Thursday, January 7, 2010

Class: Yarn Bombing

Saturdays 1/9 (2-5 PM) and 2/20 (6-8 PM) | $45

Plus a Knit-a-long meetup on Sunday 1/24 | 10:30-1:30 | Free with class

What exactly is "Yarn Bombing"? According to Wikipedia, Graffiti Knitting or Yarn Bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk. While yarn installations may last for years, they are considered non permanent, and unlike graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary.

Week One: Go over the techniques in the book, scout out the areas to be "bombed", and discuss our preliminary ideas.

KAL Meetup: just a check-in to see how everyone is doing!

Week Two: Finish up any loose ends, and then hit the secret area and get to tagging!

What you need to know how to do:

- cast on
- the knit stitch
- the purl stitch
- some basic crochet skills may come in handy

What materials are included:

- Appropriate yarn

Students will want to bring a variety of knitting needle and crochet hooks, as we will have a variety of yarns available. The book "Yarn Bombing" by Mandy Moore will be available to purchase at a 20% discount for students.

Classes do fill up early; so please reserve your space in the class by paying in advance as it is unlikely we will be able to accommodate walk-ins. Payment is required within 7 days of signing up for the class or within one week before the class begins (whichever comes first). All classes limited to five people unless otherwise stated. A minimum of 2 students is required for most classes to take place. If the minimum for a class is not reached within 48 hours of the class, we will cancel the class and contact you in regards to rescheduling or a refund. Individual classes/lessons available by request (prices may vary). Homework is required in most of our classes; we know that all of you have busy schedules but please be sure to allow time to finish the work needed for classes.

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