Perfect Edgings: Zippers, Buttons and Buttonholes
Edgings are an important design element, providing beauty and function. We will de-mystify the process of the perfect installation of zippers into hand-knits. Multiple edging options from simple to more complex will be covered, the one-row buttonhole explained, and you will learn how to sew buttons on quickly and firmly.
Level of Experience: All levels. Prerequisites: Knit, purl, bind off, pick up stitches, and basic skills using sewing needle and thread.
Homework: Assemble supplies. If no project is ready, knit and bring to class: two swatches at least 3” wide the same length as the zipper, and another swatch 4” square for practice with edgings and buttonhole.
Materials to bring to class: Projects that are ready for edging or zippers are welcome. Bring supplies suitable for those projects. A 4” – 7” zipper, extra swatch yarn to use for edgings, and knitting needles 2-3 sizes smaller than used for the swatch. Sewing needle, buttonhole thread which matches the swatch yarn (for sewing zipper and buttons) and sewing thread in a contrasting color (for basting), sewing pins and at least one button.
Materials fee: None.
Cost: $30 for members ($65 for non-members which includes Guild membership through 2019)
How to Register: Sign up at the July Guild meeting or send an email to Programs@SanDiegoKnitters.com. Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. Payment is requested at time of registration. Your registration is guaranteed upon confirmation of receipt of your payment.
Learn more about Anne Berk’s visit to the Guild here.
** FOOD RESTRICTION REMINDER: Please observe the rules of Temple Solel, a kosher facility.
*No meat, which includes chicken, beef and pork.