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04/12/2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday, April 12, 2018
1004, Baby Surprise Sweater Bootcamp- $120

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket is a very popular and clever pattern. However, it's a challenging pattern to read, and the knitting can be a bit tricky! This class guides you through the pattern by working a mini version. Along the way you’ll learn not only how to read the pattern but also how to work the key stitches and skills required. We’ll discuss yarn choices, sizing, and ways to customize the pattern, including adding a hood or collar and working with multiple colors. NOTE: The pattern is not required for or included in the class. Students will need to buy the pattern to work the project after the class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Cast on, knit and purl

Materials you are required to bring: Light-colored scrap worsted weight yarn, and 4.5mm/US#7 needles - straight or short circular, 3 removable stitch markers or safety pins

Homework: None

1004, Baby Surprise Sweater Bootcamp- $120 [More Info]
Kate Atherley
9:00 am - 12:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1039, Intro Brioche - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Become a fan of brioche family of stitches. This intriguing and unique knitting technique produces irresistible, soft, 3-dimensional and reversible fabric. In this class, you will learn basic brioche in one and two colors. You will have a chance to try some other simple brioche stitches. Among the topics covered in this class are: selvage edges, special tips on cast on and bind off, best yarns to use, reading a chart. Samples will demonstrate how to use it all for hats, cowls, and more.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Worsted weight, 2 skeins of solid-colored yarn and suitable size circular needles.

Homework: Practice Long Tail cast on

1039, Intro Brioche - $120 [More Info]
Faina Goberstein
9:00 am - 12:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1059, Inter-meshing Crochet - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Learn the fascinating technique of Intermeshing Crochet (also known as Interlocking Crochet or Woven Crochet). Intermeshing produces a reversible fabric with two different-looking sides. During this class, you will learn to intertwine two different-colored layers of crochet mesh while making 3 different swatch designs. This technique can be used to create almost anything you can imagine. Come and let your imagination run wild!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 3 oz each of smooth worsted weight yarn (one light and one dark solid color), size I or J crochet hook, scissors.

Homework: None

1059, Inter-meshing Crochet - $120 [More Info]
Susan Lowman
9:00 am - 12:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1068, Knitting With Wire - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Knitting is not just a yarn experience!! Expand your horizons and get wired! In this class we'll cover the basics of casting on, knitting, and binding off using 26-30 gauge wire. We'll cover topics such as adding beads to a knitted wire piece, finishing wire pieces, and adding findings as we create a simple knit necklace. Jewelry making skill not required; students should know how to knit and purl.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should know how to knit and purl, and should have a sense of adventure.

Materials you are required to bring: Size 6US knitting needles, metal (Susan Bates or similar works best)

Homework: None

1068, Knitting With Wire - $120 [More Info]
Annie Modesitt
9:00 am - 12:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1070, Cooking Up Crochet Cables - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

We all love cables, but making them can be down right confusing. In this class, we will explore 3 seperate ways to make crochet cables shine. We will master the classic post stitch technique while exploring tips for making them even more amazing. Learning how to make cables stand out yet still have a thin fabric will be the key in the second technique. The final cable technique uses short-rows to its advantage for eye-catching work. 


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should know how to chain, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet. 

Materials you are required to bring: Two balls of Dk weight yarn in contrasting colors; corresponding hook

Homework: None (No kit fee)

1070, Cooking Up Crochet Cables - $120 [More Info]
Robyn Chachula
9:00 am - 12:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1080, Shuttle Tatting - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

It is amazing how learning one simple knot can create such a variety of elegant, yet dainty hand-knotted lace designs. Let me introduce you to the basics of traditional shuttle tatting and show you how to form chains, rings and picots to join motifs. Become familiar with typical tatting instruction types so that you can successfully explore the fascinating world of tatting.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: steel crochet hook size 11 (1.1 mm) or smaller to pull thread through a picot, something pointy like a tapestry needle to unpick your knots, sharp small scissors

Homework: None

1080, Shuttle Tatting - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii
9:00 am - 12:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1089, Fair Isle Knitting 101 - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Not all two-color stranded work is Fair Isle; discover what makes this colorwork so popular. Long ago and far away on a small island off the northern coast of Scotland lived some knitters who raised the bar on two-color stranded work. Travel back in time with me to learn about how and why they developed their particular techniques for this important work. Learn how their techniques helped to make the work go faster and easier while you knit a headband. Continental knitting, corrugated ribbing, and catching floats will all be covered as well as the history of Fair Isle knitting.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to cast on, knit, purl, work in the round, be open to using the non knitting hand.

Materials you are required to bring: Size #3 (3.25mm) circular needle, 16" or 20" (not dpns or long needle) for Magic Loop, Size #5 (3.75mm) circular needle 16” or 20” Not dpns or long needle for Magic Loop, 3 balls of yarn DK/sport wt, colors should have good contrast. No variegated yarn. Wool will give best results
Scissors, Size D crochet hook, Pen/pencil


Homework: Yes - contact Nancy Shroyer for homework assignment - nancy@nancy-shroyer.com


1089, Fair Isle Knitting 101 - $120 [More Info]
Nancy Shroyer
9:00 am - 12:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1095, Mock Cables - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Many knitters are familiar with cable patterns, but mock cables are often left unexplored. Mock cables look much like true cables, but their texture is achieved by a variety of other techniques including using slipped stitches, decreases, yarnovers and purl stitches to achieve a cable-like appearance. Mock cables are usually faster to work than true cables and achieve a very different fabric density; they are an excellent family of stitch patterns to add to your repertoire. In this class we will look at a variety of mock cable stitch patterns, practice working a variety of textures and talk about when and how to use them in a garment or accessory.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off, Increase/Decrease

Materials you are required to bring: Smooth worsted-weight yarn in a light to medium color with corresponding needle size (Suggested size: US 7). Please do not use textured, novelty, or difficult-to-use yarn. You will also need stitch markers and a cable needle.

Homework: None


1095, Mock Cables - $120 [More Info]
Sarah Solomon
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Thursday, April 12, 2018
1014, Color and Weave - $220
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving

This workshop highlights some of the amazing visual effects one can achieve using two contrasting colors in plain weave on the rigid heddle loom or multi-shaft loom. Students will pre-warp their looms with perle cotton in a color and weave gamp provided by instructor. Students will expand their knowledge of using two shuttles at the same time, the treatment of selvedge edges while using two shuttles, and will receive instruction on following color and weave patterns. Students will gain new understanding for warping their looms to create these uniquely striped patterns and for planning their own color and weave projects.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Pre-warped loom in good working order, rigid heddle or multi-harness to weave a plain weave ground fabric, Tapestry Needle, Reading Glasses, Notebook with pen/pencil, Scissors, Tape Measure, 2 Shuttles, Weft Yarns (per instructor’s draft)

Homework: None

1014, Color and Weave - $220 [More Info]
Sara Bixler
9:00 am - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018
1026, Drop Spindle Spinning - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Spinning

For much of history, the world's cloth was spun on a spindle, and spinners on the go often choose to make yarn on this simple tool. Learn to make your own yarn and continue the tradition. Discover some tricks to make spinning on a spindle easy. Spin singles in the morning and ply in the afternoon.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: None

Homework: None

1026, Drop Spindle Spinning - $220 [More Info]
Maggie Casey
9:00 am - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13 2018  **TWO DAY WORKSHOP**
1027, Double Weave - $440
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving

Learn how to make two layers of cloth on one warp! We will explore the principles behind creating doubleweave cloth, and learn how to draft and design doubleweave. Weave a sample in class that will include two separate layers of cloth, double-width cloth, weaving tubes, and pick-up double weave. We will warp the looms in class. Students are invited to a Thursday evening Open Studio to work on the first day's lesson; see 1028, Weaving Studio. 

 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 4-shaft or 8-shaft floor or table loom with reed in sett for warp yarn you bring, 2 shuttles,1 pick-up stick, all weaving tools needed to dress your loom (measuring tape, scissors, sleying and threading hooks, lease sticks if you use them, paper to separate warp, etc.), graph paper (1/4” squares), pencil and eraser, warp chain (6” wide by 72” long) of 3/2 OR 5/2 cotton in two contrasting colors (wind warps at same time and use your pointer finger to separate the two threads as you are winding to keep warp threads from twisting together and tangling). If using 3/2 Cotton: wind for 10 epi sett with total 20 ends per inch (10 ends of each color per inch). Total number of warp threads: 120 (60 of each color). If using 5/2 Cotton: wind at 12 epi with 24 total ends per inch (12 ends of each color per inch). Total number of warp threads: 144 (72 of each color). Supply of both colors of warp yarn to use as weft. Optional: Head lamp or light for loom, ruler to mark your place on draft

Homework: None

1027, Double Weave - $440 [More Info]
Deb Essen
9:00 am - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1042, Spinning for Lace - $220
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Spinning

Lace and fine lace yarns are perfect for delicate shawls, stoles and scarfs, but also for garments such as evening jackets and wedding dresses. These yarns can be spun as a warm lightweight woollen yarn, or a worsted spun fine lace yarn which has that perfect drape. The class will learn to identify fine fibered fleece, and perfect different preparation methods and spinning techniques for these yarns - skills which have been passed down through the generations in Shetland. With the correct quality of fleece and skills these yarns are very achievable.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Spinning wheel suitable for lace yarn, 3 bobbins, lazy kate, niddy noddy, oil, apron, notebook and pen.

