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2021 Workshops

🟊 Some workshops also require the purchase of a kit. This is separate from class registration.  See workshop for info.🟊
 

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🟊 Some workshops also require the purchase of a kit. This is separate from class registration.  See workshop for info.🟊

 

Sunday
March 14, 2021

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  • Intro to Two At A Time Top Down Socks with Amie Palmer $40

    Sunday March 14, 2021 12:00-2:00 pm

    How many single socks have you knit? Never have another single sock with no mate by learning to knit them two at a time for a perfect matching set. We'll make two worsted weight miniature socks to give you all the techniques you need to make any pattern two-at-a-time.

    Students will learn: How to knit socks two-at-a-time from the top down, Magic loop sock knitting

    Class Fee: $40
    Minimum Age: 14
    Required Skills: Intermediate, Must be able to cast on and knit and purl proficiently. Experience knitting at least one sock of any type suggested.
    Materials students should bring: Two different colors of worsted weight yarn, 40" Circular needle in size appropriate for yarn (usually US 7-9 works), Locking stitch markers
    Homework: none

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  • Ecoprint on Paper with Theresa Brown $80

    Sunday March 14, 2021 1:00-5:00 pm

    Learn how to Ecoprint on Paper in color and Natural in this 4 hour condensed workshop! We will be working on creating beautiful imprints using leaves, plants and flowers on several types of paper using Nature's colors for natural imprints as well as techniques for added color!

    Students will learn: Students will explore a whole new range of creativity in paper crafts by using Nature's flora to imprint onto paper! This workshop prepares students to continue exploring easily on their own to produce beautiful designs naturally and with colored backgrounds from leaves, plants and flowers onto assorted papers!

    Class Fee: $80
    Purchase Kit REQUIRED for class: $25 Each kit contains: * (4) 8"× 10" sheets of the best papers for ecoprinting
    * (4) 4"×4" similar papers, * Assorted selection of easy to use color dyes., * (1) package of 1/2 oz. Mordant of ferrous sulfate with mixing instructions., * Rubber bands, * 1 pair latex gloves, * (1) 10" wooden dowel. * (2) 4" wood blocks >https://www.etsy.com/listing/932986726/ecoprint-on-paper-supply-kit-use-with-my
    Deadline to register and order a kit is March 3rd

    Minimum Age: 16
    Required Skills: All Levels
    Materials students should bring: At home: Leaves and plants, heating source: pot wide enough for 10" dowel or used rice steamer, tongs to handle hot items, covered work surface, plastic wrap, long piece of string or twine. digital thermometer if pot is used on stove.
    Homework: Upon registering, a complete supply list (most found at home or easily accessible) will be sent to the student as well as the link to the ecoprint on paper kit we will be using for the class.

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  • Fun Felted Ears & Nose (dress up or transform your face mask and appearance) (Family Friendly) with Renate Maile-Moskowitz $60

    Sunday March 14, 2021 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Description: We will needle felt noses or snouts onto the simple medical masks and give those tiring masks we are all required to wear for now, a ‘face lift’!. This felt accessory is not only fun but adds an extra layer of protection, warmth and character to your appearance. We will also needle felt a set of adorable, matching ears for the animal of your choice. Ears will be attached to a head-band as crowning accessory.

    Class Fee: $60
    Purchase Kit REQUIRED: Supply kit ($14.- plus $8 Priority Flat Rate Shipping) available to purchase, includes all materials to complete ears and noses ( Mask and headband attachment NOT included) Please contact the instructor at the following email address to order and specify animal choice: renatemoskowitz@gmail.com Kit includes: ~1 1/2oz Needlefelting Wool Batt, embellishments, locks in Variety pack of (TBA arranged) colors, (=catered to specific animal choice), 2-4 straw pipecleaners, small sponge and 1 medium size felting needle, fishing line Order by sending an email to renatemoskowitz@gmail.com
    Deadline to register and order a kit is March 3rd

    Minimum Age: All ages young to old, (6-9yrs must have adult supervision)
    Required Skills: ‘Imagination'
    Materials students should bring:Felting Foam big enough to accommodate mask or ear size. (=Upholstery foam, styrofoam, packing foam, kitchen foam etc.) ,(Suppliers can be recommended for foam and variety pack of Felting Needles), 1 plain Headband, 1 plain surgical mask. Optional: Multi-needleholder, variety of Felting Needles, Sewing needle
    Homework: Find or Prepare picture of the desired animal head (including ears and snout) to be felted. Keep handy for class. Make a paper or cardboard drawing (or cut out pattern) for the preferred height, width and shape of ears desired. (Optional - Prepare glitz and beads If you want to follow the new craze of abstract cat ears!!! we can fancy those too!!! You will also need thin wire or straw pipe cleaner to thread beads onto.)

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  • Garter Tab Mini Class with Jolie Elder $20

    Sunday March 14, 2021 9:00-10:00 am

    Start your top down shawls at the back of the neck without a true cast-on! The garter tab beginning incorporates the garter edging of your shawl while giving you a spot to start the double increases.

