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 12

9:00am - 12:00pmKari Elliot – Sock Knitting Machine. Come learn about these speedy antique machines that make sock knitting simple and fast.
9:00am - 1:00pmSally Holt will demonstrate KnitCompanion. The app for advanced pattern management for the digital age.
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 - 5:00pmTracy Irwin – Try your hand at Weaving. Tracy demonstrates how while using different patterns to create a twill gamp (sampler).
1:30 - 5:00pmLinda Gettmann - Kumihimo braiding. Stop by and try out this art form historically used by Samurai warriors to create beautiful braided works of art.
1:30 - 5:00pmBetty Salpekar – author of Solefull Socks. Betty will demonstrate her techniques and show off samples from her wonderful book.

Friday, February 13

9:00am - 12:30pmJohn Mullarkey - Small Looms, Big Weaving. Learn pin loom weaving on the portable Zoom Loom and try a little card weaving.
9:00am - 12:00pmMary Scott Huff – Come see samples from Mary’s latest books: Fun and Fantastical Slippers to Knit and Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit.
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 - 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.
2:00 - 4:00pmClemes and Clemes – Blending Boards and Drum Carding. Come learn how to blend fibers and colors for fabulous rolags and batts.
3:30 - 5:00pmAmelia Garripoli – Spindle Roadshow. Bring questions about spindle types, which spindle to use for which fiber, and learn to ply on the spindle.
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 14

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 - 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 - 5:00pmCarol Milne – Seattle-based glass artist showcases her knitted glass work incorporating knitting, lost-wax casting, mold-making, and kiln-casting.
9:00am - 5:00pmJohn Whitley – Kumihimo braiding demonstration on the Takadai stand making odoshi lacing braid used in the construction of suits of Samurai armor.
9:00am - 1:00pmAnne Berk. Intarsia is Anne's passion! Come try out the technique and see the trunk show from Anne's new book, Annetarsia Knits.
11:00am - 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.
1:30am - 5:00pmIlisha Helfman – Ply on the Fly on a Turkish Spindle. All of the stages, including winding a finished ball of yarn are included in one operation in this technique!
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 15

9:00am - 2:00pmTracy Irwin - Try your hand at Weaving. Tracy demonstrates how while using different patterns to create a twill gamp (sampler).
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.

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