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Archive for September 14th, 2006

I’m Teaching in Dallas!

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

It’s official. I’m teaching (along with Lily Chin, Melody MacDuffee and seveTurkish Socks by studentsral local instructors) at the Dallas Fort Worth Fiber Fest! I can not tell you how excited I am!

Early bird registration starts on Saturday, September 16, at the DFW Knit out and Crochet Too event. I do not have all the details but hopefully you can find any answers you need at the DFW Fiber Fest 2007 website.

I will teach for three full-day sessions, Friday/Saturday/Sunday. On Friday I will be teaching my Design Your Own Turkish Sock class all day. On Saturday is my Toe-Up Socks in Any Gauge class, and on Sunday is the ever-popular Polymer Clay buttons/beads/etc class. What a good time we will have!Buttons made by student Brian

I have never taught in this part of the country before. Please join me if you are within range of Dallas… and let me know if you will be there! I’d love to meet some Texas Internet friends if possible!

Photos: Mini Turkish Toe-Up Socks from Michigan Fiber Festival (MFF) 2006 class, and buttons made by student Brian in my polymer clay buttons/beads class, also at MFF 2006.

Classes, Anyone?

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

This Saturday (September 16) is a busy day for me. It starts the teaching year in earnest.

LynnH First Time Toe Up Sock

I’ll be teaching First-Time Toe-Up Socks at Rae’s Yarn Boutique in Frandor (Lansing) from 11-1. It’s a three-week class (the second session is a little bit longer than the first and last).

Yes, you can reasonably finish one sock at least in the three weeks, I’ve taught this a lot of times and it works well. The pattern works for any thickness of yarn though I do recommend Sport, DK, or worsted weight yarns if this is your first sock ever. There is (get this) No Gauge Swatch Needed! Gotta love that!

For the record, the photo here shows a short rolled cuff knit in Opal Handpaint (a gift I received from the guys at Threadbear). This sock can be knit as a footie, with a standard ribbed cuff as tall as you like, or any other possible cuff stitch pattern. The class is mostly about the structure and fitting to your foot, and the cuff is where you can get creative if you wish. I also supply a grid for sizing if you want to knit gift socks in sizes 0 infant to Ladies L.
LynnH Polymer Clay buttonAfter sock class, I will head directly over to Threadbear Fiberarts on the west side of Lansing (just north of the Waverly Rd. Exit of 496). I will be teaching my ever-popular Polymer Clay Buttons and Beads (and more) class there from 2-6pm.

This class is one session, so it’s easier for those who need to drive in from out of town. I get a lot of folks from all over the state (even Toledo, OH) when I teach at Threadbear, so I do my best to schedule appropriately for them.

These are my most popular classes, they are both winners. Please consider joining me (if you are within reach of Lansing) for either of these very satisfying classes. Click the links above to get to the shop web pages for contact information, maps and the like.