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Online Class with Katrina Walker

SEWING WITH WOOL

 

In this on-demand course, textile expert and sewing instructor Katrina Walker shares her in-depth knowledge about wool. Build confidence and skills for sewing with this versatile natural fiber through her trouble-shooting advice and easy-to-follow tutorials.

The Basics and Beyond

  • Learn how wool is shorn from the sheep, cleaned, carded, and spun into yarn which is then woven into fabric.

  • Understand the qualities and types of wool fabrics, including jersey, twill, and bouclé.

  • Master seams, hems, and specialty finishes.

  • See how to match the wool textile to garment type.

  • Assemble the best tools for sewing wool.

  • Learn how to prepare, cut, and stabilize wool.

  • Discover expert tips for pressing and shaping wool with steam.

Bonus Material

  • Burn test chart: A handy reference to identify fabric fiber content based on the flame, scent, and ash produced by burning a small swatch.

  • Pressing advice: A step-by-step article explaining how to pad seam allowances to prevent show-through on the wool projects you sew.

Meet the Instructor

Katrina Walker is a sewing industry professional known for her textile expertise. She has a special love for working with natural fibers such as silk and wool. Katrina raises sheep to create natural-colored fleece and yarn for her Spoiled Sheep brand. She is a national educator and brand ambassador for Pfaff sewing machines and a Sulky Sewcialite. Katrina frequently contributes to Threads magazine and teaches at national sewing shows and online. Keep up with her projects at KatrinaWalker.com.

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