Monday, August 15, 2016

A Quick Portland Trip

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With fall right around the corner, this is always a super busy time in the dye studio. The dye pots are always running, getting ready to send several shops fresh batches of Toil & Trouble yarn.

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I did manage to sneak away for a couple of days, making my first visit to the West Coast. I taught Portuguese Knitting at Knit Purl, a shop I'd long admired. Of course I brought home a skein of souvenir yarn. Bumblebirch is hand-dyed in Portland, and I'm sure no one is surprised I picked purple.

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I didn't have much time for sight seeing, but I did make it to the Japanese Garden on my last day. Don't let the photos fool you - it was completely packed! I went expecting a quiet couple of hours of relaxation before boarding my flight home, but even on a Monday afternoon there was a huge crowd. It was still beautiful though!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Come See Me at the Common Cod!

July is fast approaching and I am hosting three events at the Common Cod Fiber Guild in Boston!

Swatches

On Friday, July 8th, I am presenting a lecture on Overcoming the Fear of Hand Dyed Yarns and Variegation. I'll be talking about how to use Color Theory to better pair hand dyed colorways with appropriate projects, as well as pooling, how to avoid it, and how to work with planned pooling.

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On Saturday, July 9th, I am teaching two classes: Portuguese Knitting, and Darn! Knitwear Repair. Portuguese Knitting has always been a popular class, and my repairs class premiered at this year's Lakeside Fiber Retreat. The response at the retreat was great, so I am looking forward to teaching it again!

Will I see some of you there?

Repairs