Mini-Class Schedule & Registration

Online Mini Class Registration is NOW CLOSED

You may register for any Mini Class that has openings at the Retreat Registration Check-in Table with Mary.

 

Before you register, check the schedule below to see which classes have openings.

We are thrilled with our line up of 28 Mini Classes this year. You’ll find classes with Amy Herzog, Lucy Neatby, Susan Strawn, Harry Wells, Jillian Moreno, Anne Berk, Mary Scott Huff, Deborah Jarchow, Sivia Harding, Ilisha Helfman, Janine Bajus, Debbi Stone, Sarah Anderson, and many more! Check them all out on the schedule below.

Mini Class registration is totally separate from regular class registration so please READ all the information and instructions below.

  • Mini Class registration is totally separate from the regular class registration. If you have registered for regular classes, be sure not to double book yourself. Each person must register separately.
  • Registration for Mini Classes is NOW OPEN. Click on the big red button at the bottom of this page, following the class schedule. You will be linked to the Mini Class registration pages.
  • If you are registering for another person be sure to have all of their contact information. You must register the person using their email address, and their own name, address and phone number. Every person taking classes must be registered separately. One registration per person. You may use your credit card to pay for the person you are registering as long as you enter your own billing address and card number at check out.
  • Mini Classes are about 1 hour and 20 minutes of instructional time. Be on time for your session so you don’t miss anything or disrupt these short classes after they begin! Be sure to leave plenty of time to park and check in at the retreat registration table when you arrive at the hotel to get your name tag and registration packet. Locations for the mini classes are in your registration packet and on posters at the hotel.
  • For teacher information click on each teacher’s name in the schedule.
  • Supply lists and homework, if any, are listed in the class description. You will not receive separate information about supplies or homework.
  • Each Mini class (90 minutes in length) costs $65. A few classes also have materials fees which will be included with the class fee that you pay. Payment is by credit card only. We take Visa, Master Card, and Discover Card.
  • No Refunds or wait lists. There are 10 spaces in most classes. If you find you cannot attend after you register, you may give or sell your space to another. But you MUST let us know who will be taking your place at least 24 hours before class. Call Lisa Kobeck at 425-984-4302 or email her at lkobeck@yahoo.com.
  • Online registration for all the classes on this class schedule will close Tuesday February 14th before the retreat begins but we will accept registrations for available classes listed in this mini class schedule only (no regular classes) at the retreat registration table in the Hotel Murano.

REMEMBER: There are concurrent mini classes during most time periods. Be careful not to register for more than one class in each time period or double book yourself with any regular classes you have already registered for.

TO REGISTER: Click on the red button on the bottom of this page following the Mini Class Schedule after registration opens Wednesday Morning PST on January 25, 2017.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16

TEACHER/CLASS

Thursday Morning
Session 1
9:00 - 10:30
Teacher: Harry Wells

Knitting in the Stitch Below
Knitting in the stitch below allows one to create stunning vertical stripes while working with only one color at a time along a row. We will learn and practice the vertical stripe technique as our main focus. As time allows, we will also cover other variations that create textural interest, check patterns, and embossed ribs.

Experience: Participants should be able to accomplish long tail cast on, knit, purl, K2tog, and SSK without supervision.

Supplies:
   • Yarn: Two balls of worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn in different colors. One of your colors can be variegated.
   • Needles: Two double point needles (7” or 8” length is best) OR a 24” circular needle. The needle you bring should be one size smaller than you normally use for worsted weight yarn.
   • Stitch Markers

Location: Camaretta in the Hotel
Thursday Morning
Session 2
10:30 - 12 noon
Teacher: Michelle Lee Bernstein

How to Block Your Knitting: It's Magic!
Learn the basics of why, when, and how to block your knits. We'll discuss wet blocking and steam blocking and have a hands-on blocking demonstration with volunteer participation. You will be amazed at the difference blocking makes!

Experience: Everyone welcome.

