So today we have a few announcements about our September Retreat. It has been a while since I’ve given you an update and I have a couple of important things to tell you.
The first is I've been getting some emails asking if we still have space. And we do!! Not heaps but some. We are fully booked in some classes but there are still great options available for you whether you are a seamstress or a knitter or a crocheter or interested in natural dyeing. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
The second thing is to let you know if you were thinking of coming (and I know there are still quite a few of you!) that that we are closing registration on August 8th – so about 4 weeks before the event. This allows us time to finalise our preparations, and our teachers the time to finalise any materials they need to prepare for the event.
And the final thing today is to let you know that the lovely Kirsten Johnstone of Assemblage, j(ust one of our internationally respected knitwear designers!) one of our teachers, has sent me some pictures of the hat pattern she has created for her Seamless Hat class. When we were putting together the descriptions for the classes she hadn't really written the pattern so I posted pictures of another one of her hats as a place holder. So below are photos of the finished hat! I got them a little while ago, posted one on Facebook a while ago but forgot to post it here - Apologies! Kirsten has also just released the pattern - called the Go Hat - for sale on Ravelry.
So this workshop would be the perfect class for advanced beginners/intermediate knitters who want to work on bettering their skills. The hat pattern is fully reversible, has five design options (the black and grey in the right hand photo is colour blocked) and uses a single skein of worsted wool. You would be learning a provisional cast-on (which is not as scary as it sounds and very very useful!), about knitting seamlessly in the round, about decreasing shaping to the crown and i-cord bind off. I particularly love i-cord bind off. Incredibly satisfying and such a neat result.
As well as being a great designer Kirsten is a top woman and great teacher. I feel really lucky we were able to convince her to teach!!