Homework: None

1042, Spinning for Lace - $220 [More Info]
Elizabeth Johnston
9:00 am - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1054, Spinning Blended Breeds: Corriedale, Coopworth, Polypay and More - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Spinning

Is there such a thing as a new breed of sheep? What makes Cormo different from a Corriedale/Merino cross? New types of sheep that are developed by carefully crossing established breeds are sometimes called composite breeds. The plentiful fleeces from composite breeds such as Corriedale, Coopworth, Cormo, and Polypay merge fleece characteristics from their parent breeds into versatile fibers that are a spinner’s delight. Join us as we explore the history of these sheep, learn how they differ from crossbred sheep, discuss selecting and preparing their fleeces, and scheme about the beautiful textiles that would put these special fibers to best use.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn

Materials you are required to bring: A spindle or working wheel, extra bobbins, and lazy kate. You will need handcards for this class—some will be available to borrow. Optional: mini combs.

Homework: None

1054, Spinning Blended Breeds: Corriedale, Coopworth, Polypay and More - $220 [More Info]
Kate Larson
9:00 am - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1062, Weaving Tapestry on Little Looms - $220
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving

Experience the joys of tapestry on a loom you can put in your shoulder bag and work on at the coffee shop. Small format tapestry can be fun and relatively quick to weave, but small looms do present some unique challenges. Bring any of various small tapestry looms (could include Hokett, Mirrix, Lost Pond, Schacht, copper pipe, or frame looms) and I’ll teach you to warp and weave on them. I have some loaner looms available or you can bring your own. Appropriate for all levels though some experience with weaving is recommended.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Appropriate for all levels, though some experience with tapestry weaving is recommended.

Materials you are required to bring: Small tapestry loom and tapestry tools you like (including tapestry fork, tapestry needle, notebook, pencil for notes

Homework: None

1062, Weaving Tapestry on Little Looms - $220 [More Info]
Rebecca Mezoff
9:00 am - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1084, Demystifying Lace Knitting Charts - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Using the Meadowsweet Shawl as a guide, students will learn the basics of reading lace from a charted pattern, including deciphering a chart key, counting stitches, checking gauge, how to decipher individual stitches, checking to see if mistakes have been made and how to fix them after the fact, and working multiple repeats within a single row. Through informative anecdotes, in-class demonstrations, and a healthy dose of humor we guarantee you will not only learn to knit lace from charts, but love doing so!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: One skein of a heavy lace or lightweight fingering yarn in a light, solid color. No mohair or textured yarns, please. Needles US Size 6 24" circular.

Homework: None

1084, Demystifying Lace Knitting Charts - $220 [More Info]
Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Thursday, April 12, 2018
1005, Heels and Toes- $120

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

In this session, we dive deep into different types of heels and toes used in socks. I’ll talk through the construction and features of 6 or 7 different types of heel turns and a variety of toe shapings, for both toe-up and top-down socks. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each, focusing on issues of fit and wear. We’ll discuss how they can be used and adjusted to address specific fitting and size requirements, with details on building a sock from the ground up and adjusting existing patterns. Students will leave the class with a full set of templates for custom-fit heels and toes, and an expanded understanding of sock construction.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some experience with socks

Materials you are required to bring: Light-colored scrap worsted weight yarn, and 4.5mm/US#7 needles

Homework: None

1005, Heels and Toes- $120 [More Info]
Kate Atherley
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Thursday, April 12, 2018
1010, Tips and Tricks for Knitting with Variegated Yarn - $120

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Variegated yarn is a seductive siren with all of those amazing colors dancing in the skein. It entices you to purchase it, but when you get it home, you agonize over how to make it look as beautiful in your finished piece as it does in the skein. This class will teach you multiple techniques for working with variegated yarn, including how to analyze potential patterns for compatibility.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Cast-on, knit, purl, slipping stitches, simple increases and decreases.

Materials you are required to bring: A skein of highly variegated yarn (partial will work) with needle of appropriate size to work it at a loose gauge.

Homework: A small amount, casting on stitches and knitting a few rows.

1010, Tips and Tricks for Knitting with Variegated Yarn - $120 [More Info]
Barbara Benson
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018
1020, Traditional Cast-Ons - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Learn eight of the most beautiful and practical cast-ons in knitting history. We’ll cover the UK’s Channel Island Cast-on, Knotted Cast-on, and Multi-Strand Cast-on. Build on two basic go-to cast-ons, the Long-Tail Cast-on and Old Norwegian Cast-on, which are the basis for two decorative cast-ons from the Twined Knitting tradition in Sweden. Finally, learn the wonderful Braided Cast-on from Finland in three colors! As a bonus, we will cover several bind-offs to practice on as you complete your swatches.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: A solid understanding of casting on, binding off, and basic color work.

Materials you are required to bring: Yarn: Three colors of worsted weight yarn, about 2 oz. each. Needles: Size 7 or 8 (4.5 or 5.0 mm) needles (can be straight, dpns, or circular). Optional: 8 hang tags to mark the different samples.

Homework: None

1020, Traditional Cast-Ons - $120 [More Info]
Beth Brown-Reinsel
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1033, The Art of Amazing Slip-Stitch Knitting - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

We all take for granted the humble presence of the slipped stitch in so many knitting techniques. In this class we will take a look at all 4 groups of very different slip-stitch techniques (including mosaic knitting) in solid and multi-color yarns. We will make swatches of stitch patterns from each group and talk about using slip-stitch patterns for many projects.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knit, purl, cast on, bind off, simple colorwork

Materials you are required to bring: 3 different solid-color worsted-weight yarns, suitable-size circular needles, notebook, pencil

Homework: None

1033, The Art of Amazing Slip-Stitch Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Faina Goberstein
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1057, Beginning Bruges Lace - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Bruges Lace Crochet mimics the decorative lace made with bobbins in Bruges, Belgium. Bruges Lace Crochet is a fabulous technique and is easy to learn. In this beginning class, we’ll make several different styles of Bruges Lace, as well as curve the lace and join it to make circles, squares and triangles. Once you’ve learned the basics of Bruges Lace Crochet, you’ll be ready to tackle more complex Bruges Lace patterns. If you're not a "threadie," don't fret! Bruges Lace isn't just for thread crochet. It can be done with yarn as well. Come and learn to make basic Bruges Lace in crochet.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 1 ball (approx. 150 yards) white and approx. 20 yards of another color of size 10 cotton crochet thread, size 7 (1.65mm) steel crochet hook, scissors. Note: Fingering, sport or DK weight cotton yarn (tightly twisted is best) and appropriate size crochet hook (to make firm stitches) can be used, if desired.

Homework: None

1057, Beginning Bruges Lace - $120 [More Info]
Susan Lowman
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1067, Knitting With Beads - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Beads add a magnificent and whimsical touch to so many handknit garments, and there are several ways to add small pearls, sequins, beads and other small touches to your knitting. Learn to knit beads into fabric, add beads as you knit, and strand pearls between stitches.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should know how to knit and purl.

Materials you are required to bring: Sport weight yarn and a package (approx 200) of size 6/0 beads.

Homework: None

1067, Knitting With Beads - $120 [More Info]
Annie Modesitt
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1073, Solomon's Knot Lace - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Come join me as we fall in love with a beautiful vintage lace technique. Solomon’s Knot Lace is an amazingly easy lace to crochet once you master the basic stitches. In class, we will talk about tips for making the perfect loops, how to add sparkle with beads, and how simple it is to combine it with classic crochet stitches. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with that single skein of dramatic novelty yarn in your stash, this is the lace technique for you! This is a beginner level class, and students must know chain and single crochet. This class is a good choice for knitters who would like to try crochet. 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must know how to chain and work single crochet

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring Dk weight ball of yarn and matching hook

Homework: None

1073, Solomon's Knot Lace - $120 [More Info]
Robyn Chachula
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1079, Infinity Cables - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

We all love the look of the traditional cables and have successfully made a project or two (or more) and are ready to spice things up a bit. Let's break the mold of vertical cable panels and learn how to create horizontally connected infinity cables without changing the knitting direction. Many more cable possibilities will become possible with this technique, including knitting raised rings.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should have worked basic, standard cables before

Materials you are required to bring: Smooth, solid, light- to medium-colored, worsted weight (#4) yarn so that we can see our stitches, knitting needles suitable for the yarn, cable needle.

Homework: None

1079, Infinity Cables - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii
This option is sold out.1:30 pm - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1097, Circular Bavarian Twisted Stitch Knitting - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Bavarian Twisted Stitch Knitting is a beautiful, ornate style of knitting featuring stitches that are twisted and crossed in pairs to make delicate, sculptural designs. Patterns for this type of knitting are always charted rather than written out and the various charting methods feauture an array of symbols and conventions not commonly seen in other types of knitting charts. This class uses a cowl project to demonstrate how to read a chart for this type of knitting as well as how to work the stitches in the round. We will begin by using a cable needle to cross the stitches but we will also practice working in the traditional manner, without the use of a cable needle. Bavarian stitches are some of the most refined of all the traditional stitch patterns and well worth adding to your repertoire.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off, Increase/Decrease; must be comfortable knitting in the round on circular needles and reading charts.

Materials you are required to bring: Yarn for class project: Approximately 275 yards worsted weight wool (Woolstok, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Cascade 220, Quince & Co. Lark, Woolfolk Tov recommended)
An Important Note on Yarn Choice: In a woolen spun yarn like Shelter the stitches will have a less distinct appearance but a beautiful 3-dimensional quality and it is recommended for its elasticity (which makes the stitches easier to work). For a smoother appearance use a worsted spun yarn like Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok, Cascade 220, Quince & Co Lark or Woolfolk Tov. A bouncey yarn with no less than 80% wool and plenty of spring is ideal. Needles - 20” or 24” circular needle. *A needle with a sharp tip is recommended for ease of working. Accessories: Cable needle, stitch markers, pencil

Homework: You will work the ribbed band of your cowl before class so that you take time to cast on and practice the action of twisted your knit stitches at your own pace; this insures that we can use the class time together to best advantage. Be aware that the rib is not a regular pattern as it flows directly into the stitch patterns. If you have any difficulty working the ribbing we will address it in class. Note: Twisted stitches take time to work, especially if they are new to you; be patient and you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful result. With 20” or 24” circular needle in Size US 7 cast on 156 stitches. Join in the round, being careful not to twist. All instructions for this type of knitting are charted only, but I have given instructions both ways for the ribbing below. In class we will only be using charts.



