Estonian Inlay Technique with Aleks Byrd | Workshop 1


Saturday Sept, 17 | 9-12 am | Here Now Space NY 

Join us on September 17 for a day of classes with Aleks Byrd, the talented author of Traditions Revisited published by Laine Magazine.

This is your opportunity to learn everything about Estonian Inlay technique (Roosimine)  in Workshop 1 and Baltic Braiding in Workshop 2.

The workshop includes:

3 hours class with Aleks Byrd and 3 skeins (25 gr) of Tibetan Cloud.

You will have the opportunity to choose the 3 skeins before the beginning of the class depending on stock availability. 

Participants will receive a 15% discount on the yarn needed to knit any of Aleks’ beautiful designs.

Roosimine is an Estonian inlay technique that creates the appearance of embroidery through intentional floats in contrasting yarn on the right side of your knitting. It’s the perfect technique to add some embellishment to

your knitting that is easier than intarsia. The name Roosimine translates to “decorating with roses”, which comes from a style of short stitch embroidery done on the Estonian island of Muhu. Students will knit a small swatch.

Students will learn:
• How to read Roosimine charts

• Working with moving inlay yarn

• Tensioning

• Finishing

On the same day we will have a meet&great with Aleks from 6-8 pm to attend other RSVP to

Aleks Bio

Aleks Byrd is a knitwear designer and illustrator who is particularly well-known as a moderniser of Estonian knitting traditions. With a heritage tied to three countries – USA, Estonia and Canada – she has plenty of inspiration running through her, but tends to play with her Estonian roots in particular. She gives her knits a distinctive graphic touch and creatively applies the traditional Estonian knitting techniques putting a fresh twist on them for wearable designs. Aleks’ aim is to get knitters to try out new techniques in her collection of patterns, her book Traditions Revisited – Modern Estonian Knits and popular workshops. It’s her design background in illustration coupled with her unique ideas and love of colour that shine through in her collection of designs that are fun and rewarding to knit for all levels of knitters.




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