French Press Felted Slippers (3 hours)
Sunday, January 8, 1-4p • $50
Teacher: Melynda Bernardi
Join us as we spend a day creating a pair of custom felted slippers for your feet. With the designer by your side, we will explore the entire process of making French Press Felted Slippers. Casting on, knitting, and seaming will be covered in a relaxed environment, all while learning helpful hints and tips along the way. Since these slippers make the perfect gift, we will discuss how to size not only for your own feet but for others' feet as well. We’ll talk about the felting process so you are prepared to go home and finish off your new slippers.
Pre-requisites: Students should be comfortable with casting on, knitting, and purling and simple increases and decreases.
Materials: 330 yards worsted weight Yarn purchased from Spun (must be 100% wool, no superwash), size US 15 (10mm) knitting needles, blunt tip darning needle, sharp tip darning needle, 2 buttons. Pattern will be provided.
Maximum number of students: Eight
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About Melynda Bernardi: Growing up, Melynda never found a wardrobe problem that could not be solved with some fabric, a needle, and thread. This early proficiency eventually led to teaching herself knitting in college, as a way to keep her ever-creating hands busy. A few years later, when the day to day stresses of a job pressed in, her creative needs burst forth onto the internet as French Press Knits.
Now, Melynda takes great pleasure in sharing her love of knitting with others. Whether teaching or designing, learning new techniques or writing about her crafting exploits, she has enjoyed finding her place in the knitting community. Her love of efficiency is reflected in her patterns and projects, where she strives to design for a variety of knitters- young and old, novice to experienced.
Melynda has found a new joy in life as she embarks on the wonderful (and sometimes crazy) journey of motherhood. This may explain why most recent projects flying off her needles have been of the smaller variety, and why new designs seem to be geared toward the little ones who don’t always appreciate a hand knit garment. This knitter, wife, and mom creates and designs from her home in Michigan, where her hand knits get plenty of use.