JC04 Beadaring, Beadelighted, Beadazzled, Bead Knitting! with Lily Chin
Beads may be glamorous or primitive, glitzy or rustic, delicate or bold. They invariably impart a texture and dimension to our knits. Whether added on spontaneously as we knit, added on after the fact, or planned and mapped out ahead of time, the results will always garner attention and admiration. Learn the many ways of applying different types of beads. Find out which method is best in which situation. See the effects on different kinds of materials. “Draw a bead” on new techniques to achieve all this. Proficiency Level: Intermediate. Bring to Class: Several colors of worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles. Several colors of sport weight yarn. Several colored pencils or markers and eraser or white out. A 4” x 4” swatch in any stitch. Needle, thread and scissors. Optional: Any of your own favorite beads. A few of your favorite stitch patterns, both color and texture, knitted up and charted out on graph paper. Photocopying the knitted-up results would also be helpful, or photocopy the pattern from the picture in the book or stitch dictionary (if small, try to enlarge to real-life size).
Class fee: $100.
Materials fee (payable to the instructor at the start of class): $20.
Lily Chin is an internationally famous knitter and crocheter who has worked in the yarn industry for more than 30 years, as a designer, instructor and author of 8 books on knitting and crochet. Lily teaches around the world and now has instructional DVDs as well as some online classes. She has created looks for the New York Fashion Week runway collections of designers Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, and Isaac Mizrahi, and her work has been on the backs of celebrities and super models. She was named a “Master Knitter” by Vogue Knitting. She is regularly cited in media across the U.S., including The Late Show with David Letterman, Martha, CBS Morning News, CNN, HGTV, Knitting Daily, Knit and Crochet Now, and more. Lily Chin has lived in New York City all her life and has been involved in the fashion industry since age 13.