Have you ever found a wool sweater that felt lovely and was the perfect color, but the style was outdated or not your thing? Then this is the perfect class for you! In this class, you will learn how to take apart a sweater, identify sweaters that can be taken apart to salvage for yarn, and how to relax the reclaimed yarn. Go home with your own skein of reclaimed wool and the skills to continue deconstructing discarded sweaters!

Impact: Beautiful yarn that is being held hostage in unsightly sweaters is liberated for reuse in new creative projects.

Instructor Suzanne Carney

Participant Materials and Requirements: Sweaters require a specific type of seam to be taken apart for yarn, so appropriate ones will be provided. Please bring a seam ripper and small scissors.

About the Instructor: Suzanne came to be a Ragfinery employee by way of learning to knit from a co-worker in Tennessee. Knitting opened the larger world of fabric crafting to her, and her enthusiasm for making things has only continued to grow. She has experience in both non-profit work and fabric retail through various library jobs and a two year stint at a large commercial fabric retailer. For Suzanne, it is always a joy to help someone find just the right material for their project. She also enjoys teaching a wide variety of crafts and skills. When’s she not on the job, Suzanne can be found knitting, crocheting, sewing, baking and decorating cakes, reading, or hiking throughout the amazing landscape of the PNW.