EVENTS

For more information about special events and workshops at Sheep & Shawl, or to register, please call 413-397-3680.

 

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

 

THE LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF CHART-READING FOR KNITTERS  with Emily Gwynn 

half day:  Sat., Sept. 16, 2017   10am – 2:30pm (4-hr workshop plus lunch break). Cost: $40  + $5 materials fee   Class level: Advanced beginner/intermediate

Learn the basics of chart reading for colorwork, lace, cables and more! Students will knit swatches in a variety of fabrics.

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PICK-UP WEAVING OF SOUTH AMERICA
A 2-day workshop with Laverne Waddington
(Complementary-warp patterning)

Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2017 (Fri – Sat)

9:00 – 4:30 (including break for lunch, bring your own)
Cost: $220 early-birds by Aug 31;  $245 after Aug 31;  + $10 materials fee    Maximum # of students:  8       Class level:  Beginner    Down-payment of $110 early-birds due by Aug 31 to secure your place ($120 after Aug 31).  Down-payment is nonrefundable unless you can find a replacement (or teacher cancels).

With simple body-tensioned looms, you will create bands of plain weave, and then learn to add simple pick-up patterns. While doing so, you will review the basics of backstrap loom operation and the principles of complementary-warp pick-up weaving using only their fingers as tools. Students practice reading the weaving from the cloth, charting new designs directly from woven samples, & applying this to slightly wider warps & preparing warps. You will take home warps you have created to continue weaving at home.

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WARP-FACED DOUBLE WEAVE ON BACKSTRAP LOOMS
A 2-day workshop with Laverne Waddington

Oct. 1 – 2, 2017 (Sun – Mon)

9:00 – 4:30 (including break for lunch, bring your own)
Cost: $220 early-birds by Aug 31;  $245 after Aug 31;  + $10 materials fee  Maximum # of students:  8       Class level:  Advanced beginner, previous experience required
Down-payment of $110 early-birds due by Aug 31 to secure your place ($120 after Aug 31).  Down-payment is nonrefundable unless you can find a replacement (or teacher cancels).
Learn to create sturdy bands with clean, crisp designs on backgrounds of solid color using only two simple sheds. Both faces of the band are structurally identical with colors reversed. It allows the weaver to advance quite quickly to creating original patterns. Participants will later wind their own wider warps which will give them access to an even greater variety of patterns.

 

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