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Price includes enough materials to make one complete bauble.

Learn to knit with beads and make a beautiful Christmas Bauble in this 3 hour class. The bauble is knitted flat and then seamed around a polystyrene ball or stuffed with polyester wadding. The beads are threaded onto the yarn before starting to knit. In the centre beaded panel a bead is worked through every stitch.

In the class you will be shown how to thread the beads onto the yarn following a chart for the colour sequence and then how to knit or purl a bead through each stitch to produce a solid beaded fabric.

Fiona will lend beading mats and beading needles for threading the beads. Beads in kits will be available to buy on the day.

You will need:

  • A 4ply yarn
  • 3mm needles. If you know you are a tight knitter you will need a larger needle size or if you are a loose knitter you will need a smaller needle size.
  • 20cm circumference polystyrene ball or polyester stuffing.
  • Blunt sewing needle
  • Scissors

Techniques covered in this workshop include:

Threading beads onto yarn, following a chart for threading beads in the correct colour sequence, working the knit front and back increase, working bead knitting, working a left leaning decrease, mattress stitch to sew the knitting around a polystyrene ball.

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