Hello all my New Mexico Friends! Do you have plans for this Saturday yet? No? Come to the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center and meet me or learn something new. Beginners can learn how to knit for the first time in the morning class. Are you a seasoned knitter? Do you know how to ‘pick’ or knit Continental? Come to the afternoon class and learn a new method for your favorite past time!
Here are the write ups:
KNITTING FOR NEWBIES with Holly Priestley – $24/$30; materials extra
Do you envy those knitters you see clicking happily away at their knitting? Then consider joining Holly Priestley for this fun introduction to the craft of knitting. Students will learn knitting basics including how to cast on, knit, and bind off. They will begin (and may potentially finish) a small washcloth. Students please bring size 10 straight knitting needles and a ball of Lily Sugar ’n’ Cream yarn (we will also have needles and yarn for purchase here). Holly Priestley is a senior at New Mexico Tech and has been knitting since she was knee-high to a grasshopper. She sells her knitting patterns and projects online and hopes to own a yarn store someday or become a professional knitwear designer.
Saturday, July 17; 9:30am to 12:30pm.
LEARN TO KNIT CONTINENTAL with Holly Priestley – $24/$30; bring your own yarn/needles.
Are you a “thrower” who wants to be a “picker”? In the English (or American) style of knitting, the yarn is carried in the right hand and “thrown” around the needle. In the continental style, the yarn is carried in the left hand and “picked” with the right needle. Most people agree that Continental-style knitting is somewhat faster than English and many think it creates less strain on the wrists. In this class, students will learn how to knit continental style. There is no organized project – students are encouraged to bring their own needles and yarn or ongoing project.
Saturday, July 17; 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
The center is very easy to locate in Espanola (address on their website) and is filled with all sorts of yarns, goodies, fiber, dying materials, looms and charming people.
In order to register for one of these classes, call: 505-747-3577
I hope to see all of you (and your friends) there this Saturday!