Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Special Classes for November-December

Special Course Schedule

I just returned from this year’s Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck and a successful “Fit to Flatter” workshop with Amy Herzog. She confirmed many of the things I have been doing to get the best fit for sweaters, but taught me so much more. I'm excited to pass on the knowledge and help us all achieve the best fit ever for our next sweater.
For this session only,the course offerings have been changed to focus more on the intermediate to advanced knitter (or crocheter). Beginners, have no fear; we will offer more fundamental courses in January.
Among other things, the "Your Project" class will be suspended for these two months. (If you should need additional help during this time, I'm always available for affordable private sessions -- and amenable to a group, or several-session, rate).
Take a look at these courses.  If you see anything that interests you, act now because they won't be offered again for some time.



Beginning Your Next Sweater     $75

4 sessions (2 hours each)

Section A: Four Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
     November 4, 11, 18 and 25
Section B: Four Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
     November 6, 13, 20 and 27
We will begin working on your sweater in this class. But, first, we will assess patterns that flatter your figure (or the intended recipient of your sweater), explore yarn types that will work best for the chosen pattern, use swatching to tell us how well a particular yarn will fit your needs, and modify the pattern (if necessary) to give the best custom fit and style.

Correcting Mistakes and Finishing     $40

3 sessions (1 ½ hours each)


Section A:Three Sundays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
     December 2, 9 and 16
Section B:Three Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
     December 4, 11 and 18
You will learn various methods for minimizing and repairing mistakes (such as using a lifeline, bringing up a stitch in textured fabric, "tinking" and ripping out). You will learn to finish your project with elegance (various binding off techniques, sewing seams, washing and blocking).
If you register for both classes, the cost is $110.  When registering, please let me know which day (Sunday or Tuesday) is best for you (or if you have flexibility). That will help me with scheduling.

Top-down Baby Cardigan     $45

Saturday, December 1, from 2:00-5:00 pm
Persons taking this workshop should be able to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off. Prior experience with circular needles is desirable, but not required. Make an adorable top-down, cardigan for a baby.A pattern will be provided, with help adapting it for a boy or girl.While making this sweater, you will become familiar with the concept of knitting sweaters from the top down, whether for children or adults, and learn why some people prefer this method.


PRIVATE SESSIONS– All levels - $35/hour


·For the absolute beginner who wants individual knitting or crochet instruction.

·For the student at any level who needs some additional help with a technique.

·For anyone who is stumped by a pattern or wants to get some new ideas.

·A great way to start -- or to get additional help during classes or with a specific project.

·Group or several-session rates available.


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