To register for classes: stop in or call 305-4187
A STUDY IN FAIR ISLE
Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting and a pair of Fingerless Mitts
by Jill Holbrook
Fair Isle is a wonderful colorwork technique in knitting. You only use 2 colors on a row, but the variety of color can be endless. It’s fun. It’s easy and a great way to use smaller quantities of yarn to create a beautiful effect. This class will cover the techniques - two-handed knitting, stranding, knitting in the round, and working with motifs. You will then apply these techniques to make a pair of fingerless mitts. (Basic knitting skills needed.)
Materials: Practice yarn in two or more colors and needles appropriate to that yarn. For the mitts you will need fingering weight yarn in five colors. We carry a shetland fingering yarn in small skeins that is perfect for this project. One skein of each color can produce 1 to 2 pairs of mitts. Scissors and other knitting notions as desired.
This class will meet at the same day and time two weeks in a row. There are two different offerings. Sign up for either February or March.
Thursday, February 9 & 16 11:00am - 1pm
Saturday, March 4 & 11 3:00pm - 5:00pm
A Mug Rug in an Hour and a Half by Nanette Alvarez
Spend an hour, have fun, and get an introduction to weaving.
In an hour you can -
weave a 5 inch "rag rug" style coaster for your favorite coffee mug or tea cup
feel what it is like to weave on a rigid heddle loom
learn the same techniques used in weaving a rag rug
Everything is included - the loom, the tools, the materials
Dates: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at select times.
Please call 305-4187 for available times.
For more about Nanette Alvarez go to her website: www.loomescence.com
Tuesday Evenings - Close Knit & Crochet
Tuesday evenings for companionship, conversation and crafting.
Dates: 7pm - 9pm on every Tuesday
Sunday Afternoons - Close Knit & Crochet
Sunday afternoons for companionship, conversation and crafting.
Dates: 1pm - 5pm on every Sunday
Plus, you are welcome to come in any time, sit around the big table in the front and work on projects while getting any advice or help as needed!