Demonstrations & Help Clinics

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All of these FREE activities take place in the Pavilion Rotunda on your way to the Marketplace. Drop in to any of them!

Thursday, February 15

9:00am - 5:00pmDaniel Herrera will answer all your knitting questions and help with any dilemmas on your needles. Not a knitter yet? Daniel will walk you through it.
9:00am - 5:00pmTracy Irwin -- Try your hand at Weaving. Tracy demonstrates how while using different patterns to create a twill gamp (sampler).
9:00am - 12:00pmPamela Grossman -- Learn all about brioche -- bring your projects and questions and learn how to read patterns, fix mistakes and work in two colors.

Friday, February 16

9:00am - 5:00pmCarol Milne – Seattle-based glass artist showcases her glass artwork incorporating knitting, lost-wax casting, mold-making, and kiln-casting.
9:00am - 5:00pmKaren Aho will answer all your knitting questions and help with any dilemmas on your needles. Not a knitter yet? Karen will walk you through it.
9:00am - 12:00pmMyrna Stahman – Lace Consultation Clinic with the author of Stahman’s Shawls and Scarves featuring Lace Faroese-Shaped Shawls.
9:00am - 12:00pmMichael Kelson – Spinning Lofty Yarns -- Michael works with combed top showing you how to add air, bounce and loft to these worsted preparations.
10:00am - 2:00pmJohn Whitley – Kumihimo braiding demonstration on Kakudai -- a square stand where the braid progresses upward from the stand as it is worked.
10:00am - 2:00pmDeborah Jarchow - Warping Your Rigid Heddle Loomlearn to warp directly from a warping board, hemstitching and easy weaving techniques.
12:00pm - 5:00pmJohn Mullarkey - Small Looms, Big Weaving. Learn pin loom weaving on the portable Zoom Loom and try a little card weaving.
12:00pm - 5:00pmJanine Bajus – Fair Isle Clinic – come talk color, technique, steeks, show off your projects and get a peek at samples from the Feral Knitter's new book.
5:00 - 6:00pmBOOK SIGNING by our teacher-authors. See the list of teachers who will be signing today on the sign in the Rotunda. Bring your own books.

Saturday, February 17

9:00am - 5:00pmTracy Irwin - Try your hand at Weaving. Tracy demonstrates the wonderful, three-dimensional waffle weave pattern.
9:00am - 5:00pmKaren Aho will answer all your knitting questions and help with any dilemmas on your needles. Not a knitter yet? Karen will walk you through it.
9:00am - 5:00pmSarah Anderson - Spinning Mentor. Learn basics, ask questions and try your hand at spinning with the author of The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs.
9:00am - 12:00pmIlisha Helfman -- Get started spinning on a Turkish Spindle, including drafting, spinning, plying and winding a finished ball of yarn!
10:00am - 5:00pmJohn Whitley – Kumihimo braiding demonstration on Kakudai -- a square stand where the braid progresses upward from the stand as it is worked.
11:30am - 5:00pmAmy Herzog – CustomFit Demonstration – come learn about this web application that builds custom patterns based on your own measurements.
2:00 - 5:00pmAmelia Garripoli – Visit the ever popular Spindle Roadshow try out spindling and see a display of blended fibers.
5:00 - 6:00pmBOOK SIGNING by our teacher-authors. See the list of teachers who will be signing today on the sign in the Rotunda. Bring your own books.

Sunday, February 18

9:00am - 2:00pmTracy Irwin - Try your hand at Weaving. Tracy demonstrates the wonderful, three-dimensional waffle weave pattern.
9:00am - 2:00pmDaniel Herrera will answer all your knitting questions and help with any dilemmas on your needles. Not a knitter yet? Daniel will walk you through it.
9:00am - 2:00pmSarah Anderson – Spinning Mentor. Learn basics, ask questions and try your hand at spinning with the author of The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs.
9:00am - 12:00pmPamela Grossman – Learn all about brioche – bring your projects and questions and learn how to read patterns, fix mistakes and work in two colors.

Click here to download a PDF version of this schedule.