    Students will learn: garter tab cast-on, variations and enhancements from the standard instructions

    Class Fee: $20
    Minimum Age: 14
    Required Skills: Intermediate, Knowledge of provisional cast-on is advantageous but not required.
    Materials students should bring: class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color), needles to work that yarn (non-slippery dpns are helpful), waste yarn for vertical lifelines & provisional cast-on, split-ring stitch markers or coil-less safety pins optional but helpful
    Homework: none

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  • Knit Faster with Combination Knitting with Jolie Elder $60

    Sunday March 14, 2021 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Do you dread 1×1 ribbing? Are your ssk decreases less tidy than your k2tog? Are you a continental knitter who hates purling? Do you have trouble working make1-left and make1-right? Learn how to combination knit and when to use it to make your knitting both more pleasant to do and more beautiful as a finished product.

    Students will learn: how to work stockinette in combination knitting, how to work ribbing in combination knitting, how to work combination knitting in the round, how to use combination knitting to set up decreases, a slick way to never lose your place when making increases for toe-up socks

    Class Fee: $60
    Minimum Age: 14
    Required Skills: Advanced beginner (some experience), Students need to be able to work in the round, make decreases, and not fear a basic chart.
    Materials students should bring: 2 homework swatches in class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color), needles to work both flat and in the round, possibly extra sizes of needles
    Note: We will be working flat first, then the separate swatch in the round, then back to the flat swatch.
    Homework: 2 swatches with live stitches ready to go in class. With class yarn and appropriate needles, cast on 24 stitches and work back and forth a few rows to establish stockinette fabric (RS knit, WS purl). With class yarn and appropriate needles for working in the round, cast on an even number of stitches and establish a few rounds of 1×1 ribbing.

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  • Needle-felt Seascape with Vickie Clontz $80

    Sunday March 14, 2021 1:00-5:00 pm

    Create a beautiful underwater ocean scene as we explore the magic of needle-felting! Have fun layering textures and colors as we learn how various fibers interact and "play" together. We'll combine wool fibers with silk to create exotic fish and add a bit of stitchery and beading to enhance our seascape scene on a hand-dyed wool background. We'll play around with lots of fun embellishments such as netting, yarns, curly and novelty fibers, and hand-dyed scrim. Your work of art will finish approximately 11” x 16”. A fun class for all skill levels!

    Students will learn: Needle-felting various textiles and fibers, embellishing with several different hand embroidery stitches and beading.

    Class Fee: $80
    Purchase Kit REQUIRED for workshop: $40 - includes pattern, all materials & shipping
    email instructor at annieskeepsakes@carolina.rr.com (if you need felting needles or a foam pad please include that in the email and items can be shipped together.)
    Order by sending an email to annieskeepsakes@carolina.rr.com
    Deadline to register and order a kit is March 3rd
    Minimum Age: 18
    Required Skills: All Levels
    Materials students should bring: Students will need a multi-needle felting tool (available for purchase for $16.95, Vickie likes the green-handled Clover one), 2" thick firm foam pad at least 8" x 10" (available for purchase for $4.00), small sharp scissors, embroidery needle, beading needle (she will bring needles too), optional: beads, shells, or other embellishments to personalize your project.
    Homework: none

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  • Marling Intro with Connie Lee Lynch $20

    Sunday March 14, 2021 3:00-4:00 pm

    Marling, in a nutshell, is simply working with 2 strands of yarn held together at the same time. It is also an excellent way to play with color! Mini skeins, anyone? Come play with color and experiment with easy colorwork that can range from subtle to striking! Class is appropriate for knitters, crocheters, and weavers!

    Students will learn: Basic marling techniques, including how to work with two strands of yarn simultaneously, as well as different ways to apply the technique for a variety of results!

    Class Fee: $20
    Materials Fee: $0
    Minimum Age: 9
    Required Skills: Advanced beginner (some experience), Some experience crocheting or knitting recommended so that students can make small swatches.
    Materials students should bring: Yarn in 4 different colors of the same weight, preferably smooth and evenly plied, and hooks or needles appropriate for double original yarn weight. For example, marling with sock yarn will usually require a 4-5mm hook or needle.
    Homework: none

Nuno Felt Art Vest
  • Nunofelt Art Vest with Patti Barker $110

    Sunday March 14, 2021 12:00-7:00 pm (includes 1-hour break)

    This class is perfect for anyone who has been making scarves and is ready to create a piece of nuno felt clothing. It is created flat, so does require a large work surface. This A-line art vest is very versatile in that there are several design options, such as various collar and hemline options. You’ll come away with a reversible art vest, of your own design. The material kit includes everything you will need in this class, purchase directly from the instructor.

