Wool on the Exe
Lace finishing techniques
This workshop teaches how to finish your lace creation and make it beautiful!
We will cover:
- Lace edges of different traditions of Northern Europe
- How to join 2 pieces of knitting including Grafting (Kitchener stitch)
- Yarn joins
- Mistakes and what to do!
- How to block your work
We will knit a lace sample with a knit-on edge. We will also knit and attach a lace edge to our grafted sample.
- A 2 ply Shetland lace or other woolly , 3 or 4 ply yarn - about 200 yards.
- 3.75 mm or 4.0 mm needles
- Large tapestry needle with a blunt end
- Small amount of coloured wool in a similar weight for your graft (so you can see it)
- Stitch markers and stitch holders
- Please knit 2 pieces of knitting in a laceweight (again Shetland 2-ply weight or similar) in stocking stitch, 30 stitches and 15 rows each. Leave stitches on needle holders as we will graft these two pieces.
- Bring any lace you'd like to talk about with Ethel.
You are welcome to bring your lunch with you or we can suggest a few local restaurants.
This workshop is led by Ethel Hillier