"Are you going?" I hear this a lot lately while teaching at my LYS and I instantly know what people are talking about - Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival! Taking place on May 7th and 8th, 2016 at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland, this is a fiber festival not to be missed.
With animals, family activities, music, demos, food, plants and FIBER, this is a weekend I look forward to all year-long. I was delighted to be asked to teach that weekend - another check on my teaching bucket list made!
An all day Saturday workshop, I'll be teaching my favorite thing - Fair Isle knitting. The class description states, "Have you been wanting to learn to knit with multiple colors? In this Fair Isle Techniques and Design Your Own Cowl Workshop, we’ll cover basic color theory, history and technique of stranded colorwork knitting (English, continental and combination style will all be taught), and learn the differences between intarsia, slip-stitch and stranded knitting. In the afternoon, we’ll put our new skills to work and discuss basic design theory and practice. Each participant will design his/her own cowl, begin to knit it up and see it come to life. Skill level: Intermediate beginner through advanced. Students should bring: 2 Colors highly-contrasting worsted weight wool or superwash wool, US 8 24” circular knitting needles, stitch markers, graph paper, colored pencils."
Find the direct class link here.
Hope to see you there! I'm honored and excited to not only attend the festival again, but be part of it!