Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Blocking and Finishing: May 12 Meeting Preview

This meeting is the last of our series on Making Garments. Now that you've had a chance to practice a small garment and learned some tips for fitting garments to a specific size, in this meeting you'll learn tips for professionally finishing your garment or other crochet project. The right finishing techniques can help take your project from homemade to professionally handmade!

For the May 12 meeting (2:30pm to 4:30pm at Prospect Park United Method Church), Hillary will demonstrate a variety of blocking and finishing techniques:
  • Blocking a garment - tips and techniques for blocking, demo of how to get started
  • Seam techniques - review of the different seaming techniques and suggestions about determining which type of seaming technique to use
  • Edgings - tips for working edge stiches evenly across ends
  • Finishing off yarn - tips for weaving in yarn ends
To get the most from this class, please bring the following materials so that you can practice seaming techniques and edging techniques:
  • Four to six crocheted swatches that are roughly the same size (at least 4" square)
    - or -
  • Completed pieces from March baby sweater  
As always at our meetings, participation in the class is optional and there's a separate table set aside for anyone who wants to use the meeting time to work on other projects. This month, we'll also have a separate area where a more experienced member will help beginners on projects and problems of their choice.

We hope to see you on Saturday the 12th!