Workshops with Sivia Harding

This December, acclaimed designer and instructor Sivia Harding brings some of her most innovative classes to Twisted!

In Search of the Perfect Bead
Saturday, December 9
from 10:30am-5:30pm with a 1hr break

Beads add undeniable beauty to knitting, but it can be tricky to choose the perfect beads for your project. This full day workshop presents guidelines for choosing beads. In the morning session, students will learn the principles that guide them to make consistently inspired choices of beads and yarn. Sivia will discuss dimension, color, and magic. In the afternoon, students will swatch for a design, Arcuato, which requires up to four different beads. Sivia guarantees that you will not look at beads the same way after taking this class! 

A copy of the Arcuato Shawl pattern and a curated bead kit are included in the class fee.

Decorative Mending
Saturday, December 16 from 2:00-5:00pm

Mending and Making Do is a principle we are all familiar with, usually thought of in association with the frugality of the War years in this country and in Europe. But mending and darning have traditions that are far more ancient and of far more philosophical interest to craftspeople like ourselves. This class looks at antique textiles and artifacts from around the world with new eyes, then brings mending up to present day with new interpretations of old techniques. Sivia guarantees a beautiful, poetic, presentation that will make your fingers twitch to get mending! Several mending techniques are covered, including Sivia’s own knitted mend.

Toe Up Socks ~ with a Gusset Heel on 2 Circular Needles
Thursday, November 30, December 7 & 14 from 6:00-8:00pm

This class is a comprehensive introduction to toe-up construction from a toe-up master! Toe-up socks increase yardage confidence, while a gusset heel offers a comfortable, customizable fit. Students will learn how to make socks that fit any feet, at any gauge. This technique packed class will have you planning all kinds of portable, wonderful socks. (Please note: socks are knit one at a time.)

Discover all our exciting classes! Check out our full class list online. For more information, or to enroll, visit our webstore, give us a call (503 922 1150), or drop into Twisted and we’ll make sure you have everything you need for you next project!