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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Instructor
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Hands on Workshop
Kate Atherley
Wednesday 3/27/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Liberate yourself from pattern books! Make a sock to meet your own unique needs, for your size foot, and in your choice of yarn. Learn how to create a top-down or toe-up sock pattern for any yarn, and for any foot. I’ll show you how to custom fit a so
Hands on Workshop
Maggie Casey
Wednesday 3/27/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
For much of history the world's cloth was spun on a spindle. Learn how to use this simple tool and continue the tradition. Discover some tricks to make spinning on a spindle easy. Spin singles in the morning and ply in the afternoon.
Hands on Workshop
Karen Whooley
Wednesday 3/27/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Solomon’s Knot, also known as the Lover’s Knot, has been appearing more and more in crochet patterns of all sorts. It is a beautiful lace stitch that seems to intimidate many crocheters, especially beginners. In reality, it is a very simple stitch to m
Hands on Workshop
Myra Chang-Thompson
Wednesday 3/27/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kumihimo Braiding is an ancient form of Japanese braiding. This class will introduce students, in a hands-on workshop, to a variety of woven braids. Braids include: round, flat, spiral and square. This is a great way to engage students of all ages in a fiber arts ac
Hands on Workshop
Kate Larson
Wednesday 3/27/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Northern Europe is famous for its unique sheep breeds, such as Shetland, Icelandic, Gotland, and Pelssau. This diverse group has a wide range of natural colors and markings, and fleeces can be fine and uniform, long and silky, or a combination of the two with shor
Hands on Workshop
John Mullarkey
Wednesday 3/27/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Weave your own shoelaces! Using a weaving technique called tablet weaving (also known as card weaving), and literally using cards as your loom, learn how to weave laces out of crochet cotton. Your fly shoes will only get flyer with laces you’ve woven f
Hands on Workshop
Myra Chang-Thompson
Wednesday 3/27/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dyeing protein yarns and fibers is a fun way to add your signature touch to your fiber art. This workshop offers dyers a variation of kettle dyeing that creates stunning results. In this hands-on workshop participants will produce a variety of dyed samples, using 4 d
Hands on Workshop
Karen Whooley
Wednesday 3/27/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wanting to design your own shawl but get hung up on the math? In this class, Karen will show you some simple formulas to create basic shapes for shawls. We will work top down and discuss the issues with bottom-up shaping for three of the most popular shapes.
Hands on Workshop
Kate Atherley
Wednesday 3/27/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
For knitters who are ready to knit a garment that fits, this math-free class will teach you how to use the information provided in the pattern to choose the size that fits you best. Learn how to read garment sizing information and schematics, how to properly me
 
Thursday, March 28, 2019
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Instructor
Date/Time
 
Hands on Workshop
Faina Goberstein
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Become a fan of the 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
Hands on Workshop
Alasdair Post-Quinn
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Double-knitting is a unique method of making a fabric with no “wrong” side and a built-in reversible colorwork pattern. Significantly different from the standard intarsia and Fair Isle colorwork that are so well known, double-knitting is a labor-int
Hands on Workshop
Daniela Nii
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Macramé is back! There are no expensive materials to buy, no fancy tools required, and you can start almost immediately after learning some basics. If you can tie your shoes, you are ready to plunge into the world of knotting cords together in never-ending ne
Hands on Workshop
Kate Atherley
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
For adventurous knitters looking to expand their skills and get creative! This class explains key shawl shapes and how to make them your own with stitch patterns and custom design details. We’ll share tips for shawl knitting: stretchy cast-ons and bin
Hands on Workshop
Lily M Chin
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
How often have you made scarves or shawls or afghans, wishing the “other side” was just as presentable? Always intrigued by reversibility, Lily will present some ways to introduce colorwork into these items and many others. We’ll cover d
Hands on Workshop
Kate Larson
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whether your handknits have holes or your favorite jeans have gone weak in the knees, spinning for mending can allow you to make the perfect yarn for your project. Repairs are sometimes invisible and sometimes gloriously visible, and this gives us loads of o
Hands on Workshop
Theresa Drouin-Guerette
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In times when spinning was a necessary skill, spinners learned at a very young age at our mothers’ and grandmothers’ knees. That is still how spinning is taught to the next generation In some lands. Most of us were first exposed to spinning in
Hands on Workshop
Maggie Casey
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
If you have always wanted to spin, have taught yourself or haven't spun for a while, this class is for you. We will spin carded and commercially prepared wool, ply, and set the twist. You will learn how to adjust your wheel and keep it running smoothly.
