SPINZILLA IS COMING!
RUN TO YOUR WHEELS!
Spinzilla is a contest sponsored by The National Needlework
Association to see who can spin the most yarn between
October 1–7 (Spinning and Weaving Week). Teams
around the world will try to spin enough yarn to cross
the U.S. or maybe circle the world. To join the Shuttles
team, please go to spinzilla.org
between September 4–27 and sign up. The cost
is $15, and the money goes to the TNNA Foundation
with a goal of creating community partnerships which
promote and encourage relationships between adults
and youth, fostering curiosity, creativity and a feeling
of achievement through the teaching of needle arts.
We need 25 eager spinners! Come join the fun–check
out our website, Facebook
pages for further details. There will be surprises
and prizes. We will start the week with our regular
Spin–In and have a Measuring party on Monday,
October 8 to see just how much yarn we have made.
To get ready for Spinzilla, come prepare your fiber
on Monday, September 10 & 24, 7–9:30pm.
We will have drum carders, combs and blending boards
available to use so your fiber will be ready to go
the minute Spinzilla starts!
TABLET WEAVING FROM AROUND THE WORLD -
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, September 7, 8, &
Tablet weaving is truly an international art. We’ll
study three different techniques from three different
areas of the world and three different time periods:
Kivrim, from Turkey which gives us the popular Ram’s
Horn design and is fairly contemporary, Coptic Diamonds,
from Egypt from over 1000 years ago, and Anglo-Saxon
card weaving from the British Isles from around 1500
years ago. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
Internationally-recognized teacher John
Mullarkey has been tablet weaving for over
a decade. His work has been displayed in the Missouri
History Museum, and garments using his card woven
bands have been featured in international fashion
shows. His designs are featured frequently in Handwoven.
John is the primary author of A Tablet Weaver’s
Pattern Book, and has produced two DVDs for Interweave
Press: Tablet Weaving Made Easy and Double-Faced
ESTONIAN EMBELLISHMENTS - $80
Friday, October 12, 9:30am–12:30pm
There are many intriguing techniques used to decorate
traditional Estonian knitting, especially the cuffs
of gloves and mittens. In this class, we will make
a colorful cuff or wrister incorporating horizontal
braids and simple stitches that create appealing textures.
These techniques can be applied to mittens, gloves,
socks, and even sweaters. INTERMEDIATE KNITTING SKILLS
WITH SOME EXPERIENCE WITH
DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES. MATERIALS PROVIDED.
USEFUL AND COLORFUL ESTONIAN CAST ONS - $70
Friday, October 12, 1:30–4:30pm
The Estonians have many interesting ways to cast on
for their knitting, each giving a unique effect. Students
will learn several different ways to cast on, including
variations of a decorative braided cast on and an
outstanding, stretchy and bold cast on for socks,
when to use each technique and what makes each one
special. INTERMEDIATE KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED. MATERIALS
ESTONIAN GLOVES WITH ROOSITUDE PATTERNING
Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14, 10am–4:30pm
This class will cover the interesting and unique knitting
traditions found in traditional hand knitted gloves
from Estonia. We will begin with a bit of history
of these colorful hand coverings, look at some unique
cast ons and then begin our own gloves. The focus
will be on several different techniques used in the
cuffs, decorative braids and an inlay technique for
adding color and pattern. Glove construction (those
pesky fingers) will also be covered.
INTERMEDIATE KNITTING SKILLS WITH EXPERIENCE ON DOUBLE
POINTED NEEDLES. MATERIALS PROVIDED.
Nancy Bush found her passion for traditional hand
knitting via a degree in Art History and postgraduate
studies in color design and weaving in San Francisco
and Sweden. Her designs and articles have appeared
in Interweave Knits, Spin-Off, Vogue Knitting, and
Threads. She has taught workshops for guilds, shops
and at conferences throughout the United States and
Canada, as well as in Finland, France and Estonia.
She owns The Wooly West, a mail order and online yarn
business in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her specialty is
Estonian traditional knitting. She is the author of
Folk Socks (1994), Folk Knitting in Estonia (1999),
Knitting on the Road (2001), Knitting Vintage Socks
(2005) and Knitted Lace of Estonia (2008), all published
by Interweave Press.
& CLEMES WEEKEND
Henry & Roy Clemes, Instructors
DRUM CARDING EXPERIENCE PREFERRED.
WHILE THE TECHNIQUES IN THIS CLASS AREN’T OVERWHELMING,
THE AMOUNT OF FIBER MAY BE A BIT MUCH FOR A BEGINNER.
STUDENTS WILL WORK ON AN ELITE SERIES CRANKLESS CARDER
PROVIDED BY THE INSTRUCTORS. MATERIALS
DRUM CARDING FOR FELTERS
Saturday, November 3, 10am–4:30pm
Drum carders are often viewed as a fiber prep tool
for hand spinners, while felters tend to gravitate
towards off-the-shelf, commercially dyed and prepared
fibers. In this class, students will learn how both
woolen and semi-worsted batts can be advantageous
for felting. Student will create several batts in
a variety of fibers, styles, textures, and colors.
COLOR THEORY IN DRUM CARDING
Sunday, November 4, 10am–4:30pm
We all learned in third grade art class that blue
& yellow make green, but what if you want to step
beyond this basic concept and explore the entire rainbow?
This is color play for fiber artists! In this class,
students will learn the theory behind how colors mix
and use this knowledge to make their own fiber color
wheel, as well as card a gradient batt of complementary
colors. While Henry & Roy know a thing or two
about making and using drum carders, their expertise
in color theory is admittedly a bit lacking. So, all
research for this class and color theory concepts
are the work of chemist, color maven, and indie dyer
Kimber Baldwin of Fiber Optic Yarns.
Henry and Roy Clemes
are a father and son duo making innovative, generational
fiber art equipment in the San Francisco Bay Area
since 1970. Henry began wood turning when he bought
a wood lathe at the age of eight and has been building
fiber art equipment for over 50 years. Roy grew up
in the family’s wood shop and is one of the
few 30-year-olds with 25 years of experience in his
field. In addition to making simple, efficient, graceful,
and durable fiber art equipment, they regularly consult
and instruct spinners, felters, fiber producers, and
professional fiber artists on fiber preparation for
BETTER-THAN-BOOTIES BABY SOCKS
Saturday, December 8, 10am–4:30pm
Tired of baby booties? Knit a pair of adorable baby
socks instead! In this class, you’ll learn the
decorative Channel Island cast-on, master short-row
heels and toes and learn a decorative zigzag bind-off
. These small socks, modeled after the Better-Than-Booties
in the Summer 2005 issue of Interweave Knits, are
ideal for using up leftover sock yarn and
delighting new mothers. INTERMEDIATE KNITTING SKILLS
AND EXPERIENCE WORKING ON DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES OR
MAGIC LOOP OR TWO CIRCULARS WITH FINGERING WEIGHT
SOCK YARN REQUIRED.
Ann Budd is the author of more
than a dozen books including THE KNITTER’S HANDY
BOOK series, GETTING STARTED KNITTING SOCKS, SOCK
KNITTING MASTER CLASS and many of the STYLE series.
She teaches classes on land, at sea, and around the
world. Learn more at annbuddknits.com.
3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH $5 DONATION
September 18, October 16 & November 20, 7-8:30pm
Roxana Bartlett, instructor
We are happy knitters dedicated to helping children
in need in our area. We donate our knitting to Clinica,
ECHO House and Sister Carmen Center. Every month we
do a different project – check our website for
more information. We are always eager to have new
members! Come and join in the fun!
Web site: groups.yahoo.com/group/communityknitting/