Round 1: P1, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, p2, (k2tbl, p2) twice, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p1, k2tbl, pm; repeat from * 5 more times. Your last marker will be your beginning of round marker.

Repeat Round 1 five more times.

K1tbl =knit one stitch through the back loop, twisting the stitch

K2tbl = knit two consecutive stitches through the back loop, twisting each one individually.

P = purl






1097, Circular Bavarian Twisted Stitch Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Sarah Solomon
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday, April 12, 2018
1007, Mosaic & Lace Technique Toolbox - $120

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

When you look at the beautiful lace that you have knitted, do you think, “What would make this even better is colorwork”? Barbara Benson will teach you how to combine colorwork and lace using the slip-stitch techniques of mosaic colorwork knitting. Mosaic creates patterns by knitting stripes and slipping stitches. There is no carrying yarn across a row, so there are no floats to get in the way of your beautiful lace. This class will cover the techniques you need to confidently cast on for a Mosaic Lace pattern.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Cast-on, knit, purl, simple and complex decrease sts, YO, experience with lace, reading charts, ability to knit stripes while carrying unused yarn up the side.

Materials you are required to bring: Two colors of highly contrasting yarns in Sport or DK weight yarn and needles to knit them at a loose gauge (7 or 8)

Homework: A small amount, casting on a few stitches and knitting a little.

1007, Mosaic & Lace Technique Toolbox - $120 [More Info]
Barbara Benson
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018
1023, Spinning English Long Draw and American Long Draw - $120

 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Spinning

What is the difference between English long draw (double drafting) and American long draw? Both are woolen drafting methods, but there differences subtle and dramatic between them. We will spin wool and cotton both ways so that you can see the difference between the two techniques and add another drafting method to your spinning repertoire.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Beginning spinning skills

Materials you are required to bring: Spinning wheel, 2 bobbins

Homework: None

1023, Spinning English Long Draw and American Long Draw - $120 [More Info]
Maggie Casey
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday, April 13, 2018
1028, Weaving Studio - No Charge -
ONLY OFFERED TO DEB ESSEN'S DOUBLE WEAVE STUDENTS

 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving

Catch up on your work, reinforce the day's lesson, and learn from other weavers in the exclusive Open Studio evening. Interweave staff will be on hand to troubleshoot (though Deb will have the evening off to rejuvenate for Day 2).



1028, Weaving Studio - No Charge - ONLY OFFERED TO DEB ESSEN'S DOUBLE WEAVE STUDENTS [More Info]
Interweave Staff
Deb Essen
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmThursday, April, 12, 2018 
1036, Slip-Stitch Woven Patterns - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Add color to your project with this new and very exciting group of slip-stitch patterns that is a reminiscent of a woven fabric. Learn the basics about working with this group of stitches, swatch a few different patters, use some color combinations, and most importantly get inspired to create your own stitches or apply the stitches you tried for different projects. Join the class discussion in exchanging ideas on the use of woven stitches and how to make any project unique. 


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knitting skills (knit, purl, cast on, bind off), chart reading and easy colorwork

Materials you are required to bring: 3 balls of different solid-colored DK- or worsted-weight yarn and suitable-size knitting needles

Homework: None

1036, Slip-Stitch Woven Patterns - $120 [More Info]
Faina Goberstein
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1051, Dorset Buttons: A Needlework Tradition - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Soft, handmade buttons made from linen thread and bits of cloth were made in Dorset, England, as early as the beginning of the seventeenth-century. Come learn about the history of these special buttons, how they were traditionally made, and how we can adapt these buttons for very modern uses. Starting with Blandford Cartwheels, you will learn to make several ring-style, thread-wound buttons. Bring a set of US#3 knitting needles if you would like to also learn a fantastic knitted button-hole technique to go with your handmade buttons.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: All equipment and materials necessary will be supplied during the workshop. Optional: Bring a set of US#3 knitting needles if you would like to also learn a fantastic knitted buttonhole technique to go with your handmade buttons. For unique buttons that perfectly match your handmade garment, there’s nothing like Dorset buttons. Soft handmade buttons made from linen thread and bits of cloth were made in Dorset, England, as early as the beginning of the seventeenth century. Come learn about the history of these special buttons, how they were traditionally made, and how we can adapt these buttons for very modern uses. Starting with Blandford Cartwheels, you will learn to make several ring-style, thread-wound buttons.

Homework: None

1051, Dorset Buttons: A Needlework Tradition - $120 [More Info]
Kate Larson
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1071, Crochet Motif Construction - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Do you love crochet stitch dictionaries for their beautiful motifs but do not know what you could do with them? Have you mastered joining a few motifs together in a strip but want to know how you could transform that into a sweater or a bag? Then come join me as I walk you through how to build and construct your next project with crochet motifs. I will guide you on how to join square motifs seamlessly, as well as how to spice them up with a fun crochet join that makes a totally unique fabric. I will show you how a simple trip to your local office supply store can be the key for unlocking those motif sweater layouts. I will break you out of the box with how to layout hexagon, octagon or circular motifs. Lastly, I will show you that keeping your old swatches cn make joining and filling voids in your fabric fun. Get ready to grab your hooks and stitch dictionaries after class to build your next gorgeous crochet motif project.  

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be very familiar with basic crochet stitches

Materials you are required to bring: Homework swatches, ball of smooth yarn and corresponding hook, various other motif swatches to play with in class. 

Homework: Make 4 motifs: 2 granny squares plus 2 lacy square motifs with a chain space last round: any pattern you wish, as long as they're the same size. 

1071, Crochet Motif Construction - $120 [More Info]
Robyn Chachula
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1077, Tapestry Crochet - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Have you ever wondered how to make one of those fancy looking graphic design crochet bags but thought it's beyond your skill level? Well, what if I told you that you will be using basic crochet stitches in combination with yarns in a few colors to create all those lovely designs? It's much easier than it looks. This colorwork technique is called tapestry crochet and it creates a dense fabric with no strands showing on the private side of your work, making it ideal for baskets, bags, coasters, and placemats. Join me to learn how to work the tapestry crochet technique in the round and flat, how to incorporate multiple colors and change colors, read charts and even create your own little design. We'll practice your new skills by creating a coffee cup cozy or wrist warmer and a coaster.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Know how to work basic crochet stitches (chain, slip stitch, single crochet)

Materials you are required to bring: 3 colors in a smooth, solid, light- to medium-colored, worsted weight (#4) yarn so that we can see our stitches; Crochet hook in size suitable for your yarn and hooks both 1-2 sizes smaller and larger than the recommended size for your yarn (to find which size will work for you).

Homework: None

1077, Tapestry Crochet - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1085, How "Should" I Spin This? - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Spinning 

Do you wonder how to spin a new fiber the "right" way? Or are you stuck with one favorite method that you use for all fibers? In this class, wool expert, Deb Robson, will choose one special fleece, which you'll put through its paces! You'll explore the variety of ways to spin a fiber: try different preparation methods, vary the amount of twist, experiment with plying structure, and more. Prepare to be surprised at the yarns you can make with one fiber. 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be comfortable spinning singles and plying. Familiarity with either carding or combing, or both, or a willingness to practice them in the middle of things. On-the-fly instruction can be given, but with a 3-hour class, a background in either carding or combing will be very helpful.


Materials you are required to bring: Spinning tool- wheel or spindle; any fiber prep tools that you have (hand cards, fiber combs, dog tools, flickers) paper and pencil, as well as a nostepinne or empty t.p. roll to use on place of one, can be useful. There will be some tools available to try out.  


Homework: None 

1085, How "Should" I Spin This? - $120 [More Info]
Deb Robson
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1087, Learn Continental Knitting from a Right Hand Thrower - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Continental knitters say they knit faster, with better tension and less movement; it is the more efficient method, requiring the shortest number of specific hand-motions per stitch. I have been a right-handed thrower all my life but learned to knit Continental for Fair Isle knitting. Let me show you how to change hands for knitting, purling, and ribbing. We will also cover training the left hand to work for you for knitting and purling back backwards.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to knit and purl

Materials you are required to bring: U.S. size 8 needles, 50 gram ball of light colored worsted weight yarn, wool preferred.

Homework: None

1087, Learn Continental Knitting from a Right Hand Thrower - $120 [More Info]
Nancy Shroyer
 
04/13/2018
Friday, April 13, 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday, April 13, 2018
1001, Two Socks At Once: The War & Peace Method- $120

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Suffering from Second Sock Syndrome? Bored with your usual way of knitting socks? Looking for a way to impress your friends and challenge yourself? Learn to knit two socks at the same time—one inside the other, on the same set of needles, using a double knitting technique! This class will expand your skills and add an excellent new trick to your repertoire.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must be proficient sock knitters

Materials you are required to bring: 2 colors of scrap worsted-weight yarn and 4.5mm/US#7 needles in preferred configuration for sock knitting

Homework: None

1001, Two Socks At Once: The War & Peace Method- $120 [More Info]
Kate Atherley
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday, April 13, 2018
1008, Mosaic & Lace Technique Toolbox - $120

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

When you look at the beautiful lace that you have knitted, do you think, “What would make this even better is colorwork”? Barbara Benson will teach you how to combine colorwork and lace using the slip-stitch techniques of mosaic colorwork knitting. Mosaic creates patterns by knitting stripes and slipping stitches. There is no carrying yarn across a row, so there are no floats to get in the way of your beautiful lace. This class will cover the techniques you need to confidently cast on for a Mosaic Lace pattern.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Cast-on, knit, purl, simple and complex decrease sts, YO, experience with lace, reading charts, ability to knit stripes while carrying unused yarn up the side.

