Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Upcoming Northern Virginia Seminar

I am going to Northern Virginia at the end of June to teach a two day seminar.  This should be especially fun since this group asked me to focus on non-beginner, more interesting, unusual or challenging stuff.

So, I went through my past seminars for the demos that the knitters liked best, then added in some new ones and some bonus materials in case I go fast.  The last seminar I did, I got through everything in my demonstration books, and I really believe people were following along just fine.  I always do bound handouts for the participants.  Here's the plan:

All “As Time Permits” Items are Included in the Handout Book
DAY ONE - June 22, 2013 - BULKY MACHINE:

Machine Knitting Tricks & Tips:
Improve, Simplify Cast-Ons & Cast-Offs
Hand-Knit Look Cast-Off
Cap Sleeve Knitted-In Armhole
Idiot Cord Edgings
Crocheting to Cast-Off & Piecrust Stitch
Practically Perfect Gauge Swatch
Convert Pattern Gauges to Your Gauge
Knit Leader:
Multiple Knit Leader uses, such as knitting crafts, intarsia, use with sewing patterns, use with bulky machine
Happy Feet:
Sew-As-You Go Sock or Slipper
Everyone’s Fave:  SAYG Lined Slipper
Garter Bar – Stopper + Savvy:
Easy, Fast GB Moves
Quaker & Garter Stitch
Increase/Decrease Evenly Across Row & Round Yoke Principles
Easiest Cables & Lace:  Move Desired Stitches
Amazing!  Speed Ripping
As Time Permits Demonstrations:     
Floatless, Vertical Fair Isle
Helix Laid Cables
Twisted Fringe
Shaped Entrelac Hat
Ruched Heart Trim
Diana’s Tam
Standard Gauge Lace:
Stitch World Scalloped Lace
Diana’s Automatic Scalloped Lace
Mirror Image Lace

Improved Cast-Ons & Bind-Offs
Simulated Simulknit
Quilted Ribbing
Mitered Ribbing

Ribber Demos, As Time Permits:
Ribber Sock Techniques
Release Stitch Lace
Bubble Wrap Stitch
Vertical Buttonhole

Bonus Directions in the Handout Book:

            Circular Baby Blanket
            Lined, SAYG Slipper
            Shaped Entrelac Hat
            Scalloped Lace Scarf
            Ribber Checkered Baby Blanket
            SAYG Sock
            SAYG Lined Slipper
            Diana’s Tam

Want to come?  I understand from Diana Guenther, the organizer, that there are still some spaces.  Here's some information from Diana's registration flyer:

Date: June 22-23, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Place: Sandy Spring Museum 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, Maryland 20860
Lunch: Potluck lunch both days! Everybody bring something…or make arrangements in advance
Cost: $60 for 2 days if registering by June 1
$65 for those registering after June 1
Only checks will be accepted. Please make check out to "NVMKC". Registration deadline is June 15, 2013.
Please mail this form and your payment to: Diana Guenther
2917 Peregoy Drive
Kensington, MD 20895
Contact Diana at 301-933-3980 or dianaguenther@comcast.net with any questions


1 comment:

  1. Sounds a lot better than our own seminar was this past April. Not that we didn't learn anything, but our special guest demonstrator was really a dud. I'd love to see some of those techniques you're demonstrating put into a book. I'd even be willing to pay for it!