2019 MSKR - Workshop Attendance Preferences

Select your preference for each of the workshops and based on your preferences and the order in which your submission was received, you will be assigned to workshops in each of the three time slots noted.
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Friday, May 20, 2022 - From 9:30 to Noon

Introduction to Weaving (Part 1 - must sign up for both parts)


Leader:  Dave Sledesky

Dave Sledesky

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.

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 Workshop


Leader:  Hayes Russock

Aaron Bush

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

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, May 20, 2022 - From 2:30 to 5:00

The Magic of Becoming a Hooker


Leader:  Bruce Glassford

Bruce Glassford

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: none

Location: Main Room

Max Participants: 6

 

Helical Striped Knitting


Leader:  Joe Wilcox

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. Hands-on experience with knitting in this technique.

Skill:  Knitting

Level:  Requires Some Knowledge

Cost: None

Location: Sun Porch

Max Participants: 8

 

Three-Color Brioche Knitting


Leader:  Tom Belunis

Tom Belunis

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: None

Location: Temple

Max Participants: 10

 

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - From 9:30 to Noon

Mini-Jumpers


Leader:  Greg Sabetta

Greg Sabetta

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

Skill:  Knitting

Level:  Requires Some Knowledge

Cost: none

Location: Back Deck

Max Participants: 6

 

Knit Repairs


Leader:  Sean Riley

Sean Riley

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: None

Location: Sun Porch

Max Participants: 6

 

Introduction to Weaving (Part 2 - must sign up for both parts)


Leader:  Dave Sledesky

Dave Sledesky

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

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

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

Tom Belunis

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: None

Location: Temple

Max Participants: 10

 

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - From 2:30 to 5:00

Friending Knit Companion


Leader:  Brady Robinder

Brady Robinder

Learn how to navigate this useful app/tool.

Skill:  Other

Level:  Requires Some Knowledge

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

 

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