Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Upcoming Mini Workshops

One of the main purposes of our guild is educational. To that end, we have a couple upcoming workshops to expand your knitting skills.

Shadow Knitting
Saturday 17 September 1-4 PM
Shadow Knitting is a technique that alternates rows of light and dark yarn transforming into a color pattern. The effect can be stunning. In the Shadow Knitting Mini-Workshop, students will make a beautiful evening bag with simple knit and purl stitches while learning the basics of this magic technique.

Jean Kammerer is the instructor for this class. Jean is a longtime guild member who is a Master Teacher. She has taught numerous workshops for the guild as well as several knitting courses at the Emory University Evening at Emory Program.

Cost for the mini-workshop is $10 for guild members, $15 for non-guild members.

Beginning Entrelac
Saturday 13 August 1-4 PM or
Saturday 24 September 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
If you are taking Gwen Bortner's "Entrelac: Beyond the Basics" workshop on 8 October, you need to be fluent in basic entrelac knitting. If you are feeling a little rusty, this workshop is your opportunity to warm up.

Students will learn the basic entrelac shapes by knitting a small stockinette square in the yarn of your choice using the appropriate size needles for that yarn. You will have an opportunity to learn how to knit backwards. We will discuss alternate approaches for the shapes and adaptations such as incorporating stitch patterns and joining in the round.

We are delighted to have the August 13 class taught by Master Teacher Linda Fetter. Linda is a very special person to the guild and has been a member of AKG since its inception. She is an exceptional teacher and has taught numerous workshops for the guild and classes at local yarn shops.

The cost for the beginning entrelac mini-workshop is $10 for guild members, $15 for non-guild members.

You can download registration forms and get more information on the workshop portion of the AKG website.

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