Materials you are required to bring: Two colors of highly contrasting yarns in Sport or DK weight yarn and needles to knit them at a loose gauge (7 or 8)

Homework: A small amount, casting on a few stitches and knitting a little.

1008, Mosaic & Lace Technique Toolbox - $120 [More Info]
Barbara Benson
9:00 am - 12:00 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1030, Fabulous Finishing for Knitwear - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Do you know how to knit, but steer clear of any project that requires seaming? Have you knit gorgeous sweaters in pieces, only to have all of your effort ruined by improper finishing? Do you have finished garment pieces languishing in your closet because you’re dreading seaming them together? Are you wary of blocking, or are unclear of what finishing method to apply to your lace, Fair Isle, or cabled piece? Put all of your fears and worries aside: in this class, we’re going to go over common blocking techniques and when to apply them. We’ll also discuss the “S” word: Seaming, why seaming in garments is so important, and teach you the steps to seam your knitting together. We promise once you’ve learned how to do it, you’ll not only never dread it again; you’ll actually enjoy and appreciate the process!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Tapestry needle, yarn used for swatching, needles used for swatching AND one size smaller needle, blocking or t-pins

Homework: Students should bring to class four Stockinette stitch knit swatches knit in the same yarn that are approximately 4" (10cm) wide and exactly 36 rows long, not including cast on and bind off rows. Knit one lace swatch approximately 4" x 4" (10cm) square in the pattern of your choosing.

1030, Fabulous Finishing for Knitwear - $120 [More Info]
Kate Gagnon Osborn
9:00 am - 12:00 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1037, Short Rows Applied - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

In this class you will learn 3 different ways of working short rows and see how this technique is applied for making various shapes including shawls

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knitting skills (knit, purl, cast on, bind off)

Materials you are required to bring: 3 balls of different solid-colored DK- or worsted-weight yarn and suitable-size needles

Homework: None

1037, Short Rows Applied - $120 [More Info]
Faina Goberstein
9:00 am - 12:00 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1043, Blending Color in Fair Isle - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Investigate subtle color blending in Fair Isle knitting and create a palate of your favorite colors. Use your choices to plan your own Fair Isle design and knit a sample to test your color combination. Gets tips to improve your skills of knitting in the round and using 2 colors. Your sample can be knitted as wrist warmers or a phone cover. There will be instructions to use your design in gloves, mitts or a headband or hat.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 3 or 4 DPN’s or circular needle size 3mm or 3.25mm, notebook, pencil, eraser, small mirror (if you have one)

Homework: None

1043, Blending Color in Fair Isle - $120 [More Info]
Elizabeth Johnston
9:00 am - 12:00 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1056, Introduction to Irish Crochet - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Do you love the look of Irish Crochet but feel intimidated by it? Don’t be! In this introductory class, you’ll learn to make the basic Irish Crochet rose and leaf motifs. You’ll also learn to make a background for joining your Irish Crochet motifs together into a project. To finish it off, you’ll work a simple Irish Crochet edging around the edges of your assembled project. Irish Crochet is typically worked with cotton crochet thread, but if you’re not comfortable using crochet thread and steel crochet hooks, cotton yarn can be used instead. Come and learn this beautiful crochet technique!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 200 yards of white or light-colored size 10 cotton crochet thread, size 7 (1.65 mm) steel crochet hook, scissors. Note: Fingering, sport or DK weight cotton yarn (tightly twisted is best) and appropriate size crochet hook (to make firm stitches) can be used, if desired.

Homework: None

1056, Introduction to Irish Crochet - $120 [More Info]
Susan Lowman
9:00 am - 12:00 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1069, Crochet Your First Top-Down Sweater - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Looking for some instant gratification (but still want to make something wearable)? Crocheting top-down sweaters could be for you! In class we will walk through everything, from picking out the best yarn and stitches,how to shape the yoke of the sweater, how to join for the body and sleeves, and on through finishing.By the end of class, you will be completely equipped to make the perfect sweater for you and halfway through our class sample doll sweater.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should know how to chain, single crochet, and half double-crochet

Materials you are required to bring: 1 ball DK-weight yarn; crochet hook to match 

Homework: None

1069, Crochet Your First Top-Down Sweater - $120 [More Info]
Robyn Chachula
This option is sold out.9:00 am - 12:00 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1098, Flat Bavarian Twisted Stitch: Knitting The Burning Love Earwarmer - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Bavarian Twisted Stitch Knitting is a beautiful, ornate style of knitting featuring stitches that are twisted and crossed in pairs to make delicate, sculptural designs. Patterns for traditional Bavarian garments are written for working flat pieces back and forth, which can present a challenge to the knitter, who can’t read the right side when working wrong-side rows. This class uses a small-scale headband project to demonstrate how to read a chart for this type of knitting as well as how to work the stitches on both right and wrong side rows. We will begin by using a cable needle to cross the stitches but we will also practice working in the traditional manner, without the use of a cable needle. Bavarian stitches are some of the most refined of all the traditional stitch patterns and well worth adding to your repertoire. This tiny project knits up surprisingly fast and is the perfect testing ground for the technique.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off, Increase/Decrease, cables, some experience working twisted stitches is a plus

Materials you are required to bring: Two versions of the headband are available (fingering and sport/dk). You will need: Approximately 105 yards (96 meters) fingering weight yarn OR Approximately 100 yards (91 meters) dk weight yarn. (A bouncy yarn with a high percentage of wool and plenty of spring is recommended. Recommended yarns: Fingering: Quince & Co. Tern or Chickadee, Woolfolk Tynd, Cascade Heritage Sock, Sport/DK: Debbie Bliss Rialto DK, Cascade Yarns 220 Sport, Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK). Needles: Set of knitting needles for working flat knitting; Suggested size for fingering weight version: US 3/3.25 mm, Suggested size for dk weight version: US 4/3.5 mm. (A needle with a sharp tip is recommended for ease of working.) Accessories: Cable needle, stitch markers, pencil

Homework: None


1098, Flat Bavarian Twisted Stitch: Knitting The Burning Love Earwarmer - $120 [More Info]
Sarah Solomon
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Friday, April 13, 2018
1015, Clasped Weft - $220
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving

This course has been designed for those weavers who are looking for a more organic approach to adding visual texture to their woven fabrics. In this class students will be introduced to a technique of weaving that utilizes 2 separate shuttles of yarn that intersect with one another within the shed to create one-of-a-kind patterning you as the weaver control. Students will gain insight into planning a project using clasped weft, appropriate applications, and tips/tricks to control your yarns to complete a scarf or pillow. Multi-harness looms or rigid heddle looms must be pre-warped on a loom in good working order per Instructor’s warping draft ready to weave upon your arrival.
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Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Pre-warped loom in good working order, rigid heddle or multi-harness to weave a plain weave ground fabric, Tapestry Needle, Reading Glasses, Notebook with pen/pencil, Scissors, Tape Measure, 2 Shuttles, Weft Yarns (per instructor’s draft)

Homework: Warp looms according to instructor's directions

1015, Clasped Weft - $220 [More Info]
Sara Bixler
9:00 am - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018
1022, Swedish Twined Fingerless Mitts - $220
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Learn the fascinating Swedish technique of Tvåändsstickning, or twined knitting, by creating one of a pair of fingerless mitts. Working in the round, the techniques covered include twine knitting, twine purling, the crook stitch, the "O" stitch, reading a chart, the Chain Path, the twined knitted increase, an asymmetrical thumb gusset, and traditional motifs. Optionally, you may add the Herringbone Braid..

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must be comfortable with double pointed needles, Magic Loop, or working with two circulars. Ability to knit English style is very helpful, but not required.

Materials you are required to bring: Yarn: Around 4 oz. light-colored worsted-weight yarn for two mitts. Yarn MUST be wound into a center pull ball. 1 oz. contrasting yarn of the same weight for cast on and edge finish. Note: No single ply yarns! Four ply yarns show the textures best. Heathers and fuzzy yarns obscure the patterns; Needles: One set of 7" long (or shorter) double pointed needles, size US 6 (4mm); Extras: Tapestry needle and stitch markers, waste yarn for holding stitches, magnetic board or sticky notes for keeping one's place on the chart.

Homework: Main color yarn MUST be wound into a center pull ball with the two ends accessible before class.

1022, Swedish Twined Fingerless Mitts - $220 [More Info]
Beth Brown-Reinsel
9:00 am - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018
1024, Start Spinning - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Spinning

If you have always wanted to spin, have taught yourself, or haven't spun for a while, this class is for you! Discover the joy of creating your own yarn from scratch and making a truly custom project. We will spin carded and commercially prepared wool, ply, and set the twist. You will learn how to adjust a spinning wheel and keep it running smoothly.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Beginning spinning skills

Materials you are required to bring: Spinning Wheel, 3 bobbins, lazy kate & wool hand cards, I can bring a few wheels and hand cards since I live nearby

Homework: None

1024, Start Spinning - $220 [More Info]
Maggie Casey
9:00 am - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1048, Winged Faroese Shawls - $220
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Students will learn the basic construction, theory, and history of this unique shawl shape. Knitters are so inventive, and the Faroese style shawl is proof of that. It's shape and construction are truly unique, and this garment exists to be a truly utilitarian item of clothing. We will knit a small version of a basic shawl so that we can cover all of its elements: Dividing the work into the three main components (two wings and center panel), lace borders, decreasing rates to create the telltale butterfly wing shaping, shoulder shaping, and grafting the final neck stitches.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with knitting from lace charts.

