Specialty Class: Nuno Felted Neck Warmer

Specialty Class: Nuno Felted Neck Warmer

Come make a Nuno Scarf in this felting class!

Join us for a fun introduction to the popular art of Nuno Felting!

In this one-session class, we’ll create a gorgeous small scarf using merino wool roving and silk fabric. Our instructor, Susan Zenier, will guide us through the steps while helping with color and design choices. The finished neck warmer is sure to be a showstopper – don’t be surprised if your friends and acquaintances ask you to make Nuno scarves for them! And with the knowledge you gain in this class, you can!

The class fee covers the class, plus materials: the silk base and the merino wool roving needed to create one neck warmer. All tools required for the project will be provided in class. As a student, you’ll receive a 10 percent discount on any additional supplies you purchase on the day of the class.

Our class instructor, Susan Zenier, is a passionate artist who works in many media. She has a strong aesthetic for mixing colors successfully to create high-impact results. Susan brings her eye for color and form to this specialty felting class.

Class Details

Instructor: Susan Zenier
$45 per person

This is a one-session class. Please choose one of the following dates:

Friday, May 1
1:00-4:00 pm

Saturday, May 2
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday, May 8
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Saturday, May 9
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday, June 5
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 6
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

If the minimum class size is not met, the class is subject to cancellation.

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.

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.