I love making Craftsy classes - almost as much as I love watching them! So when I get a spare afternoon, I love to turn on a class and learn something new. And the latest one I've watched is "Fantastic Finishes: Edges and Borders" with the incomparable Edie Eckman!
In Fantastic Finishes, Edie teaches how edges and borders are constructed, and how to adjust them to fit your project. Indeed, how to adjust them on the fly, which is such a great skill to have!
I totally agree with Edie - the "best" border is the one that YOU like best! That said, borders aren't just always there just to look pretty. They've got jobs to do! From stabilizing edges, to adding button holes, to taking a project from meh to marvelous, there are lots of factors to take into account!
Luckily, Edie covers it all in Fantastic Finishes. From what weight of yarn to use, to how thick a border to use, to stylistic choices!
I also really appreciated her attention to the base row. It can be so important! The best tip - work your base row in the same color as your fabric! Edie is a pro, always full of great tips and tricks!
Edie also covers stitch diagrams a bit in this class, and I love how often crochet charts are coming up these days! They are such a great way to visualize your crochet - before you even get started! There are lots of troubleshooting sections, and some simple and complex patterns to try too!
There is also an entire lesson on corners - they can really be tricky, so this is fantastic! And the last lesson covers adding borders and edging to fabric and knits - crochet can go anywhere!
I really enjoyed Fantastic Finishes: Edges and Borders with Edie Eckman, and I bet you will too! CLICK HERE to enroll in Fantastic Finishes: Edges and Borders today - and remember, like all Craftsy classes, you can watch whenever and as often as you like! Once you're enrolled, it's yours forever!
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This class goes well with her "Around the Corner Crochet Borders" book. I happen to get the book first, but there were a few things in the book that I was unsure on, so I took this class. That's when things started making sense. So if you have the book (or plan on getting it), I would recommend taking this class as a secondary resource to border making. It is very helpful.
Great to know, thank you Jamie!