May 2012 workshops

Update: Registration is still open, and we are happy to welcome non-members as well!  Email Angela at Programming@kwknittersguild.ca with your name, which workshop(s) you would like to register for, and your phone number, and bring your $40 payment (per class) with you on the weekend! Here are the materials listing for each day: Saturday: 20 -30 yard bits of a variety of fingering weight and lace weight yarns Size 6 and 8 glass seed beads, clasps, etc. A variety of needle sizes from US 1 – US 6 Laura will be bringing kits for some of her jewelry designs, but you will want to have ‘scrap’ yarn and beads to practice techniques with too! We know some people have jewelry making stashes at home so we wanted them to have the option to gather their own supplies! (Most of the kits she is bringing use a size 1 - 2 needle) Sunday: Eventide Pattern- stock in store, purchase on-line (www.nelkindesigns.com) before class, or purchase from Laura at the workshop($5) Approx. 450 yards fingering weight yarn, hand-dyed yarn works wonderfully with this pattern. Yarn used: Schaefer Yarn’s Audrey US Size 6 (4 mm) ndls or size needed to obtain gauge Approx 30 grams size 8/0 beads to match your yarn   Are you interested in adding beads to your knitting? Would you like to be able to knit jewelry? Would you like to learn new techniques and have a chance to spend time with fellow Guild members? If you answered yes to any of those questions, please join Laura Nelkin at the Sobeys at Ira Needles and Highland in Kitchener on May 5 and 6 to learn all about knitting with beads! Each workshop is $40. Patterns will be provided at the workshops, and a supplies list will be sent to participants prior to the workshops. May 5 - 1 pm Knitting Jewelry with Beads This comprehensive Knitted Jewelry Workshop will teach you many of the skills you need to knit the designs in Adorn. You will learn a variety of techniques that will help you incorporate beads, clasps and jewelry techniques into your knitting. This class will be a great booster to your gift knitting repertoire as most of the designs in Adorn can be made in just a few hours. You will have a wonderful time playing with Laura, beads, and your knitting to create unique wearable knitted jewelry. May 6 - 1 pm Eventide (scarf) Eventide is based on an easy 6 stitch "cross stitch" pattern. It is made by working double yarnovers that add length to your stitches so they float and appear to be woven not knitted. Beads are used on each end of the scarf creating an arrow of bling! You will learn about working with beads, elongated stitches and crossing stitches. To register, please email Angela at Programming@kwknittersguild.ca with your name, which workshop(s) you would like to register for, and your phone number. You can also see me at the April meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! Store address: 235 Ira Needles Blvd Kitchener, ON N2N 0A6

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