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Yarn Cupboard Retreat 2020 Classes


Teacher

Day

Morning

9:00 – 12:00 noon

Afternoon

1:30 – 4:30 pm

Louis Boria

Brooklyn Boy Knits

May 30th

Saturday

Design your own Knit Couture Dress

(3 hours)


       


In these classes, Louis will show you how to turn that simple knitted skirt or dress into a runway worthy piece that will have folks turning heads. In this class we will focus on the skirt. Louis will show you how to incorporate different yarn in creating beautiful fabric and his signature technique je calls "Yarn Tufting"(seen on the lower part of the dress in the above photo). He will teach you how to make a waist belt, add on appliques. gems, feathers, and other textiles to create that "one-of-a-kind" look.

Material list:
Small sewing kit (needle ,thread, thimble, measuring tajpe), trimmings of choice

Homework:
Students must make the "skirt of Many Colors" by Berroco in a light solid color (pattern is available free on Ravelry)

$85

"Denim and Knit, Oh My"

(3 hours)

                 


In this class Louis will help you deconstruct those used Jeans or Jean Jacket into new fashionable streetwear. Louis will show you how to properly cut sections of denim (using them as knit templates) and replacing its parts with knit. In addition, students will learn how to apply patches, how to treat knitted fabric with fabric stiffener, and learn sew on techniques in securing your newly constructed denim.

Material list:
A used pair of Jeans or Jean Jacket, small sewing kit (needle, thread, thimble, measuring tape), 5.0mm (US 8) or 5.5mm (US 9) 16" circular knitting needles, worsted weight superwash merino wool, sharp darning needle.

Homework:
None.

$85


Louis Boria

Brooklyn Boy Knits

May 31st

Sunday

Asymmetrical Shawl Design

(3 hours)


 

In this class you will learn a simple pattern formula that's easy to follow for creating your unique shawl design. We will focus on how to properly combine stitches and joining color in creating your own unique shawl design. Become your own designer!!


Material List:
your choice yarn (two skeins or 450 yards), 24" circular knitting needles that correspond to our yarn weight..

Homework:
None.

$85


Nancy Melanie Ricci


Getting Purly With It.

May 30th

Saturday

Sweater Knitting:  the Basics

(3 hours)

    



What really is the right sweater for you? Have you been disappointed in your projects after you have knit them? Did I use the right yarn? And do I really have to gauge?
What does that gauge really tell me? And blocking--am I doing that right? Different fibers different way to block?
Nancy will answer all these questions and more. If you have been disappointed, bring in your sweater. Or bring in one that you think fits you well. She will also tell you how to take care of your finished sweaters.

Homework:
None.

Materials needed:
Bring in samples of what you want her to look at, and or all your questions. A notebook and pencil too.

 

$85

Continuous Strand Weaving on a Nancy Ricci Square Loom with Super Bulky Weight Yarn.

(3 hours)

   

 


Continuous strand weaving or weaving on the bias can only be done on a square loom. The fun thing about a 12 inch square loom is that is portable and it doesn't take up a lot of space. It also is so much fun making these squares and assembling them into a project. You learn how to of course make your square and then learn how to connect the squares into a scarf, cowl, poncho or blanket.  We will also talk about combining colors and yarns.


Materials needed:

 Nancy will lend you the loom for class but you are able to purchase the loom after class. The 12" Nancy Ricci Square Loom is $60 made by Nancy's father in law!
A poncho takes 850-2000 grams of  Bulky yarn. Nancy's poncho used 6 skeins of Malabrigo Rasta.


Homework
:
None.


$85

Nancy Melanie Ricci


Getting Purly With It.

May 31st

Sunday

First steps into Design: How to design your own cowl.

(3 hours)

         



You too can be a designer! Have you always wanted to design your own cowl but you don't know where to start? In this workshop Nancy will get you ready for your first design project: your own cowl design.
You start with with swatching which is essential when your are creating a fabric and want the right feel and drape. Your stitch pattern is important and which one you should choose and why.  And then you need to make decisions on stitch count, yarn and amounts, is it in the round or not, and how long should it be. You will leave the workshop empowered and you will have the knowledge to design your cowl from scratch!

Materials Needed:
Yarn and correct needle size for yarn. Straights or circular. Notebook, pencil and your notions kit.



Homework: None

$85


Jennifer Van Calcar

Holiday Yarns

May 30th

Saturday

Overdye a skein or small item.


