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Events & Workshops - July 2013 - September 2013


Save these dates: September 6, 7, 8

Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 11-4

Don't miss this once-a-year event! Mark your calendar now!


"KNIT & CRUISE" knitncruise

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.


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




with Robin Page of PAGEWOOD FARM
Saturday, July 13  •   Noon-4 p.m.

 You’ll never believe that these “one-of-a-kind” silk scarves are made with recycled wool sweaters, hand-dyed silk ribbons and hand-dyed yarns. Come learn how easy it is to make your own needle-felted silk scarf.

Workshop fee: $30, plus materials



Felt Evolution orange pods


with Sara Smelt of FELT EVOLUTION
Saturday, August 10  •   10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-5 p.m.

Colorful and organic, these pods make modern, eye-catching ornaments, or can serve as decorative yet functional containers. The techniques learned in this class can also be applied to make bags and hats.

Workshop fee: $50, plus $8 materials fee



Friday, August 23 and Saturday August 24


 Your once-a-year opportunity to see and purchase a wide selection of Koigu yarns from FoxyKnits.



Intro to Weaving           Skill Level: Novice

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
Monday, Jul. 1  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (one session)
or Sunday, Aug. 4  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (one session)


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
Thursday, Jul. 11  1:00-3:00 p.m.
&  Thursday, Aug. 8  6:00-8:00 p.m.


WEAVE AN ORIGINAL!*           Skill Level: Know how to warp loom

 Weavers will learn several hand-controlled and open- or lace-weave techniques. Open weaves can be used as borders, rows, or as an overall pattern. These techniques cannot be duplicated by machine; the fabric becomes absolutely one-of-a-kind. Loom must be brought to class warped and ready to weave.

One session. Workshop fee: $35, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee.
Tuesday, July 23  10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


WEAVE A COLOR GAMP                         Skill Level: Know how to warp loom

Create a color gamp to explore how color reacts in weaving. A gamp is an arrangement of colored yarns warped in equally sized sections, then, it’s woven in that same color order. This is a great color theory experience that can be applied to all your projects.

One session. Workshop fee: $35, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee.
Thursday, July 25  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (One class, two nights)


capricous-cowlTHE CAPRICIOUS COWL      Skill Level: Know how to warp loom

This versatile accessory can be worn buttoned as an infinity cowl, double wrapped or left unbuttoned as a scarf. The buttonholes are created as the piece is woven using the slit tapestry technique. Loom must be brought to class warped and ready to weave. 
One session. Workshop fee: $35, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee.
Thursday, August 1   10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Monday, August 5   6:30 - 9:00 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. You must have at least 6 hours of spinning practice. 

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

Sunday, Jul. 14 or Sunday Aug. 11 or Saturday Aug. 18 
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., Jun. 20, Jul. 18, Aug. 15, & Sep. 19 • 1 - 3p.m.
Annex Knitting/Crocheting: Every Friday (with some exceptions TBA) • 2 - 6p.m.
Men's Knitting: Fri.,  Jun. 14 & 28, Jul. 12 & 26, Aug. 9 & 23, & Sep. 13 & 27 • 7p.m.
Knit & Practice Spanish: Wed., Jul. 3 & 17 & Aug. 7 & 21 • 5 - 6:30p.m.
ABYC Book Club: Wed., Jun. 26,  Jul. 24, Aug. 28 & Sep. 25• 2 - 3:30p.m.
Stitches from the Heart: First Wednesday of the month • 1 - 3p.m. 



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