Greetings, readers! Raise your hand if you love Disney World! Raise your other hand if you love knitting! I'm supercalifragilisticexpialidociously excited to announce that I am one of the featured teachers at the second annual Magical Fiber Fantasy Retreat hosted by Ross Farm and Four Purls Yarn Shop! I hope you'll join me on November 8-11, 2017 at Disney's Coronodo Springs Resort with fellow teachers Laura Aylor, Liz Gipson, and Laura Linneman for a magical adventure. In addition to classes galore, there's a huge 3-day fiber market with mini classes and demos, evening events, Disney World and the other parks a hop, skip, and a jump away, and of course, KNITTING!
I'll be teaching an all day Fair Isle class that covers all things color work, soup to nuts. We'll wrap our class up with an exclusive Disney-themed cowl project designed specifically for this retreat! I'll also be teaching one of my favorite workshops, Lace Forensics, where I show you how to knit from a lace chart, work from written instructions, how to make your own chart, how to work from just a swatch and write a pattern with no other information, nupps, history, and knitting with beads. My last class is knitting thrummed mittens with a pattern from my brand new book, Gradient Knitting, coming out later this fall! Go here to see the other classes being offered.
Teaching at retreats is one of the most satisfying things as a teacher. Take a knitter away from the routine of every day life, let them focus on themselves and their knitting, meet new friends, experience new techniques, relax, and enjoy the craft. We all need a break and it's an honor when I get to teach folks who have looked forward to the retreat as much as I have, making beautiful things together, and leave bursting with new ideas to get on our needles!
I've always been a HUGE Disney fan. When I was 9 years old I decided I wanted to go to RISD for school and become a Disney animator. While life had some other plans for me, I did major in Animation (and still harbor dreams of working with Pixar) at RISD and freelance animated for a time at HBO Family. My path became fiber-related, but I will always adore all things animation and Disney! I'm happier than a grinning Cheshire cat to be teaching at the most magical place on Earth!
I hope to see you in November! Go here for information about how to register.