Join beloved instructor Linda Permann as she teaches you crochet finishing techniques that will vastly improve the quality of your work. Pick up insider tips for smooth edges and impeccable joins and confidently create neater colorwork. Practice steam, cold and wet blocking methods before exploring more advanced techniques like wire blocking. Create professional-looking seams and add a variety of buttonholes and button bands to your repertoire. Finally, master crochet surgery and never fear mistakes again! Linda will show you how to increase or decrease length and repair a too-tight foundation chain by cutting and grafting. By the end of this class, your crochet will be ready for its close-up!
Meet your instructor, designer and author Linda Permann, and get started polishing your crochet! Linda shows you how to straighten out edges, replace missing stitches, link stitches to eliminate gaps while working flat or in the round as well as how to create flawless and even edgings!
Clean up your colorwork as Linda shows you how get stripes that line up perfectly and encase your traveling yarn to create tight, flat edges. Then, learn several methods for seamlessly changing colors in the round and discover how using bobbins of yarn can help you create crisp intarsia designs. Finally, Linda will show you her secret for making your colorwork really pop!
Watch in amazement as Linda shows you why it is so important that you always block your work -- even if you're working with synthetic yarns. Then, discover how different methods of blocking -- wet, steam and cold --will alter the drape and look of your fabric as Linda offers up numerous expert tips along the way.
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