October 12-13, 2013
Patty Lyons workshops
Studio Director, Lion Brand Yarn Studio
We are pleased to introduce Patty Lyons, Studio Director for Lion Brand Yarns. A certified knitting instructor, Patty focuses on helping her students see the 'why to' not just the 'how to'. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Registration will open on August 15. The workshops will be held at the SpringHill Suites Marriott in Pearland, which is very near the intersection of Beltway 8 and Hwy 288.
Saturday, Oct. 12 - "Design Your Own Top Down Sweater" - 6 hrs
Sunday, Oct. 13 - "Slip Stitch Knitting" - 3 hrs
"Knitting and Purling Backwards" - 3 hrs
Details and registration are here.
February 14, 15 2014
Navasota Retreat - registration here
April 26-27, 2014 Michael Cook (www.wormspit.com )
"Introduction to Silkwork"
Starting from silkworm cocoons, students will learn three different methods of creating usable fiber. Village-style reeling yields a charming and rustic yarn; fine reeling makes a variety of fine yarns, and degumming for hankies creates a versatile fiber form that can be used later on for spinning, felting, and other fiber arts. This class will not cover spinning from prepared silk fibers such as sliver or batts.