Saturday, October 10, 2015
10 am – 6 pm
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The new craze is Arm Knitting and we love it. Join us for our free work shop– all you need are your two arms and some chunky yarn. Arm knitting creates a big and loopy fabric for your autumn fashion accessories. Mix multiple stands of your favorite colors together to create a unique palette of colors.
Instructor: Winsome McKoy
Although Winsome has been knitting for many years, she only made her first pair of socks last year. She’s currently a member of the crochet knitting group ‘Hooks, Sticks & String’ at LAPC in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. They meet once a month.
Visit us at www.lionbrandyarnstudio.com to learn about our Lion Brand Yarn Studio group and private classes.
1 – 4 pm
Spin City Fleece to Shawl Demo
The Spin City fleece-to-shawl team is practicing for a competition to be held this fall at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY, Sunday. Our team lives or works in and around New York City. We share a love for fiber and textiles. In our free time, we meet regularly and prepare fiber, spin yarn, knit, crochet or weave. We will card the washed fleece by hand, spin it on our wheels, and weave it on the loom. The loom has been threaded in advance with handspun warp. The entire process, from washed fleece to woven 18” x 72” shawl, will be completed in three hours. We hope.
Activities throughout the day will also include music, hand spinning/dyeing, how to raise and care for animals, and how to care for raw denim….More Schedule Details to come….