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Cordova Gansey Project June Workshops:  Bonne Marie Burns

Workshop/Event Schedule:

June 24:      Wednesday 7-9 pm  Meet & Greet Bonne Marie
                    Introductions & Pattern Signing at The Net Loft

June 25:      Thursday  1:30-4:30 pm   Skill Session 1:  Pick Up and Knit
                    Thursday  7-10 pm   Group Session with Bonne Marie for Pilot Group Cordova Gansey Project

June 26:       Friday  9 am - 12:00 pm  Skill Session 2: Patterns Demystified 
                     Friday  1:30 - 4:30 pm  Skill Session 3:  No Fear Zippers and Bands
                     Friday 7-9 pm  FisherKnitters Dinner at  The Reluctant Fisherman  

June 27-28:  Saturday - Sunday  9 am - 4:00 pm  with one hour lunch break (lunch provided)
                     New Traditions in Fisherman Sweaters  

June 27:       Saturday Evening  7-10 pm 

                     Fashion Show - Share, Show & Knit  
                     ALL WELCOME!

June 28:       Sunday Evening  6-9 pm  
                     Pot Luck Dinner at Bear Country Lodge
                     ALL WELCOME!

Workshop Descriptions:

June 25:      Thursday  1:30 - 4:30 pm   Skill Session 1:  Pick Up and Knit    $56

Learn how to master one of the most useful techniques for construction and finishing.
This class will explore: 
  • The areas of a sweater that continue even after you think you're done making them 
  • How to interpret what your pattern wants and what you need 
  • How to successfully translate that into finishing or no-sew construction

June 26:       Friday  9 am - 12:00 pm  Skill Session 2: Patterns Demystified    $56

Do you run screaming when you see AND AT THE SAME TIME or other inscrutable instructions? 
Learn how to read between the lines to make the perfect garment. 

This class will explore:
  • A pattern’s areas and zones
  • How to interpret pattern vocabulary 
  • Examine the various brackets and boundary symbol pairs used 
  • Learn how to read a schematic to master its valuable info 
  • Make the right choices before casting on to create a successful game plan

June 26:       Friday  1:30 - 4:30 pm  Skill Session 3:   No Fear Zippers & Bands  $56

Learn how to add bands and zippers to your handknitting. 
This class will explore:
  •  Types of edges 
  •  Types of closures
  •  Various techniques for Bands, including buttonholes 
  •  How to sew-in a zipper

June 27-28:  Saturday - Sunday  9 am - 4:30  pm  with 1 1/2 hour lunch break  New Traditions in Fisherman Sweaters

From the time when every stitch told a story to the present, a Fisherman's sweater is one of the most enduring garments on record... Explore this most intriguing and decorative sweater style translated into a modern shape.

As we who've learned at grandma's knees know, one of the most satisfying aspects of knitting is its bond to all the knitters who've gone before. We'll reach back through the decades and reveal cherished connections – the enchanting stitch patterns, the community, the stories told THEN bring that kindred fabric into our current craft.

Join us to make a contemporary version of a beloved sweater style. This class will explore:
  •  A short history of the Fisherman Sweater
  •  Overview of classic stitch patterns & the Gansey
  •  How traditional construction translates into contemporary shapes
  •  Techniques to customize a sweater with signature Fisherman stitch patterns (including chart reading & making) as part of a modern garment
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Materials Provided: Fisher Lassie pattern from Chic Knits.
Class Fee:  $225  plus materials (10% discount on materials)

10% discount on all workshops if registered and paid by May 15. DISCOUNTED PRICES AS LISTED ON REGISTRATION PAGE valid through May 15.