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Two Classes this Coming Week

For my local readers near Lansing, Michigan, I have two new classes coming up in the next several days. Please register at least by early afternoon on the day before the class, so I am sure to be there when you expect me.

Rainbow-Striped Socks Thursdays 6-8pm, Starts October 2 (three Thurs. nights in a row)rainbowdoublestripesocks16twocolorways.jpg

At Rae’s Yarn Boutique, I will be doing the first session, ever, of Rainbow Striped Socks. This uses the new sockyarn from Noro yarn company (I used Kureyon Sockyarn but you could use Silk Garden Sockyarn instead).

The leg is striped from both ends of the same skein (or two different colorways if you prefer). You could stripe the foot as well, if you were so inclined. With so many beautiful colorways, you could do this sock many times and have very different looks with not much effort.

The structure uses a Toe Up structure, what I think is an improved twist on the First-Time Toe Up sock. It has a heel flap and gusset, which fits quite well on my foot and probably yours as well. I use DPNs but you could just use them for the toe and heel if you know how to use a circular method and prefer that for the tube knitting on the foot and cuff.

Wet Felting, Friday October 3, 6-8pm (one session)

feltbetsyanderin1.jpgAt Threadbear Fiberarts, I’m offering my popular wet felting class. We will start by making a small square which can be used as a “mug rug” as a way to understand the process. Then we will dive in to what interests the students.

We can make large felt balls (they make good pincushions), cover a beautifully-shaped glass or ceramic object, or cover soaps. I will bring basic supplies for that session, and more beautifully-colored wool rovings can be purchased at the store if you wish to continue past the class. If you know you want to make a specific thing, yofeltsoap1.jpgu can bring a base object for that.

Please, if you bring your own soap, choose ones scented as food rather than flowers… I am allergic to most perfume, but tolerate fruit, herb and spice scents well. Thank you for your consideration.

I hope that one of these classes might interest a few of you. Teaching is such joy for me, and I’m a lucky woman to make this my livelihood. You make it happen! Thanks.

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