Hands on Workshop
John Mullarkey
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Ever been curious about weaving? Why not start with weaving bands with cards? Using simple tools, we’ll start weaving a band that can be used as a lanyard, ribbon, or bracelet. We will begin with a discussion on how to read and design tablet weaving dra
Hands on Workshop
Galina Khmeleva
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Welcome to knitted lace nirvana; Whether it's Orenburg's exquisitely detailed scalloped border(teeth) and intricate pattering motifs, Estonian lace's clas-sic nupps, or Shetland's luxurious, richly textured wool, they represent three intriguing and unique appr
Hands on Workshop
Barbara Benson
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Almost every knitted project benefits from blocking and many absolutely require it to achieve their full potential, but what does blocking actually involve? In this class you will learn how blocking interacts with the different fiber contents of yarn, different
Hands on Workshop
Devin Helmen
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Do you wish you loved spinning with a spindle but find it a pain in the neck (or arm)? Does your spindle wobble out of control, or does your yarn break constantly? A handspindle is an age-old tool, but you may need some adjustments to your technique or spind
Hands on Workshop
Karen Whooley
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tunisian short rows are a simple but effective way to create shaping in your fabric. While making a fun and funky short row scarf you’ll learn the ins and outs of short rows the Tunisian way. If you have never done the Tunisian simple stitch you’ll
Hands on Workshop
Myra Chang-Thompson
Thursday 3/28/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Using small-sized tapestry looms, participants will create a small, easily completed woven piece that rocks with color. Participants will be guided through the processes of design, warping, selecting colors, and a variety of tapestry techniques to create a fun, c
Hands on Workshop
Miriam Felton
Thursday 3/28/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cast-ons are the start of any project, but which one do you choose? Have you bound off only to find that the cast-on doesn't best fit the piece? Do you want to learn more than your go-to option? In this class, we'll cover the 4 basic cast-on types (Backward Loop,
Hands on Workshop
Kate Atherley
Thursday 3/28/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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 di
Hands on Workshop
Karen Whooley
Thursday 3/28/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Did you know that you can modify your basic stitches to make them more versatile? Make them taller; delete the unwanted holes in the stitches; make your fabric look more interesting! In this class, you will learn how to make both linked stitches and extended stit
Hands on Workshop
Alasdair Post-Quinn
Thursday 3/28/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Bored with only two colors in your double-knitting? Add a third (or a fourth)! With more than two colors per row in double-knitting, the rules change a bit. Learn how to choose a color rotation and maintain it throughout a three-color pattern. In this workshop,
Hands on Workshop
Devin Helmen
Thursday 3/28/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Spinning enough yarn for a garment--or even a coverlet!--is within reach for any spinner. Learn to get the most from your spinning time, make spinning a habit, maintain consistency, stay injury-free... and have fun in the process.
