Friday, September 11, 2009

Fair Isle Workshop

Next Saturday, September 19, we are honored to host a national knitting instructor. You may take a lesson from Nancy Shroyer for less than $50!

Nancy is the owner of Nancy's Knit Knacks and is a fabulous designer of Fair Isle knitting patterns. Have you ever wondered how people knit with multiple colors creating a fabulous pattern? Here's your chance to learn! Trust me...if you can knit and purl, you can take this class and learn new techniques.

What is Fair Isle?
Fair Isle is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours. It is named after Fair Isle, a tiny island in the north of Scotland, between the Orkney and Shetland islands. Fair Isle knitting gained a considerable popularity when the Prince of Wales (later to become Edward VIII) wore Fair Isle Tank tops in public in 1921. Traditional Fair Isle patterns have a limited palette of five or so colours, use only two colours per row, are worked in the round, and limit the length of a run of any particular colour. (from Wikipedia)

We are offering 2 classes:
1-Choosing a Color Palette-this class is helpful on so many levels. It will help when you choose colors for a knitting pattern or choose clothing and accessories when shopping. You may even use what you'll learn to decorate a room! Only $40.

2-Fair Isle 101 - this is an introduction to Fair Isle and color work. You'll have some homework to do before class and during class you'll knit a creative headband learning techniques as you knit. $45

So...what do you think? Come on and join us. It will be fun and educational and we will welcome Nancy to Winston Salem with a warm, cheerful group of knitters!

Call 768-5599 or sign up online here.


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