Materials you are required to bring: US Size 8 (5mm) 24" circular needle. NOTE: Sirri Faroese yarn is very rustic. If you are averse to knitting with a traditional coarse wool, please bring a 100% wool lace weight yarn of your choice in a solid, light color

Homework: None


1048, Winged Faroese Shawls - $220 [More Info]
Courtney Kelley
9:00 am - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1053, Cabled Yarns: A Spinner’s Study in Twist - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Spinning

Looking for stronger sock yarns or lightweight longwool skeins? A classic cabled yarn is simple: take two 2-ply yarns and ply them together. This endlessly adaptable recipe creates a range of yarns that balance durability, elasticity, and loft. However, much of the success of handspun cables depends upon our use of twist and understanding of fiber character. Join Kate as she discusses easy strategies for managing and measuring twist, staying consistent, and the many options cables offer.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn.

Materials you are required to bring: Several spindles or a spinning wheel in good working condition, several bobbins, a lazy kate, and spinning accessories you typically use. (Spindlers: bring a lazy kate or gear for your preferred plying method.)

Homework: None

1053, Cabled Yarns: A Spinner’s Study in Twist - $220 [More Info]
Kate Larson
9:00 am - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1063, Tapestry Answers: Is Tapestry Weaving for Me? - $220
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving

Have you ever wanted to try tapestry weaving but weren’t sure you were really going to like it and didn’t want to buy new equipment until you were sure? In this one-day class we will explore all your basic questions about tapestry weaving. The morning presentation and discussion will be about tapestry weaving as a practice, what it entails, what looms work for tapestry, and warp and weft yarns to consider. We will look at examples of tapestries and talk about how to use this medium for creative expression. In the afternoon we will try some beginning tapestry techniques, look at ways to warp various looms, and learn why certain looms are great for this weave structure and others are not so good. This class is intended for people who have no experience with tapestry weaving. Rebecca will bring some small looms to borrow and a Mirrix you can try. If you have a portable loom of some kind, please bring it!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: All optional: tapestry loom if available, tapestry tools, any yarn to have evaluated/discussed. Rebecca will provide loaner tools to be shared among attendees.

Homework: None

1063, Tapestry Answers: Is Tapestry Weaving for Me? - $220 [More Info]
Rebecca Mezoff
9:00 am - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1092, Spin a New Yarn: Beyond Basic Spinning - $220
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Spinning

Expand your horizons and break out of your spinning rut! Do you spin the same yarn over and over again? Do you feel stuck, unable to spin for a new project you have in mind? In this class, you'll learn how to stretch your spinning skills, understand the yarn you're making, and make small adjustments for a big impact. Move on to planning the perfect yarn for a project of your dreams, from how much fiber you need to how you should spin, ply, and finish it. We will decide first what the project will be, determine the type of fiber best suited to it, spin an appropriate yarn, then knit a proper swatch.  

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Know how to spin and ply a balanced yarn

Materials you are required to bring: Spinning wheel, at least 3 bobbins, lazy Kate, Niddy Noddy, knitting needles, a variety of sizes of #3 - #9, if they have them. I will have a bunch. Pencil/pen scissors.

Homework: None


1092, Spin a New Yarn: Beyond Basic Spinning - $220 [More Info]
Nancy Shroyer
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Friday, April 13, 2018
1006, Introduction to Knit Design - $120

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

For adventurous knitters who are interested in designing their own garments and accessories, and publishing their own patterns. We'll discuss how to approach a design project, from a concept and yarn to a finished item and a complete pattern that anyone else can follow. We'll share brilliant and math-reducing shortcuts for creating your own designs using existing templates. We’ll talk about grading and yarn choices, and we’ll provide strategies for ensuring your design appeals to as broad an audience as possible. We’ll also talk about the process of designing: yarn support, submitting to publications, and working with technical editors and test knitters. We’ll review key questions about copyright to ensure that you’re always in the clear. And we’ll spend some time on writing up your pattern for publication and how to ensure that it’s easy to understand and useful for knitters and magazine editors alike.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must be proficient knitters

Materials you are required to bring: Paper, pencil, calculator or phone with app

Homework: None

1006, Introduction to Knit Design - $120 [More Info]
Kate Atherley
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Friday, April 13, 2018
1016, Lace Basics - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Yarnovers matched with decreases: that’s all lace is. But an incredible variety of lace patterns arises from the way a handful of decrease stitches are placed in relation to their matching yarnovers. Learn how to work these decreases, how to knit into a yarn over, and how to keep track of your lace knitting while working some sample swatches. Pick up tips for choosing appropriate yarn and needles, handling mistakes, and blocking.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knitting experience

Materials you are required to bring: Smooth, light-colored, DK-weight yarn; US size 7 (4.5mm) needles; stitch markers

Homework: None

1016, Lace Basics - $120 [More Info]
JC Briar
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1058, Magical Mosaic Crochet - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Mosaic crochet may look intricate, but it’s not. Once you know the secrets and are able to make wonderful designs in Mosaic Crochet, your friends will ask how you did it! Several of the many Mosaic Crochet methods will be taught in this class. You’ll learn how to make horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines in Mosaic Crochet, enabling you to “draw” geometrics and all kinds of stunning designs with a crochet hook and yarn. Come and learn the secrets of this magic technique today!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 3 oz each of 2 contrasting colors of smooth worsted weight yarn, size H, I or J crochet hook, scissors.

Homework: None

1058, Magical Mosaic Crochet - $120 [More Info]
Susan Lowman
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1065, Combination Knitting - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Christened “Combination Knitting" by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts (Fall 2000 Interweave Knits), this combination of Western and Eastern style knitting is faster, creates a nicer tension with less "rowing out," and produces less wrist strain than other methods. Established knitters may enjoy this different method, and new knitters can mistress this technique right away!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should know how to knit and purl.

Materials you are required to bring: Light colored, smooth worsted weight yarn and needles that work well with your chosen yarn.

Homework: None

1065, Combination Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Annie Modesitt
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018  
1072, Cooking Up Crochet Cables - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

We all love cables, but making them can be down right confusing. In this class, we will explore 3 seperate ways to make crochet cables shine. We will master the classic post stitch technique while exploring tips for making them even more amazing. Learning how to make cables stand out yet still have a thin fabric will be the key in the second technique. The final cable technique uses short-rows to its advantage for eye-catching work. 


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should know how to chain, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet. 

Materials you are required to bring: Two balls of Dk weight yarn in contrasting colors; corresponding hook

Homework: None (No kit fee)


1072, Cooking Up Crochet Cables - $120 [More Info]
Robyn Chachula
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1076, Tunisian Crochet - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Tunisian crochet is often thought of as a way to create the look of knitted fabric using crochet, but it is really much more than that and lies in a category all of its own. Worked in paired forward (picking up loops) and return passes (working off the loops), a myriad of unique stitches can be created. In this workshop, you will learn how to pick your hook size, work up a Tunisian stitch sampler to lay the foundation for your Tunisian crochet adventures, how to increase and decrease, and how to finish your work with lots of tips along the way.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Know how to work basic crochet stitches (chain, slip stitch, single crochet)

Materials you are required to bring: 2 colors in a smooth, solid, light- to medium-colored, DK (#3) or worsted weight (#4) yarn so that we can see our stitches; Tunisian (also called Afghan) crochet hook, or standard crochet hook will work too for this class if shaft is straight, i.e. does not widen in the middle, typically 2 sizes larger than what you regularly use or is recommended for the yarn.

Homework: None

1076, Tunisian Crochet - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1094, Reversible Cables - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Reversible cables are a wonderful, sophisticated texture to use in scarves, wraps and collars and cuffs to lend a polished look to your cabled knits. In this class we will take a look at the structure that makes a cable reversible and then work a number of swatches in reversible stitch patterns.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off, Increase/Decrease, Cables

Materials you are required to bring: Smooth worsted-weight yarn in a light to medium color with corresponding needle size (Suggested size: US 7). Please do not use textured, novelty, or difficult-to-use yarn. You will also need stitch markers and a cable needle.

Homework: None


1094, Reversible Cables - $120 [More Info]
Sarah Solomon
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1099, Introduction to Machine Knitting - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Are you just a little bit curious about machine knitting? It can be faster and simpler or slower and more intricate than hand-knitting, depending what techniques you use, and it can create a surprisingly wide range of fabrics. In this hands-on class, you will learn to cast on with waste yarn and ravel cord, then learn to work stockinette stitch, tuck, hand manipulated lace and eyelets, increase, decrease and bind off techniques. Whether you’re an expert hand-knitter or have never picked up yarn before, this class will have you zooming back and forth creating knitted fabric.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: None

Homework: None


1099, Introduction to Machine Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Margit Tritt
 
04/14/2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, April 14, 2018
1003, The Pi Shawl - $120

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

The circular Pi shawl is a fabulous and fascinating project, and it's a great way to expand your lace knitting skills. It's also very easy to customize and works well with any weight of yarn. Use one of my standard templates or create your own one-of-a-kind lace piece. If you've got a favorite lace stitch pattern, bring it—and I'll provide lots for you to choose from. I'll show you the magical circular beginning and demonstrate several clever and easy finishes, including the no-cast-off, blocking-friendly crochet edging.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Cast on, knit and purl

Materials you are required to bring: Light-colored scrap worsted weight yarn, and 4.5mm/US#7 needles in preferred configuration for sock knitting

Homework: None

1003, The Pi Shawl - $120 [More Info]
Kate Atherley
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, April 14, 2018
1009, Elongated, Lifted and Cinched: Decoding Japanese Stitches - $120

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Japanese stitch dictionaries are full of interesting, innovative, and downright weird techniques. They frequently require juggling and manipulation of stitches in completely unfamiliar ways that, once executed, make total sense. But reading about them can be confusing. In this technique class, we will build a repertoire of exciting new techniques to unlock their mysteries.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Cast-on, knit, purl, intermediate lace, ability to read charts is a plus, and adventurous attitude.