Hands on Workshop
Daniela Nii
Thursday 3/28/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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
Hands on Workshop
Barbara Benson
Thursday 3/28/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Variegated yarn is a seductive siren with all of its amazing colors dancing in the skein. It entices you to purchase it but when you get it home it sits on the shelf, beautifully, and you agonize over how you are going to make it look as beautiful in your finished p
Hands on Workshop
Faina Goberstein
Thursday 3/28/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
"Are you looking for some unusual texture? You’re guaranteed to find it in this class. Tuck stitches are part of a fancy group of slip-stitch patterns. They create a fascinating fabric that is intricate and three-dimensional. Add a little or a lot of tucks
Hands on Workshop
Theresa Drouin-Guerette
Thursday 3/28/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Have you ever wondered why you're supposed to make plyback samples (and what to do if you forgot)? Does your wheel sometimes make noises you can't explain, throw the drive-band, or suddenly stop winding on? How do you find the lost end on a bobbin (no sciss
Hands on Workshop
Daniela Nii
Thursday 3/28/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Let's break away from working with only one color per row or round and introduce more colors to your work. Join me to be introduced to stranded Fair Isle crochet, tapestry crochet and crochet intarsia. Learn when to use which technique, how to change colors proper
Hands on Workshop
Miriam Felton
Thursday 3/28/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Makers are gonna make. It's unstoppable. We collect crafts like other people collect porcelain figures or stamps. In this class, we'll play with fabric and yarn while learning to combine 3 of the best-loved crafts. We'll cover how to knit and crochet onto fabric, h
Hands on Workshop
Alasdair Post-Quinn
Thursday 3/28/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
You may think that double-knit cables aren’t as flexible as standard cables or that you can’t use negative space to allow the cable to travel across a background. But Alasdair has developed a way to do double-knit cables that is elegant and clever
Hands on Workshop
Lily M Chin
Thursday 3/28/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
How often have you worked some fancy stitch pattern but been stumped when it came time to shape the neckline? What do you do if you want a classic set-in sleeve instead of the dreaded drop shoulder? How can you create a refined fit and nip-in for the waist or fulln
Hands on Workshop
Sara Bixler
Thursday 3/28/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Most weavers think of the hem stitch solely for beginning and ending our handwoven pieces to secure weft, but there are so many more applications! This course will examine hem stitching all the way from a beginning perspective through creative uses within the interio
Hands on Workshop
Jeanne Giberson
Thursday 3/28/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whether you’re working your first stranded colorwork project or embarking on a new Fair Isle challenge, getting even tension is the most difficult colorwork skill most knitters face. In this class, master two-handed stranding with an expert in La
Hands on Workshop
Myra Chang-Thompson
Thursday 3/28/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dust off the fun inkle loom and weave! Learn to read and understand a written inkle pattern, and warp your loom with a unique design using 2 or more colors. Inkle bands can be used as belts, ties, straps for bags, guitar straps, trims for handwoven or knit garments,
Hands on Workshop
Kate Larson
Thursday 3/28/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Handspun and knit socks can be a joy to wear. Understanding how fiber, yarn design, and knitted gauge intersect will help you create socks that feel better and last longer. We will spin a variety of fibers, talk about how to make the best use of each fiber's unique
Hands on Workshop
Maggie Casey
Thursday 3/28/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
IT IS ALWAYS THE WHEEL, not the spinner (well, maybe not always, but a lot of the time). Sometimes just the smallest adjustment to your wheel can make a world of difference. Because spinning wheels, like people, need a little TLC we will start the session by cleanin
Hands on Workshop
Kate Atherley
Thursday 3/28/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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 knit
 
Friday, March 29, 2019
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Hands on Workshop
Faina Goberstein
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Become a fan of the 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
Hands on Workshop
Maggie Casey
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Is it time to fine tune your spinning skills? If so, this class will help you build skill and confidence. After tuning up our wheels, we will spin woolen and worsted yarns and some in betweens. Then we will work on consistency in size and twist. After sampling some
Hands on Workshop
Sara Bixler
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Looking for an organic approach to adding visual texture to woven fabrics? Learn a weaving technique that uses 2 separate shuttles of yarn that intersect within the shed to create one-of-a-kind patterning that you, the weaver, control. Students will learn about
Hands on Workshop
Annie Modesitt
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
THERE IS NO WRONG WAY TO KNIT! If you’ve been told you knit “weird” or that your knitting is "wrong," you MAY be knitting beautifully, just in a different style! In this class, we'll learn about the architecture and grammar of knit stitches
Hands on Workshop
Daniela Nii
