Next Steps in BriocheSpecialty Class with Michele Lee Bernstein(aka PDXKnitterati)

Next Steps in Brioche
Specialty Class with Michele Lee Bernstein
(aka PDXKnitterati)

Specialty Class with Michele Lee Bernstein, aka PDX Knitterati

Next Steps in Brioche
Specialty Class with Michele Lee Bernstein
aka PDX Knitterati
Friday, May 31, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Are you ready to take the next step with your brioche knitting? Michele Lee Bernstein of PDX Knitterati fame will be here to lead us through her “Heliotrope” patterns, an excellent way to learn about traveling brioche stitches.

You may choose either the Heliotrope Cowl pattern or the Heliotrope Hat. Both require the same supplies, and the brioche patterns are the same for both until shaping begins for the hat. You can preview Michele’s patterns on Ravelry.

Michele Lee Bernstein has been knitting since her favorite aunt taught her when she was 14. She began designing about 10 years ago, and designed “Rosaria,” the first-ever Mystery Knit-along Shawlette for the Rose City Yarn Crawl in 2014.

In addition to her design work, Michele also teaches at local yarn shops, fiber festivals and retreats. Her patterns are available on Ravelry.

Class Details
Friday, May 31
1:00 – 4:00 pm (3 hours)
$45 per person
If the minimum class size is not met, the class is subject to cancellation.

Pre-requisites
Must be very comfortable with two-color brioche rib. No Beginning Brioche students in this Level #2 class, please.

Homework
1. Purchase a copy of either Heliotrope Cowl or Heliotrope Hat by Michele Lee Bernstein on Ravelry. Please print a copy to bring to class.
2. Work through the cast-on round and the two setup rounds. Then everyone will be ready to jump into the increases and decreases all together in the Class. Please come to the Class with this knitting work fully completed.

Supplies
Copy of Heliotrope Cowl or Heliotrope Hat by Michele Lee Bernstein, available on Ravelry.

Worsted weight yarn, 2 colors in high contrast, 1 skein of each color. Here is a list of our Recommended Yarns:

  1. Malabrigo Rios
  2. Malabrigo Worsted
  3. Lambs Pride Worsted
  4. Manos Maxima
  5. Encore Worsted

Size US 6 needles (or size 5, if using Encore): 16” circular needles are needed for the hat, 24” circular needles are needed for the cowl.

Students purchasing supplies for this class will receive a 10% discount on your yarn, needle and the pattern if purchased from Northwest Wools using Ravelry In-Store sales. Please note that if you purchase the pattern directly from Ravelry we are not able to offer the discount on this pattern.

Local Yarn Store Day

Local Yarn Store Day

Join us for Local Yarn Store Day!Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join us on Local Yarn Store Day and remind yourself why shopping at your local yarn store is so awesome!

Come in and see all the colors live and in person. Feel the difference between merino wool and alpaca. Listen to your fellow shoppers discuss their latest projects. Soak in all that fiber goodness, and the enthusiasm of your fellow crafters.

Your Local Yarn Store (LYS) is the place to commune with your tribe of fellow fiber artists. It’s the one place where people really get you. You don’t need to explain to us why making things with yarn is so fascinating, we completely understand!

And most of all, it’s the place where friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you fix your mistakes, read a pattern, pick out a new project, commiserate with you on your difficulties and celebrate your crafting wins. We are your biggest fiber art cheerleaders and we love being here to help you out!

In appreciation of you – our fabulous, loyal customers – we are staging a “Rigid Heddle-In.” We wanted to give you the chance to try out this hot new craft! Rigid Heddle Weaving is a great fiber art to add if you are already a knitter or crocheter – it lets you use your existing stash of yarns in a cool new way. Unlike standard looms, Rigid Heddle looms are easy to learn – and they’re small and portable! We’ll have several Rigid Heddle looms set up so you can try out this popular new craft for yourself. As Crafters, we all know that nothing beats a “hands on” opportunity! And experienced Weavers will be on hand to demonstrate and help you try it out.

Also as part of our Local Yarn Store Day celebration, we are offering a special “Ravelry Top to Bottom” class, led by guest instructor Debbi Stone. If you have always wanted to learn how to use Ravelry to its full potential, this is the class for you! The class is designed so that no matter which device you use to go to Ravelry (computer, tablet or phone) you’ll be able to navigate the inner working of the site and find everything you need! Click here for more info about this Specialty Class.

Please note: Advanced registration and payment are required for this class.

So join us for a day of celebrating our small, local and personal LYS, as well as the large community of fiber artists everywhere! We’ll have raffles throughout the day for fabulous gifts, free patterns, and lots of fiber fun!

See you on April 27th!

