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Events & Workshops - April. 2013 - June 2013


Friday, Mar. 15 • 7 - 10 p.m.

Come join us for Bingo Night!
Fun, prizes, snacks - and a great way to meet new knitting friends!
Limited to the first 30 sign-ups. Fee: $15 per person


Thursday, April 11 thru Sunday, April 14

Fun • Yarn •  Prizes • Special Events • Book Signings • Demos •  Special Offers


Don't miss the second annual L.A. County Yarn Crawl.
With 32 shops participating, this year's Crawl will be even bigger and better!
Gather your group, organize your route and reserve your "passport" at a participating shop or online at www.yarncrawlla.com.
A great event for Southern CA knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners.
And, mark your calendar for ABYC's Yarn Crawl Kick-off Gala, Thursday, April 11!




Sunday, May 19Felt Evolution Flower
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Create your own felted flower lariat using wet felting techniques.
You'll learn to felt multiple elements together - there's no stitching or gluing!
Be prepared for all the compliments you'll receive whenever you wear this unusual piece.
Wool roving and silk tops of your choice will be used to create a bloom that even nature will envy.
Workshop fee: $60, plus $7 materials fee



Starting soon....

Treat yourself to a relaxing two hours of knitting while cruising in an electric boat.
We provide the captain - you bring your project (plus lunch and beverage if you wish)
Gather your friends. No instruction, just fun!
Limit 8 per boat. You must sign up by 4 p.m. the Sunday before.
Fee: $15 per person for two hours of cruising
Wednesdays (weather permiting, beginning in May) - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Looking ahead...
FIBER FUN FOR KIDS...age 9 and up

fiber-funExplore the fun of fiber with us this summer. Join us for one or more weeks of fiber-filled activities.

Week 1: Fiber Fun with Two-needle Knitting
Tues., Wed., Thur., Fri., July 9, 10, 11, 12 • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn to knit, cast on and bind off while you make a cute stuffed animal.
Aferwards you can accessorize your little critter with a scarf or hat.

Week 2: More Fiber Fun
Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., July 16, 17, 18, 19 
•  10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Extend your fiber experience with weaving, finger knitting, "fill the gap" cord making and other fun activities with yarn. Just wait 'til you see what you can create!
Taught by: Debbie Quinn          Weekly Fee: $95 plus $20 materials fee



Intro to Weaving

Curious about weaving? Now you can learn to weave on a Cricket rigid heddle loom right here at ABYC! Carla will teach you to set up the loom and weave a beautiful scarf using a variety of yarns. This little loom is the equivalent of a 2-harness loom, allowing you to weave items such as table runners, placemats, purses, bags and more. The skills and techniques you learn using a rigid heddle loom also transfer to other types of looms, including table and floor looms.

Workshop fee: $75, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Sunday, Apr. 28  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (one session)
or Monday, May 20 and Tues., May 21   6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (two sessions)

COLOR & WEAVE...PLAID'S LITTLE COUSIN   Skill Level: Know how to warp loom

Color & weave is a technique that uses a sequence of light, dark and color to create a narrow plaid-like design. Varying the warp sequence and the weft order produces a lively fabric.
One session. 
Workshop fee: $35, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Sunday, May 5  9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

FINISHING TOUCHES for HANDWEAVERS*   Skill Level: Know how to warp loom

Weavers will complete samplers with various hemming, knotting and fringing techniques that can be used on hand-woven pieces. Loom must be brought to class warped and ready to weave.
One session. 
Workshop fee: $35, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Monday, Jun. 3  6:30-9:00 p.m.


In this class you will combine color order changes and the rigid loom's plain weave structure for incredible design possibilities. "Oh my" is right!! You'll explore color to create checks, plaids and/or stripes, and then weave a scarf using one of these elements. Pre-requisite: Completion of "Intro to Weaving" at ABYC or equivalent.
One session.
Fee: $75, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Sunday, Jun. 9  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

READY, SET, WARP (or "Help for Weavers") 

If you need a warping refresher, sign-up for one or more of Carla's "help" classes on any of the following dates.
Fee: $10 per session
Wednesday, Apr. 24 & May 29; Thursday, Jun. 27
 6:00-8:00 p.m.






Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate

Join us in creating community around spinning yarn. Bring your own wheel or drop spindle, lazy kate and spinning questions and concerns. We will hang out and spin together while we see what yarns people are making, talk about different techniques for plying, or just make new friends that love making yarn as much as you do!

Angie will introduce a new fiber and spinning technique during the LAB. 

One session. 
Workshop fee: $25, per session, plus materials and $5 wheel rental fee (if needed)

Sunday, Apr. 21 and  Saturday May 18 
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Skill Level: Novice

This is a beginning class for those who want to spin yarn with the speed of a wheel. You will learn the parts of the wheel and how it works, drafting with the short forward draw and the over-the-fold back draw, plus basic plying. Angie has four wheels available for rent, so sign up early to secure your wheel.

Two sessions.
Workshop Fee: $55, plus materials and $5 wheel rental fee

Sundays, Jun. 23 & 30   1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 



You are welcome to join the following groups. Please call if you'd like more information.

 Knit it Forward Charity Knitting: Thurs., Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16, Jun. 20 • 1 - 3p.m.
Annex Knitting/Crocheting: Every Friday (with some exceptions TBA) • 2 - 6p.m.
Men's Knitting: Fri., Mar. 8 & 22, Apr. 5 & 19, May 10 & 24, Jun. 14 & 28 • 7p.m.
Knit & Practice Spanish: Wed., Mar. 6 & 20, Apr. 3 & 17, May 8 & 22 • 5 - 6:30p.m.
ABYC Book Club: Wed., Mar. 27, Apr. 24, May 22, Jun. 26• 2 - 3:30p.m.
Stitches from the Heart: First Wednesday of the month • 1 - 3p.m. 



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