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Knitted Lace Edgings

Class Description

Adding bits of lace beauty to common objects

Knitted lace edgings are a beautiful addition to garments, linens, and accessories. Because these trims are typically done on just a few stitches, they are a practical way to explore the structure and techniques of knitted lace.

Great for introductory lace knitters, as well as those wanting to advance their understanding of what knitted lace is all about.

Students will use both written and charted patterns, and learn to make their own charts. Methods for attaching lace, mitering, grafting, and blocking will be covered.

Knitted Lace Edgings
Examples of lace edgings on linen handkerchief,
bath towel, linen doily center, and baby sock cuff
  • Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills. No experience in knitting lace needed.
  • Students supply their own yarn/thread and needles.
  • Additional student materials fee: $10 per student (includes class workbook).
  • Duration: 3 - 9 hours. The longer version of class allows more thorough coverage of topics and time to make class mini-projects.

Interested in scheduling?

Contact Jackie E-S for availability and filling out a contract.

See Classes Offered for other knitting workshops and program seminars I offer.

References of some places where Knitted Lace Edgings has been taught

  • Dallas Hand Knitters Guild, Dallas TX February 11, 2006. (6 hour class)
  • Knotty Knitters Guild, Anaheim Hills CA October 9, 2005. (6 hour class)
  • TNNA Trade Show, Long Beach CA January 20, 2005. (3 hour class titled "Simply Elegant Lace Edgings" adapted for shop owners and staff to promote lace knitting in their stores)
  • Sixth Annual Boise Lace Knitting Retreat, Boise ID October 2 - 7, 2004 (4 hour class). During this retreat, I also taught Multicolor Techniques in Lace Knitting, What to Look for in a Yarn, and the "Designing and Charting Your Own Lace" module of Simply Elegant Knitted Lace.
  • John C. Campbell Folk School's Scandinavian Heritage Week, Brasstown NC August 15 - 21, 2004. In this special week-long lace knitting class at the Folk School, I also taught Simply Elegant Knitted Lace and Beaded Lace Knitting.
  • Southeast Fiber Forum 1999 Conference, Jackson MS. (9 hour class)

Thank you for interest. I am here to serve you and help keep your knitting a pleasurable experience. If you have questions or need assistance with purchasing or knitting my HeartStrings patterns, let me know. Sincerely, Jackie E-S

Email address: jackie@heartstringsfiberarts.com
Phone: 678-262-6338 or 877-764-2747 (toll-free in US)
Postal address: HeartStrings, Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, 53 Parlange Drive, Destrehan LA 70047-2133 USA

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