Introduction to Introduction to Lace Knitting
When: Saturday, August 27 th, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Where: Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA),
3420 W. Hospital Avenue, Chamblee, GA 30041
Kay Mather of Rare Purls will instruct a workshop on “Introduction to Lace Knitting." The workshop is an very basic introduction to the concept of and techniques of lace knitting. It is a tie-in of sorts to the Brooke Nico Superstar program, especially for those who are excited about taking Brooke’s classes but intimidated about being a “newbie” to lace. As Kay says, few projects impress like lovely lace, whether on a shawl, scarf, or garment. In this 3 hour workshop, we will cover the basic stitches and combinations used to create lace knitting, learn how to read your knitting, the basics of charted lace patterns, and hear some tips to help you succeed when tackling lace projects.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR,
KAY MATHER - Kay is the knitter and designer behind Rare Purls (http://rarepurls.net/). She regularly teaches classes in the Duluth area and hopes to reopen her shop, Rare Purls, in the new future. As we learned in January and again in her mini-workshop in March, Kay is extremely knowledgeable about yarns and fiber and she loves sharing her knowledge.
All students are requested to bring at least 25 yards of a solid color yarn that is smooth (cotton or non-fuzzy acrylic or wool) in worsted weight, size 7 or 8 needles, 4 stitch markers, and a yard of lighter weight yarn in a contrasting color.
Organize Your Stash
Lois MItchell shares her expert knitting help
Saturday, June 25 1 - 4 PM
SEFAA Center, 3420 W. Hospital Ave, Suite 103
Chamblee, GA 30341
$20 AKG members, $30 Non-AKG members
Organize Your Stash
Class Description and Homework
Lois Mitchell, the past Librarian for the Atlanta Knitting Guild, is sharing her superb organizing abilities with our members. Our first Mini-Workshop of the 2016-2017 is planned for Saturday afternoon, June 25 at the SEFAA Center. Here are some of the questions Lois knows we ask ourselves:
Have you ever purchased a book/pattern/skein of yarn, only to find that you already have that item at home?
Have you seen yarn on sale and remembered that you saw a pattern recently that used that yarn, but can't remember how many skeins or what color? Or for that matter, where was the pattern?
What about those full or almost-full skeins of yarn that no longer have the label on them? I hate to throw them out.
If you want guidance to help you find ways to solve those knitting predicaments, then this is the Mini-workshop for you! Come filled with questions and concerns about your stash, and learn what to do to organize it. Oh, and the other best part? Lois wants you to email her with questions about your very own stash situation so that she can give you some personalized help using this link Lois!