Knit Two-Color Brioche in the Round

Knit Two-Color Brioche in the Round

Specialty Class with Michele Lee Bernstein, aka PDX Knitterati

Specialty Class with Michele Lee Bernstein, aka PDX Knitterati

Friday, January 18 – SOLD OUT
1:00 – 3:30 pm

Friday, January 25 – SOLD OUT
1:00 – 3:30 pm

Sunday, February 10 – 1 spot left
1:00 – 3:30 pm

We are keeping a wait list in case of cancellations. Please call the shop if you’d like to be added to this list.

We are excited to welcome Michele Lee Bernstein to Northwest Wools in January, to teach her Two-Color Brioche class! If you have been interested in jumping into this fun technique, this class is for you, as it was designed specifically for knitters who are brand-new to brioche.

Michele will teach students how to knit a basic brioche rib with two colors, using her Petite Brioche pattern to begin either a headband or cowl. Michele has designed this class and project to be an easy introduction to brioche. The class will also cover how to fix common mistakes in brioche knitting.

Michele Lee Bernstein has been knitting since her favorite aunt taught her when she was 14. She began designing about 10 years ago, and designed “Rosaria,” the first-ever Mystery Knit-along Shawlette for the Rose City Yarn Crawl in 2014.

“I love designing accessories,” says Michele, “especially if they use one or two skeins of very special yarn. I’m fond of texture (cables, lace, entrelac, elongated stitches) and how interesting techniques can be used to make small objects sing.”

In addition to her design work, Michele also teaches at local yarn shops, fiber festivals and retreats. Her patterns are available on Ravelry.com.

Class Details

“Knit Two-Color Brioche in the Round”

Friday, January 18 – SOLD OUT

Friday, January 25 – SOLD OUT

Sunday, February 10- 1 Spot Left
1:00 – 3:30 pm (2.5 hours)
$35 per student

Class size is limited to 10, to ensure adequate attention is given to all. If the minimum class size of three is not met, the class is subject to cancellation.

Materials

  • Heavy worsted or Aran-weight yarn, one light-colored and one dark-colored, 100 yards each
  • 16-inch US 6 circular needle (no magic loop or DPNs for first-time brioche, please)
  • One stitch marker for beginning of round
High Tech Your Fiber Arts

High Tech Your Fiber Arts

Knitting/Crocheting with Your iPad
Specialty Class Taught by Local Designer & Guest Instructor Debbi Stone

Debbie Stone, local instructor and designer

Tired of hauling your patterns and books around with you? Use your iPad for more than email and games!

Debbi will teach you how to maximize your iPad’s use in knitting and crochet. This class will cover importing and storing your patterns, how to maximize your iPad for ease of use while knitting/crocheting, the benefits of Ravelry at your fingertips, and much more!

We are pleased to welcome Debbi to our shop once again. Debbi is well known for having designed past Rose City Yarn Crawl “Mystery Knit Alongs” and is active in the Portland knitting scene. She regularly teaches at Madrona and other Fiber events.

Seating is limited to eight, to ensure plenty of individual attention.
You can reserve your spot by contacting Northwest Wools at 503-244-5024.

Class Details:

High Tech Crafting: Knitting/Crocheting with your iPad – 2 hours
Date/Time: Friday, October 6 from 1:00 – 3:00pm
Location: Northwest Wools Classroom
Cost: $30/student
Class Size: Limited to eight, to ensure adequate attention is given to all. If the minimum class size of three is not met, the class is subject to cancellation.

Materials (Please bring the following):

  1. iPad/iPad mini
    • Please come with your iPad fully charged.
    • You must have a valid Apple ID and password.
    • Please make sure you are running the most current software update.
  2. A hard copy of a pattern –on paper–that you own.
  3. Paper plus a pen or a pencil for note taking.
Specialty Class: Freestyle Clothing Creation with Woven Fabric in the SAORI-Style

Specialty Class: Freestyle Clothing Creation with Woven Fabric in the SAORI-Style

Calling all Weavers! Tired of weaving scarves and table runners? Then join us for this specialty class to learn how to turn your handwoven fabrics into easy-living, freestyle clothing with little or no sewing. Yowza!

This class is inspired by the latest trend of SAORI weaving and creates very chic and fun clothing. Wouldn’t you love to turn your woven material into a vest, shrug, or jacket? Come learn in this hands-on class led by Weavers Anna Conway and Peg Silloway. You may bring your own handwoven lengths of fabric to experiment with or watch and learn from others.

All attendees will receive a handout with suggested website, books and catalogs for inspiration and follow-on reading. Information will also include suggested woven amounts for different types of garments, as well as suggested yarns that will inspire creativity and lead to successful results.

Registration

Please call Northwest Wools at 503-244-5024 to register, or stop by in person.

Pre-requisite

Some experience with weaving

Cost

It costs $45.00 for the seminar. Instructors will have copies of the book Beginner’s SAORI Clothing Design available for purchase for an additional $26.00 (Optional).

What to bring?

  • Pencil/pen and paper for taking notes
  • Camera or smart phone for capturing examples
  • If you bring your own woven fabric to work with, then please also bring pins, tape measure and scissors.