Materials you are required to bring: Partial skeins (about 50 yards each) of yarn to play with: fingering weight in a light color, sport or DK weight in light and dark colors, US #5 (3.75 mm) and US #7 (4.5 mm) needles, chart-minder tools (i.e.: magnets, washi tape, post-it notes) if desired

Homework: A small amount, casting on some stitches and kitting a little.

1009, Elongated, Lifted and Cinched: Decoding Japanese Stitches - $120 [More Info]
Barbara Benson
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, April 14, 2018
1018, Entrelac Basics - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Entrelac fabric looks like strips of knitting woven over and under each other, but it’s really formed of individually knitted diamonds. No sewing is required: you join the diamonds together as you knit them. In this class, you’ll learn to form the basic units of entrelac: base triangles, side triangles, left- and right-leaning diamonds, and top triangles. You’ll also pick up tricks like knitting back backwards and methods for sizing and shaping entrelac fabric.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knitting experience

Materials you are required to bring: Smooth, light colored, worsted-weight yarn in two or more colors; needles of a size appropriate for your yarn

Homework: None

1018, Entrelac Basics - $120 [More Info]
JC Briar
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1038, Intro Brioche - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Become a fan of brioche family of stitches. This intriguing and unique knitting technique produces irresistible, soft, 3-dimentional and reversible fabric. In this class, you will learn basic brioche in one and two colors. You will have a chance to try some other simple brioche stitches. Among the topics covered in this class are: selvage edges, special tips on cast on and bind off, best yarns to use, reading a chart. Samples will demonstrate how to use it all for hats, cowls, and more.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Worsted weight, 2 skeins of solid-colored yarn and suitable size circular needles.

Homework: Practice Long Tail cast on

1038, Intro Brioche - $120 [More Info]
Faina Goberstein
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1066, Intro To Double Knitting - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Making a tube without circular needles isn't hard, but the method can seem complex when you first start. Learn how to make socks and mittens on straight needles with no seams! Learn several techniques for creating a double-thickness fabric (with and without colorwork accents) and add a new tool to your "Knitting Bag of Tricks!"

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should know how to knit and purl.

Materials you are required to bring: 2 colors of smooth, worsted weight yarn and a needle that works well with your chosen yarn.

Homework: None

1066, Intro To Double Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Annie Modesitt
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1081, Beginning Needle Tatting - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

If you love the look of tatted lace but have been struggling to master “the flip” needed for traditional shuttle tatting or your hands are not quite as nimble as they used to be, then you should try needle tatting. You can produce nearly all of the same motifs as with shuttle tatting but you place your knots on a tatting needle instead. Let me introduce you to the basics of needle tatting and show you how to form chains, rings and picots to join motifs. You will become familiar with typical tatting instruction types so that you can successfully explore the fascinating world of tatting.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Steel crochet hook size 10 (1.3 mm) or smaller to pull thread through a picot, sharp small scissors

Homework: None

1081, Beginning Needle Tatting - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSaturday. April 14, 2018 
1088, Learn Continental Knitting from a Right Hand Thrower - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Continental knitters say they knit faster, with better tension and less movement; it is the more efficient method, requiring the shortest number of specific hand-motions per stitch. I have been a right-handed thrower all my life but learned to knit Continental for Fair Isle knitting. Let me show you how to change hands for knitting, purling, and ribbing. We will also cover training the left hand to work for you for knitting and purling back backwards.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to knit and purl

Materials you are required to bring: U.S. size 8 needles, 50 gram ball of light colored worsted weight yarn, wool preferred.

Homework: None

1088, Learn Continental Knitting from a Right Hand Thrower - $120 [More Info]
Nancy Shroyer
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1100, Introduction to Machine Knitting - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Are you just a little bit curious about machine knitting? It can be faster and simpler or slower and more intricate than hand-knitting, depending what techniques you use, and it can create a surprisingly wide range of fabrics. In this hands-on class, you will learn to cast on with waste yarn and ravel cord, then learn to work stockinette stitch, tuck, hand manipulated lace and eyelets, increase, decrease and bind off techniques. Whether you’re an expert hand-knitter or have never picked up yarn before, this class will have you zooming back and forth creating knitted fabric.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: None

Homework: None


1100, Introduction to Machine Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Margit Tritt
9:00 am - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018
1021, Gansey Knitting Techniques - $220
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Students will learn how to construct a Gansey, an iconic sweater style prevalent in the 19th century and early part of the 20th century among the fishermen of the British Isles. You will knit a small-scale sweater using traditional construction techniques including the classic Channel Island Cast-on, split welts, seam stitches, traditional knit/purl patterns, the underarm gusset, the perpendicular shoulder join, picked-up sleeves, and three choices for the collar. We will also explore alternative methods to these techniques.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must be comfortable working with DPNS, Magic Loop, or 2 circulars.

Materials you are required to bring: 3 oz. plain-textured, solid, light-colored worsted weight yarn; set of four or five 7" long (shorter is OK) dp needles, US size 5 (3.75mm) and US size 7 (4.5mm); Optional: 11 1/2" or 12" circular needle US size 4.5 mm, st markers, waste yarn, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the chart. (If you like using the Magic Loop or 2 circulars, bring the appropriate needle.)

Homework: None

1021, Gansey Knitting Techniques - $220 [More Info]
Beth Brown-Reinsel
9:00 am - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018
1025, Fiber Preparation for Spinning - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Spinning

Learn to prepare fiber to make just the yarn you want! There’s nothing like spinning wool you have prepared yourself, but the tools and techniques can be intimidating. Get to know combs, flickers, blending boards, and drumcarders. Fiber will be provided, but if you want to bring some of your stash please do so. Are you confused about how you should prepare your favorite fleece? Do you wonder why you might card some fibers, comb others, and what can you do with a flick carder? This class is for you.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Spinning skill required. Students should be able to spin a continuous yarn and be comfortable with their wheel.

Materials you are required to bring: Spinning wheel and all its parts, carders and combs if you have them

Homework: None

1025, Fiber Preparation for Spinning - $220 [More Info]
Maggie Casey
9:00 am - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1044, Knitting, Finishing & Blocking Shetland-Style - $220
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Knitting is more than following a pattern. Firstly there is the tension swatch and maintaining that tension throughout, - then cast on’s, cast off’s, ribs, ends, seams, grafting (Kitchener st). Lastly, and often most importantly, blocking (or dressing as we say in Shetland). This class will work through aspects of knitting and finishing to perfect your skills – and make knitting more pleasurable. Then look at blocking several garments to enhance your knitted garments.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 1 ball of light colored yarn, I ball dark colored yarn. 3 or 4 DPN’s or 1 circular in a size recommended to knit stocking st in your choice of yarn, tapestry needle, notebook, pen, pencil and eraser.

Homework: Knit 4 squares as follows - cast on 20 sts, knit 10 rows in rib, 20 rows in stocking st. Use any light colored yarn, do not cast off, leave stitches on the needle.


1044, Knitting, Finishing & Blocking Shetland-Style - $220 [More Info]
Elizabeth Johnston
9:00 am - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1055, Spinning for Bandweaving - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Spinning

Weaving narrow, colorful ribbons of cloth is a yarn-lover’s treat and can be fabulously portable. Join us as we discuss the characteristics of yarns used for traditional bandweaving; explore various ways that we can balance twist, durability, elasticity, and loft; and apply what we learn to a broader range of fibers and yarn designs. As handspinners, we can expand our yarn options to include anything we can dream up, but different looms, heddles, and weaving methods impact the success of our yarns. Kate will show you her favorite method of creating short warps for quick sampling and get you started on a plainweave or pick-up pattern sample band using your handspun.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn. (Weaving experience is helpful, but not required.)

Materials you are required to bring: Several spindles OR a working wheel and its parts, bobbins, lazy kate, and handcards.

Homework: None

1055, Spinning for Bandweaving - $220 [More Info]
Kate Larson
9:00 am - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1061, Fantastic Filet Crochet - $220
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Filet Crochet is the art of making pictures in crochet using open and closed meshes. But that’s not all there is to Filet Crochet. We’ll start with the basics of Filet Crochet (open mesh, closed mesh, and lacets), then expand on the basics to learn increases, decreases, diagonal stitches and more. Learn to read a Filet Crochet chart and feel confident in tackling that gorgeous Filet Crochet project you’ve always wanted to make! The Filet Crochet technique isn’t just for crochet thread. It can be done with yarn, as well! So what are you waiting for? Come learn the fantastic Filet Crochet technique today!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 1 ball (200-400 yards) of size 10 crochet cotton (light color please), size 7 (1.65mm) steel crochet hook, scissors, ruler (or magnetic board with strips). Note: Fingering, sport or DK weight cotton yarn (tightly twisted is best) and appropriate size crochet hook (to make firm stitches) can be used, if desired..

Homework: None

1061, Fantastic Filet Crochet - $220 [More Info]
Susan Lowman
9:00 am - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1083, Beyond Stripes - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

In this class, students will learn the basics of stranded color work, including reading charts and properly blocking your work. In class, students will make a sampler illustrating many regional styles of colorwork: Fair Isle, Selbu, Setesdal, and even Bohus knitting. Less familiar techniques like embroidery, intarsia, and roositud will also be covered. Students will be provided with worsted weight yarn in a range of gorgeous colors from The Fibre Co. Please bring double pointed needles in size 7 US (or whatever needle they are comfortable working in worsted weight yarn). We'll also cover two-handed color work, tacking long floats, proper tension, and choosing colors for optimal effect.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must know how to knit comfortably in the round.

