Fiona Ellis: Laddered Openwork
Fiona Ellis: Laddered Openwork
Using dropped stitches, Fiona creates a new space in knitted fabric for openwork designs. It's drop-down gorgeous!
What It's All About
It's hard to describe Fiona's latest knitting technique, except to say that it's fascinating. Using dropped stitches, Fiona creates a new space in knitted fabric for openwork designs. In this workshop, Fiona will teach you how to: plan and create "safe" spaces to ladder down stitches, influence the direction of your laddered spaces, meander and work around other stitch patterns and details in your knitting and add hand embroidery to create stunning openwork designs. You will come away with the burning desire (and know-how) to add this technique to your current project(s). Fiona will also show you some of her latest designs showcasing laddered openwork designs, such as "Adelaide & Spadina".
About Fiona Ellis
Fiona Ellis is a graduate of DeMontfort University (England) with a degree in fashion knitwear design. Her designs are available in leading magazine publications including on-line at Twist Collective. She is the author of Inspired Cable Knits, Knitspiration Journal and Inspired Fair Isle Knits as well as three exclusive designs for River City Yarns: Lucky Mitts, Rosalind and Top Shelf Toppers. You can find out what she is currently doing at www.fionaellisonline.com—check out her blog post on the 9th of each month.
Using a smooth DK or worsted weight yarn (partial ball is okay: 20g or more) and appropriate needles, cast on 32 sts. Work 2 rows in seed st, then work 2 inches in stockinette, leaving the piece on the needles for class.
- Your pre-work, remainder of the same ball of yarn & needles,
- 2-4 locking stitch markers,
- blunt ended sewing needle
- Knitter's tool kit (scissors, measuring tape)
- Notebook/paper and pencil
Intermediate and beyond. You have the following knitting skills mastered: casting on, knit, purl, left and right slanting increases and decreases, yarnovers and are able to "read your knitting" (you can look at a stitch and tell if it is knitted or purled.)
- 3 hours of instruction working on a spectacular and new knitting technique.
- bringing new meaning to the phrase, "I have to run".
Other important info that you should know about...
You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can pay online or call the store at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone.
This workshop may be held on our mezzanine level which is roomy but only accessible by stairs. If you have mobility issues and can't manage the stairs, please contact Cynthia: email@example.com.
Cancellations? We know you have every intention of coming, but life happens, so we need a cancellation policy, and this is it:
- If you cancel 7 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 administration & service fee.
- No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 7 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If you are unable to attend, you may ask a friend to take your place.
- If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise.
- Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Private group or individual sessions are also available. For information please Cynthia (see above).