(3 hours)



Do you own a skein of wool or a single skein project in an unfortunate color or unappealing variegation? Do you hate the color? Don't like the shade? It's unattractive in the finished piece? All is not lost!!!!! We'll overdye it!! We will address wool, silk or other animal fiber (no cottons/rayons/cellulose fibers) as we experiment with colors and dyes to fix it and make it work. Students willhave access to a large array of colors mixed for the class. We'll discuss color theory, what works and what doesn't overdye issues and concerns, and things to avoid. Students will dome away with the basic knowledge and understanding to overdye other yarns and project down the road in their fibery career AND a 'new' skein to knit or a newly colored project to love. *Note: Black,brown,and extremely dark blues and greens can be difficult to overdye. Bring more than one skein or project just in case.


Materials needed:
What ever you would like to overdye.

$55

Overdye a skein or small item.



(3 hours)

The same as the morning class.










$55
Shannon Adams

Yarn Cupboard


May 30th

Saturday


Hudson and West Craghill shawl


(3 hours)

Craghill by Cheryl Toy is a lightweight shawl for year round  use. The shawl is constructed  from the top down from the center back and features eyelets , garter stripes, and tile-like motif o the main body. Shannon will guide you through the patterns with Hudson and West Weld yarn. You will love this new addition to the Yarn Cupboard.

$55



Donna Ryberg

Yarn Cupboard

May 30th

Saturday

Brioche Churro Scarf




(3 hours)

    

Brioch stitch produces a reversible fabric with a cushy hand. It's tremendously popular right now., for these reasons and also the endless options for color play with two solids, two multis, or one of each. This introduction teaches the basic stitches, plus how to "read" your work, keeping your edges tidy, potential design applications, and a bit on correcting  mistakes.

Materials Needed:
We have endless options for you from Manos Fino to Thahki Tandem and also  bring 24" or longer US4/3.5mm. (larger for tight knitters). Both colors must be wound in advance. We can help you find the perfect yarn.

 

$55

 

Sister By Junko Okamoto




(3 hours)


This is a gorgeous stranded cowl from Junko Okamoto. We are working with Ito's Rakuda, which is a wool and camel blend. Ito's Rakuda is light  weight but very warm and the fiber provides extra elasticity. Rakuda is a 3ply soft and full bodied yarn. Sister is knit in the round. The cowl itself is a nice long length but could be shortened with fewer repeats of the pattern.

Materials Needed:
Raduka and needles for pattern. 


















 

Lolane Glundel

Yarn Cupboard

May 30th

Saturday










Whitmoor Sweater by Ami Lowden



(3 hours)


Lolane loves sweaters-and this lace top down sweater is a beauty. She is using a lace and silk mohair together to achieve this beautiful  fabric. You will have a good grip on the lace portion of the sweater before you leave class as you will have already cast on and finished your neck.. Why not do something beautiful for yourself?!

Materials Needed:

Pattern and yarn with your neckline completed. We have wonderful combinations of yarns for you here at the Yarn Cupboard.

$55 plus materials




Carrie Drake

Handmade travels

May 30th

Saturday

Tunisian crochet Hat

     

(3 hours)



Carrie will be teaching her pattern for a
Tunisian Crochet hat in the round this morning. This is a beautiful hat that is very warm and different. Tunisian crochet is a great alternative to regular crochet as the fabric looks more like knitted fabric. Carrie will show you other examples of her patterns in this technique. This is a great technique to learn and to use as an alternative to knitting or crochet. Carrie has sweater patterns as well if you want to continue in the Tunisian crochet in the round.

Material needed:
Carrie will have kits made up with her beautiful handdyed yarn here at the Yarn Cupboard. You will need to knit the hat band in a rib before class.

$65 plus kit

(3 hours)


 













 





Christina Huppman

Under the Sun Homespun

 

May 30th

Saturday


Drop Spindle
(3 hours)


                                                         

This popular class at our annual retreat has started many on their spinning journey! Christina will have you spinning with a drop spindle by the end of class. Rovings and spindles available through the Yarn Cupboard or with vendors at the retreat. Christina will teach you all the basic skills needed to start drop spindle spinning.



 $45

Intermediate Wheel Spinning and Plying.

(3 hours)



 


Tools and materials
Necessary:
-Spinning wheel (must have)-
-2-4 oz of spinning fiber from your stash (or can purchased through the vendors.

Bring if you have:
-Kniddy knoddy

-Notebook if you want to take notes



$45






Lisa Merian

Of

Spinner’s

Hill

May 30th

Saturday


Felting with Lisa Ann Merian.

(3 hours)

 



Lisa will be addressing wet felting and needle felting  collage with felt surface designs.  Various hand- dyed wool colors will be available to make a small felt bag, pouch, vessel or scarf. Lisa is the felting master. Her roving and batts are beautifully dyed to make a gorgeous project for you.






$95 plus $15 materials fee