I’ve just updated my Classes and Appearances page to reflect all my upcoming events for this spring and summer! Along with classes at lettuce knit, I also have the opportunity to teach at Knit Camp 2010 in Stirling, Scotland this August!

My classes:

SPINNING WITH A WHEEL
This class is for people who have spun a little and want to expand their horizons. Some experience with a wheel or spindle is necessary – you should have some idea of how to spin a single. Learn some new tricks and techniques, including different drafting and plying techniques, mixing different fibres and different colours, and how to spin with control. You will have a variety of different fibres to play with, including some that you may have used before (e.g. merino) and some more unusual fibres (e.g. Bamboo). Laura will talk to you about how to incorporate your newly-spun yarn into different designs.

When: Tuesday, 9.30 – 5.00
Level: Advanced beginner plus
Class Skills: Need some basic spinning experience
Cost: £78 (includes fibre)
Class Length: 6 hours
Bring with you:
Your wheel, if you have one. Wheels can be hired at the cost of £10 for the day.
Notepad and pen

DESIGN YOUR OWN KNEE SOCKS
Venture into the world of design by working up your own custom knee sock pattern from the toe up. We’ll swatch, measure and calculate and you’ll come away with your very own custom pattern. Different toe and heel constructions, as well as incorporating interesting stitch patterns, will also be discussed.

When: Wednesday, 9.30 – 12.30
Level: Intermediate
Class Skills: Experience of knitting socks, comfortable with all knit stitches and a desire to start designing
Cost: £40
Class Length: 3 hours
Bring with you:
fingering weight yarn, appropriate sock-sized needles (2mm – 3mm, US 0-2), notepad, pen, calculator

TWO HANDED COLOURWORK
Stranded colourwork is lots of fun, but easier to manage if you learn to knit with both hands! A simple colourwork hat pattern will be provided to learn this simple technique.

When: Thursday, 9.30 – 12.30
Level: Advanced beginner plus
Class Skills: Comfortable with basic knit stitches
Cost: £39
Class Length: 3 hours
Bring with you:
3.75mm (US 5) double pointed needles, notepad and pen

INTRO TO DROP SPINDLING
For people who have never spun before but are keen to learn! Spinning your own yarns is loads of fun and the ultimate in sheep-to-sweater production. Learn how to spin singles, ply, and finish your yarns, as well as some fibre production methods.
When: Thursday, 2.00 – 5.00
Level: Beginner plus
Class Skills: None required
Cost: £39 (materials provided in class cost)
Class Length: 3 hours
Homework: None

You can sign up on the Knit Camp website. Hope to see you there!

2 Responses to “upcoming classes and appearances”

  1. Meredith

    You should come to Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Or. sometime. It’s the 3rd weekwd in June, every year. I’d love to take a class or two from you! Have fun at Knit Camp. I’m really jealous/

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