Sunday, September 3, 2017

Surprise! There are openings at the Grand Rapids Area Machine Knitting Seminar!

I just heard from Vicki at Grand Rapids, and they have some open spaces for the seminar this coming weekend.  This is sort notice, but a great opportunity to attend a machine knitting seminar and make a bunch of knitting friends.

I'm teaching Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8th and 9th, and am very excited about teaching at this one.  It's a little smaller group, and I'll be able to cover more and get to know people more.  I worked with the club to choose this schedule of classes:
  • A thorough garter bar class - this is not your ordinary garter bar class.  I teach how to do some unusual, very cool things with it.
  • A lace clinic, which will include my automatic scalloped lace, along with a number of other interesting techniques, like slant lace and mirror lace.
  • A bunch of cheaters and tricks, like setting in a sleeve as you knit it, the "practically perfect gauge swatch," Knit Leader tips, all kinds of interesting edges and joins. 
  • I'm also doing a ribber workshop.  I don't get to do these very often, but with this smaller group, I've got some fun ribber items planned.
  • I've got a 28-page, coil bound handout book which has a big pile of bonus materials this time - Kitty Hat, Heart Pillow, The popular foldover edge tuck baby blanket, Squared Away Entrelac, Scrubbie, and Diagonal Mid-Gauge Scarf.  I'll teach as many of these as time allows, but if I don't get to all the goodies, they're in the book.
Attend just one day for $40, or attend both days for $75.  Here's the club information - do consider calling them and registering to go!

Please contact and let her know which or both days you plan to attend, and you can pay the club's seminar fee when you arrive.
Workshop Location:
First Reformed Church of Byron Center     
8425 Byron Center Avenue; Byron Center, MI 49315
This is a ground level space that provides easy access for everyone.

Including lunch made by Sara!

Here are are the details Vicki will need when you contact her: 
  1. Whether you're attending September 8 ($40), September 9 ($40), of both days ($75).  Friday the 8th will run from 8:30-4, and Saturday the 9th, 8:30-3.
  2. Do you have a special diet?  If so, explain what you need.
If you need a hotel, Vicki suggests the Comfort Suites South, 7644 Caterpillar Court; Grand Rapids, MI 49548, (616) 301-2255 (make reservation by phone).
Are you in the area and not connected with a knitting club?  Consider the Grand Rapids Area Machine Knitters.  They meet the second Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Kentwood Senior Center, 355 48th Street, Grand Rapids, MI.  Marcia Zysltra is the contact for meetings, and can be emailed at

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