make. wear. love. retreat 2015

We're delighted (thrilled, honored, excited) to share that Courtney and I will be teaching at the 3rd annual make. wear. love. retreat organized by Amy Herzog in the stunningly gorgeous Sebasco Harbor Resort in Maine on October 1-4th. (Check out that harborside saltwater pool!) 

Amy was kind enough to let us design our classes around two of our great loves: working from charts and stranded color work:

BEYOND STRIPES: In this class, we will focus on a number of ways to add color to your knitting. Techniques to be covered include Bohus knitting, Roositud inlay, Intarsia, and Embroidery. We will go over the history and common uses/applications, differences and similarities, and how to work each technique. Additionally, we will talk about designing, common design applications, best uses (i.e. when to use Intarsia versus Fair Isle) and ways to incorporate each technique into original designs. Students will leave class with a sampler and a wealth of information and inspiration. (Full-day and 3-hour.)

STRANDED COLORWORK: In this class, we will focus on stranded knitting, and discuss the difference between stranded colorwork, Fair Isle, Setestal, Selbu, and Bohus knitting. We will go over the history and common uses/applications, differences and similarities, and how to work each technique. We will cover one- and two-handed colorwork, proper uses and applications of tacking long floats, carrying yarns, reading charts, and proper tension and finishing techniques. Students will leave class with a sampler and a wealth of information and inspiration. (3-hour only.)

Registration begins today at noon EST at Amy's Website: amyherzogdesigns.com. It's important to note that attendees are responsible for arranging their own lodging with Sebasco – there are a number of different options from rooms in the (newly updated!) main lodge, to a lighthouse, to cabins. 

For more information, you can see the full informational PDF here, including more detailed information about registration, the amazing other classes being taught, and a schedule of the weekend. See you there!

- KGO