Upcoming Classes and Appearances

 

Class: Sweater Finishing Workshop

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10am-12:00pm & 2:00-4:00pm  - Black Mountain Yarn Shop, 203 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

Before I started designing... I used to do sweater finishing! In this workshop, I will teach you how to finish your sweaters like a pro! I will guide you through the process of creating perfect invisible seams using the kitchener stitch and mattress stitch. You will learn the best way to pick up stitches accurately, connect shoulder seams with a 3-needle bind off, and to correctly weave in yarn tails so they will never, ever, ever unravel! 

CLASSES ARE SOLD OUT. Contact Black Mountain Yarn Shop to be added to the cancellation list. 


Book Signing and Meet & Greet!

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 4pm-5pm- Black Mountain Yarn Shop, 203 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

Come visit the beautiful Black Mountain Yarn Shop, say 'hello" and get your book signed! I look forward to meeting you!


Presentation, Fashion Show, and Pop-Up Shop!

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2-4pm - 305 N. Main St, Waynesville, NC

Listen as a share my sometimes hilarious journey of how I went from a non-knitter 15 years ago to knitwear designer and book publisher. I will be answering your questions as well! Afterwards, enjoy a live fashion show of my garments and accessories from Botanical Knits 2.  Also be sure to browse our "Pop-Up Shop" featuring my books, patterns, and many goodies from my retail store


Class: Designing Stitch Motifs with Traveling Cables

Monday, April 24, 2017, 9:30-11:30am  - 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, NC

In this class the students will learn how to use different types of cables with combinations of knit and purl stitches to create embossed looking free flowing stitch motifs in their knitting. I will show examples of how I've used these various techniques in my personal design work and explain their application. We will experiment with different cabling techniques as a class and then you will have free time to play and create your own free flowing design on a baby hat worked in the round. Basic pattern for the hat will be provided. We will discuss the following stitches:
 
-The difference between a cable and a twist.
-Using increases and decreases to manipulate stitches.
-Textures

Space limited. Email smkguild@yahoo.com to sign up!


Class: Sprig Cloche Workshop

Monday, April 24, 2017, 12:30-2:30pm- 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, NC

Students will follow along with my Sprig Cloche brim instructions as a group. Learn my tips and tricks for following charts and how to work a number of different stitches. Sprig Cloche pattern will be included.

Space limited. Email smkguild@yahoo.com to sign up!


Class: Designing Stitch Motifs with Traveling Cables

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1-3pm  - Wool Workshop, 2130 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, VA 24015

In this class the students will learn how to use different types of cables with combinations of knit and purl stitches to create embossed, free-flowing stitch motifs in their knitting. I will show examples of how I've used these various techniques in my personal design work and explain their application. We will experiment with different cabling techniques as a class and then you will have free time to play and create your own free flowing design on a baby hat worked in the round. Basic pattern for the hat will be provided. We will discuss the following stitches:
 
-The difference between a cable and a twist.
-Using increases and decreases to manipulate stitches.
-Textures

Space limited. Sign up here!


VIP Knit night & Book signing

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 4-6pm, Wool Workshop, 2130 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, VA 24015

Browse the selection at Wool Workshop, say 'hello" and get your book signed! Let's knit together!


Retail Shop Events

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