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Melissa and I talked this past weekend, and thought that it would be really nice for her to teach two sets of classes; one day devoted to knitting and the next to crochet. We both feel that it is a shame that so many knitters view crochet as a dirty word, when it can really enhance a project, or be a gorgeous project all in itself. As you probably know, Melissa has just completed two crochet books; one for beginners called "Cozy Crochet" and the other which will be out in May, called "Cool Crochet", which is a follow up to "Hot Knits" which was released in May 2004. Melissa will have copies of all these books for sale at the classes, and I will have some needles and crochet hooks made by Grafton Fibers for sale then too.
So, here is what we'll have for classes:
Knitting on the Edge: Beautiful Borders: Jazz up your knitting with extra special edge treatments! Discover unusual textured borders, pretty hems, scallops, knitted-in fringe, and more in this hands-on workshop. These additions can transform even simple knits into eye-catching sweaters! 3 Hours, and some homework prior to class
Celtic Cables: Learn how to use basic cabling techniques to create Celtic inspired panels and motifs. (Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but these gorgeous cables are much easier to knit than they look!). 3 Hours, plus some homework prior to class. Proficiency in knitting with double pointed needles in the round is suggested
Crochet for Cowards: Want to learn the basics of crochet? In three short (and fun) hours, you'll have all the skills you'll need to create a beautiful in-class project. 3 Hours
Crocheted Hat Tricks!: Hats, hats and more hats! In this hands-on workshop, you'll create mini-versions of several quick-to-make and fashionable hats. Take the class handout (chockfull of full-size patterns) back home and let the fun begin! 3 Hours
Class fees will be as follows:
$50 for 1/2 day of classes (Saturday or Sunday)
$85 for a full day of classes (Saturday or Sunday)
$160 for the entire weekend!
Prices do not include hotel rooms, but I am in the process of contacting a few select hotels about possible discount rates for anyone that would need to stay overnight. Or if you prefer to book your own hotel room at another facility, I have a large list of phone numbers and addresses for hotels, motels and B&B's in the area.
If you are interested in these classes, please sign up ASAP. In order to bring Melissa in, I need a minimum number of students to run the class, so the sooner we have registrations in, the better off we'll be. :)
Please e-mail me at Baycolonyfarm @ AOL (dot) com for a registration brochure. We also take MC & VISA for class payments. (Yes, I'm a fiber enabler!)