Swiss Darning with Lydia Morrow


Sat 2 December

In stock


Sat 2 December, 11am – 4pm

Learn to take your knitwear to the next level without even needing to know how to knit – in this one day workshop you will learn the art of duplicate stitch embroidery, or Swiss darning – a technique that makes simple knits look like complex colour-work with just a tapestry needle and yarn! Using an existing piece of stocking stitch knitwear as the base, this class will lead you through the process of drafting a design, placing it, and embroidering it into your knit seamlessly. This technique is perfect for upcycling tired or second hand knits, as well as being a beautiful addition to your knitwear design skillset. If you’re not a knitter, this is a great way to create custom designs without getting in a tangle, and if you’re a seasoned knitter this is a great skill to add to your repertoire.

Participants will be asked to bring along their choice of garment to embellish. Your knit should be a plain stocking stitch, as illustrated in the attached pictures. Please get in touch if you need any help.

About Your Tutor

Lydia Morrow is a designer, knitter, stylist, artist and self proclaimed fashion clown who is an active campaigner promoting ethical and size inclusive fashion. She describes herself as fat, queer, disabled, and neurodivergent and uses her online profile and influence to encourage us to question our fashion system and encourage creativity and self expression. You can find Lydia’s best selling patterns on Ravelry. 

  • Tools and materials are included in the course cost, but please bring along a garment to work on
  • Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch and utensils.
  • All of our classes are suitable for over 16s, younger crafters may be accommodated if accompanied by a participating adult but please contact us before booking
  • If the workshop you were looking at is fully booked drop us an email and we’ll add you to the waiting list. As restrictions ease we might be able to add more spaces to some of our courses. We will add extra dates to our most popular workshops too, join the mailing list to be the first to know

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