Featuring: Laura Bryant: designer, hand-dyer, and Prism owner/creative director! Laura has been active in the hand-knitting universe for over 30 years, as a working artist and with Prism. She has had numerous designs appear in print, as well as publishing over 70 booklets for Prism, while also developing unique approaches to construction and color. She'll be featuring this innovative approach to color at the Yarnover!
Schedule: Thursday, October 26th: 6:00-9:00: Kick-Off Party: Mingle with Laura Bryant and all of the fabulous staff at McNeedles. There will be nibbles and bevvies, as well as congenial discussion of yarn and all things knitterly!
Friday, October 27th: 9:00-12:00: Intentional Patterning with Hand-Dyed Yarns, Part 1: Fascinated by the patterning that happens with hand-dyed yarns? This class explains how and why patterning occurs, and teaches you how to harness that potential. Learn how to read a hand-dyed yarn for patterning possibilities, and how to reliably and repeatedly achieve zig zags, diamonds and other effects. Practice simple formulas on several different yarns with different pattern stitches. Discussion includes ways of using the effects in actual projects. 2:00-5:00: Intentional Patterning with Hand-Dyed Yarns, Part 2: The second half of this morning's fabulous patterning class! 6:00-9:00 Fashion Show: Featuring samples from the shop, from vendors, and surprise garments! This was an absolute blast last year. There will be food, a cash bar, and a bunch of inspiration for some incredible knitting!
Saturday, October 28th: Morning: Free time for shopping and hanging out! 1:00-4:00: Beyond Basic Chevrons: Chevron stitches present great possibilities for dramatic movement of color and line in both knitting and crochet. Once you have mastered the basic increases and decreases (there are multiple styles taught in Captivating Chevrons), you are ready to move on to more creative endeavors. In this class we'll cover asymmetrical or eccentric chevrons, chevrons with built-in shape or architecture, traveling chevrons, and more. Lots of hands-on work including formulas for designing your own unique chevron stitches. 6:00-10:00: Lecture and Festivities: Featuring Laura lecturing on Knitting Pitfalls to Avoid, as well as dinner and beverages, prize drawings, and games!
Sunday, October 29th: 9:00-12:00: Color Gradations: Join Laura and learn how to control a large group of colors, shading artfully and gradually from one color to another. We’ll employ Half Linen Stitch to create small dots of color that allow for optical mixture. Shift from light to dark or from hue to hue or any which way you choose. Laura’s tips will have you making your own controlled long-repeat stripes in no time!
Accommodation Info: We will be hosting at the Courtyard Marriott located in Covington, Louisiana, on Northpark Blvd. Their phone number is (985) 871-0244 OR (800) 321-2211. Our room rate for their double occupancy is $104 per night and includes breakfast; let them know you're a part of the "McNeedles Yarnover Retreat." Rooms must be reserved by September 30, 2017.
Payment Info: All payment is due by September 30th. We will work with you on payment planning; pay half now, half before early bird pricing ends. We're flexible!
Early Bird Pricing ends July 1st. After this date, the price will be $565.00
Cancellation Policy: No money will be refunded if you cancel within 30 days of the event (September 26th, 2016)