I’m teaching again at Slater Mill in Pawtucket Rhode Island, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in America. The setting is gorgeous as well as historic. The folks who organize the Knitting Weekend, The Community Guild Sudios are fantastic, friendly and fun. My fellow instructors are amazing! Gudrun Johnston, Adrienne Sloane, Cheryl Burke, Gina House, Helen Bingham and Beth Fitzpatrick.
I’ll be teaching Fair Isle Knitting and Andean Techniques
Fair Isle Kitting
Explore this traditional technique and the endless color possibilities it offers! Students
will venture into the world of fair isle while knitting a charming wristlet. Discussing
traditional use of color will take some of the mystery out of color selection and open
your eyes to new color relationships. You will learn much about color interaction from
your own experimentation, while being inspired by your instructor and fellow students.
Andean Techniques: Kurpas and Puntas
In this workshop we get started knitting a charming Andean style baby hat. We will learn
to make the scallopy punta edging, which can be sewn on later if desired or used for a
charming “friendship” bracelet. We will learn to make kurpas, ﬁrst by knitting them in as
we go, and later as strings of popcorns that can later be applied as an embellishment
for many different projects. Come prepared to ﬂex your brains and manipulate your
ﬁngers in challenging new ways!