Girl’s Road Trip with Magpie Fibers & YOTH Yarns
FREE! Wednesday, May 25 from 12 noon to 6pm
Dami Hunter of Magpie Fibers and Veronika Jobe of YOTH Yarns will be in-store on Wednesday, May 25 from 12 noon to 6pm with a large selection of their yarns, a variety of patterns, plenty of knitted samples and their new limited edition Girls Road Trip kits!
Come meet these creative women, and see their gorgeous yarns and designs!
Stephen West of Westknits!
Friday, June 10
Two-Color Brioche for Beginners
$75 – Friday, June 10 from 10am to 1pm
Learn the intriguing brioche technique in this colorful workshop taught by the King of Brioche himself, Stephen West! After declaring brioche the stitch of the year for 2015, the technique has gained massive popularity and a cult following. This class will guide you through the two-color cast on and I-cord cast on, brioche knit/purl stitches, and directional increases and decreases. If you have some experience with brioche already, you will be provided with some intermediate stitch patterns and colorwork techniques to explore.
Materials: At least 2 contrasting colors of a worsted weight wool (non-superwash recommended). For example, bring black and white or dark blue and bright yellow, two yarns that have a high contrast. If you already have experience with brioche stitch then you can work with a finer yarn of your choice.
Requirements: You should be familiar with basic knitting techniques like cast on, bind off, knit, purl, yarn over, and decreasing. All brioche stitches will be taught during the class.
Baby Penguono Workshop
$75 – Friday, June 10 from 2 to 5pm
Join the Penguono Posse and start your own little Penguono creation! We will begin knitting a baby sized Penguono together while learning the welt and modular knitting technique. Penguono is a colorful jacket knit with multiple strands of yarn held together so we will experiment with mixing different yarn weights and fibers.
You’ll receive instructions prior to class to knit the first section of the baby size and then we will work the next few sections together, learning the construction techniques so you can finish the rest of the jacket on your own after the inspiring workshop. This class will give the skills needed to accomplish the adult Penguono size as well! The baby version is a great opportunity to experiment with colors and fibers before tackling the big version.
40-inch US 10.5 / 6.5mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 12 sts & 28 rows = 4″ / 10cm in garter stitch.
Bring a variety of yarn weights from fingering weight to bulky weight since we will be mixing strands together.
Wool yarns recommended, but please bring other textures like mohair, alpaca, metallic/sparkly, and funky novelty yarns to take your Penguono to the next level.
Homework: Instructions for the first section will be sent soon for you to complete prior to attending the workshop.
Requirements: You should be familiar with basic knitting techniques like cast on, bind off, knit, purl, yarn over, and decreasing.
Meet & Greet
FREE! 5:30 to 7pm
Come say hello to Stephen West and see his trunk show of beautiful samples!
PLEASE NOTE: Class fees are non-refundable unless the event is canceled. Please make sure that you are available on that date and time.
Liz Gipson + Rigid Heddle Weaving
Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19
Weaving Trunk Show + Demonstration
$15 – Friday, June 17 from 6 to 8pm
Come see what weaving’s all about! Liz Gipson will demonstrate how to set-up and use a rigid heddle loom and have the samples from her book, Weaving Made Easy.
$145 – Saturday, June 18 from 10am to 5pm (includes 1-hour lunch break)
Learn how to get those yarns on your loom (called “warping”), weave fabulous cloth, and finish your project all in a day! You’ll walk away with more than just a beautiful scarf, you’ll learn all the fundamentals of weaving well, including how to warp your loom in 20 minutes or less and how to fix the most common weaving mistakes! No experience required.
Looms for class use will be provided. All materials included.
Become a Pick-Up Artist
$145 – Sunday, June 19 from 10am to 5pm (includes 1-hour lunch break)
Think that plain weave is all you can do on a rigid-heddle loom? Meet the pick-up stick! With this simple tool you can create patterns galore.
Learn how to make weft and warp foats and when and how to combine them. In this class you will weave a small table runner. This pattern is easily translated into all sort of interiors and accessories. As a bonus you will learn hemstitching and embroidery stitch, two go-to finishes for weavers. As with all of Liz’s classes, you aren’t just learning how to make a beautiful object, you are learning the fundamentals to weaving well.