Monday, February 21, 2011

This Week's Classes and Some Exciting News!

Hey Y'all,
Three great classes coming up this week-- Magic Loop Socks, Amigurumi Workshop, and Weaving for Knitters. All the info you need is below and you can call the shop to reserve your slot. Meanwhile, don't forget to mark your calendars-- Shannon Okey is coming to HCW. Shannon, a super crafty person, has written a number of books including our perpetual favorites for beginner knitters: Knitgrrl 1 & Knitgrrl 2, Spin to Knit, Felt Frenzy (co-authored with Heather Brack), How to Knit in the Woods, Alt Fiber, and a couple sewing books: AlterNation (with Alexandra Underhill) and The Pillow Book. Her newest book The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design is the first-ever book targeted to designers of all experience levels who want to create, communicate and sell their work professionally. Shannon also runs her own publishing venture (Cooperative Press), owns and operates Knitgrrl Studio. She'll be here teaching from March 11- 13. I'll be posting details of her classes in another post real soon. Stay tuned!


February 26/March 5 a 2 day class
Fee: 60.00
The Magic Loop style of knitting utilizes one circular needle to knit one entire sock in the round. In this 2 part class Deb will introduce you to the technique of using one needle to knit small circumferences and then guide you through the process of making a CUSTOM sock from cuff to toe utilizing the Magic Loop style. After mastering the technique, you'll find several ways to use it such as cuffs, sleeves, mittens, and hats.
Student must be proficient in basic knitting skills. This is a good prerequisite for the 2 Socks, 1 Needle class.

KPPM by KOIGU - 2 skeins or another yarn with a comparable gauge.
US # 3 circular needle, 36" or longer.
(keep your needle receipt in case you need to change sizes)
Stitch markers
Tape measure


February 27
Fee: 40.00 (plus 5.00 material fee)
basic crochet skills such as chain stitch single and double crochet and crochet in the round is helpful.
Devour this delicious technique and dive into Japanese Kawaii (cute) culture with your own amigurumi crocheted cupcake.
Size F crochet hook, 2 colors of Cascade 220 or other worsted weight wool (pink and tan for a vanilla cake with pink frosting or cream and brown for a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting), a split or locking stitch marker, blunt tapestry needle, large embroidery needle, scissors.


February 27
9:45 - 12:45
This is a perfect class for my fellow fiber fanatics! The loom we use is really portable and extremely easy to set up. You can use all kinds of knitting yarn from leftovers to all that sock yarn you haven't used yet. You will burn through your stash in not time. Weaving cloth is a magical thing and incredibly FAST!!!!
MATERIALS: Bring your Stash... or better yet, buy New Stash!
IMPORTANT: Student can bring their yarn in ahead of time to determine if it is suitable for this class

INSTRUCTOR: Suzanne Middlebrooks

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