French Press Felted Slippers (3 hours)
Saturday, November 17, 1-4pm • $50
Teacher: Melynda Bernardi
Join us to create a pair of custom felted slippers! With designer Melynda Bernardi by your side, you will explore the entire process of making a pair of classic French Press Felted Slippers. Melynda will cover casting on, knitting, and seaming, passing on helpful hints and tips along the way and explaining the felting process. Since these slippers make a perfect holiday gift, she’ll also tell you how to size a pair not only for your own feet but for others’ feet as well! You’ll go home prepared to finish your new slippers (and maybe with a little of your holiday crafting work taken care of well in advance)!
Pre-requisites: Participants should be familiar with the following: the long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, simple increases, and simple decreases.
• 330 yds. of worsted weight yarn purchased from Spun (100 percent wool, no superwash)
• Size US15 straight or circular needles
• Darning or tapestry needle
• Two buttons
Maximum number of students: 8
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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.