Working with Handpainted Yarns – Fiber Arts Festival

The Sixth Annual Oxford Fiber Arts Festival is rapidly approaching and we cannot wait!

The Festival will be held at the Oxford Powerhouse on Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30, 2016, with some additional classes and opening reception on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

Every day, we will post information about one of the 22 classes and information about one of the participating vendors.

Our featured class today is Working with Handpainted Yarns.

Jennifer Miller will teach this class on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  If you’ve got a few (or too many) skeins of lovely handpainted yarn, but don’t know what to do with them, this class is for you!  Jennifer, a designer of hand-dyed yarns, will show and teach the most spectacular ways to show off your special skeins.  This class covers fearless color combining, innovative ways to work with two or more skeins of handpaints, color theory, and more.  We will focus on the creation of socks and shawls, as well as mitts and scarves.  Participants will learn to visualize how a handpainted, multi-color skein will knit up, how to work with long and short color repeats, and to explore the stitches that avoid unsightly color pooling and flashing.  We’ll practice several stitch patterns and their variations that show off multi-colored yarn, including chevron, linen stitch, mitered square, feather and fan.  You’ll leave with beautiful examples of handpaints, as well as the confidence and resources to create lovely pieces on your own!  This is an intermediate class, intended for students who are relatively proficient knitters.  This class will cost $40.

Call the Shop starting on December 20 to sign up for this class!  Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon.  For full class listings, visit our class page.

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