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Aleks Byrd Book Tour Meet and Greet & Book Signing

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Aleks Byrd will be at fibre space for her US book tour! Meet the designer of Traditions Revisited: Modern Estonian Knits (published by Laine Publishing) and see all of the designs from the book during this inspiring evening with Aleks Byrd. Reserve your copy of the book in advance to guarantee availability. No registration required for this event. About the book: For a small country on the Baltic Sea, Estonia’s tradition and love for handicraft greatly surpasses its size. Estonian…

Roosimine – Estonian Inlay Knitting: a workshop with Aleks Byrd

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

*Registration will open mid August! 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. Skills Level: Intermediate - Students should be comfortable knitting in…

Baltic Braids: a workshop with Aleks Byrd

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

*Registration will open mid August! Knitted braids are the perfect embellishment for any project! 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 about three styles of braids, the basic foundation, and experiment with color combinations and directionality. Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, working in the round, chart reading, easy colorwork, basic finishing techniques Skill level: Intermediate - Students should be comfortable knitting…

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