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Friday Salon & Triple Trunk Show - 2017 Knitting Weekend
Old Slater Mill
Pawtucket, RI
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Friday Salon & Triple Trunk Show - 2017 Knitting Weekend
*** PLEASE NOTE:  This BPT link purchases an A La Carte ticket for ONLY the FRIDAY EVENING OPENING RECEPTION, SALON AND EVENTS ON JANUARY 20, 2017, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. ***



Trad Arts Studio @ Slater Mill
2017 Slater Mill KNITTING WEEKEND & Fiber Art Marketplace
January 20, 21 & 22, 2017


January 20
Friday evening events 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Opening Wine & Cheese Reception  
Mingle, meet, and network with other fiber art practitioners and our Knitting Weekend participating artists.

Designer Salon presented by Dylan Uscher:
"Knitting in High Fashion: Behind the Scenes with Dylan Uscher"
(Salon runs from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.)

Triple Trunk Show
Ellen Mason, Alison Green, Dylan Uscher, and Berroco Design Team will exhibit fished and published worksfor this annual trunk show.

Textile Art Exhibition
"Fiber in the Present Tense," a 2016 exhibition featuring works of artist members of the Surface Design Assoication, MA-RI chapter.

January 21
Classes  8:30 to 11:50 a.m.
Open tour, 1758 Sylvanus Brown House  Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Luncheon with the Artists  12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Fiber Art Marketplace is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

8:30 to 11:50 a.m. ~ Concurrent Knitting Classes ~  
   (Mid-session hospitality included)  

1. Fixing Mistakes / Alison Green

Stop ripping out your knitting! In this class, students will explore different strategies to fix various errors such as missed yarn overs, extra stitches, wrongly-turned cables, and more. Most of these issues can be resolved if they are discovered a few rows later, or can be disguised in the finishing process.  Knitters should bring medium-weight yarn and appropriate needles for your yarn, and any projects with mistakes that they hope to fix.

2.  Build a Raglan / Ellen Mason

Encore offering, by popular demand! Many knitters have a sweater quantity of lovely yarn that does not match up to a satisfying sweater pattern. Why not create your own pattern? Let's dissect raglan sleeve construction - shaping every other row, shaping every fourth row, a smooth underarm curve, how to get the number of stitches and your stitch pattern to align with your sweater vision. Bring a calculator (ack, a calculator? no worries!), some yarn, and a variety of needle sizes appropriate for your yarn.

3. Charted Patterns for Knits & Purls / Dylan Uscher

The knit and purl stitches are the building blocks of all knitting techniques. They might be basic, but when we combine them we can create visually stunning and intricate patterns. In this class, well be reviewing these stitches and learning how to read charts in knitting patterns using the Gurnsey Wrap pattern from Brooklyn Tweed. Students should purchase and download the Gurnsey Wrap pattern (Worsted Version), and bring the recommended needles, yarn, and stitch markers. Also, please bring a pen and paper or a row counter to help you keep track of your progress.

Noon to 12:30 p.m. ~ Open tour, 1758 Sylvanus Brown House  ~  
(Included with all Saturday & Sunday classes)

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  ~ Luncheon with the Artists ~
(Included with Full Weekend only, or as A là Carte registration; advance booking required)

Enjoy a catered luncheon attend by our KW teaching artists and other regional fiber and textile artists, and you! Engage in a round-table discussion about design, craft, skill, inspiration, and any topics of importance to luncheon attendees. Wines and other beverages will be served. Live jazz by the Bobby Keyes Trio.

January 22
Classes  8:30 to 11:50 a.m.
Open Tour, 1758 Sylvanus Brown House  12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Fiber Art Marketplace is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
8:30 - 11:50 a.m.  ~ Concurrent Knitting Classes ~  
   (Mid-session hospitality included; max. 12/class)  

1. Cable Techniques / Alison Green

This workshop will give you the opportunity to try a variety of cable patterns, progressing from simple to fancy. You will gain confidence reading cable charts and "reading" your knitting. Different styles of cable needles will be discussed, and cabling without a cable needle will also be covered at the end of the workshop. Knitters should bring: medium-weight yarn and appropriate needles for your yarn; one or more cable needles.

2. Knitting Wired / Adrienne Sloane

Expand your knitting horizons and get wired!  Wire is a wonderful, flexible medium for making delicate and interesting jewelry.  This class will cover the basics of working with 28 gauge wire starting with knitting needles and moving onto other methods with heavier gauges as time permits, to create simple but beautiful pieces that can also be embellished with beads. Resources and materials for successful wire knitting will also be covered.  Supplies: Please bring size 2-5 metal knitting needles (double pointed best) and crochet hooks of various smaller sizes; beads and jewelry pliers, if available, and any 26-28 gauge wire you may have.  Wire will be available for purchase from instructor at cost if needed.  This can be fine work so bring magnifiers, if needed.

3. The Amazing Mobius Strip / Ellen Mason

Join the ends of a long narrow strip of fabric together with a half a twist, and the resulting band becomes a one-sided surface. This concept was an important mathematical discovery dubbed the Mobius Strip, and it played a mighty role in running the textile mills of New England. Lets explore this peculiar (and mind-blowing!) aspect of geometry through our knitting in various ways, applying the concept to bracelets, cuffs, bands, and infinity scarves.


1. FULL Weekend Registration
   ** EARLY BIRD RATE (ONLY UNTIL 11/20/2016) $179.00 **
   Regular Rate (after 11/20/2015) $189.00
   Includes all events, luncheon, two classes, Berroco Gift Bag.

2. PARTIAL Weekend Registration
   Friday evening events, one class, Berroco Gift Bag

3. A LA CARTE Registration

   a. Friday Evening Wine & Cheese Reception,
       Designer Salon, Triple Trunk Show and Fiber Art Exhibition
       Friday 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. / $20.00

  b. Luncheon with the Artists - a catered luncheon and round-table with
       Knitting Weekend artists, and other regional fiber and textile artists.
       Saturday 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. / $47.00 (incl. tax & gratuity)

  c. Saturday or Sunday Classes with mid-morning hospitality
       8:30 to 11:50 a.m. / $79.00

**** PLEASE READ ****

By purchasing a ticket on BPT, I indicate that I have read, understand, and agree to the "CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY" as follows: If I cancel my  registration on or before January 6, 2017, I will receive a refund of 80% of registration fees I have paid. If I cancel my registration between January 7 and January 14, I will receive a 50% refund of fees I have paid. If I cancel after January 14, 2017, or I am a "no show" for the events or classes, I will receive no refund (zero percent) of the fees I have paid.

**** THANK YOU! ****


Old Slater Mill (View)
67 Roosevelt Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
United States


Arts > Fashion

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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