What a treat that Candace Eisner Strick is coming to Oxford. I have taken her classes and can attest that she is delightful, funny, down-to-earth, sincere, and personable. That is why, when we considered who we to invite for a weekend workshop, I suggested we put Candace at the top of the list.
I took a Candace class at the most recent Stitches conference – Knitting in the Hood, a moebius scarf/hat combo – that drew a standing room only attendance. It is hard for me to describe her exceptional teaching ability. She is patient, yet attentive to various skill levels. We learned a new technique at which I was a miserable failure at my first attempt (hey – it happens) yet felt like a pro by the end of class.
At Stitches, Candace made a special presentation introducing her new book Knit my Skirt that engendered an enthusiastic response. It excited me so much that I am (almost) convinced to knit one myself! She will make the same presentation to us at our Friday special event.
I was thrilled to spend some one-on-one time with her! She is very generous with her knowledge and is as excited to come here as we are to have her with us.
Look for more details soon about Candace’s professional and personal background (cello, pianist husband, wonder bunny and parrot) and the classes she is bringing to Oxford!
I know that once you spend a little time you will understand why I gush so about her. She is a real knitter’s treasure.