|This is the painting that used to be on Kathy's barn.|
It is now in the shop and is one of my
favorite things in Kathy's shop!
Date/Time: Tuesdays, 6 pm-8 pm, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012
This class will focus on color work and cables/textures (Fair Isle, intarsia, cables, lace, etc). this is a good opportunity to kick your knitting skills up a notch to a whole new world of knitting. Currently, I'm working on Eala Bhan by Alice Starmore, and XO Cardigan, and Kasuri Chanchanko by Cheryl Oberle. Students can pick their own projects. Recommended books are: Kristin Knits, Color by Kristin, Aran Knitting, A Fine Fleece, or Folk Vests.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Cost: $48.00 plus supplies
Below are some color and texture samples that would make great choices...
|The hat's bi-color cable is worked as Fair Isle.|
(Kathy's shop sample)
|For intarsia knitting, the different colors |
are knitted separately making a single layer of fabric.
(Pillow knitted by me)
|Fun hat designs with lots of color|
and texture can chase away the winter cold.
(Kathy's shop samples)
|Slippers from Color by Kristin are|
a good way to try out Fair Isle knitting.
(Slippers knitted by me)
|Extra-Long Scarf from Color by Kristin|
is knit in the round and a fun way to
learn about combining colors.
(Scarf knitted by me)
|One of my students, Dawn, made these slippers. |
I love the bells on the toes!
Date/Time: Wednesdays, 4 pm-6 pm, January 4, 18, February 1, 22, 2012
We started last week and have a full class of six students and a good variety of projects. Fun group with lots of chatting, laughing, and knitting! Students pick their own project/s to work on during class. This is a good time to try a new technique.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and up
Supplies: Pattern, yarn, and needles of choice
Cost: $48.00 + supplies
IT'S YOUR CHOICE--DAYTIME
(Wednesdays, 11 am-1 pm, January 11, 25, February 8, 22, 2012)
This is a daytime version.
FINISHING TOUCHES WORKSHOP
Date/Time: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 6 pm-8 pmJust the workshop to learn those finishing techniques such as seaming, Kitchener stitch, blocking, picking up stitches, etc.
Skill Level: Beginner and up
Supplies: A project or projects ready for finishing, finishing tools--yarn, scissors, buttons, and tapestry needles.
Cost: $15.00 + supplies
Date/Time: Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26, 2012, 6 pm-8 pm
A beginning course for learning how to spin your own yarn on a spinning wheel. (For this class you will need a functional spinning wheel.)
Skill Level: Beginner
Supplies: A functioning spinning wheel, and about 8 ounces of wool roving
Class Price: $36.00 + supplies
|Go small with a spindle,|
or go big with a wheel!
|Lovely hand-dyed roving on the railing upstairs.|
|Locally raised Alpaca is a dream to spin.|
I spun and plied the sample skein with a drop spindle.
|The small bags contain more of the alpaca|
and the larger bag is raw fleece.
|Dawn made mitts with her first handspun yarn.|
Date/Time: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 6 pm-8 pm
Skill Level: Beginner
Supplies: Drop spindle (top or bottom whorl), 4 to 8 ounces of wool roving (the shop has a good supply), and PATIENCE!
Class Price: $15.00 + supplies.
(This is not a class, it's free, and a fun way to meet other spinners in the area! Bring your wheel or spindle, some fiber, or add to the stash from Kathy's selection of spinning fibers, and a show-and-tell if you wish.)
Our first Spin-In of the year was on Saturday. It was fun! Thanks to all attendees. The next two dates are:
February 11, 2012 from 10 am-1 pm
March 10, 2012 from 10 am-1 pm