Come meet Summer and her beautiful yarn!
“Valhalla Farm is home to a flock of heritage breed Shetland, Merino, and Rambouillet sheep as well as a few cranky Angora goats. All of our yarn and fiber is true Farm to Needle, from growing on the sheep, to the processing, and the dying of the yarn in the dye shed here on the farm.”
Take a look at her Etsy Shop to see what kinds of fabulous yarn she has and join us for the event!
Melanie from Baad Mom Yarns is coming to Wool Workshop! Baad Mom Yarns is a one-woman shop that specializes in ethically sourced hand dyed yarns in rich colorways that are inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Ireland and Celtic culture.
To learn more about Baad Mom Yarns, go visit their website!
Come witness the colorful world of Westknits and try on all of the samples from Westknits Bestknits Number 1: Shawls, and Westknits Bestknits Number 2: Sweaters. Stephen will give an inspiring presentation on how he works with yarns, textures, and shapes followed by a book signing of both Westknits Bestknits books and his newest book, Hiberknitting! After the book signing, Stephen will be available to help you shop for colors and yarns for your next Westknits project.
Only 50 tickets will be available for this event:
15 tickets ($50 each) will include a guaranteed copy of Stephen West’s newest book, Hiberknitting!
35 tickets ($25 each) will be available without a guaranteed copy of the book.
We will also have a limited number of copies of the book available for purchase at the event, on a first come, first serve basis, as well as copies of Westknits Bestknits Number 1: Shawls, and Westknits Bestknits Number 2: Sweaters.
Tickets will be available to purchase at 6pm on Monday, December 17 on our classes page!
Note: Please do not arrive early, as we will be closing the shop at 5pm to set up!
In this workshop you will explore Stephen West’s shawl world as he demonstrates several of his top-down shawl construction methods. You will be given a handout in class filled with Stephen’s favorite techniques, stitch patterns, and shaping ideas. Stephen will help you mix your favorite elements together into your very own shawl mashup. You will be guided to either use a simple shawl shape to fill with texture and color if you prefer to follow a pattern as a guideline or you can also create your very own knitted shape if you like to improvise and experiment. Emphasis will be focused on experimenting with elements like colorful stripes, Westknits shortcut rows, and yarn overs. Prepare to be inspired!
Please bring a collection of 5-10 colors to that inspire you to create a new project or bring 2 colors minimum. You can work with standard fingering weight yarns and US 4-6 needles or bring larger needles and thicker textural yarns for a larger cozy fabric. Do not be afraid of bringing fun textures like fluffy alpaca or mohair. More is more and less is a bore with Westknits workshops! Your project may grow into a finished shawl masterpiece or you can use your project as a sample to explore new shapes and techniques.
There will only be 20 spaces available for this class! Tickets will be $125 each and will be available to purchase at 6pm on Monday, December 17 on our classes page!
We ask that you support your local yarn store by buying your class supplies here at Wool Workshop. Thank you!
Join us at Wool Workshop for a party following the local charity crafting event, NoSoKnit! Refreshments will be provided. Show us your name tag or ticket from NoSo and we’ll give you a free pair of knitting needles or a crochet hook (your choice), while supplies last.
For more information on NoSo, or to register to attend their event, visit nosoknit.weebly.com.