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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
Hands on Workshop
Kate Atherley
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Everything you need to know to figure out all those tricky math issues you encounter in your knitting. We'll cover such problem areas as calculating and dealing with gauge, challenging instructions like "Increase 12 sts evenly distributed across the row", and how
Hands on Workshop
Joan Ruane
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Natural colored cotton is wonderful but there are times when we need COLOR. This class will be using dyed cotton lint, carded to create beautiful heathered or bright colored cotton yarn. Then they will learn how to spin from hand painted sliver. In the afternoon th
Hands on Workshop
Lily M Chin
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Simple to execute, cables are almost always worked over stockinette stitch, thereby producing a "wrong" side. This is not particularly attractive on a scarf or shawl or afghan where the "wrong side" will be in full view of the public. In this class, learn
Hands on Workshop
Miriam Felton
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
As with the rest of knitting, there are many ways to work short-rows, and each one has its pros and cons. In this class, we'll cover 5 methods: Wrap & Turn short rows, Japanese short rows, the Yarnover method, Shadow Wraps (aka Mother-Daughter Short Rows), a
Hands on Workshop
Theresa Drouin-Guerette
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Have you ever seen a Cobweb-like lace shawl and wished that you could spin yarn that fine? In this Workshop, you will learn techniques that will have you spinning fine yarns before you know it! We will cover some of the different factors that determine the
Hands on Workshop
John Mullarkey
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Weave your own shoelaces! Using a weaving technique called tablet weaving (also known as card weaving), and literally using cards as your loom, learn how to weave laces out of crochet cotton. Your fly shoes will only get flyer with laces you’ve woven f
Hands on Workshop
Devin Helmen
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Do you wish you loved spinning with a spindle but find it a pain in the neck (or arm)? Does your spindle wobble out of control, or does your yarn break constantly? A handspindle is an age-old tool, but you may need some adjustments to your technique or spind
Hands on Workshop
Karen Whooley
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Squares, squares, and more squares! Learn to make fun crochet-as-you-go squares that make a beautiful draped fabric that looks like true knitted entrelac. Other forms of crochet entrelac have all of the stitches going the same direction. In this class Karen wil
Hands on Workshop
Alasdair Post-Quinn
Friday 3/29/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
So you’ve learned to love the reversible magic that is double-knitting, and perhaps you want to make a gift with a unique personal touch. You chart out the name of that special someone, but when you double-knit it, the opposite side is all in mirror-ima
Hands on Workshop
Karen Whooley
Friday 3/29/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
This lace technique has been primarily used in thread crochet over the last century or two. Adapted it to yarn, it becomes a stunning, easy-to-learn lace that the advanced beginner can learn. You will go home with skills in three versions of the lace and a good st
Hands on Workshop
Kate Atherley
Friday 3/29/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Explore small-circumference knitting methods: DPNs, Magic Loop, 2 circulars, and even the new FlexiFlips/bent DPNs. This class emphasizes building skills and confidence as we focus on problem solving: preventing and fixing ladders, fixing twisted rounds (yes, it&r
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 co
Hands on Workshop
Annie Modesitt
Friday 3/29/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
You’ve put a lot of time into knitting your sweater, but if the finishing is poor, all of that effort is for naught. Learn the basics of weaving in ends, blocking, sewing pieces together, and picking up stitches for a collar or button band.

Hands on Workshop
Miriam Felton
Friday 3/29/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Do you dread making a mistake in your lace knitting? Never fear! Even the best lace knitters make mistakes, but the key to fearless lace knitting is knowing how to recognize and fix mistakes. In this class we’ll cover how to fix missing yarnovers, how to c
Hands on Workshop
Lily M Chin
Friday 3/29/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Learn all the little secrets to make knitting life easier and better. Find out how to cast on in 2-tail method without running out of the second tail. Join a new skein of yarn or a new color without losing that first stitch. See ways of attaching buttons as yo
Hands on Workshop
Faina Goberstein
Friday 3/29/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Do you love lace and cables? Let's have fun with very interesting and exquisite stitch patterns that combine lace, cables, and slip-stitch knitting. We will see how adding cables to slip-stitch patterns makes them exciting and different. You will make beau
Hands on Workshop
Alasdair Post-Quinn
Friday 3/29/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Do you love the reversible fabric of double-knitting but want something more than endless stockinette? Not quite ready for double-knit cables or lace? Add some intrigue with double-knit textures! Add purls to your reversible repertoire to expand the possibili
Hands on Workshop
Daniela Nii
Friday 3/29/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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 inta
 
Saturday, March 30, 2019
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Instructor
