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New Autumn workshops with Loop on zoom!
We have also scheduled Roosimine workshops in our London shop
.This is a class on zoom, on Saturday October 30th for 2 hours. 3pm -5pm UK time. We have made sure to schedule it at a time that will work for the UK, Europe and North America amongst other parts of the world.
If you would like to come and take this class in person at Loop, we have 3 hour workshops with Aleks available the weekend of October 23rd and 24th in our London shop.
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.
Students will knit a small wrist warmer / swatch.You can see one of Aleks' beautiful designs in Laine Magazine Issue 10. The Seli sweater and cardigan uses the Roosimine technique and Estonian knitted braid called a Kihnu Vits. Aleks also has a beautiful shawl design design called Halliste in 52 Weeks of Shawls.Students will learn:
• How to read Roosimine charts
• Working with moving inlay yarn
• FinishingAbout the teacher:
When it comes to designing and illustrating knitwear, Aleks Byrd loves to work with many different strands. With a heritage tied to three countries – USA, Estonia and Canada – she has plenty of ideas and inspiration running through her, but tends to play with her Estonian roots in particular, weaving it into new patterns in order to produce modern and unique designs with a connection to the past. As a knitting ambassador for modern traditional Estonian knitting, Aleks has shared her knowledge of the little-known traditional techniques by putting a fresh twist on them for wearable designs. She also teaches these methods in her 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.
We're very honoured to welcome Aleks to Loop.