Sunday, February 6, 2011

Springtime is Coming

In case you don't know it, springtime will be here before we know it. 

If you want something to do when the snow melts and the flowers start to bloom, why not plan to join us at the Three Sisters Folk Art School for a whole weekend of classes.  (Click here for more information about classes.)

April 15-17 is the date to mark.  I'll be teaching a class on Lace Knitting during the weekend, something I'm really looking forward to.  If you've followed the blog much, you know how much I love knitting lace and I've got some new inspiration both from spinning and input from the video by Margaret Stove (Spinning for Lace) but also from a couple of new books like Knitting Lace, a Workshop with Patterns and Projects by Susanna E. Lewis and Wrapped in Lace by Margaret Stove.

In the class we'll be starting from the beginning, looking at what makes up lace knitting, the difference between knitting lace and lace knitting (besides the symantics of it all), learning the basic stitch combinations, trying out a variety of different stitch patterns with a variety of yarns and threads.  Lace is like any other sort of knitting,  It can be very simple and basic or it can be extremely complicated.  The great thing is that even simple lace knitting looks fancy!  And anyone who can knit can knit lace.

There are lots of different classes including pinhole photography, wood carving and fine metal clay jewelry making.  Get some friends together and make a weekend of it!

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