Hone your lace knitting skills by practicing on simple lace stitches. We’ll work a few inches of one lace pattern. Then we’ll work a few rows with a wool yarn. Repeat, repeat, repeat using different simple lace stitches. Finally we’ll send your piece through a washing machine cycle. This severe form of blocking will even out the lace and felt the wool. Your finished piece will be wearable art.
Lace Camp is designed with flexibility for your busy summer schedule. Come for as many or as few of the designated camp hours as you like. Camp for a couple of hours at the end of your workday. If you have daytime availability, attend in the afternoon. If you want to, you can camp for the entire 6 hours times 4 days for a total of 24 hours of lace knitting. It’s totally up to you.
Tuesday and Thursday
Your choice of time between 1 and 7 pm
July 21, 23, 28, 30
$25 plus supplies
Call us at 219-462-1700 to register.
Friday evening enjoy a trunk show and slide presentation about Julia’s design sources. Learn about Virginia Lee Burton and the Folly Cove Designers, textile artists from Gloucester, Massachusetts, who were a national sensation in the 1950s and 60s. We’ll have all of the garments from the Folly Cove booklet that Julia designed for Classic Elite Yarns.
Color class: Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Julia will have us managing multiple yarns with her simplified method for intarsia knitting like a champ. She’ll demystify the color concepts of hue and tone for planning color knitting. Classic Elite Yarns will provide a knitters playpen full of colors for our workshop. Julia will have her Albers pullover along in multiple sizes for us all to try on and many other intarsia knitting samples for our inspiration.
Structure class: Sunday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
The set in sleeve is, for most of us, the most flattering knitted sleeve style. Julia will help us understand how the sleeve cap can be customized for our individual figures. She’ll also teach us beautiful, fearless methods for seaming in those well-crafted sleeve caps.