The Textile Lab

Posts by clarabeauty

Absolute Beginner Knitting

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Classes | 0 comments

Absolute Beginner Knitting

If you always wanted to learn how to knit, this is the course for you. If you know only the very basic and want a little more knowledge before start a pattern, this is also a class for you.:) In this class you’re gonna learn: * How to cast on & bind off * Knit & purl * Decreases & increases * Principles of lace & cables * How to read charts and patterns * Finishing, seaming and blocking Requirements: none Duration: 10h (5 sessions; 2h each; once a week) Dates:  Fridays,...

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Private lessons

Posted by on Jun 11, 2016 in Classes | 0 comments

Private lessons

If you… … want to learn how to knit; … dropped a stitch; … forgot to make an increase two rows below; … don’t understand what the pattern is telling you to do; … want to adapt a pattern for a different measure or a different gauge; … want to learn how to… Whatever your knitting problem is, I can help you solve it. Private lesson: 30$ per hour / 15$ per 30 minutes (minimum). Where: The Textile Lab – 160 St. Viateur Est – suite 200...

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We are at Fleece Artist’s site

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

We are at Fleece Artist’s site

Few days ago I was contacted by Fleece Artist to authorize the photo of my Desert Flower Blanket be published on its site. I made this blanket with 4 skeins of Mo (78% Mohair, 13% Wool, 9% Nylon. 225 meters / 125 grams). It’s super warm and cozy. Perfect for the Winter. I’m glad they liked it 🙂 >> Check this pattern on Ravelry...

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Escape pod

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Designs, Favorite things | 2 comments

Escape pod

New pattern on Ravelry. I made this little cocoon for my nephew Luke. I think he approved 🙂 >> This pattern is available on Ravelry You’re gonna need: Final measurement From the top of the hood to the bottom: 48cm Only cocoon: 22cm (w) x 30 cm (h) Material yarn: 2 skeins of Slubby Mix (Fleece Artist. 50% Bluefaced Leicester, 50% Merino 100 meters / 125 grams). You’re going to use approximately 200g. If you want to make a cocoon without hood, just one skein is enough....

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And the family grows!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

And the family grows!

In 2015 I became officially aunt. This is very significant to me because my aunts – my mother’s sisters – were extremely important in my childhood and even today and I know that I wouldn’t be the same without their presence in my life. Luke, my sister’s Cecília son, came to the world to make me a happier person. But he didn’t come alone. Juliette, Julie and Kazu, my friends’ babies also were born last year. I took the opportunity to spend the entire...

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