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During this Tuesday Art Happy Hour, Sheila French provides instruction and guidance on basic knitting techniques. FREE!
As a follow-up to the Mar. 10 Knitting Basics workshop, this event is an informal gathering to review basic knitting skills including how to cast on (start a project), knit, purl, and cast off (finish a project). Sheila French, along with a few other experienced knitters, will be available to review basic skills, provide tips to take your knitting to the next level or help jumpstart you on your next project.
This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult. *Some of these events will have wine and beer for sale. IDs will be checked.
The workshop takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.
Even though the workshop is free, sign-up would be preferred in order for the instructor to be prepared with the correct amount of materials and supplies. Either call the art gallery at 605.642.7973 ext.0 — OR email [email protected] to add your name to the class list. If emailing, be sure to provide a phone number.
Sheila French began knitting at age 10. She sat by the fireplace on winter evenings with her mother. In the beginning, her mother would have to cut her knitting off the needle because it was too tight. Year after year she would give it another shot until she mastered it. By high school, she was knitting sweaters.
By age 10 she had already learned to embroider, at 16 she began weaving, and at 17, she tackled her first quilt. Fiber arts are definitely in Sheila’s blood. Every evening as the day draws to a close, you will find her with a needle of some sort in her hand working on her next creation.