Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sally Melville visit

From the e-mail in box, from Knitch:
We wanted to let you know about our latest visiting instructor! We're extremely excited to announce that Sally Melville, knitwear designer, teacher and author extraordinaire will be teaching at Knitch in May. Sally is an amazing teacher and these classes are already filling quickly. Here are the details:

Saturday, May 23rd - Knitting Essentials for the Self Taught Knitter
11:30AM - 6PM - 6 full hours of instruction!
If you only take one workshop this year, let this be the one! Most of us are self-taught. And no matter how advanced and accomplished we are, there are holes in our experience. Perhaps we rely upon the same cast-on, the same increase, the same decrease. Perhaps we are not confident of our seaming or are confounded by the instruction to pick up and knit 101 stitches around the neck edge . . . evenly! This workshop explores the best methods that we should all have in our repertoire and provides hands-on experience for each one. In addition, students will have the opportunity to ask questions about other knitting techniques. There is always room for the content of this class to be influenced by the students in the class.
SKILL LEVEL beginner, intermediate and beyond
Here's the link to reserve a spot.

Sunday, May 24th - Knit to Fit and Flatter - 10:30AM - 1:30PM - 3 hours of instruction
A knitter who spends the time and energy to make her own clothes should be rewarded with a result that makes her happy and proud. It should fit, it should flatter, and there should be no mystery as to how this happened. But sadly, and too often, this is not the result. Why? Because the knitter chooses the wrong pattern OR chooses the right pattern but follows the directions without questioning them OR makes the right garment but wears it with the wrong thing. There are a few simple rules to follow for successful knitting: start with styles that flatter, knit with appropriate decisions for a personalized fit, and then wear it with something that makes it look
wonderful! This workshop covers all these decisions and puts the power for successful results into your competent hands.
SKILL LEVEL: anyone!
Here's the link to reserve your spot.

Sunday, May 24th - Pattern Drafting, Beginner to Advanced 2:30PM - 5:30PM - 3 hours of instruction
Whether or not you will ever 'design your own,' pattern drafting is an important skill: it helps you understand what you are doing while following a pattern, it allows you to modify parts of a pattern as needed, and it makes you a more accomplished and intuitive knitter. In addition, you'll make garments that suit you, that fit, and that can be worn proudly! How wonderful is that! And what a way to honor your craft!
Here's the link to reserve a spot.
Some of you may remember that Sally taught workshops here for AKG in April 2006. At that time, she gave a talk on creativity at the guild meeting. That weekend she taught workshops on Basic Maneuvers, Stripes and Stripes That Aren't, First Choices/Basic Shapes, Learning to Love Intarsia, and Advanced Shaping. If you are interested in taking a workshop, there are many guild members who can tell you first hand about Sally Melville and what a wonderful instructor she is.

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