Chunky Knit Basket Making with Love Fest Fibers: Coming Soon!
Instructor: Britt-Marie Alm
Super chunky yarn is making a whole new range of knit home goods possible. This class will explore using thick felt yarn to make a simple yet striking basket. Britt from San Francisco's Love Fest Fibers will show us how to knit the Garter Ridge Basket using a single ball of Tough Love yarn. Tough Love is 100% New Zealand wool that has been hand-felted by women in Nepal. Through this class, you'll learn about the process that goes into felting the fiber, techniques for working with felt yarn and lots of projects ideas. By the end of the class, you'll have your own basket to keep or share as a unique gift.
Separate materials required, Garter Ridge Basket Kit:
+ One 50-yard ball of Tough Love
+ Size 50 (25mm) straight knitting needles
Pre-requisite: Beginner level (you need to know how to cast on, knit in garter stitch, and bind off. This class is not suitable for someone looking to learn how to knit).
1 class / 2 hours
Class Size: 10 students max.
Date: Coming Soon!
Bio: Britt is the Owner and Chief String Slinger of Love Fest Fibers in San Francisco. Britt has spent much of the past two decades living and working on the Tibetan Plateau with pastoralists and artisans. She founded Love Fest Fibers with the aim of supporting communities with vibrant fiber traditions while also exploring new skills and techniques. In addition to natural fibers, Love Fest aims to make use of recycled materials through the creation of yarn that utilizes such materials as recycled plastic bottle fiber and fashion industry remnants. Today she designs and creates premium yarn and knit goods through partnerships in the Tibet, Nepal, Cambodia and at home on the West Coast.