I'm packing up to head off to Wisconsin next week--Schoolhouse Press is sponsoring me to teach the 3-day Design Your Own Fair Isle workshop before Knitting Camp Retreat 2.75.
And this reminded me that a spot has opened up in the Design Your Own Fair Isle workshop in Berkeley August 16-18. Here's the official description:
We begin by discussing the use of color in Fair Isle knitting, color theory, and helpful resources. We will start with an exercise in value recognition and then we will plunge into the actual process of identifying colors in our sources of inspiration. Students choose colors and start speed swatching to see how they work together.
Day two will be spent charting motifs and swatching them with the chosen colors. Students can bring their own charts or create their own in the workshop (some might choose to re-color an existing design).
The focus on day three is construction and fit issues specific to Fair Isle-type garments: steeks, corrugated ribbing, purl-when-you-can borders, and adding bands are discussed and demonstrated as desired. I provide a basic, customizable pullover pattern and will share some simple ways to calculate armhole and neckline curves.
This workshop covers a lot of ground, but by the end of the workshop students will be well on their way to finalizing a unique Fair Isle garment pattern. $360 + $18 materials.
Drop me a note if you are interested!