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Sunday, September 12, 2010

JC Briar Class Sign Up

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Some of the classes are almost full, so if you are interested don't wait to sign up only to find out that the one you wanted is full.

Tempe Yarn & Fiber is pleased to announce that JC Briar will be offering classes at our shop from September 23rd to 25th.

JC Briar is a nationally known instructor having taught at various venues including Sock Summit, Black Sheep Gathering, Stitches and numerous Craft Cruses. A self-confessed “technique freak” and “skill junkie,” JC dabbles in all kinds of knitting, but has a special fondness for textured knitting and novel construction techniques. If it involves lace, cables, or seamless construction, it’s sure to catch her eye. She shares her enthusiasm by teaching at shops and fiber festivals, and online through Needlecraft University. Regardless of the topic, she aims to build confidence by expressing concepts clearly and concisely, and by presenting skills and ideas in a digestible progression. When not teaching, JC brings clarity to knitting patterns as a freelance technical editor.

Here's the class schedule:

Thursday September 23rd Classes:

All Thumbs (5:00 - 8:00p)

All Thumbs

Mittens are great portable projects. Since they don’t require much yarn, they’re also great stash-busters. The only tricky part is the thumbs. Learn a handful of thumb options in this class, from the simple to the anatomically correct.

3 hours; experience working in the round required; no pre-class homework; class fee $60

Friday September 24th

Bind Off Bonanza (10:30a to 1:30p)

Bind-off Bonanza

Creating a firm and sturdy bind-off edge is child’s play: you just keep a secure grip on the yarn as you bind off. But what if you need some other kind of bind-off edge? Take this class and learn about supple and seamless bind-offs for sock tops, bind-offs that blend into ribbing, and decorative bind-offs.

3 hours; basic knitting experience required; some pre-class homework; class fee $60

Get Twisted (3:30 to 6:30p)

Get Twisted!

Cables and other twisted knitting stitches make for some of the most captivating knitting patterns. Though they look intricate, they are surprisingly easy to create. Learn how while knitting samplers that you can later turn into a drawstring tote bag. Along the way, you’ll pick up tips for reading charts, reading your knitting, and fixing mistakes.

3 hours; basic knitting experience required; no pre-class homework; class fee $60

Saturday September 25th

Chart Reading (10:30a to 1:30p)

Chart Reading
The symbols of a chart take the place of written instructions, telling you what stitches to work. But a good chart does so much more, showing you what the knitted fabric should look like. In this class, you’ll learn to read charts, making sense of their symbols and using them to keep your knitting on track and to minimize mistakes.
3 hours; basic knitting experience required; no pre-class homework; class fee $60

Chart Writing (3:30-6:30)

Chart Writing

Being able to read charts is only half the story. Take this class and learn to write charts: to visualize written instructions, to convert between flat and in-the-round knitting, and to plan shaping. Use charts to demystify phrases like “at the same time,” “reverse shaping,” and “shape in pattern.”

3 hours; ability to read charts required; no pre-class homework; class fee $60

To sign up for any or all of these classes call Tempe Yarn & Fiber at 480-557-9166.

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