Gumeracha – First Garment Workshop with Dear Pru
Gumeracha is a fun, chunky cardigan designed by Pru Raymond, suitable for knitters undertaking their first knitted garment. In this two-part workshop, you will be supported through the process of garment production: from taking accurate body measurements and creating a reuseable personal template to refer to when selecting sizes and planning other knitted garments, through to seaming and finishing techniques. An optional check in/ virtual knit a long via Zoom is included.
Pre-requisite skills: knit, purl, cast on.
Each student will need:
•• 5- 7 skeins of Malabrigo Rasta Super Bulky (150g/ 82m, 100% Merino)
OR 7-10 skeins of NNK Yarns Chunky (100g/70m, 80% superwash merino, 20% Nylon) OR 8-11 skeins of Rowan Big Wool (100g/ 80m, 100% Merino)
** for contrast cuffs & band, replace 1 skein
• 12mm & 15mm 80-100cm circular knitting needles
• 100cm waste yarn for provisional cast on
• Optional: 10mm crochet hook for seaming
Our store will be open 15 minutes before class commences to purchase materials and wind yarn into a cake as required.Instruction booklets will be provided. Pens, scissors and gauge rulers/ measuring tapes will be available to borrow.
Session 1: 10am-1pm Saturday 13 May 2023
Session 2: 10am-1pm Saturday 17 June 2023
Tea and Coffee will be provided .
All class attendees with receive a 10% discount on all in-store purchases* on the day. This is also extended to any class materials purchased in advance.
*excludes gift vouchers
Pru Raymond is a qualified educator and creative who has been knitting since
childhood. Knitting is her daily mindfulness practice, a creative outlet and an act of craftivism. She values her knitting workshops as a space for people to expand social and neural connections through creating.
Working with children and young adults:
As an experienced teacher with a current SA teaching registration and current
police clearance, I am highly qualified to teach children and young adults.
Classes and Covid-Safe
You are respectfully asked not to attend if you are feeling unwell.