Yarn2017 Class Schedule

 

Private Classes ($120 per hour) Please call to schedule – 206.353.1337

If the times and dates listed below don’t work for you, please contact us with suggestions for times.

 

Beginner Intensive($350 includes all materials and use of school machinery)
This week-end course covers all the basic techniques required to use the main bed of the knitting machine, including cast-on and cast-off, striping, increasing and decreasing, short rowing plus some troubleshooting techniques. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on their knowledge.
Four places available. To sign up for this class, please call first to check on availability 206.353.1337

Both days 9.00am – 4.00pm.  Please bring a lunch.

Friday January 27th & Saturday January 28th 2017 (FULL)

Friday February 24th & Saturday February 25th

Friday March 31st & Saturday April 1st

Saturday May 20th & Sunday May 21st

Saturday June 10th & Sunday June 11th (as part of all 4 classes together)

 

Patterning Intensive - ($350 includes all materials and use of school machinery)
This weekend course covers patterning techniques on the main bed of the machine: fair-isle, tuck, slip, lace, plating, weave and intarsia. Suitable for students who have basic knowledge of the machine or who have taken the Beginner Class.
Both days 9.00am – 4.00pm. Please bring a lunch.
Four places available. To sign up for this class, please call first to check on availability 206.353.1337

Sunday January 29th & Monday January 30th 2017 (following Beginner Class) (FULL)

Sunday February 26th & Monday February 27th (following Beginner Class)

Sunday April 2nd & Monday April 3rd (following Beginner Class)

Monday June 12th & Tuesday June 13th (as part of all four classes together)

 

Ribber Intensive -  ($350 includes all materials and use of school machinery)

This weekend course introduces you to the ribber bed and expands your repertoire of stitches. It is suitable for those who are already familiar with main bed techniques. You will learn ribber cast-on and cast-off, shaping, ribs structures, basic cables, plating, jacquard and racking.
Both days 9.00am – 4.00pm. Please bring a lunch.

Wednesday February 1st & Thursday February 2nd 2017 (FULL)

Thursday June 15th & Friday June 16th (as part of all four classes together)

 

Garment Intensive (REVISED) – ($350 includes all materials and use of school machinery)
This class allows students to further cement their skills on the knitting machine.  All elements of translating an idea to a finished garment will be covered. Students will learn how to make and wet finish an accurate tension swatch, then using simple math and the Magic Formula, calculate a pattern. Working from body measurements or a garment, you can create original patterns to your own specifications. Learn how different rib starts affect the fit, learn how to calculate dimensions and shaping and how different fashioning methods affect the appearance of the garment. Learn finishing techniques including the linker. Please note – this is a new class. No garment will be made in class, but mock-ups of tension swatches, necklines, fashioning, trims will be made as appropriate to design and time.  Both days 9.00am – 4.00pm.

Four places available. To sign up for this class, please call first to check on availability 206.353.1337

Friday February 3rd & Saturday February 4th 2017 (FULL)

 Saturday June 17th & Sunday June 18th (as part of all four classes together)

 

All 4 Classes Together – Beginner/Patterning/Ribber/Garment Intensive ($1400 – materials included)

All four machine knitting classes are being offered back to back. Go from a complete beginner to calculating your first garment in less than two weeks. All days 9.00am – 4.00pm.

Five places available. To sign up for this class, please call first to check on availability 206.353.1337

Friday January 27th – Saturday February 4th 2017

Friday January 27th & Saturday January 28th – Beginner

Sunday January 29th 2017 & Monday January 30th- Patterning

Tuesday January 31st – Day off

Wednesday February 1st & Thursday February 2nd – Ribber

Friday February 3rd & Saturday February 4th – Garment

Saturday June 10th – Sunday June 18th

June 10 & 11 – Beginner

June 12 & 13 – Patterning

June 14 – no class

June 15 & 16 – Ribber

June 17 & 18 – Garment

 

NEW CLASS

Working with Color ($350 includes all materials and use of school machinery)

In this fun and creative 2-day class you will learn how to

  • Build a balanced color palette using a large library of colors
  • brainstorm stripe layouts
  • develop simple and complex fair-isle patterns based on both traditional and non-traditional jacquard patterns
  • put fair-isles into repeat and punch out a punch card

You will go home with a sketch book crammed with stripes and fair-isle swatches and the confidence and tools to develop your own color-work

Five places available. To sign up for this class, please call first to check on availability 206.353.1337

Both days 9am- 12pm  & 1pm – 4pm.

Saturday June 3rd & Sunday June 4th

 

Technology Intensive – to be announced
$750 per person* or $3450 for a group of six. **

This two day course presents students with the basic principles of weft knit construction. Lectures and lab work will allow the student to develop skills in identifying different knit structures, understand sweater garment construction and learn industry standard communication practices. Students will build a book during class which will go home with them.
Both days 9am- 12pm  & 1pm – 4pm.

*$750 price based on class with at least two students. The class can be taught to individuals at one-on-one rate of $105/hr.

** this class could be brought to you.  Email or phone for prices.

 

Cable Intensive   ($350 – materials included)
We’ll start with a simple 2 over 2 cable and take it from there. Students can work at their own pace and get as complicated as they like. Direction and encouragement will be given for larger more complex cables including traveling stitches and main bed to ribber transfers. By the end of the day not only will you have accumulated a small cable library, you will be comfortable with using the transfer tools, cabling and maybe even designing your own cables! Knowledge of main bed and ribber essential.

Both days 9.00am – 4.00pm.
Four places available. To sign up for this class, please call first to check on availability 206.353.1337

Saturday May 6th & Sunday May 7th

 

If these times and dates don’t work for you, please contact us with suggestions for times.

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