    Class Fee: $110
    Purchase Kit(Required): $60 – must purchase kit to participate in the workshop
    https://www.pattibarker.com/product-page/nuno-felt-art-vest-kit
    Deadline to register and order a kit is March 3rd

    Minimum Age: 12
    Required Skills: All levels
    Materials students should bring: There are a few additional items you'll need to gather before class. One 5’ x 8’ rubber rug mat; a pool noodle; either three t-shirt strips or knee high nylons for ties; a wetting method (one-gallon garden sprayer or ball brause & bucket); liquid dish soap; sharp full-sized scissors; two old towels. This project requires a large work surface (I use two 6’ folding tables, side by side).
    Homework: none

  • Short Row Smorgasbord with Laura Barker $40

    Sunday March 14, 2021 9:00-11:00 am

    Short Row Methods have expanded way beyond w&t sock heels. Learn why knitters need short rows. Examine the differences between wrapped, lifted, and double stitch (German) short rows. Practice a few options, and discover how one method might be substituted for another. Finally, look at popular places to insert/substitute short rows, like shoulder shaping, to elevate the appearance of your knitting.

    Students will learn: Learn why knitters need short rows. Examine the differences between wrapped, lifted, and double stitch (German) short rows. Practice a few options, and discover how one method might be substituted for another. Finally, look at popular places to insert/substitute short rows, like shoulder shaping, to elevate the appearance of your knitting.

    Class Fee: $40
    Minimum Age: 12
    Required Skills: Advanced beginner (some experience), Knitting, purling, increases, decreases
    Materials students should bring: 50 yds of worsted yarn, not too dark or tending to split; size 8 needles with relatively pointed tips; several removable stitch markers
    Homework: none

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  • Stranded Colorwork - Asymmetrical Charts with Varian Brandon $20

    Sunday March 14, 2021 8:00-9:00 am

    So you have learned traditional Fair Isle knitting with its classic OXO motifs. Wanna try something a bit different using the same technique? In this class, we will look at asymmetrical patterns with long floats and even longer stitch repeats. So bring your sense of adventure. We’ll be knitting out of the box a bit.

    Students will learn: Managing longer than usual floats, Managing larger than usual stitch repeats

    Class Fee: $20
    Minimum Age: 16
    Required Skills: Advanced, Some stranded colorwork (Fair Isle) knitting, helpful
    Materials students should bring: DNA
    Homework: none

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  • Shorty the Short Row Bear with Laura Barker $40

    Sunday March 14, 2021 3:00-5:00 pm

    Shorty is a colorful 4″ teddy bear which uses German short rows to create a big round tummy, a bottom so the bear can sit, no-sew ears, pointed toes, curved arms, and contrasting colored pads on the hands and feet. The body is worked sideways then stitches are picked up to add the appendages. Shorty is the Baby from my Three Shorty Bears pattern, and can be substantially completed in class, using approximately 4g of each of 5 colors of worsted yarn found in a mini pack or selected individually. The class includes full Three Shorty Bears pattern as a free download with instructions for the Mama & Papa bears, using the remainder of the mini pack, about 100g total.

    Students will learn: Small stuffed animal and German short Rows

    Class Fee: $40
    Minimum Age: 12
    Required Skills: Intermediate, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, working in the round with a small circumference; some experience with short rows helpful
    Materials students should bring: 5g each of 5 shades of worsted yarn, and size US 5 needles with relatively pointy tips.
    Homework: none

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  • Stranded Colorwork – Headband or Hat project with Varian Brandon $40

    Sunday March 14, 2021 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Have you learned how to use two colors in one round of knitting? Maybe you are familiar with some basic Fair Isle motifs? Want to put them to use? This class continues our journey into stranded colorwork knitting. We will be working on a headband with a classic Fair Isle motif which can be expanded into a hat for those who just can’t stop this addictive form of knitting.

    Students will learn: Pattern overview, Reading charts – review, Adding new yarns, securing old yarns – review, Adapting classic Fair Isle motifs, Color placement

    Class Fee: $40
    Minimum Age: 16
    Required Skills: Intermediate, Some Stranded Colorwork/Fair Isle knowledge
    Materials students should bring: For Headband - 3 colors...Main Color 70 yds, Contrast Color 50 yds, Accent Color (25 yds). DK weight yarn...solid or tonal colors, no novelty
    For Hat - 3 colors...Main Color 80 yds, Contrast Color 80 yds, Accent Color (120 yds). DK weight yarn...solid or tonal colors, no novelty, 2-24" circular needles OR 1-16" circular needle OR 1 set double pointed needles in appropriate size for yarn selected.
    Homework: See Stranded Colorwork: Headband or Hat Homework and Handout Document

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  • What Do I Do Now? (fixing mistakes) with Amie Palmer $40

    Sunday March 14, 2021 9:00-11:00 am

    Every knitter has those moments when they realize that something just isn’t looking right. Learn strategies to fix mistakes in a variety of knitting projects to make it look like nothing ever happened without having to start over and gain tips to prevent problems in the first place.

    Students will learn: Unknitting, correcting stitch mount problems, life lines, after-thought lifelines, duplicate stitch

    Class Fee: $40
    Minimum Age: 14
    Required Skills: All Levels, Ability to cast on and knit
    Materials students should bring: medium weight yarn in light to medium color and matching needles (worsted weight and US size 7 needles is a possible option), tapestry needle, dental floss or embroidery floss, crochet hook in similar size
    Homework: Please cast on about 30 stitches and work a few rows (knit right side rows and purl wrong side rows if possible but all knit is also acceptable)

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