Supplies: Paper and pencil for note taking

Location: Suite #400 in the Hotel
Thursday Morning
Session 3
10:30 - 12:00
Teacher: Harry Wells

Short Row Techniques
Short Row shaping is used more and more often in patterns to create intriguing angles and shaping in garments and accessories. This Mini Class will cover two different short row methods, and demonstrate how to use short rows to convert traditional shoulder bind-off sequences (with subsequent unattractive bulky seaming) into sleek sloped shoulders that are beautifully joined.

Experience: Participants should be able to accomplish long tail cast on, knit, purl, K2tog, and SSK without supervision.

Supplies:
   • Worsted Weight wool yarn or wool blend
   • Straight needles OR a 24” circular in a size you use for worsted weight yarn.
   • Locking stitch markers

Homework: One Swatch for working techniques in class. CO 28 sts. Work 6 garter stitch rows (3 ridges). Then 4 rows of Stockinette Stitch. Leave on needles or place on stitch holder for use in class.

Location: Camaretta in the Hotel
Thursday Afternoon
Session 4
1:30 - 3:00
CLOSED

Teacher: Ann Berk

Lucet Braiding
Enhance your knitted and crocheted items with easy to make, sturdy braids using a Lucet tool. You will be surprised how fast, easy and fun it is to make cord with this new tool! Lucets have been used to make braided cords since Medieval times. Lucet cord is square, strong and slightly springy. It closely resembles I-Cord, but is formed by a series of knots which will not unravel when cut.

We will cover basic cord, then add beads with two different methods for different effects. Lots of samples will be available to display the range of cords that can be produced with different fibers.

Experience: Everyone welcome.

Supplies: Anne supplies the Lucet Tools, crochet hooks, yarn and beads for the class. If you would like to bring your own yarn, to make a cord in class to go with a specific project, feel free to do so. Any weight of yarn can be used to make cord. We will be using worsted weight wool in class.

Materials Fee: $2 for yarn and beads Optional: you can purchase the Lucet Tool in class from Anne if you would like.

Location: Camaretta in the Hotel
Thursday Afternoon
Session 5
1:30 - 3:00
Teacher: Mary Scott Huff

2 Strings = Not Scary (A Stranded Colorwork How-To)
Always wanted to try the beautiful technique of stranded colorwork, but scared to try it on your own? Let Mary show you the way! In this mini-class, we'll debunk some misconceptions about the technique that might make learning it seem hard. Then we'll jump right in and get stranded, together!

Experience: Strong beginner; some experience with circular knitting on DPN, Magic Loop, or 2 Circulars.

Supplies: 1 skein each, smooth, 100% wool yarn in 2 contrasting colors (no black, please) in DK or Sport weight , with DPN, long circular or 2 matching circular needles to swatch; note-taking supplies.

Location: Suite #400 in the Hotel
Thursday Afternoon
Session 6
3:00 - 4:30
CLOSED

Teacher: Christina Peters

Jogless Jogs for Perfect Stripes
Learn the secrets to knitting smooth stripes in the round without that irritating "jog" where the stitches don’t quite line up. Christina will guide you through several different methods while you knit a practice swatch. Perfect for hats, mitts, cowls and more.

Experience: Experience with circular knitting required.

Supplies:
   • Yarn: DK or Worsted Weight yarn (nothing fuzzy please) in 2 contrasting colors
   • Needles: US size 5-6 for DK yarn or US size 8 for Worsted. You will need either a set of Dpns or long circular needles for the magic loop method. Small length circular needles (such as 16” circular) are unsuitable as the swatch to be knitted in class will be worked around a small number of stitches.
   • Stitch markers
   • Paper and Pen

Location: Suite #400 in the Hotel
Thursday Afternoon
Session 7
3:00 - 4:30
Teacher: Lisa Carney-Fenton

Lisa’s Elegant I-Cord Edge
Working on color work and stripe patterns is engaging, however all those color changes can mean weaving in many ends or having an edge to your work that looks “messy”. In this class, you will learn how to “hide” the contrast color yarn at the side of your work to make an elegant edge! Perfect for multi-color projects that are striped and reversible, Lisa will show you how to invisibly carry contrasting color within a clever I-cord edging while you work a practice swatch. This technique creates a beautiful and polished edge and you’ll have fewer ends to weave in! A pattern showcasing this technique, Lil’ Austin’s Blanket, was recently published in the Winter 2016 Issue of Knitty.com online magazine.

