removable stitch markers
    • Blocking mat and pins (optional)

    And check out Reversible Embroidery on Stockinette and Embroidery on Single Crochet with Carolyn Bloom.

    Please note that this is a live, ONLINE class which will take place on ZOOM. Upon registration we will email you all the info you need to get on ZOOM (you'll need a suitable device (e.g. computer / tablet (ipad)), and instructions for a knitted swatch to be completed before class begins.

    Please let us know in advance if your booking email address is different from your Zoom email address. 

    You will be asked to either print the tutorial or have it accessible on a device for the class. We will embroider the both sides of the swatch together during the class.

     

  • Class Duration:
    2 hours: 3pm - 5pm, Sunday 31st Jan. Classes will be hosted on https://zoom.us/. You will be emailed the login details when you book the class.

    Prior Experience:
    You should be able to knit a stocking stitch swatch (i.e. knit and purl)

    Class Materials: 
    Materials required:

    • Device with internet connection and Zoom app
    • Approximately 20 grams of DK weight yarn in a light colour and with a high twist
    • 4mm (US 6) needles OR needle to get a gauge of 5.5 stitches and 6.5 rows/inch.
    • Approximately 5 grams of high twist contrast yarn for embroidery
    • Darning needle
    • Removable stitch markers
    • Blocking mat and pins (optional)

    To use Zoom you will need:
    - the Zoom app installed on your device. Your device should have good internet connection and working speakers. 

    Other:
    We are sorry but we cannot offer refunds on classes if you are unable to attend for whatever reason, unless we are able to refill your spot.

    Out of respect for your fellow participants, please don't be late

    If you plan on using your webcam so we can see you, please wear clothes.

  • About Carolyn Bloom:

    Carolyn Bloom {briefly}

    I’m a self-proclaimed aficionado of yarn. I love its endless possibilities, the stories it tells, the connections it enables and the creativity it inspires. Through this medium, I have become a knitter, crocheter, designer and a photographer. And a reluctant web developer. 

    Please also find me on Instagram @BloomHandmadeStudio and on Ravelry as BloomHandmade!

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