Join me for this very special class at Mendel Goldberg Fabrics in New York City on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, 2023. The shop will be closed, space cleared and we’ll have exclusive use of the main floor. I will demonstrate how to create numerous trim variations for Alice’s exquisite boucle fabrics. You will have an opportunity to work along with me. Sample kits of fabrics plus interesting yarns are included in course fee.
Creating Kumihimo style trims using yarns plus fibers pulled from the boucle fabrics will be demonstrated. Handworked buttonholes on boucle are made easier with professional materials and a few tricks. You’ll have an opportunity to practice a few; fabric and threads provided.
I will work with anyone purchasing fabric to design a few trim options. There will be a selection of couture quality yarns available for purchase. Saturday and Sunday are NOT repeats of the same topics. You are welcome to attend either or both days, but will gain the most information attending both. Cost is $200 per day or $375 if you sign up for 2 days.
Class is from 9-5 with about an hour break for lunch. We will be working on the main floor of the shop which has plenty of overhead lighting. I utilize an overhead camera with zoom lens so you have a very clear view of my hands while making the trims. Those with some experience with crochet will benefit most from this class. If you’re not comfortable with basic crochet stitches, do some practice prior to class. We will use the chain stitch, single and double crochet; nothing terribly complex.
Mendel Goldberg is located at 72 Hester Street in the Lower East Side area of Manhattan. There are numerous hotels and restaurants in the area. Some hotels offer parking and there is an IPark Garage at 59 Allen Street (very close to Mendel Goldberg).
I have taught this class many times, both in-person and via Zoom. A digital file of the trims shown and patterns for you to use on your own will be emailed to every participant. Email Mary at email@example.com if you have additional questions.