Experience: Intermediate – can knit and purl, familiar with changing yarn colors, comfortable working with 2-3 colors of yarn at one time.

Supplies: 100 yards of worsted weight yarn in three colors: MC, CC1, CC2. Bring appropriate needles to obtain a gauge of 5 sts to the inch.

Location: Camaretta in the Hotel
Thursday Afternoon
Session 8
3:00 - 4:30
Teacher: Amelia Garripoli

Give a Charka a Spin!
Charka’s remain a mystery even to experienced spinners. Another tool, they think, why would I? Get a look into these fascinating tools, learn a bit of their history and give one a spin. See if you “would”. Amelia will set up her Charka collection (all 7 of different types) for students to try. If you have a Charka in good working order, bring it to class. Amelia will show how to use each one and demonstrate their techniques and efficient applications. Everyone will get a taste of this invention by Mahatma Gandhi who revolutionized India one quill–full at a time. You’ll give some of Amelia’s collection a spin or spin on your own Charka.

The Charka was developed for high-twist fine spinning of cottons and excels with that fiber and is an excellent tool to master spinning laceweight and cobweb yarns in cotton, cashmere, yak and many other short staple fibers. Their speed rivals even e-spinners in experienced hands – Amelia has clocked hers at 10,000 rpms!

Experience: For any adventurous spinner who can spin a continuous yarn on a spindle or a wheel. If you have no prior spinning experience, bring a cup of patience as you learn and a baggie of treats to reward your successes.

Supplies: If you have a Charka in working order you are welcome to bring it and spin on it. Otherwise Amelia will provide all that you need.

Materials Fee: $2

Location: Upper Rotunda in the Pavilion

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

TEACHER/CLASS

Friday Morning
Session 1
9:00 - 10:30
Teacher: Debbi Stone

Social Media for Fiber Artists
Come find out how to get the most out of social media for your knitting, spinning and other crafts. We’ll cover Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook etc. You’d be surprised how helpful these social media sites can be! Stay up-to-date on all the things going on and keep track of new projects you’d like to make in the future!

Experience: Students should know how to navigate the internet.

Supplies: Paper and pencil for note taking. Please bring an internet enabled device that you know how to use to access the internet like iPad, smartphone, laptop or notebook.

Location: Suite #400 in the Hotel
Friday Morning
Session 2
9:00 - 10:30
Teacher: Jillian Moreno

The Gist of Grist
Grist is a mystery to some spinners. There are spinners that think that Grist is one of the secret clubs of spinning world! Actually, Grist is just the density of your yarn. It’s a simple concept that once you learn it and apply it to your spinning it can change how you look at and feel about your yarn!

In this class, Jillian will teach you what grist is and how to wield it’s spinning power:

   • What grist means to your yarn and knitting
   • How grist can keep you from running out of yarn for a project
   • How and when to measure grist
   • What affects grist
   • How to change grist
   • How to use grist to match an existing yarn, handspun or millspun.

Learning about grist will answer so many questions about your yarn!

Experience: All spinners welcome

Supplies: No spinning or wheels needed. Bring materials to take notes.

Location: Camaretta in the Hotel
Friday Morning
Session 3
10:30 - 12:00
Teacher: Janine Bajus

So you are thinking of writing a book!
Do you have a fiber-related book inside you? Let’s talk about the pros and cons of self-publishing. What will you write about? The role of editors, photographers, and designers. How will you print it: paper, digital, or both? How will you pay for it? How will you sell it! All the details from Janine who has been through all the ins and outs of this process and has her experience and wisdom to share!

