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Workshop: Roosimine with Aleks Byrd

C$120.00
Learn Roosimine, the Estonian inlay technique with Aleks Byrd, author of Traditions Revisited
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In-person class at Espace Tricot, 6050 Monkland Ave, Montreal. 

Roosimine is an Estonian inlay technique that creates the appearance of embroidery through intentional floats in contrasting yarn on the right side of your knitting. It’s the perfect technique to add some embellishment to your knitting that is easier than intarsia. The name Roosimine translates to “decorating with roses”, which comes from a style of short stitch embroidery done on the Estonian island of Muhu.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Students should be comfortable knitting in the round and reading from charts

MATERIALS:

US 6 / 4mm needles for knitting small circumference (Double pointed needles or circular needles for magic loop)

Stitch markers

DK yarn in 2 contrasting colours approx. 20g of each colour. Make sure the yarn is easy to pull from both ends of the ball (for working with two strands at a time).

About ALEKS BYRD:

Aleks Byrd is a knitwear designer and illustrator who is particularly well-known as a moderniser of Estonian knitting traditions. With a heritage tied to three countries – USA, Estonia and Canada – she has plenty of inspiration running through her, but tends to play with her Estonian roots in particular. She gives her knits a distinctive graphic touch and creatively applies the traditional Estonian knitting techniques putting a fresh twist on them for wearable designs. Aleks’ aim is to get knitters to try out new techniques in her collection of patterns, her book Traditions Revisited - Modern Estonian Knits and popular workshops. It’s her design background in illustration coupled with her unique ideas and love of colour that shine through in her collection of designs that are fun and rewarding to knit for all levels of knitters.

Refund Policy: Classes are fully refundable up to 1 week before they begin. Store credit will be issued for cancellations up to 48 hours before the class.
Missed Classes: Unfortunately, we cannot offer make-up classes, discounts or refunds for missed classes in a series.
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