Specialty Class with Michele Lee Bernstein, aka PDX Knitterati
Friday, January 18
1:00 – 3:30 pm
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.
“Knit Two-Color Brioche in the Round”
Friday, January 18
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.
- 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
Knitting/Crocheting with Your iPad
Specialty Class Taught by Local Designer & Guest Instructor Debbi Stone
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.
High Tech Crafting: Knitting/Crocheting with your iPad – 2 hours
Date/Time: Friday, October 6 from 1:00 – 3:00pm
Location: Northwest Wools Classroom
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):
- 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.
- A hard copy of a pattern –on paper–that you own.
- Paper plus a pen or a pencil for note taking.
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.
Please call Northwest Wools at 503-244-5024 to register, or stop by in person.
Some experience with weaving
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.