Experience: All welcome who have an interest.

Supplies: Pen and paper to take notes!

Location: Suite #400 in the Hotel
Friday Morning
Session 4
10:30 - 12:00
Teacher: Sarah Anderson

Introduction to Support Spindling
Spinners all over the world are discovering the pleasure of spinning with supported spindles. Sarah had no idea that she would enjoy this form of spinning so much. When she finally allowed herself to spend a bit of time with a support spindle, it took very little time to become completely smitten!

If you’ve wanted to try supported spindling but didn’t know where to start, this is the mini class for you! You don’t need to have or bring a support spindle, Sarah has all you need and she’ll get you started on an easy to use tahkli style spindle (larger than the little brass ones). The techniques learned will cross over to other types of supported spindling but be careful, like Sarah, you could find yourself with another obsession!

Experience: Students should have some experience spinning and be comfortable with the process of drafting fiber.

Supplies: Bring yourself. Sarah has an armload of different support spindles for you to try. And you are welcome to bring your own support spindle too if you have one.

Materials Fee: $3 for fiber

Location: Upper Rotunda in the Pavilion
Friday Afternoon
Session 5
1:30 - 3:00
CLOSED

Teacher: Mary Scott Huff

Make a New Knitter
“Can you teach me how to knit?” Eventually ever knitter hears that question. After this class with Mary, you’ll be able to answer with a resounding ”Yes!” Even though you can knit, sharing your skills with a brand new knitter can be challenging. In this 90 minute workshop, we’ll cover how to demonstrate casting on, knitting, purling and binding off for beginners. Based on Mary’s recent book The Creative Kids Guide to Knitting, this session will prepare you to teach a new knitter of any age. You’ll be making new knitters everywhere you go!

Experience: For everyone who knows how to knit!

Supplies: Size 7-8 needles and a smooth, worsted-weight wool yarn

Location: Camaretta in the Hotel
Friday Afternoon
Session 6
1:30 - 3:00

CLOSED
Teacher: Janine Bajus

Invisible Stranding Techniques: New Ways to Handle Long Yarn Carries in Colorwork
What if your stranded pattern has a broad area of very long carries and you don’t want the carried color to peek through to the front of your fabric? Suppose you want to knit an isolated motif but don’t want to use Intarsia? “Invisible Stranding” solves these problems by creating an as-needed area of double knitting, opening up a world of motifs that were previously unworkable in stranded color work. This technique is especially valuable if you want to interrupt regular patterning with a large motif. In this class, you will work up a simple sample to learn how this technique works.

Experience: Experience with Stranded Knitting

Supplies:
1. Two colors of the same weight of yarn (fingering, DK, worsted). One color very light and the other very dark. Bring 50-75 yards of each color.
2. Circular needles 24”-32” in length and appropriate size for the yarn you are bringing.

Location: Suite #400 in the Hotel
Friday Afternoon
Session 7
3:00 - 4:30
Teacher: Sivia Harding

Hooked on Beads
Hooking beads is a fun and spontaneous way to add beads to your knitting without pre-stringing your working yarn. Discover some of the many embellishment possibilities that you can accomplish with this technique.

Experience: Ability to cast on, knit, and purl

Supplies: US 14 crochet hook- Extras will be provided in class, 30 yards of fingering weight yarn from your stash, size 2 needles either dpns or a circular, an assortment of 30 - 40 size 6/0 beads - preferably Japanese seed beads - to compliment or contrast with the yarn you bring. Extra beads will be available in class.

Location: Suite #400 in the Hotel
Friday Afternoon
Session 8
3:00 - 4:30
CLOSED

Teacher: Anne Berk

Zippers and Buttonholes
We will de-mystify the process of the perfect installation of zippers into hand-knits. Also create buttonholes worked into the fabric or added to an existing edge with the i-cord bind-off technique.

Experience: All levels – knit, purl, and basic skills using needle and thread.