Materials you are required to bring: 16" circular needle in US Size 6, 7, OR 8 - or size to comfortably work with worsted weight yarns.

Homework: None

1083, Beyond Stripes - $220 [More Info]
Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn
9:00 am - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1086, Wool Types - $220
 
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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Spinning

Wool comes in an amazing number of types, each of which invites and rewards different approaches to preparation and use. The fine wools, like Merino, are soft but not durable (yet when spun appropriately can last a gratifyingly long time). The mid-grade wools provide serviceable fabrics for daily use: not too soft, not too crisp, they have become one of the mainstays of industrial wool production and may be underestimated by handspinners. The longwools can stand up to a lot of wear and produce nearly luminous colors when dyed but may be challenging to put to use. And then there are the double-coated fleeces, which can be initially perplexing but have the potential to yield every type of strand from cording to soft shawls. Each type of fiber reveals its nature most effectively to the handspinner, rather than through mechanical processing. Working with clean but otherwise straight-from-the-sheep fleece samples, you’ll get an overview of the types of wool that will let you evaluate the wools you encounter, including the odd ones that don’t fit a specific category. We’ll have a lot of fun and you’ll develop a solid framework for understanding the possibilities within the wide world of wool. You’ll go home with enough fiber to continue your experiments.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Able to independently spin singles and make a two-ply yarn; experience in preparing fibers for spinning is useful but not essential

Materials you are required to bring: Wheel or spindle; fiber-prep tools of choice (combs, carders, flicker, or any other OR dog-grooming combs or slickers); the ability to wind a small center-pull ball and ply from it (or skill at Andean plying, or a lazy kate and extra bobbins); sampling tools as convenient, like knitting needles, crochet hooks, or Weave-It or similar extra-simple loom; optional tape and/or hole-punch, for keeping track of fiber samples and yarns (record cards will be provided); a notepad and pen or pencil.

Homework: None


1086, Wool Types - $220 [More Info]
Deb Robson
9:00 am - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1104, Introduction to Weaving on a Rigid-Heddle Loom  - $220
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving 

Using pre-warped looms, students will learn how to start and weave a scarf using knitting yarns on a rigid-heddle loom. During class, students will learn how to: thread a loom and tie on, calculate yarn requirements for projects, direct-warp a rigid-heddle loom, finish a scarf using knots or a fringe twister, choose yarns for the rigid-heddle, and work simple pick-up techniques and other on-loom embellishments.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, pencil and paper, measuring tape. Not required but nice to have: several balls of knitting yarn from stash to play with. 

Homework: None

1104, Introduction to Weaving on a Rigid-Heddle Loom - $220 [More Info]
Susan Horton
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Saturday, April 14, 2018
1012, Hem Stitching - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving

Most weavers think of the hem stitch solely for beginning and ending our handwoven piece to secure weft, but there are so many more applications! Multi-harness looms or rigid heddle looms must be pre-warped on a loom in good working order per Instructor’s warping draft ready to weave upon your arrival. This course will examine hem stitching all the way from a beginning perspective through creative uses within the interior of your weaving with embroidery type finishes.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Pre-warped loom in good working order, rigid heddle or multi-harness to weave a plain weave ground fabric, Tapestry Needle, Reading Glasses, Notebook with pen/pencil, Scissors, Tape Measure, Water Soluble Marker, Weft Yarns (per instructor’s draft)

Homework: Warp loom according to instructor's directions

1012, Hem Stitching - $120 [More Info]
Sara Bixler
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018
1019, Multi-directional Scarves - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Turn variegated yarn into striking scarves with this new form of multi-directional knitting. Learn to form triangles and diamonds from a continuous length of yarn and to join them together without sewing any seams or picking up any stitches.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knitting experience

Materials you are required to bring: Handpainted, self-striping, or other variegated yarn in DK weight or heavier (aim for a yarn with color sections of 6" to 18"); needles of a size appropriate for your yarn; stitch markers

Homework: None

1019, Multi-directional Scarves - $120 [More Info]
JC Briar
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmSaturday, August 14, 2018 
1031, Roositud: Estonian Colorwork Knitting - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Roositud is an Estonian inlay technique where a contrasting color is wrapped between the back and front of the fabric as you knit. The end result is geometric patterning on the knitted fabric that resembles embroidery. Using the Roositud technique allows you the freedom to place a motif anywhere and to use as many colors as you wish allowing for almost limitless design possibilities.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must be able to knit comfortably in the round on double pointed needles or using magic loop.

Materials you are required to bring: Size 3 and 4 double pointed needles.

Homework: None

1031, Roositud: Estonian Colorwork Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Kate Gagnon Osborn
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1035, Brioche cables - $120
 
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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Take another step in learning brioche! Learn to create wonderful, colorful, and bold brioche cables. We will work with a few cable patterns and talk about known and new cables that you can apply to create stunning brioche fabric. Master stitch manipulations and color choices to best effect and create unforgettable projects. This class will not only teach you techniques, but will set you free to explore more.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know 2-color basic brioche

Materials you are required to bring: 2 contrasting colors of worsted-weight solid-colored yarn, suitable-size circular needles and one double-pointed needle.

Homework: With Long Tail cast on, cast on 19 stitches in one color. Work basic brioche for about 2". Do not bind off.

1035, Brioche cables - $120 [More Info]
Faina Goberstein
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1049, Plying Orenburg Style - $120
 
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Level: Al Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Spinning

You may recognize the beautiful shawls of Orenburg, which consist of one singles of goat down plied with one strand of millspun silk. But did you know that Orenburg plying happens off the spindle? You will be using a plying/supported spindle to accomplish this task. During this process, you will learn the more economical use of luxury fibers common in Orenburg spinning. Plying spindles and silk will be available for class use.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Hand-spinning experience

Materials you are required to bring: About 100 yds of singles (single-ply, or unplied) yarn, spun via any method.

Homework: None

1049, Plying Orenburg Style - $120 [More Info]
Galina A. Khmeleva
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1064, Combination Knitting - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Christened “Combination Knitting" by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts (Fall 2000 Interweave Knits), this combination of Western and Eastern style knitting is faster, creates a nicer tension with less "rowing out," and produces less wrist strain than other methods. Established knitters may enjoy this different method, and new knitters can mistress this technique right away!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should know how to knit and purl.

Materials you are required to bring: Light colored, smooth worsted weight yarn and needles that work well with your chosen yarn.

Homework: None

1064, Combination Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Annie Modesitt
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1078, Tunisian Colorwork - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

In the fascinating world of Tunisian crochet there is even more possible than just many unique Tunisian crochet stitches for texture once you add color to the mix. Just like for knitting, you can work up Fair Isle or stranded colorwork designs and work in intarsia to “paint” pictures or create color blocks. By taking advantage of Tunisian crochet’s peculiarities and a double-ended crochet hook, you will also be able to create different looks for Tunisian crochet stitches and horizontal stripes and work with 2 colors in the round to create some unique colorwork designs.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knows how to work basic Tunisian crochet stitches

Materials you are required to bring: 3 colors in a smooth, solid, light- to medium-colored, DK (#3) or worsted weight (#4) yarn so that we can see our stitches; Tunisian (also called Afghan) double-ended crochet hook, typically 2 sizes larger than what you regularly use or is recommended for the yarn.

Homework: None

1078, Tunisian Colorwork - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1091, Dye Self-Striping Yarns - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

How do they make those self-striping sock yarns? The commercial yarn industry uses computers, but knowing the gauge of the knitted yarn, you can mathematically determine how much yarn to dye for any number of rows to produce self-striping yarn. In this class, using a calculator and graph paper, you will design your self-striping socks, then dye the yarn to make it happen.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Willingness to get messy and have FUN!

Materials you are required to bring: Apron or old shirt, 2 large old towels, rubber gloves to keep hands clean, calculator, pen, paper.

Homework: None


1091, Dye Self-Striping Yarns - $120 [More Info]
Nancy Shroyer
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1093, Handknitter’s Double-Knit Buttonband - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Learn the basic recipe for a double-faced stockinette button band with matching buttonhole and find out how to apply it to almost any cardigan pattern. This buttonband is knitted separately from your cardigan and added after the sweater is assembled. Its structure insures a strong, durable band to sew your buttons to as well as firm, elastic buttonholes that will hold up over time. This method is suitable for a large variety of fibers and thicknesses of yarn and adds elegance and structure to a hand-knit cardigan. We will also cover how to determine buttonhole placement, the best ways to attach buttons and the use of backing buttons and thread shanks to improve the longevity and performance of your buttonband.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Smooth worsted-weight yarn in a light to medium color with corresponding needle size (Suggested size: US 7). Please do not use textured, novelty, or difficult-to-use yarn. You will also need a calculator, paper, pencil, darning needle, a sewing needle (for use with thread), embroidery thread (if possible), double-pointed needles in size US 1 and US 2 and enough extra yarn to work a button band sample and seam the band to your swatch. If possible, please bring at least one 5/8” button (with or without a shank). Extra buttons will be available in class but since button styles vary so much it is usually better to bring one that is typical of something you would use on a garment.

Homework: Please knit a swatch using worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles (or needles to get a fabric you like) as follows: Cast on 26 sts and work in K2, P2 rib for 1”. Switch to stockinette stitch and work until swatch measures at least 4” long from cast on edge. Bind off and block (if possible). All swatches should be at least 4"x4"/10x10cm. See Supplies for info on yarn.


