Saturday, August 17, 2013

Workshops & Trunk Shows - way to jumpstart your knitting!

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August / 17/ 2013

Big News About Our Dye Class! 

We are enriching our September Dye Class by bringing Jennifer Miller of Theodora's Pearls to Telluride!  The format has changed slightly, but the class will be much more interesting and educational.
In addition, Jennifer will be at Needle Rock for a Trunk Show of Theodora's Pearls yarns for fall with new colorways and fiberways as well as a few surprises in her trunk.  She will be teaching some wonderful knitting classes at Needle Rock as well.  Be sure to mark your calendar and RSVP as soon as possible!
one day only
Come meet Kimberly Perkins & get to know her gorgeous hand dyed multi fiber kits & single yarns; some sparkly, some rustic, all fabulous
Saturday, August 31st
12-5 p.m. 
Friday, September 20th
Trunk Show of Theodora's Pearls at Needle Rock Fiberarts!  Check out the new fall fibers and colors of these gorgeous yarns. Meet Jennifer Miller, yarn/color designer and creator of
Dizzylettuce and Theodora's Pearls, nationally-known hand painted and hand-dyed fine fibers, using unusual and luxury fibers. 
Featured in exclusive retail stores around the country,  Jennifer is an award-winning artist and popular arts instructor, teaching both knitting, knitting design, and fiber dyeing techniques.  

2 pm - Class: Introduction to Lace Knitting,You'll love this fun beginning class for knitters who are itching to make a lace shawl! Using the Ashton Shawlette pattern by Dee O'Keefe, we'll get started on an easy-to-follow lace pattern. Jennifer shares all the tips and techniques on lace knitting that she has developed over the years. At the end of this class, you'll feel confident that you can work this shawl with a minimum of assistance!

Class topics include: 
 Beginning a shawl using the garter tab method;
·         Reading a lace chart;
·         Working with hand painted yarns to show them off beautifully;
·         Bonus topic! Placing beads in your knitting.
Max participants: 10
Class fee: $45
Check out the Theodora's Pearls yarns at the trunk show prior to class! Perfect for this pattern.
Please bring: fingering weight yarn for a shawl project (at least 375 yards); Ashton Shawlette pattern (free pattern on Ravelry). Size 4 and 5 needles, double point or straights; 24 or 32" circulars. Stitch markers.
Provided:  handouts and annotations.
Participants should know how to knit, purl, yarn over, ssk, k2tog.
Reserve your space today by calling Needle Rock at 970-728-3427.

Saturday, Sept 21, Noon - 5pm 

Trunk Show
2 pm - Class: Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Sock Heel - Cat's new sock heel technique, which is so easy and elegant, will change your sock knitting life!  The Sweet Tomato Sock Heel is suitable for cuff-down or toe-up socks & can be easily adapted to any pattern. It's perfectly smooth with no pesky holes & requires no picked-up stitches.  Once you learn it, you never have to look at the instructions again! 

Class Preparation: please work your choice of sock pattern, either toe up or cuff-down, to the bend in your ankle. You can use your choice of needle styles: 2 circulars, double points, or magic loop.
Fee: $45 plus pattern (either single pattern or entire ebook)
Max participants: 4
Participants should know how to knit socks (using any preferred method). 
Reserve your spot in this class today by calling Needle Rock at 970-728-3427
5 pm - Wine and Cheese Reception, come join us!!
Sunday, Sept 22, 9am-4pm
Dyeing Workshop with Bamboo and Wool 

Learn techniques for dyeing both wool and bamboo yarns at the El Prado Barn on Wilson Mesa.  See examples of Jennifer's personal techniques for handpaints, tonals, speckle dye, and spectacular color design.
6 skeins of yarn and lunch included in workshop fee; additional skeins can be purchased, as well.
Workshop fee, $175; additional yarn skeins $12-16 ea.
Please wear clothes that you don't mind splashing dye & water on! Bring your own "dishwashing"-type gloves; I suggest Playtex Living Gloves

:No experience necessary! Come & have fun!  RSVP asap to Needle Rock at 970-728-3427.

Monday, Sept. 23, 2pm
EZ's February Baby Sweater

2pm - Class: Elizabeth Zimmermann's February Baby Sweater Explicated. This charming, adaptable top down sweater is a wonderful gift for a new baby. The pattern can also be easily scaled up into an adult sweater.
Class Fee: $45 plus pattern (available in Knitters Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmermann)
Max participants: 8
Participants should know how to knit, purl, increase, and decrease. 
Please bring: 350 yards of DK or sport weight yarn, suitable for a baby sweater; size 5 24" circular needles. 
Provided: handouts & annotations.
Reserve your space at Needle Rock at 970-728-3427.