Supplies:
1. Projects that are ready for zippers are welcome. Bring supplies suitable for those projects.
2. Bring a 4” – 7” zipper or length appropriate for your project.
3. If no project is ready, knit and bring to class 2 swatches at least 3” wide and the same length as the zipper you bring.
3. For buttonhole practice: knit another swatch 4” square.

Bring extra swatch yarn, knitting needles 2-3 sizes smaller than used for swatch (DPNs or short knitting needles are recommended), sewing needle, buttonhole thread which matches the swatch yarn, sewing thread in a contrasting color for basting, sewing pins, scissors and at least one button.

Location: Camaretta in the Hotel
Friday Afternoon
Session 9
3:00 - 4:30
Teacher: Sarah Anderson

Twist: Making the Yarn You Want
Twist, that mysterious thing that holds our fiber together and makes it yarn is a great thing to understand. In this mini class, you’ll learn about the many facets of twist and how much (or how little) to put into your yarn to get it “just right”.

Experience: Students should be comfortable with and able to spin continuous singles with their wheel or spindle.

Supplies: Spinning wheel, spindle or e-spinner in working condition and 3 bobbins (or a spindle). Optional – scissors, note taking materials, and labels or small baggies for sample skeins.

Materials Fee: $3 for fiber to be used in class

Location: Upper Rotunda in the Pavilion

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

TEACHER/CLASS

Saturday Morning
Session 1
9:00 - 10:30
CLOSED

Teacher: Michele Lee Bernstein

More Creative Stitches: The Tridacna Cowl
Learn two fun new stitches, combined with knitting a sweet cowl. We’ll be working on the short cowl which uses both of these clever and unusual novelty stitches. The flower stitch is made with triple wrapped elongated stitches and the loop stitch uses an eyelet and slip stitch combination.

Experience: Advanced beginner and up

Supplies:
   • Yarn: Two 50 gram balls of DK weight yarn in contrasting colors (yarn with silk, bamboo or tencel would be a good choice for extra drape for your cowl)
   • Needles: 16” circular needle that gives you a pleasant fabric with your chosen yarn.

Homework: Cast on 150 sts using long tail cast-on using one of the balls of yarn you designate as the MC. Change to the other ball of yarn which becomes your CC and k1 row. Bring this beginning work to class.

Materials Fee: $3 for pattern

Location: Suite #400 in the Hotel
Saturday Morning
Session 2
9:00 - 10:30
Teacher: Amelia Garripoli

Spindle Tricks for the Adventurous Spinner!
The pursuit of crazy things to do on spindles fuels part of Amelia’s passion for these portable tools! If you are already an experienced spindler and would like to join Amelia in some adventuresome spindle spinning, here is where the fun begins!

Amelia shows you her favorite tricks and some really useful techniques that make spindle spinning efficient such as a faster wind- on. Starting without a leader and the challenge of the long draw on a spindle are just a few tricks. She’ll show you how to use a “plying ball” for Navajo plying, kick-plying and throw-plying which become real attention-getters. She’ll wrap up with a Turkish trick that will have you packing your favorite Turkish spindle that never leaves home on your next trip without worrying about a broken shaft ever again!

Experience: This workshop is for experienced spindle spinners who can comfortably spin and ply on spindles. It is not a “learn to spin” workshop.

Supplies: If you have them, bring a top-whorl spindle, a bottom-whorl spindle and a Turkish spindle. Never fear, Amelia has plenty of spindles to use in class along with some add-ons for some of her tricks that you will want to try. Also bring a straw from a fast-food place if you happen to get the opportunity to get one.

Materials Fee: $4 for fiber

Location: Upper Rotunda in the Pavilion
Saturday Morning
Session 3
10:30-12:00
Teacher: Anne Berk

Annetarsia Yarn Management
Dealing with yarn supplies does not have to discourage you from colorwork! Learn tips and tricks to contain your yarn, keep track of what you are doing, and manage ends efficiently. There is no one right way to handle different yarn supplies. Go “out of the box” with Annetarsia, try lots of different methods, and learn what feels right for you.

