Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Upcoming Classes and Fundraiser Thanks!

Hey Y'all,
Thanks for participating in our fundraiser for Joplin, MO. We raised nearly $800 in just a few hours! And now, here's the latest on upcoming classes:

Next Week at Hill Country Weavers

June 8 6:30 - 8:30
Fee 20.00

Ms. Fix-It Reveals ALL!
Everybody makes mistakes when they knit—from small ones to big ones. Hands-on practice is the best way to learn how to fix them on your own.
In this class we'll practice fixing some basic mistakes & tackle your specific questions too. Techniques covered:
- how to rip out many rows without loosing any sts
- how to back out knits, purls, k2tog, yo, ssk, slipped sts, p2tog
- how to pick up dropped sts: knits, purls, yo, k2tog, & even cast on sts
- what to do when you run out of tail part way through casting on and how to avoid running out of tail in the first place
- what to do when you're out of yarn in the middle of a bind off
Be sure to bring any projects you have with mistakes in them!
If you can do the pre-class prep you can take this class!
Important Pre Class Prep:
(This is the swatch we're going to practice on in class.)
Using the size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn knit a square as follows: Cast on 40 sts. Knit 8 rows. *Row 1: K; Row 2: k 10 sts, p 20 sts, k 10 sts* repeat these two rows for 2-3". Leave knitting on needle.
MATERIALS: Size 8 needles & worsted weight yarn for pre-class prep
A spare size 4 or 5 needle
1 Crochet hook of any size between E & H
Tapestry needle

June 10 10-2
Fee: 50.00

We will explore the methods of wet and nuno felting and create lovely one of a kind masterpieces,
from bags to hats, scarves to booties and much more.
This class meets the second Friday of each month from 10 am to 2 pm (that includes a short lunch
You will need wool fleece, which you can purchase at HCW. Bring a few old towels and dress in
comfortable clothes. Wet felting can be quite a workout.

June 25, 1-3:30 pm, July 9, 1-4 pm (a 2 day class)

Fee: 55.00

LEVEL: Students should be able to knit and purl and do decreases. Some experience working in the round is helpful but not required.
Intimidated by socks? Don't like the fit of heel flaps? Need to starts some gift socks but have no idea of the recipient's shoe size? Want to use every last yard of a special yarn?
Try knitting your socks with afterthought heels and toes! The fit is just like a short row heel but so much easier and since the heels are placed after the sock is finished you don't need to worry about where to stop and turn the heel when you're knitting.
MATERIALS: 100g of a worsted weight wool + 50 grams in a complimentary/contrasting color.
US 4-6 double pointed needles (students are also welcome to do magic loop or two circulars if they are comfortable with those techniques but these will not be covered in class - beginners to knitting in the round should use DPNS).

June 12/26 9:45 - 12:45
this is a 2 day class
Fee: 55.00

Instructor: Connie Devlin
Prerequisites: Students must have basic knitting skills including increasing, decreasing, and some pattern reading skills.
IMPORTANT: Contact teacher to discuss easy mandatory pre-class instructions.
DESCRIPTION: Students will build their knowledge of lace knitting with a beautiful triangle shawl. In this 2 part, 5 hour class, skill learned will include chart reading, inc reasing for triangle shawl shaping and directional decreasing as well as binding off for a flexible edge, and blocking and caring for the shawl.
MATERIALS: Approx 400 yards of any fingering weight yarn (for small size). Handmaiden Sea Silk recomended.
Size US 6-7 needle

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