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MSKR 2018 Crochet Workshop 01
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Friday, 5/20/22

9:30 – Noon

Intro to Weaving Part 1

Leader:  Dave Sledesky

NEMFKR 2019 - Easton Mountain Main Lodge Room Dave Expert Table Weaving

Learn how to weave in this two-part class that introduces you to weaving on a rigid heddle loom using color and weave effect to create a scarf that looks really complex but is actually really easy to weave. The first session will include warping the loom using the direct warp method. It will also include instructions on how to weave your scarf (two different patterns are available for you to choose – a log cabin variation and a pinwheel variation). In the second session, we will remove your woven scarf from the loom and finish the ends. Your “homework” in between the two classes will be to actually weave the scarf. Looms will be available for rent for the class if you do not have a rigid heddle loom.

 

This is a combined two-part workshop that requires signing up for both parts.

Skill:  Weaving

Level:  Basic

Cost:  $20 if you need to rent a rigid heddle loom

Location:  Main Room

Max Participants: 4

Advanced Beginner Skill-Building

Leader:  Hayes Russock

Hayes Russock

Explore your “next steps” in broadening your range of knitting skills by assessing and collaborating with others to take your projects to the next level.

We’ll survey participants prior to the retreat to tailor the workshop to meet specific desired skills.

Skill:  Knitting

Level:  Requires Some Knowledge

Cost:  None

Location:  Sun Porch

Max Participants:  8

So You Bought A Spinning Wheel - Intro to Spinning

Leader:  Aaron Bush

Aaron Bush Instructor

This workshop introduces new spinners to the basic parts and function of a spinning wheel and how it puts twist into fiber to make yarn. We will also review fiber preparation types, learn the basics of drafting fibers, and then put everything together to start spinning your first yarn.

Bring your wheel, if you can. If there are interested participants who cannot bring a wheel we may be able to borrow one for you. Fiber will be provided.

Skill:  Spinning

Level:  Basic

Cost:  None

Location:  Main Room

Max Participants:  5

Friday, 5/20/22

2:30 – 5:00

The Magic of Becoming a Hooker

Leader:  Bruce Glassford

Bruce Glassford Crochet

Introduction to making things with one stick instead of two. Designed for beginners – will cover chaining, single crochet, double, half double & triple crochet (US terms). Will have hooks to loan out for the class

Skill:  Crochet

Level:  Basic

Cost:  0

Location:  Main Room

Max Participants:  6

Helical Striped Knitting

Leader:  Joe Wilcox

Learn this method of striped knitting in-the-round that eliminates the “jog.”  You’ll learn how to make a circular, striped fabric that is reversible and how to do multiple-round stripes in this method.

Skill:  Knitting

Level:  Requires Some Knowledge

Cost:  0

Location:  Sun Porch

Max Participants:  12

Three-Color Brioche

Leader:  Tom Belunis

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We’re going to explore brioche rib in one color and three colors. This technique will allow you to create reversible (both sides look good, but different), warm scarves.

Skill:  Knitting

Level:  Requires Some Knowledge

Cost:  0

Location:  Temple

Max Participants:  10

Saturday, 5/21/22

9:30 – Noon

Mini-Jumpers

Leader:  Greg Sabetta

Greg Sabetta Photo

Perfect knitted decoration for the knitter’s home. These little holiday sweaters make a great ornament, garland or package decoration. Explore fun and interesting motifs in a miniaturized way.

Mini Jumpers MSKR

Skill:  Knitting

Level:  Requires Some Knowledge

Cost:  None

Location:  Back Deck

Max Participants:  6

Knit Repairs

Leader:  Sean Riley

Sean Riley Facebook 2022

Go beyond laddering down to fix a dropped stitch or to turn a knit to a purl. Learn how to patch holes (even in stranded knitting), repair cables that went the wrong way.

Requires some pre-work to prepare for your practicing. 

Skill:  Knitting

Level:  Basic

Cost:  0

Location:  Sun Porch

Max Participants:  6

Intro to Weaving - Part 2

Leader:  Dave Sledesky

Continuation of Part 1 from Friday afternoon – Finishing off your woven masterpiece!

 

This is a combined two-part workshop that requires signing up for both parts.

Skill:  Weaving

Level:  Basic

Cost:  $20 if you need to rent a rigid heddle loom

Location:  Main Room

Max Participants:  4

Selvedge Edges

Leader:  Tom Belunis

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Ways to get the side edges of your knitting looking and acting like you want them to.  There will be information about various selvedge edges and hands-on practice with various techniques.

Skill:  Knitting

Level:  Requires Some Knowledge

Cost:  0

Location:  Temple

Max Participants:  10

Saturday, 5/21/22

2:30 – 5:00

 

Friending knitCompanion

Leader:  Brady Robinder

Brady Robinder

knitCompanion is a pattern tracking app for knitters and fibers artists. This app / tool make tracking easy so you can enjoy the fabric you are creating, make fewer mistakes, and tackle new techniques. Join Brady to learn the basics and some advanced features of knitCompanion.

Skill:  Other

Level:  Basic

Cost:  None

Location:  Sun Porch

Max Participants:  10

 

Two-Handed Stranded Knitting

Leader:  Chris Fava

Chris Fava

Learn knitting with two-colors using one color in each hand.  This useful technique both increases the speed of knitting using the Fair Isle or stranded knitting technique and eliminates the constant tangling of yarns. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn how to lock floats without dropping and/or twisting yarns.

Skill:  Knitting

Level:  Requires Some Knowledge

Cost:  None

Location:  Temple

Max Participants:  6