It'll be a Wonderland here at Wildfiber Studio during the 6th annual LA Yarn Crawl.
The Famous teacher, designer, person extraordinaire, Ann Budd is coming to Wildifiber Studio July 23rd- 24th, 2016 for 2 days of workshops! Come to Santa Monica for the day, and come to one, two or three of the workshops. She has authored more than a dozen books including The Handy Book Series and one our favorites, Getting Started Knitting Socks!
Space is limited, so if you are interested in this special opportunity to take classes from a Knitting Legend don’t wait too long.
Available Classes are:
Saturday, July 23rd~ 10am-1pm
Flexible Cast-ons and Bind-Offs
Socks are most comfortable if the cuff edge is flexible enough to stretch over the heel and
firm enough to hug the leg. Learn a variety of Ann's favorite methods for starting and ending socks, whether they’re knitted from the toe up or the top down, including the Cable, Old Norwegian and Tubular cast-ons, as well as Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy, Tubular, and Sewn bind-offs.
You'll actually find all of these methods quite useful for other knitting besides socks. How many times have you had to rip out a shawl bind-off because it was too tight?
Saturday, July 23rd~ 2-5 pm
Intarsia in The round
In this class, you'll learn how to knit color-block motifs such as argyle patterns in the round (for socks and hats, for example) according to the Annetarsia technique developed by Anne Berk. Following the technique used for her Harlequin socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting, you'll knit a sample that will prepare you for knitting any intarsia pattern in the round. Intarsia, or color-block, patterns are not limited to knitting back and forth in rows.
Sunday, July 24th 10am-4:30pm
Knitting Steeks and Inserting Zippers
One of Ann's newest workshops is "Knitting Steeks and Inserting Zippers". Ann will teach you how to confidently take a knitted piece and cut it so that you can add a zipper (or button band). Spend a full day with Ann Budd learning Knitting Steeks and Inserting Zippers. Learn how to add steeks so two- (or more) color patterns that are worked in rounds can be cut open—typically for a front opening, armholes, and neckline of a sweater. In this class, you’ll knit a coffee clutch with a two-color pattern and steek stitches, then cut the steek open and finish the cut edge with a colorful zipper.
Enjoy lunch with us during this is a day long long class.
We love this time of year, when we think of making someone special a handmade gift. Come in and get inspired by the Shibui Knits trunk show in the shop now, and coming in Dec, the Seasonless and Island books trunk show. It's a wonderful feeling when you match the right pattern with the amazing yarn and the beautiful creation that comes alive.
So, while you're thinking of those gifts you'd like to make, why not come in while we are having our holiday weekend discount sale. Discounts ALL around the shop, you'll be as excited as we are!
Happy Winter Knitting!
The Wildfiber Staff
Wow, did we have a blast celebrating with all of you this weekend! It was great to see all the many faces that Wildfiber Studio calls friends. It was fun having you come in and try our "Make and Take" stations. Seeing how much excitement there was as you were seeing your hats and pompoms come to life was great! As well as enjoying tastes of balsamic vinegars and olive oils from the wonderful Beautiful Olive. Lastly, trying out the mini looms was fun and an enlightenment on how to be able to use up all your left over stash, as well as getting a taste on how to weave!
We can't believe one year has gone by this quickly. Obviously, time flies when we are having fun!
THANK YOU for making our celebration a wonderful experience!
Wildfiber Studio Family