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Intro to Knits: Helen’s Closet - Blackwood Cardigan- May 4th & 5th

Intro to Knits: Helen’s Closet - Blackwood Cardigan
*This workshop includes all materials and supplies.  All you need to do is choose your fabric colour.

 Instructor: Angela Kelly

Date: Saturday May 4th & Sunday May 5th

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (End times are approximate.)

30 Min Lunch Break both days.


In this workshop participants have the opportunity to make a Blackwood Cardigan from Helen’s Closet! This is the perfect project to build up some skills working with knits.


Blackwood Cardigan by Helen’s Closet 
Please determine what size you will need and make note during checkout. Helen’s Closet runs from sizes 0-22 with a D-Cup from sizes 12-30.  Please note if you would like the long or short version. 
The size chart can be found: HERE

About the Cardigan from Helen’s Closet: 
 “The Blackwood Cardigan is a cozy and versatile addition to your wardrobe. Designed with layering in mind, it has minimal excess fabric in the front and a close fit around the neck and shoulders. It’s fitted shape and extra-long sleeves make it perfect for wearing under jackets and vests, while also looking stylish over tank tops and dresses. View B ends at the hips, while View A extends down to the mid-thigh and includes patch pockets at hand level. The Blackwood is intended to be worn open and is not designed to close at the front.”


We will be using Stretch Rayon Bamboo French Terry Knit.
Fiber Contents: 67% Rayon of Bamboo/28% Cotton/5% Spandex
There are four colours to choose from when you sign up for the class.  We are not able to offer last minute fabric changes as the fabric order will be place in advance. 
A PDF Pattern will be made available to you at the workshop.  You can make more cardigans at home -trust us you’ll want to!  

Who is this class for? 

This class is great for anyone who has already taken a beginner level sewing (from our studio or equivalent). This class will introduce working with knits and stretch fabric. 
You should have the following skills when coming to this workshop:

o    Threading a sewing machine.

o    Sewing a straight seam and following a seam allowance.

o    Pivoting when sewing corners.

o    Basic ironing and pressing skills when constructing a garment.

*This class is great as a next step to Sewing Level 1 – you do not need Sewing Level 2 to take this workshop.

Skills Covered

o    The basics using a serger for stretch fabrics

o    Making a hem band & cuffs

o    Professional finishes

o    Following a pattern as a group

o    Sewing a sash collar


Please read our cancellation policy before registering for workshops.