Class Descriptions: (Each class is limited to 25 participants)
Saturday, May 16, 9am - 12n: Galatea Neckpiece
Galatea is a remarkably versatile I-cord neckpiece that borrows techniques from both beading and knitting. We have huge fun in this class learning all about beads and their properties, and we get lots of practice crochet hooking beads. There are tons of possible modifications so each piece is completely unique. A perfect and very unique gift item.
Saturday, May 16, 1pm - 4pm: Moonrise Necklace
This necklace gets lots of notice, mostly from knitters who cannot believe it was knitted! A garden of beads is randomly strung onto lace weight yarn to produce a luscious, densely beaded necklace. Students employ stringing skills, learn how to manage a large number of strung beads, and use short rowed garter stitch to create a comfortable-to-wear and very unique and beautiful neckpiece. Guaranteed to be an addictive knit, and so desired as a gift! Kits from Sivia for $28 are available for this class, or you can provide your own beads and laceweight yarn.
Sunday, May 17, 9am - 12n: Ophidian Shawlette
This top-down triangle shawlette is a perfect first lace project. We start off with a discussion of the triangle structure and learn my favorite tab start for top-down triangles. Shaping begins easily in simple garter stitch, which comprises the upper part of the shawl. Soon a lovely textured lace pattern emerges, which can be embellished with crochet-hooked beads. We cover the basics of chart reading and discuss intuitive ways to increase accuracy and speed in your lace knitting. The crochet hook add-as-you-go bead method is introduced as a perfect embellishment for lace, and we discuss choosing the perfect bead for your project and other fine points of this versatile technique.
Sunday, May 17, 1pm - 4pm: Harmonia's Rings - Moebius and More
The Harmonia’s Rings family of patterns use Cat Bordhi’s Moebius cast on to achieve the mysterious spiral neck shape, and feature a stitch pattern that creates concentric rings reminiscent of ancient architecture. This cowl sits cape-like over the shoulders, and suits a wide range of body types. This class introduces many techniques: the Moebius cast on, shaping and texture within the Moebius structure, and the charming beaded (beads optional) picot bind off, among others. We discuss customizing the shape to fit any body type.