What better place to spend a week in September than Maine?
This year I’m Artist In Residence, which means I’ll be at Fiber College the entire time.

…except when I visit nearby Belfast Maine to get yarn, ice cream, embroidery thread or beer all of which will make me a better knitter.

Searsport has a lot to offer too – a fabulous Maritime Museum, and the charming Left Bank Books. Many beautiful towns, Camden, Rockport, Blue Hill and Deer Isle are all just a hop, skip and a jump away; and of course there’s spectacular Acadia National Park.

Please leave a comment here to enter to win free admission to one of my classes at Fiber College.  To make things interesting, share with us what colors you imagine when you think of Maine, or your favorite place to visit in Maine.

You’ve got two weeks, because I’ll be out of internet range, on a remote island in the San Juan’s of Washington State … so! The winner will be randomly chosen on 8/09, 11:59 P.M. and will also receive sweet gift bag of Shetland wool from me, which I’ll present to you at Fiber College.

I’m teaching one class each day.

Friday September 11 – Color in Traditional Fair Isle Knitting

In an intensive three hours, we will explore color relationships in traditional fair isle knitting by knitting a simple wristlet. Choose to follow the “rules” precisely, or use them as a jumping off point to develop your own signature color palette.

Saturday September 12 – Colorful Andean Accents

Some of the most interesting elements of Andean knitting are the decorative edge treatments. We will learn to make a charming checkerboard edging, a darling scalloped edging, and cheerful “instant” popcorns, which can be knit in as you go, or added as an afterthought.

Sunday September 13 – Color Session

Learn more about color in a relaxed knitting circle atmosphere. We’ll touch on the principals of color theory by arranging a huge pile yarn by hue, value and saturation. We will knit speed swatches to experiment with our colors, discovering the importance of color placement.

There are so many great classes to take! Weaving, tatting, spinning with Katherine Cobey!!!! Rug hooking, Latvian Braid, Irish Crochet, Hula Hooping, Silk Screening, Dying, Quilting with Mary Ellen Kranz!!! Book Making, Wood-cut Printing, Silkscreening, and more more more!

Be sure to visit all the stops on this blog tour to read what other instructors have to say about this lovely event.

A random winner will be drawn from each site!

Monday July 25  Beth Brown-Reinsel http://knittingtraditions.com/blog/

Tuesday July 26  You’re here!

Wednesday July 27 Amy Herzog http://www.amyherzogdesigns.com/blog/

Thursday July 28 Ellen Mason http://odacier.blogspot.com/

Friday July 29 Gale Zucker http://ezisus.blogspot.com/

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