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Hands on Workshop
Kate Larson
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Also known as Navajo or N-plying, chain plying is a technique that in its most basic form creates a three-ply yarn out of a bobbin of handspun singles. While simple in construction, this useful plying method can feel a bit complicated at first. Kate will share tips
Hands on Workshop
Sara Goldenberg White
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
You’ve heard of clasped weft, but how about clasped warp? Learn how to create a clasped-warp scarf on the rigid heddle loom! This class will give hands-on experience on how to direct warp in a whole new way. Set up to weave a scarf that will push color
Hands on Workshop
Sara Bixler
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Explore some of the amazing visual effects you can achieve using two contrasting colors in plain weave on the rigid heddle loom or multi-shaft loom. Expand your knowledge of using 2 shuttles at the same time, create good selvedge edges while using two shuttles, and
Hands on Workshop
Galina Khmeleva
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
You may know about Orenburg Gossamer Webs, lighter-than-air shawls knitted from down-and-silk yarn. Less well-known and more precious, the warm shawl (or heavy shawl) uses an entirely different knitting technique. This spectacular cousin to the elegant, traditio
Hands on Workshop
Alasdair Post-Quinn
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Double-knitting is a unique method of making a fabric with no “wrong” side and a built-in reversible colorwork pattern. Significantly different from the standard intarsia and Fair Isle colorwork that are so well known, double-knitting is a labor-int
Hands on Workshop
Rebecca Martin and Cheri Whiton
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Come learn what all the buzz is about! Punch needle rug hooking is enjoying unprecedented interest and success on Instagram. Learn the techniques of this traditional fiber art form with a modern twist. You will be creating a small punch needle piece using the Oxford
Hands on Workshop
Lily M Chin
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sometimes referred to as Swedish Weaving or inlay, learn this technique of applying a separate strand of yarn to your work without actually knitting it. Instead, this “weaving yarn” goes through the knit fabric and sits either in front or in back of the
Hands on Workshop
Karen Whooley
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Just like building a house, the foundation of the crochet project is the most important – and is always the hardest part to get just right. By learning how to make the chain and the foundation of the most popular stitches (single, half double, double, t
Hands on Workshop
Kate Atherley
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ready to take your brioche skills beyond the brioche rectangle? Using Kate’s Omnishambles scarf as an example, this class will show you how to increase, decrease, and fix mistakes in a two-color brioche project. Kate will teach you how to read your knitti
Hands on Workshop
Miriam Felton
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Do you make the same pattern over and over again, or avoid lace knitting because the charts intimidate you? Learning to read charts and patterns will open up your knitting possibilities more than you can imagine! We'll talk about how to interpret pattern language,
Hands on Workshop
Joan Ruane
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Illegal plant or miracle fiber? Learn the history and importance of the hemp plant and learn to spin several different kinds of hemp preparations. Finishing and uses for hemp yarn with samples.

Hands on Workshop
John Mullarkey
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tablet-woven bands were woven by Egyptians over 1000 years ago. Coptic bands with distinctive diamond patterns have been discovered and examined, and now we have these patterns we can draw inspiration from. Learn how to weave this distinctive pattern and create
Hands on Workshop
Faina Goberstein
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Traditional slip-stitch patterns have made their way to the modern knitting, and this class offers you a tour of all 4 groups of these beautiful and interesting stitches. You will learn different slip-stitch techniques (including mosaic patterns) to appreciat
Hands on Workshop
Barbara Benson
Saturday 3/30/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Variegated yarn is a seductive siren with all of its amazing colors dancing in the skein. It entices you to purchase it but when you get it home it sits on the shelf, beautifully, and you agonize over how you are going to make it look as beautiful in your finished p
Hands on Workshop
Lily M Chin
Saturday 3/30/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Use a short double-ended hook for this fascinating Tunisian crochet technique. Create a moiré effect, crochet projects without seams, and make pictures or motifs in two colors without stranding. This textured fabric is perfect for sweaters, cowls, hats, and m
Hands on Workshop
Karen Whooley
Saturday 3/30/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Once you have finished that project, do you ask yourself, what can I do to finish it to make it really pop? How about those unsightly holes on the edges of double-crochet fabric? Got lots of pieces you need to stitch together? These are just some of the questi
Hands on Workshop
Miriam Felton
Saturday 3/30/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The ability to increase and decrease your stitches in knitting is pretty basic, but choosing which increases and decreases to use in specific situations (or to change the look of what you're knitting) is the next level. We'll break down increases into those tha
Hands on Workshop
Kate Atherley
Saturday 3/30/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
