Registration for this workshop has closed. The recorded version will be released for purchase in October.


Seaming and Finishing for Knitting and Crochet with Kira Dulaney


Workshop Description: Neat seaming and finishing make such a difference in a handmade project, but so many knitters and crocheters don’t feel confident in their finishing skills. This class will be useful for anyone who knits or crochets garments or accessories and is recommended for anyone wanting to enter the Skeins and Textiles competition at future Lambtown Festivals. Techniques will include planning ahead for finishing ease and success, weaving in yarn ends on knit and crocheted fabric, seaming knitting using mattress stitch aka invisible stitch, seaming crochet with mattress stitch or slip stitch, grafting, picking up stitches for knit edging, single crochet edging, buttonholes multiple ways, and sewing buttons securely.


Experience Level: Beginner to Advanced


Students Should Have: A few swatches, some yarn, and needles/hooks to practice with, darning needle, scissors.


Workshop Cost:

Pay What You Can: $30, $50, or $70. This year’s workshop pricing is a three-tier PWYC, or Pay What You Can with options of $30, $50, and $70; we hope that those of you who can afford to pay more will do so, and that offering a lower tier makes Lambtown Festival Workshops more affordable and inclusive in this difficult year. *Please note: We will not disclose which tier any student chooses and all students will be treated equally by Lambtown Festival and our instructors.


Workshop Details:

This live workshop will be on Saturday, September 25th, starting at 9:00am Pacific and ending by 12:00pm. The workshop recording will be available for students to re-watch at their convenience through the end of the year, with the opportunity to watch multiple times as you work through the techniques or simply soak up the expert advice. Students will get a chance to ask the instructor questions during the live webinar.


Registered students will receive a link to the webinar closer to the event date and a link to the recording afterward, and are asked to respect the instructor's work by not sharing their login credentials to allow friends to access the live workshop or video.


Instructor Bio: Kira Dulaney has been teaching fiber arts classes and hosting crafty events in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond since 2002. As a teacher, her focus is on providing valuable information in a stress-free environment, and supporting students through the learning process. She is also the designer behind Kira K Designs, a line of original knitting and crochet patterns and kits featuring clean lines and intriguing details that are both interesting to make and easy to wear.

Seaming and Finishing for Knitting and Crochet