Experience: All levels welcome

Supplies:
   • Worsted weight yarn in at least 3 colors, 5-10 yards each color.
   • Scissors
   • Straight and circular needles of any length in size appropriate for the yarn.
   • Optional: if you already have any types of bobbins, bring them to class.

Location: Suite #400 in the Hotel
Saturday Morning
Session 4
10:30 - 12:00
Teacher: Susan Strawn

Knitting Detectives
Every piece of knitting has a story to tell, a history waiting to be discovered. However, stories held in most vintage knitting have been lost to history. In this mini class, you will learn basic principles of structured research and resources that may be used to uncover the history of vintage knits. Learn to craft good research questions, identify credible sources, and place vintage knits into social and cultural context. Class attendees will receive handouts with step-by-step recommendations for research strategies, a bibliography of research resources, and instructions for documenting their collections of vintage or contemporary knits. Take care to document your knitting or its story will also be lost to history.

Experience: Everyone welcome

Supplies: Bring one piece of knitting, preferably vintage.

Location: Camaretta in the Hotel
Saturday Afternoon
Session 5
1:30 - 3:00
CLOSED

Teacher: Lucy Neatby

Master the Versatile Garter Stitch Short Row Heel
The Garter Stitch short row heel has earned a place in Lucy’s heart! This heel is easy to calculate and work for any sock (toe-up or top-down). It’s durable, neat, and doesn’t disturb a stitch pattern or the variegations of a yarn. No grafting (Kitchener Stitch is required.) This heel may be removed and replaced if needed or the same technique adapted to become a toe. In class we will plan and work a practice heel into a swatch.

Experience: Intermediate. Good grasp of sock and heel construction including the Kitchener Stitch. Comfortable knitting in the round and using double point needles.

Supplies:
   • A small amount of smooth wool-blend yarn in Sport or Worsted weight (5 sts per inch or fewer) in two plain, light, contrasting colors.
   • 1 set of dpns needles sized suitably for your yarn (and used for your swatch)
   • Scissors and crochet hook
   • Blunt darning needles and usual knitting tools

Homework: In one of your two workshop yarns, cast on 26 stitches. Work 6 rows of flat stockinette stitch. Leave the stitches on the needle with the yarn attached and bring to class.

Location: Suite #400 in the Hotel
Saturday Afternoon
Session 6
1:30 - 3:00
Teacher: Susan Strawn

Stories in Knitting
This mini class presents an anthology of stories found in different vintage knits, from touching stories of individual knitters to stories that inspire reflection on the place of knitting in cultural and social history. Nordic ‘Husfliden’ mittens reveal the story of Norwegian nationalism and independence. A child’s ‘dancing-couples’ cardigan from Denmark tells a dramatic story of a family’s love and loss. A nineteenth-century silk pattern book opens the story of the obscure American silk industry and ‘silk road’ across this nation. These and more are presented with descriptions of research methods and resources used to discover their stories.

Experience: Everyone welcome

Supplies: None – just come and enjoy the stories with pictures displayed.

Location: Camaretta in the Hotel
Saturday Afternoon
Session 7
3:00 - 4:30
Teacher: Amy Herzog

Sweater Finishing Techniques
Does the thought of seaming sweater pieces together fill you with dread and make you vow to knit socks forevermore? Overcome your reluctance ad learn how to create professional-looking garments with this mini-class focused explicitly on seaming a sweater. We'll cover the basic mattress stitch using your homework swatches and the dreaded sleeve cap will be demonstrated. By the time you leave class you'll be putting your sweaters together with confidence.

Experience: Advanced beginner and up – the knitter should be interested in tackling a seamed sweater and ready to try new techniques, but does not need to have completed one.

Supplies: Bring 2 blocked swatches (see homework) and similar yarn to that used for your swatches but in a different color. You will also need a tapestry needle and scissors.

Homework: Please make TWO identical swatches using the same instructions. Block both of your swatches and bring to class.