For knitters interested in knitwear design or improving your knitting patterns, this class will help you take your first steps or finesse your work. Whether you’re interested in publishing or simply sharing your patterns, learn about creating designs,
Hands on Workshop
Annie Modesitt
Saturday 3/30/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Learn the basic theory behind knitting lace and perfect your lace-chart-reading skills. Written instructions can have typos, but with a chart, what you see is what you get, which is why it’s the best option for knitters who want to “see” what the
Hands on Workshop
Barbara Benson
Saturday 3/30/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Learn to bring the vibrancy of colorwork to your lace with mosaic techniques. Knitters are falling in love with mosaic colorwork, a slipped-stitch technique that creates color patterns simply by knitting stripes and slipping stitches. With no floats across the bac
Hands on Workshop
Alasdair Post-Quinn
Saturday 3/30/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Bored with only two colors in your double-knitting? Add a third (or a fourth)! With more than two colors per row in double-knitting, the rules change a bit. Learn how to choose a color rotation and maintain it throughout a three-color pattern. In this workshop,
Hands on Workshop
Faina Goberstein
Saturday 3/30/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
How much do you know about short rows? More and more popular knitting patterns are using this fascinating technique for both fit and fashion. In sweaters, short rows can shape the back of the neck, create rounded fronts, lengthen the back or sides, angle cu
Hands on Workshop
Kate Larson
Saturday 3/30/19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Modern spinners have a bounty of dyed locks, rovings, and combed tops at our fingertips. While much of what we buy is ready to spin, we can also dive in and make our own blends and adapted preparations. In this workshop, we will prepare and sample a variety of ya
 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
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Hands on Workshop
Sara Goldenberg White
Sunday 3/31/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn to create patterns using pick-up sticks on the rigid-heddle loom. This class will go over warp and weft floats, supplemental wefts, and how to use multiple pick-up sticks at once. There are so many patterns to learn by adding floats that will unlock
Hands on Workshop
Sara Bixler
Sunday 3/31/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weaving breaks the rules of the color theory you learned in high school painting class! Navigate the tricky road of color theory and how it applies to woven fabric. Understand the intricate relationships between colors and their family counterparts. Learn ab
Hands on Workshop
Lily M Chin
Sunday 3/31/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn all the little secrets to make crocheting life easier and better. Find out how to work a foundation chain that is not too tight. Join a new skein of yarn or a new color without losing that first stitch. See ways of attaching buttons as you work. Create in
Hands on Workshop
Kate Larson
Sunday 3/31/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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
Hands on Workshop
Alasdair Post-Quinn
Sunday 3/31/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
As you push the boundaries of double-knitting, how could you not try double-knit lace? It turns out that there are myriad ways to do it, and not all of them are interchangeable. In this workshop, you’ll learn 3 of the methods of double-knit openwork that A
Hands on Workshop
Miriam Felton
Sunday 3/31/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
How many ways can you make a triangle? The triangular shawl is a fun and easy-to-wear garment and a staple of accessory knitting. In this class, we will explore triangular shawl shapes by working mini 5 mini shawls, covering wingspan-down, point-up, top-down,
Hands on Workshop
Faina Goberstein
Sunday 3/31/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Add some color to your project with this exciting group of woven stitches. Learn the basics of working with these slip-stitch patterns, swatch a few of them, try some color combinations, and best of all, get inspired to create your own stitches. Join us in exc
Hands on Workshop
Jeanne Giberson
Sunday 3/31/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn the techniques of the famous Norwegian mittens by making a mini version. Lapel mittens are worn or used to decorate presents or a holiday tree; we will use them to build colorwork knitting skills and understand the construction of these classic des
Hands on Workshop
Joan Ruane
Sunday 3/31/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This little traveling spindle will amaze you with how quickly you can produce lovely, fine yarn. A tahkli is a great inexpensive tool to learn how to draft and long draw with cotton and down fibers. This class will teach the basics of spinning on support spindles.
Hands on Workshop
Kate Atherley
Sunday 3/31/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This class teaches how to knit two socks at the same time on two circular needles. We’ll discuss both top-down and top-up techniques. A nice addition to the sock-knitter’s toolkit, this technique helps banish Second Sock Syndrome and ensures that

Marketplace Admission: 3-DAY
$9.00
Marketplace Admission: 1-DAY
$4.00
Friday Evening Keynote & Buffet Dinner
$60.00
Saturday Evening Fashion Show
$20.00


Cancellation Policy:
Tickets to Yarn Fest are sold on the same basis as those for cultural performances, football games and other one-time events. Mark your calendar carefully since all admission and class tickets are non-refundable after February 22, 2019.

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