September is here, and despite the fact that it’s still technically summer (and also quite warm outside), all we can think of is sweater weather. With even just a slight chill in the air, we’re ready and busting out the woolens. There’s something so wonderful about bundling up in a hand-knit garment – so comforting and soothing. Which, add handspun in to this equation, and well, we’re simply in love.
Spin to Knit a Sweater // with Rachel Smith
Taught by Rachel Smith, the founder of the Wool n’ Spinning blog and podcast, Rachel walks you through the process of creating your first garment from your own handspun yarn. In this Spin to Knit a Sweater course, you’ll learn how to select the kind of fibre that will give you the garment you desire, how to sample your handspun yarn, how to calculate the measurements of your yarn, how to store large amounts of plies for bigger projects, and how to swatch your yarn before starting your garment.
We hope you’ll join us for this workshop! There’s nothing like the experience of going from a raw material all the way through the process to a finished item. Thank you to Rachel for sharing her love of making yarn, and we wish you happy spinning!
Don’t forget to check out the forums to ask any questions and post your current WIPs! We can’t wait to see what you make.
Live Office Hours // September 2019
Our next Live Office Hours will be Thursday, September 26 at 10am PST. Please join us for a chat, updates from the school, and to get your fibre arts questions answered by Felicia! If you can’t make it, no worries as we always post the video on the SOS online library afterwards for all members to enjoy!
The easiest way to WATCH is to go to this permanent page on our website: https://www.schoolofsweetgeorgia.com/live/. If you would like to join the CHAT, you can catch us on YouTube when we are live OR visit us on Twitch. Either chat rooms should work!
Please send your questions for Live Office Hours to Felicia at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for sending in your questions!
Recent Student Works
Here’s what our students have been up to recently…
- Stephanie knit up her hand dyed yarn into a super fun rainbow cowl! Such a great way to put those test skeins to use!
- Kim wove two stunning scarves using her rigid heddle loom – the first scarf using a gradient of SweetGeorgia colours from Charcoal to Birch, and the second scarf using a beautiful alpaca, cormo, angora blend yarn. Thank you for sharing, Kim!
Wishing you an excellent fibre-filled weekend!