One of the most interesting aspects of embroidery is the possibility of filling shapes by progressing from one colour to another gradually and organically. Knowing how to blend colours is an important skill to ensure a successful embroidery, and to do so it’s useful to know some tricks that will take everything to another level.
And here is where I come in!
During this workshop I will explain how to switch from one colour to another by creating a smooth and beautiful gradient. We will study together how to draw your template in order to include in it all the important details to be properly guided along your embroidery. We will work the basic stitches for this kind of embroidery and see how they can be combined and used. We will first try filling in some shapes using two or more colours.
I will include for you in my handouts my Maia Poncho that you will be able to knit and embroider with all the techniques you’ll lean with me during this class! This is a super fun class, join me!
Yarn: any kind of fingering-weight yarn or mohair yarn you have in your stash.
Any colour will do, but bring more than one as you will need it for the colour transition, and it’s best if the colors contrast with the swatch.
Knitted swatch: 24×24 cm / 10×10” (it needs to fit in the hoop) knitted in DK yarn
Wash-away water-soluble embroidery stabilizer (easily available on Amazon; one brand is New Brothread Wash Away Embroidery)
Embroidery hoop (approx. 22cm/9” diameter)
Marker to trace the drawing
Downloaded and printed template that you will find in the syllabus (will be mailed to you approx 2 weeks before the workshop)
Sharp needles for wool (make sure that the wool you are using passes through the eye)
Knit a swatch at least 24×24 cm (9.5×9.5 inches) in stockinette stitch using any DK-weight yarn.