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Aimée Gille

Aimée’s Tips & Tricks (Saturday) - Aimée Gille

Aimée’s Tips & Tricks (Saturday) - Aimée Gille

Regular price $100.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $100.00 USD
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Saturday, August 10
10:00pm - 1:00pm (3 hours)

About the Class:
Aimée Gille learned to knit as a child. Through opening her own yarn shop, and starting her own yarn dying company, Aimée has met crafters from all over the world. And she is always looking for new techniques. She is eager to share her wealth of knowledge to help make knitting an easier, and more pleasurable activity, for knitters of all levels.

This is a lecture class with a hands-on component. 


About the Instructor:
From its custom-milled bases, to its exclusive and eye-catching dyeing style, La Bien Aimée yarn is now synonymous with luxury in the handknitting world. Behind it all is Aimée Gille.

A knitter since childhood, Aimée's long years of experience as a knitter have taught her tips and tricks to make knitting fun and easy. Come learn a few of her favorite tricks that have helped her make knitting more enjoyable.

Aimée began her fiber career in the industry as a yarn shop owner in 2008, Aimée then expanded into hand-dyeing as a self-taught dyer in 2015. She developed specific techniques, unique to LBA. And she continues to search for new methods and bases to add to her repertoire. Her dye style, and her distinctive colorways and palettes, reflect her passion for color.


Skill Level:
All levels welcome


Participants need to complete a swatch in advance and bring it with them to participate: Make a 6x6 inch swatch using a 2, 3, 4 or 5 plied DK yarn. Do not bind off - the swatch will be used in class to practice a bind-off technique.


Required Materials:

  • Bring a range of needles from US sizes 3.75 to 5mm with a long cable (100cm / 40in)
  • A sewing needle and small spool of thread in a neutral color
  • Darning needle
  • Contrast color of DK / Worsted weight waste yarn (preferably Merino or wool based, not fuzzy yarn and not too dark)
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Stitch markers that open and close
  • Pen and notebook for note taking


Please note - Marketplace tickets are not included in the class price and will need to be purchased separately. You can find marketplace tickets here. In order to allow our instructors to prepare for their classes, we are not able to refund class purchases if your plans change. However, we are happy to transfer them if you find someone to take your place!

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