K05 Duplicate Stitch Your Personalized Artwork, Crest, or Monogram with Laura Barker

Wednesday, April 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds – Bingo Hall

Ever wanted to embellish your knitting with a monogram or crest, or perhaps your child’s artwork? Learn the art of duplicate stitch in this class. Bring a picture, and, using specially created tracing paper, convert your picture to a guide to duplicate stitch your custom design on your knitting. Skill level: Suitable for all. Maximum number of students: 15. Students should bring: Yarn – Small amount of worsted yarn in a contrasting color to homework swatch. Notions – Tapestry needle, small scissors. Picture to convert – maximum 7.5” x 7.5″ for a picture about 40 stitches wide x 52 rows high, or a proportionally smaller picture for a smaller stockinette base. Other – Erasable colored pencils in all colors of the artwork, tape. Homework: Knit a small swatch of stockinette in worsted yarn, 15 stitches x 20 rows. If you wish to use the project as a coaster, cast-on 21 stitches and add 4 rows of seed stitch to top and bottom, and 3 stitches of seed stitch to each edge with the stockinette panel in the middle.

Class Code: K05 Class Fee: $55. Materials Fee: None.

Laura Barker is a life-long knitter and former engineer and math teacher. She enjoys combining all the best of her experience in her favorite career, knitting design and education. Her designs feature innovative construction with clear instruction. She is the author of Mitered Entrelac, Knitting Entrelac Around the Corner, and has published patterns in Knitter’s Magazine, Knitty, Knit Edge Magazine and on Ravelry. She was an instructor at a DC LYS and has taught for Stitches events and various retreats. Her work may also be found on Ravelry, Instagram and Facebook as Cathedral Knits. She was founding VP of the Capitol Hill Knitting Guild.

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Presenting our 2020 catalog cover, featuring an original woodcut done just for us by Bobby Rosenstock of JustAJar Design Press.

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Attention please! We ended up with a small quantity of 2020 merchandise left over from our virtual festival order. This includes short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, sling bags, backpacks, posters, note cards and enamel pins. Sorry, no mugs, and not all sizes are available in the shirts and sweatshirts.

You can view these items at www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/, but because of the limited quantities you CANNOT ORDER THEM ONLINE. All items will be sold by telephone order ONLY on a first come, first served basis. Orders will be accepted by Sheepman Supply at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. I repeat, orders will be accepted by TELEPHONE ONLY at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

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