Northeast Fiber Arts Center

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Video Tutorials

Pandemic Project: Stitch in Place as we Shelter in Place

Learn a basic shibori stitching process and stitch up either a lovely Wool/Bamboo Shawl or recycle a pillow case or old sheet and then make a great market bag or a pillow with your shibori!

You can purchase the sashiko needles here, and even thread if you don't have any at home to use. I usually use the sashiko thread for decorative surface stitching, but in a pinch, you could use it for shibori.

Stitch it up while we isolate using this video as a guide. And then once this is behind us -or more likely, we have figured out a safe way to manage covid-19 - come join me here for a Post Pandemic Indigo Dip and dip your stitched shawl or yard of fabric into the vat here at the shop. That way we can gather together and share in the fun of seeing everyone's designs appear as we open the stitching together!

There are 4 videos below that walk you thru the Pandemic Project Concept and Supplies Needed, the Design Possibilities, and the Techniques. Please watch in this order.


Introduction & Supplies Needed

 

Miru Shibori Design Possibilities

 

Technique

 

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Separating tog from thel in an Icelandic fleece

It's easy and gives you one fiber that is soft and crimpy and great for "next to the skin" projects and another fiber that is great for spinning a yarn with great stitch definition and durability. And both fibers are great for felting!

 

Long Tail Cast On Tips n' Tricks

 

Duplicate Stitch

 

Short Row Shaping

 

Side Seams in Stockinette Stitch

 

Side Seams in Garter Stitch

 

Continental Knitting

 

Picking up a dropped stitch

 

Stitch Gauge: why it's important and how to read in stockinette stitch

 

Reading stitch gauge in garter stitch, over cables or lace

 

Reading row gauge & where it is important

 

Ripping out your knitting- YIKES! (stitch by stitch & by rows)

 

Increases in Knitting (raised bar, Make 1, YO, K1B - knit 1 below)

 

Video Library

 

Fun Exercises

 

Coming Soon

  • Picking up Stithces for a button band/along an edge
  • Picking up Stitches around a neckline
  • Magic Loop
  • Pulling Wisps for Felting : Shingling vs. Crosshatching