SPRING FLING CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
1.) NEEDLE FELTED SHEEP
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Teacher: Cecelia Ho
Needle Felting SHEEP 3D Wool Charm
3D Wool Charm Needle Felting (SHEEP) – Cecilia Ho will demonstrate how nature wool fibers work wonders! Student will learn 3D needle felting by using a felting needle as a tool to build a sculpture wool creation. This “3D Wool Charm Needle Felting” project will be a great hands-on fun to create one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly wool ornament. Students can choose to make an adorable SHEEP in various natural color combos in white, black, grey & brown. There are multiple ways to accessorize as a Christmas ornament, auto rear-view mirror charm, handbag charm or even baby mobile! All materials included. No experience necessary!
$5 (felting needle, NZ Corriedale wool top, elastic cord)
Cecilia entered two wool paintings in the 2015 SAFF Fiber Art Contest (Professional 2D hand felted items). Her interpretation of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” won 1st prize; while her “Liberty Bridge at the Falls Park on the Reedy” won 2nd prize.
Above is the result of Cecelia’s SAFF class – this is the same class that she will present at Spring Fling!
2.) MITERED ENTRELAC RIBBED SQUARE
Teacher: Laura Barker
Class Title: Mitered Entrelac Ribbed Square
Class Type: knitting
Skill Level: Intermediate
Special Skills Required:
previous experience with entrelac
Class Description: Mitered entrelac is an exciting new technique that takes two or more tiers of entrelac around corners as seen in Laura’s new book, “Mitered Entrelac, Knitting Entrelac Around the Corner.” The precise matching at the corners is reminiscent of mitered frames. Working a coaster or beginning a dishcloth will teach you the skills needed to work full rounds of mitered entrelac from the center out. Class will cover the rectangles needed for the center setup and a full round of mitered entrelac, and introduce a new method of picking up stitches for tight and tiny transitions between blocks and an easy way to cast on a few provisional stitches directly onto your working needle.
Class Photo: attached
Supplies students should bring: Three colors of worsted weight cotton (60 yards per color for dishcloth, 30 yards per color for coaster); and 32-40” US #7/4.5mm circular needle.
3.) KNIT COMPANION
Please download the free Knit Companion app from your ipad or ipad mini.
4.) Rose Window KAL
The class at Spring Fling will consist of Part One of this KAL (see below). The class at Spring Fling is $35; Part One of the pattern for the class/KAL will be available for you to download on Ravelry. Pattern price is $3.00 before 3/15and $6.00 after 3/15. Each installment will be released on Ravelry as an update to the pattern.
Picture of the Rose Window purse project. Laura will be presenting part 1 of the pattern as a class at Spring Fling.
Materials: as shown in the picture –
Please download the pattern on Ravelry and print it or have it on your ipad, etc.
You may use Any worsted weight yarn.
Main color (tote): 350 yds, solid color; contrasting color 1 (stone), solid color, 180 yds; contrasting color 2 (stained glass): variegated color 150 yds.
Rose Window KAL: People keep asking for it, so with more enthusiasm than experience, I’m about to start my first ever knit-along with my Rose Window Tote. Variegated yarn adds the color and sparkle of stained glass to the “window” and accents of this classic tote. Each week of the KAL will feature varied skills to enhance your knitting repertoire. The finished tote is as practical as it is stunning, a perfect size to take everywhere. This KAL will be done on Ravelry, www.ravelry.com, where a new group will be formed. Pattern sections will be released in six increments from March 19 – April 23, 2016. For a couple of the releases, I’ll be participating in person, at Spring Fling in Atlanta and the Capitol Hill Knitting Guild in DC (see below), but there’s no need to be local to participate! Early bird price is $3.00 (available soon), and price will rise to $6.00 before the KAL starts. Details will follow on Ravelry, www.ravelry.com/designers/laura-barker; FB, www.facebook.com/Cathedral-Knits-340502552738286/?fref=ts; and at www.CathedralKnits.com.
3/19 – The Window, features Emily Ocker’s Cast-On and Fair Isle/Stranded knitting in the round. (Released while I’m teaching at Spring Fling in Atlanta, GA, www.facebook.com/Spring-Fling-Atlanta-2015-and-Beyond-861759753862663/)
parts 2-6 of the KAL are listed below and will be presented on Ravelry:
3/26 – Tote Front, features German short rows to make your circular window into a square.
4/2 – Tote Straps, features corrugated ribbing for beautiful, sturdy, comfortable straps
4/16 – Tote Back, features using decreases to draw your tote together.
4/23 – Completing Tote, features twisted i-cord bind off and instructions for an optional sewn fabric lining.
5.) FIXING MISTAKES IN LACE –
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Teacher: Lois Mitchell
Class materials and homework:
Technique – Fixing Mistakes in Lace
If you have time before class, cast on about 20 stitches and knit 5 or 6 rows (garter stitch).
Yarn that you like to work with.
For once, gauge is not important. Please choose a solid or semi-solid light-colored yarn that
doesn’t split easily. (I will be using worsted weight yarn)
Needles appropriate to yarn.
Feel free to use straight needles, circular needles, or interchangeables. (I will be using US
size 7 or 8 circular needles)
Stitch Markers – You will need about a dozen, with at least three that are the “locking” type. See
below for example.
Pen or Pencil for taking notes
Scissors, Yarn Needle, etc.
K2Tog – Knit Two Together
SSK – Slip, slip, knit
You’ll enjoy this class!
6.) FELTED BROOCH
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Felt Flower Brooch Pin
Join Cecilia Ho to learn needle felting & create an unique FLOWER BROOCH PIN to decorate your own knitted scarf or sweater! Discover how felting needles can replace a paintbrush to create wool paintings or as a tool to build sculpture wool creations. Students will have over 30 different NZ wool top color choices to needle felt a special “non-sew” palm-size 3D Flower brooch pin! Everyone is encouraged to freely include his/her own personality into each creation. Be creative & Felt an everyday conversational piece! Once the felted flower is ready, student can sew on a clip or pin at the back. Let’s join Cecilia & have fun needle felting! No experience necessary! All basic felting materials & supplies are included.
Bring: Sewing needle & thread to attach brooch pin to the felted flower.
Optional: Bring heart-shaped cookie cutters (various sizes)
Material Fee: $12 (felting needles, felting foam, NZ Corriedale wool top, pre-felt, clip/pin, & other decoration accessories); this materials fee is payable to teacher in class.
7.) REVERSIBLE LACE
Teacher – Jolie Elder
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We love lace! We love the feminine allure of lace shawls and wraps and cowls and scarves. But we do not love the wrong sides of these garments. Phooey! What’s a knitter to do? Did you know you can convert many stockinette-based lace patterns into reversible lace patterns? No, this is not double-knitting, but you should already be comfortable with 1×1 ribbing and lace knitting.
Skill level is intermediate.
Prerequisite: Students should already be familiar with the basic processes of knitting lace including yarn-overs, left-leaning decreases, and right-leaning decreases.
No materials fee. The pattern is provided as part of the class materials.
No homework, per se, but please be sure you meet the prerequisite (unless you really love being in over your head).
project uses 2 skeins of Feza yarns Harvest or other plump, 6-ply, round, springy yarn
needles appropriate for 1×1 ribbing in this yarn
If you want to practice before you cast-on the project, bring class yarn (worsted weight, plain, light-color, non-splitting) and appropriate needles.
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