Mastering Estonian Roosimine with Aleks Byrd

Roosimine is a glorious Estonian inlay technique that creates the appearance of embroidery, by using intentional floats in contrasting yarn on the right side of your knitting. It’s the perfect technique to add some embellishment to your knitting, if you want to try something a little different. The name Roosimine translates to “decorating with roses”, which comes from a style of short stitch embroidery done on the Estonian island of Muhu. Aleks Byrd is here to show Students how to knit a small swatch in the technique, during class.

Skill Level Information (what will be covered): The class is aimed at beginners. No prior knowledge or experience of colourwork is necessary.
What is included? Yarnadelic mini skeins will be provided as class materials. You will also receive a voucher for a beverage of your choosing from the pop-up MOW café.
What do students need to bring? US 6 / 4mm needles for knitting small circumferences in the round – either double pointed needles or circular needles for magic loop. Stitch markers

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Time: 9.30 am to 12:30 pm – 2.5 hours. Please arrive 30 mins before event starts
Date: Sunday 18th June, 2023
Location: The Mayor’s Parlour, South Molton Town Hall, EX36 3AB
Price: £60.00 including materials

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– The Mill Folk x

Tutor Bio: Aleks Byrd is a knitwear designer with roots in Estonia, Canada, and the USA. She creates modern patterns with a connection to the past using little-known traditional techniques with a fresh twist on them for unique wearable designs that are fun and rewarding to knit for all levels of knitters. In addition to knitwear design, she works as an illustrator and teaches Estonian knitting techniques around the world. Her latest book Traditions Revisited – Modern Estonian Knits brings together her designs and teaching as introduction to Estonian knitting, both traditional and traditional-inspired

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