Vikkel Twisted Stitches & Braids with Aleks Byrd | Workshop 2
Saturday Sept, 17 | 2-5 pm | 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.
Knitted braids are the perfect embellishment for any project to make it just a little more special. The Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia have many different styles of braids that have added interesting details to mittens, gloves, socks, and sweaters. Learn three different braid types, two colour braided cast on and experiment with colour combinations and directionality.
Students will learn:
• Estonian Twisted Braid
• Kihnu vits / Kihnu Braid
• Latvian braid: left and right leaning
On the same day we will have a meet&great with Aleks from 6-8 pm to attend other RSVP to email@example.com
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.