Its that time of year again! Registration is open for The Fiber Event and I will be teaching two knitting classes and one fiber class. I’m so excited for this opportunity.
The Fiber Event is April 15 and 16 in Greencastle, Indiana, which is about an hour west of Indianapolis. A ton of vendors and a lot of great classes. Registration fee is $40 for each three-hour class and now you can sign up on their website here. You will see that there are a fixed number of spots available for each class so sign up now if you’re interested!
Friday, April 15, 9:00am-12:00pm – Lace Knitting 101
Friday, April 15, 1:00pm-4:00pm – Raw Fleeces Identify and Demystify
Saturday, April 16, 9:00am-12:00pm – Bead Knitting Rockstar
If you can’t make it to the class or would like a specialized focus please see my page here for private lessons.
Classes at The Fiber Event:
Raw Fleeces – Identify and Demystify
So you want to buy your first raw fleece, but which one should you choose? Then what do you do with it? In this class you will discover what to consider when buying a fleece and what options are available for cleaning your fleece. We will examine wool, alpaca (suri and huacaya), angora and mohair to learn what constitutes a great raw fleece and what to watch out for. Then, participate in a discussion about skirting, washing and flicking for different types of fiber while we clean small samples from start to finish. Students will leave with a fiber selection and cleaning guide, as well as two washed samples.
Materials fee is $13, payable directly to me at the start of class, and covers all samples, handouts and the cleaning guide.
Lace Knitting 101
Learn to knit lace like a pro! This class will cover yarn and needle selection, basic increases and decreases, chart reading, shawl construction and lifelines. After practicing with small swatches we’ll start a lace shawl you can continue knitting on at home. Learn tips and tricks that will take lace from scary to addictive.
Sneak peak: The shawl will be my brand new, and not yet released, Grace Fryer shawl.
Bring to class: 32 inch circular needle in a size US 6., at least 400 yards of fingering or sock weight yarn for shawl, extra samples of fingering or sock weight yarn for swatching (I will have some but you are welcome to bring your own).
Materials fee is $12, payable directly to me at the start of class, and covers shawl pattern, highlighter tape, stitch markers and handouts.
Bead Knitting Rockstar
Learn to add beads to your knitwear for texture and bling. You can choose small subtle beads for a shimmer or contrasting beads for a pop of color. This class will cover how to choose the right beads, two methods for adding beads to your knits (pre-stringing or as you go) and how to place beads for a desired effect.
Bring to class: Fingering or sock weight yarn(you are welcome to bring multiple samples), 16 or 24 inch circular needle in a size appropriate for your yarn.
Materials fee is $13, payable directly to me at the start of class, and covers beads, crochet hook, big-eye beading needle and handouts.