2014 MADRONA FIBER ARTS WINTER RETREAT
FEBRUARY 13-16, 2014
Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington
Each February, we are blown away by the spirit of sharing, joy and enthusiasm for learning that you all bring to Madrona. When we opened the doors this past February, energy ignited as you greeted friends and another Madrona started to take off. And what a magic carpet ride we had!
Seeing all your joy and laughter, having you say how happy you are and that you wait all year for Madrona brings more joy to our hearts than you can imagine. We are so grateful for your support and for all our incredible teachers.
We are still on that magic carpet ride but we do plan to return by next February! WOW! It will be our 15th Madrona and we can’t wait to share with you all the special classes, teachers and events we are planning for you.
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for February 13-16, 2014
And while you are waiting, we have some spring workshop surprises for you!
We are delighted to be offering a few small group weekend workshops with some very special teachers – Janine Bajus, Jill Laski and Barbara Doyon.
Classes are held at Suzanne’s lodge style home in the Cascade Foothills just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle. If commuting is not possible for you, there is limited space to stay for free at Suzanne’s and other accommodations are close by.
DESIGN YOUR OWN FAIR ISLE WITH JANINE BAJUS – MAY 3-5, 2013
Janine is known for creating her own motifs and amazing color work that she incorporates into spectacular Fair Isle sweaters that have inspired many knitters to try their own. As Janine says “you don’t need to be a knitting wizard to design your own, but you do need to be willing to experiment!”
Come join Janine, the Feralknitter, to learn all the steps from design inspiration, motif creation, color choices, patterning and style to sweater design. She will guide you through each step and you will have tools to make your own unique Fair Isle garment a reality. Take a peek at what Janine is working on now at www.feralknitter.com.
photo finish: capture, blend and create your own yarn from a favorite image with Jill laski – june 8-9, 2013
Take a photograph that has intriguing colors and textures and design a yarn that is a continuous thread of solid changing colors. Jill is a master of color blending and owner of Ashland Bay – the fiber of imagination. She has taught at Madrona and throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Under Jill’s guidance, you will create a yarn by matching the colors, textures and proportions in a favorite photo using several blending techniques on a drum carder and then spin your yarn using a method that will ensure the individual colors remain true during the plying process. After the yarn has been created, there will be several small projects to choose from to get your knitting started!
let’s weave with Barbara doyon – april 27-28, 2013
This intensive weekend is for just a few students who want to learn to weave or need to refresh their weaving skills. Barbara is a master weaver, weaving instructor for over 30 years and former owner of Cottage Weaving in Issaquah.
Barbara will teach you to calculate the amount of yarn needed for a project and how to analyze a weaving draft. You will learn several methods for warping your loom and, of course, begin weaving! There’s lots of individual attention and instruction that will have you weaving away before the end of this workshop!
For full class descriptions, costs and to register for any of these workshops: Contact Suzanne at Suzanne@madronafiberarts.com or 425-222-3554. Remember the class size is limited.