1093, Handknitter’s Double-Knit Buttonband - $120 [More Info]
Sarah Solomon
 
04/15/2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday, April 15, 2018
1002, Two Socks At Once: The War & Peace Method- $120

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Suffering from Second Sock Syndrome? Bored with your usual way of knitting socks? Looking for a way to impress your friends and challenge yourself? Learn to knit two socks at the same time—one inside the other, on the same set of needles, using a double knitting technique! This class will expand your skills and add an excellent new trick to your repertoire.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must be proficient sock knitters

Materials you are required to bring: 2 colors of scrap worsted-weight yarn and 4.5mm/US#7 needles in preferred configuration for sock knitting

Homework: None

1002, Two Socks At Once: The War & Peace Method- $120 [More Info]
Kate Atherley
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday, April 15, 2018
1011, Manipulative Stitches - $120

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

You know how to knit, purl, and work a few standard variations such as knitting through the back loop and decreasing stitches. But sometimes a stitch calls for more exciting techniques. You can lift, wrap, cross, and generally manipulate your knitting to create some very exciting effects in your work. This class will teach you techniques for stitches that require more manipulation. Bring your swatching yarn and get ready to learn.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Cast-on, knit, purl, chart reading, more complex stitch manipulation.

Materials you are required to bring: Yarn for swatching and appropriately sized needles.

Homework: Small amount. Cast on some stitches and knit a few foundation rows.

1011, Manipulative Stitches - $120 [More Info]
Barbara Benson
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday, April 15, 2018
1013, Triaxial Weaving - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving

Challenge yourself as a weaver to take your weaving from 2 axis intersections to the next level. This introductory class will give students a basic understanding of 3 axis weaving, referred to as hex or triaxial weaving. This ancient form of weaving will be looked at in its most simplified form to gain a better understanding of how the weaver intersects the materials in a twill weave from three points of intersection. Don’t let the description make your head spin, this 3 hour course will be fun as we discuss modern applications, recommended materials and more!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Reading Glasses, Notebook with pen/pencil, Scissors, 12” Ruler or Tape Measure, ¼” Grosgrain ribbon in 3 colors light, medium and dark values

Homework: None

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Sara Bixler
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1029, Pin Loom Weaving 101 - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving

Learn how to weave the basic square and beyond on a pin loom! Begin by warping and weaving a basic square, then move on to changing yarns in the squares to create dots, stripes, and plaids. Finally, we’ll explore creating pick-up designs by weaving float patterns.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Zoom Loom or other 4” pin loom with weaving needle and yarn needle, DK, Sport or Light Worsted smooth (not textured) knitting yarns in various colors of your choice, scissors

Homework: None

1029, Pin Loom Weaving 101 - $120 [More Info]
Deb Essen
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1032, Roositud: Estonian Colorwork Knitting - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Roositud is an Estonian inlay technique where a contrasting color is wrapped between the back and front of the fabric as you knit. The end result is geometric patterning on the knitted fabric that resembles embroidery. Using the Roositud technique allows you the freedom to place a motif anywhere and to use as many colors as you wish allowing for almost limitless design possibilities.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must be able to knit comfortably in the round on double pointed needles or using magic loop.

Materials you are required to bring: Size 3 and 4 double pointed needles.

Homework: None

1032, Roositud: Estonian Colorwork Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Kate Gagnon Osborn
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday April 15, 2018 
1034, The Art of Amazing Slip-Stitch Knitting - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

We all take for granted the humble presence of the slipped stitch in so many knitting techniques. In this class we will take a look at all 4 groups of very different slip-stitch techniques (including mosaic knitting) in solid and multi-color yarns. We will make swatches of stitch patterns from each group and talk about using slip-stitch patterns for many projects.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knit, purl, cast on, bind off, simple colorwork

Materials you are required to bring: 3 different solid-color worsted-weight yarns, suitable-size circular needles, notebook, pencil

Homework: None

1034, The Art of Amazing Slip-Stitch Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Faina Goberstein
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1045, Shetland Lace - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Shetland Lace uses a range of motifs, from simple to complex. These can, however, all be broken down to small elements to be more easily understood. With a few techniques used by Shetlanders, let’s de-mystify lace knitting, its charts and symbols. A kit with yarn and 2 scarf patterns, one for beginner lace knitters and one for more the experienced, will be provided. We will discuss which motifs to use where, which yarns to use, garment construction with minimal or no sewing up – and make lace knitting fun.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 2 straight needles or 1 circular needle size 3mm or 3.25mm, tapestry needle, notebook, pencil, eraser.

Homework: None


1045, Shetland Lace - $120 [More Info]
Elizabeth Johnston
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1047, Bohus Knitting - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

The Swedish workshop founded by Emma Jacobsson, Bohus knitting is best known for its beautiful handknitted items made famous in the late 1930s through the 60s for their attention to detail, innovative design and color, and exacting standards of craftsmanship. Traditional Bohus patterns utilized a fine weight angora and wool blend to create a gorgeous halo and tonal gradations of color. The addition of purl stitches and the sometimes third (or fourth or fifth) color per row opened up limitless design possibilities for the knitter. In this class we will learn a bit about the history of Bohus knitting as well as the technique used to create its masterful effects.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must be comfortable knitting in the round on double pointed needles or using magic loop.

Materials you are required to bring: 1“ set US 2 (2.75 mm) dpns + 1“ set US 3 (3.25 mm) dpns.

Homework: None


1047, Bohus Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Courtney Kelley
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1050, Continental Knitting Russian-Style: A Variation on a Theme - $120
 
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Level: Al Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Are you stuck in the past, still throwing your yarn, maybe even experiencing wrist discomfort? This class with Galina will teach you this subtle Russian variation of the classic continental knitting method. It's fast, easy, and oh so forgiving on your wrists. You'll wonder why you waited so long to make the switch!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knitting experience

Materials you are required to bring: Favorite needles, sizes 0-3, fingering/sport wgt., non-textured yarn(no acrylics/cotton), note-taking materials (including pencils)

Homework: None

1050, Continental Knitting Russian-Style: A Variation on a Theme - $120 [More Info]
Galina A. Khmeleva
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1052, Learning to Love your Handcards - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Preparing fibers for spinning using handcards can be a pleasure, but many spinners struggle to find a method that feels effective and does not create pain. Kate, who did not love carding at first, will share the carding method that she uses to balance ergonomics, efficiency, and quality. Usually thought of as a tool for turning fleece into a woolen yarn, handcards can be used in many different ways. Learn how to use your cards to prepare a fleece for woolen or worsted spinning, why the difference is important, and how carding techniques will affect the finished yarn. Handcards are also great tools for blending fibers and colors and making some fibers, like silk hankies, easier to handle. Come with your questions about problems you’ve experienced, and we will discuss solutions and experiment with different types of handcards.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn. No previous handcarding experience needed.

Materials you are required to bring: A spindle or working wheel and its parts. You will need handcards for this class—some will be available to borrow.

Homework: None

1052, Learning to Love your Handcards - $120 [More Info]
Kate Larson
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1060, Crochet Polish Stars - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Polish Stars may look hard to make, but they’re really quite easy once you know the secret. No special skills are needed, just an eagerness to learn an amazing crochet technique! You’ll learn to work the basic stitch pattern in several different ways and correctly weave the chain loops to see the “stars” take shape before your very eyes! It’s almost magic and is sure to have you saying “Wow, I did it! This is awesome!”

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 3 oz each of 2 contrasting colors of smooth worsted weight yarn, size H, I or J crochet hook, scissors.

Homework: None

1060, Crochet Polish Stars - $120 [More Info]
Susan Lowman
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1082, Shuttle Tatting with Beads - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

You have tatted now for a little bit and are ready to add a little sparkle and fun to your work, create a different look, shine for a night out, or create jewelry pieces by adding beads of different sizes to your shuttle tatting work. Find out about the different possible bead placements, how to plan for them, how to adjust existing patterns for beads, and learn a few more advanced tatting techniques along the way (e.g. tatting with 2 shuttles, mock rings, split rings).

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Know how to shuttle tat rings, chains, picots, and basic join

Materials you are required to bring: 2 empty shuttles; steel crochet hook size 12 (1 mm) and/or size 14 (0.75 mm); something pointy like a tapestry needle to unpick your knots; small sharp scissors

Homework: None

1082, Shuttle Tatting with Beads - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1090, Socks to Dye For: Blanks! - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

A sock blank is an empty canvas, just waiting for you to add color. It can be anything; you just have to let your imagination soar. You could make stripes, a gradient, paint a picture, or even put in a secret message. After dyeing the blank, you get to rip it out and start knitting, and the fun starts all over again. Depending on your choices, it could be a predetermined beauty or an exciting surprise. Your homework assignment, should you choose to take this class, is to Google “Sock blank,” look at some images, and start getting ideas. Nancy will have everything else you need for your masterpiece.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Apron or old shirt, 2 large old towels, rubber gloves to keep hands clean, pen, paper, ruler

Homework: Yes - contact Nancy Shroyer for homework assignment - nancy@nancy-shroyer.com


1090, Socks to Dye For: Blanks! - $120 [More Info]
Nancy Shroyer
9:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1096, Möbius Knitting: Williams Cloche Hat - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Learn the Möbius cast-on and how to work a true möbius loop from the center out. Then add an easy stockinette crown to turn the möbius into the cushy brim of a cloche hat. A Möbius is a curious mathematical shape, a three-dimensional shape that has only one side and one edge. What puzzles math students can delight knitters—explore this delightful form.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off, Increase/Decrease, circular knitting

Materials you are required to bring: Approximately 180 yds of smooth dk or light worsted weight yarn (to get a gauge of 18½ sts and 28 rnds = 4” in St st), Suggested Yarns: Juniper Moon Moonshine, Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok, Size 7 (4.5 mm): 40” or 47” circular (cir) needle and set of double-pointed needles (dpn), removable markers, yarn needle. Please do not use textured, novelty, or difficult-to-use yarn.


Homework: None


1096, Möbius Knitting: Williams Cloche Hat - $120 [More Info]
Sarah Solomon