With light-colored, non-fuzzy worsted or aran weight yarn and appropriately sized needles, cast on 30 stitches. Work 5 rows in garter stitch. Then, work 4'' / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch, keeping the ?rst and last stitch in Garter. Bind off all stitches.

Location: Suite #400 in the Hotel
Saturday Afternoon
Session 8
3:00 - 4:30

Teacher: Deborah Jarchow

Rigid Heddle Warping and Weaving Demonstration
Have you wondered what all the excitement is about weaving? Have you heard that warping the loom is difficult and complicated? During this demonstration you will see just how easy it is to set up a rigid heddle loom and begin weaving! With very little experience, you can easily weave beautiful fabric for scarves, bags, pillows and so much more. Deborah will share many resources to help you get started. Come see examples, how it is done and let yourself learn about a new way to use your yarn.

Experience: Everyone welcome.

Supplies: No supplies or loom needed

Location: Camaretta in the Hotel

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

TEACHER/CLASS

Sunday Morning
Session 1
9:00 - 10:30
Teacher: Karen Aho

Continental Knitting
To pick or throw? Knit English or European style? It all refers to methods of holding your yarn. Continental knitting is the technique of holding the yarn in your left hand and “picking” it through the stitches. Come learn this method of knitting that has less movement, more efficiency and less stress on your fingers and wrist.

Experience: Beginner and up

Supplies: Smooth worsted weight wool yarn in a solid light or medium color. US 8 or 9 needles. Note taking supplies.

Location: Suite #400 in the Hotel
Sunday Morning
Session 2
9:00 - 10:30
Teacher: Andrée Beddoe

Knitted Embroidery – Dianthus and Daisy
Join this mini class to learn about a new and exciting knitting genre, Knitted Embroidery! With Knitted Embroidery, all elements that look like embroidery are knitted inline on each row/round, and each design element is reversible and, as such, is suitable for a variety of projects. This technique was created by Andrée and builds on existing knitting techniques in a creative and innovative way.

Andrée will demonstrate the first 2 elements she designed, Dianthus and Daisy, and you will practice knitting them in class. Knitting instructions for elements, including written instructions, charts, and video links will be provided.

Experience: Advanced beginner and up.

Supplies:
Yarn: Fingering or DK in 3 colors with high contrast
   • Color A: 25 yards
   • Color B: 10 yards
   • Color C: 5 yards

Needles: (straight or circular) size appropriate for your yarn
Crochet hook size appropriate for your yarn
Tapestry needle with sharp tip

Homework:
1. With Color A and appropriate needle cast on 31 stitches
2. Knit 12 rows as follows:
   • Rows 1-7, 9, 11: P1, knit to end
   • Rows 8, 10, 12: P1, K3, purl to last 4 sts, K4
3. Bring swatch to class to practice Dianthus and Daisy.

Location: Camaretta in the Hotel
Sunday Morning
Session 3
10:30 - 12:00
Teacher: Ilisha Helfman

Teneriffe Lace Buttons
This is an introduction to sol (sun) wheel lace or spider web needle lace medallions which are traditionally sewn together into delicate overall lace patterns. We will examine some early lace pieces and analyze the stitches employed in a variety of patterns. We will see how single medallions are perfect for making delicately patterned buttons and will discuss a couple of ways laceweight yarns can be incorporated to make Teneriffe lace buttons to match your knitwear. We will then thread our own wooden wheel shaped looms and get a good start on our first lace covered button in class. All stages of button completion will be demonstrated so you can take your time and finish yours at home.

Experience: Everyone welcome

Supplies: All supplies provided. Ilisha will bring a couple of pairs of scissors to share in class.

Materials fee: $15 includes a button sized lasered wooden wheel loom that can be used over and over, a pristine ball of vintage tatting cotton with enough thread to make many buttons, a button to cover, silk fabric for an underlayer, a tiny tapestry needle and a handout with references.

Location: Suite #400 in the Hotel