Bead Knitted Bauble with Fiona Morris
Tue 22nd October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm| £25
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
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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