Learn Aruna’s EASY approach to finishing knitted blankets in a professional yet stress-free way. As a multi-disciplinary artist, Aruna constantly explores and infuses various mediums and techniques (such as quilting, embroidery, appliqué, sewing, and upcycling) into her knitted works, ultimately developing her own unique methods towards various stages of any given knitted project. In this 2-hour workshop, you will work on your own miniature blanket. You will learn how to line it with fabric, knot quilt and create jumbo hand made tassel embellishments. As a bonus, Aruna will also illustrate how she plans out and adds various haberdashery to her projects, so you too can incorporate your own unique elements to your knitted creations. Students will receive a complimentary copy of Aruna’s ‘Dogwood Covid Cushion’ Sampler which will be included in the class handouts. Additionally, at the end of the class, Aruna will give students a parting gift of a limited-time 20% off discount code to her Ursa Minor: Little Dipper’s Sticky Paws full blanket pattern, which is available on Ravelry. These patterns will give you two wonderful opportunities to practise your newly acquired FUNtastic Blanket finishing skills!
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, have knit a few accessories, basic sewing skills
Please bring to class a blocked knitted rectangle, approximately 8" x 10" (20 cm x 25 cm). Does not have to be exact. A non-curling stitch is preferred, such as Moss Stitch, Stocking Stitch with Garter Stitch borders on all four sides, or any other stitch you like as long as the edges don’t curl.
1. Finished and blocked knitted rectangle
2. Fabric (preferably cotton or cotton blend) at least 2 inches (5cm) wider and 2 inches (5cm) longer than your knitted rectangle
4. Regular sewing needle and thread
5. Extra yarn same colour as you used for knitted rectangle
6. Yarn needle with pointed tip
7. DVD case or hard cover book about the same size
8. Yarn in any color(s) you like to complement your mini blanket
9. Box of safety pins (about 10 will do)