Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Oakland Fiber & Textile Festival

I just want to thank everybody that were part of the Oakland Fiber & Textile Festival -- Lou, vendors, volunteers and everybody that took the time out to visit.

We hope to do it again next year.


Classes for July 2010


Continental Knitting 101 - 1.5-hour classesFor beginners - take as many sessions as you need; all ages are welcome.
Saturdays, July 10th and 24th, 3 to 4:30pm
$15 per class
Teacher: Bente Petersen

Two-at-a-Time Toe-Up Socks - Two 2-hour classes
This is an awesome class for those sock knitters wanting to add a new sock technique to their bag of tricks. Especially great if you have a limited amount of sock yarn. Advanced beginner skills required. Must know how to knit on 2 circular needles with ease.
Saturdays, July 10th and 24th, 4:30 to 6:30pm
Teacher: Leslie Kamholz

Cast On & Bind Off - One 3-hour class
There are many ways to cast on and bind off. This class will show you how to do a lot of them and discuss when to use them. Advance beginner skills required.
Saturday, July 17th, 3 to 6pm
Teacher: Lisa Ellis

Introduction to Cabling - One 3-hour class
You always wanted to get started with cables, but feel a bit intimidated by charts and all the complicated stuff. Fear no more---join the class and you will be cabling with ease. Advanced beginner skills required.
Sunday, July 18th, 2 to 5pm
Teacher: Leslie Kamholz

Slip-Stitch Colorwork - One 3-hour class
Enjoy the cool effect of slip-stitch colorwork, a great technique for all knitters. Advance beginner skills needed.
Sunday, July 25th, 2 to 5pm
Teacher: Leslie Kamholz
Fair Isle Colorwork for Beginners - One 3-hour classLearn the basics of how to use more than one color at the same time. Advanced beginner skill required. Must know how to knit on either double pointed needles or two circulars. Three to five colors in a wool DK weight yarn needed for the class. (Or buy a $10 yarn kit with all the yarn needed; colors may vary.)Saturday, July 31, noon to 3pm$30Teacher: Carla Bossieux

Entrelac for Beginners - One 3-hour class
Have you ever wondered how they knit those squares on the side in different colors? Here's your chance to find out. You will be doing it by the end of the class like a pro. Advance beginner skills required. Bring yarn that has a long colorway change for best effect.
Saturday, July 31st, 3 to 6pm
Teacher: Leslie Kamholz
Socks for Beginners- Two 2.5-hour classes
Learn to knit the basic sock in a thicker yarn. Pattern can be adapted to thin sock yarn.
Must know how to knit on double-pointed needles.
Sundays, August 1st and 8th, 2 to 4:30pm
Teacher: Melinda Van Roey

Crochet for Beginners - Three 2-hour classes
Learn the 6 basic crochet stitches and be on your way to mastering a new skill.
No prior skills needed.
Sundays, July 11th, 18th, and 25th noon to 2pm
Teacher: Peter Franzi
Introduction to Crochet - One 2-hour class
As it says: introduction to the very basic chain, single, and maybe double crochet stitches.
No prior skills needed.
Saturday, July 17th, 10am to noon
Teacher: Peter Franzi
Tuesday Crochet Mini Classes - 2-hour classesJuly 6th, Parent/Child Intro ClassJuly 13th, Pattern ReadingJuly 20th, Square of the MonthJuly 27th, Joining, finishing, and other tricks of the tradeTuesdays, 5 to 7pm$10 per class. Sign up in advance, please!Teacher: Peter Franzi

Spinner's Mini Classes - 2-hour classes
The perfect get-together for those who have taken their first drop spindle or spinning wheel classes. Keep in touch and fine-tune your skills.
Every 1st & 3rd Monday, 5 to 7pm
$10 per class. Sign up in advance, please!
Teacher: Lou Grantham

Spinner's Night - Two 2-hour classes
Learn to spin on a spinning wheel. Great beginner class.
Thursdays, July 1st & 8th, 6 to 8pm
$40 + $5 for spinning wheel rental
Teacher: Lou Grantham

3D Felting - One 3-hour class
Learn how to make fabulous felted 3D products. With use of wire and wool you can make the best and cutest animal figures. You will love this class!
Sunday, July 11th, 2 to 5pm
$35 (includes materials)
Teacher: Jenny Briffa

Improve Your Focus & Memory - 1-hour introductory class
It happens to all of us ... the memory starts to go! But there are ways to prevent it from happening so fast. Larhken will show you how through Brain Gym exercises, very simple, yet effective, techniques. I use them a lot!
Tuesday, July 13th, 6 to 7pm
Teacher: Larhken Carroll

Drop Spindle for beginners - One 2-hour class
Enjoy spinning your own yarn.
Saturday, July 24th, noon to 2pm
$20 + $5 for spindle rental
Teacher: David Oorbeck