In two classes, you will learn the basic foundation of knitting – how to cast on, bind off, and knit and purl in eight different stitch patterns. At the same time, you will be knitting a scarf. How perfect is that? Materials needed are worsted weight yarn and straight 8 or 9 size needles.
This is an ongoing class and always available. Please email or call
530-559-7759 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael’s Advanced Brioche Class was a success. He is a terrific teacher. some of you know that Michael is leaving the area moving to Iowa at the beginning of June. He will be greatly missed but has promised to visit us. There will be one more Study Group at mzfiber’s on May 13 – Saturday – 12-2pm. I wish him good luck in all that comes his way in the future.
Learn how to plan your project, warp and start weaving. Please call or email and we can set something up. I can also come to your house
Available at newsstands for the new magazine “Spin and Knit” is October 25th. I have an article featuring A Star Alpacas. I spun the alpaca from Terry Anderson’s animals featuring five colours.
To purchase the print edition: http://www.interweavestore.com/spin-off-spin-and-knit-2017.
To get the digital edition: http://www.interweavestore.com/spin-off-spin-and-knit-2017-digital-download
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Stitches West was so much fun. We spent two FULL days. Clearly, we had to take a picture with Stephen West. Stitches continues to feature plenty of weaving and spinning displays as well as the many kitting demonstrations. Three of my favorite booths are:
DanDoh Designs – Yumiko Alexander is a designer of a line of knitting and crochet patterns marked and published under the business name “DanDoh” located in Chandler Arizona. She started selling her designs in Japan before moving to the US. DanDoh means Warm Earth. The yarns are beautiful linens, cotton, wool and cashmere. Her shawl designs are particularly attractive.
Red Fish Dyeworks is a small company that dyes silk and silk blend yarn, fiber and fabric by hand. This is one of my favorite booths to visit. I always make a point to buy the silk 20/2 for weaving. It is difficult to make a decision on what colors to choose. There is too much to pick from.
Fiberlady – Fine Bamboo Fibers & Yarns – I love to weave with the Luxury Bamboo yarnb sett at 30 epi. They sell several bamboo and bamboo blends yarns and fiber. There are many colors to choose from.
I’m starting a new shawl where I first painted the rayon/cotton warp. There are three painted and one solid warp. I plan to stripe up and then weave using a very thin weft yarn so the project will be warped faced. The set is 24 epi. We’ll see the progress together. Looks like a mess right now, but it will all work out
Threading the heddles
I wove a prayer shawl for a dear friend who is very, very sick. She tends to like natural colours so we have a black, brown, moss green, ecru and a dark purple. It is a colour block twill.
Tonight I had three brand new knitters in my class. I showed them the two knitting styles of English and Continental and the pros and cons between the two. They decided on Continental. It was a great class. They were so excited! They want to knit everything I have in the studio. Wrongly, I think sometimes every body knows how to knit. Then I have this opportunity to teach these brand new knitters and then realize there is still people out there who do not know this fabulous craft.