Knitting: The Lake Winnipesaukee Hat with Maryly Matthewman
Saturday, September 15 and September 22 – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM – SOLD OUT – Wait List Available!
For the moderate beginner to advanced skilled knitters, join us at the Meredith Fine Craft Gallery for a new class with Maryly Matthewman. Learn to knit her original pattern design, Lake Winnipesaukee Hat – Smile of the Great Spirit – dedicated to the beautiful, unique 72 square mile glacial lake in New Hampshire.
This special hat is a colorful motley mix of Romney Ridge hand dyed, locally sourced wool, knit in Fair Isle, ancient Latvian and Estonian patterns and textured stitches which mingle to form trees, waves and beautiful mountains.
Maryly’s knitting style is relaxed and based on a concept of change, texture, depth, imperfection, irregularity and most importantly, INDIVIDUALITY! Waves, trees and mountain landscapes are constantly changing, have depth and are not perfect. Make this your creation like nobody else can! You will become a hat designer with splashes of color here and there! In the words of Cat Stevens, “You can do what you want. The opportunity’s on. And if you find a new way, you can do it today.”
This workshop is split into 2 sessions.
Session 1: Review of texture stitches, a new cast-on idea, beautiful ribbing, Estonian Nupps, color work ideas and how to incorporate beads into your knitting. You will be expected to do some knitting in between sessions.
Session 2: How to finish the hat top, bind off and folding, various tassel ideas and beads, of course!
Materials fee $40. Includes Romney Ridge Farm blend Yarn, hand dyed 50 yard skeins in 5 color of Lake Winnipesaukee. Pattern for the Lake Winnipesaukee Hat (you will have enough yarn for another colorful hat or fingerless mitts). Bead for tassel, bits of unique art yarn for tassel and some glass beads to incorporate into your hat. Additional skeins will be available to purchase separately.
Tuition is $75.00 per student. Students need to bring their own #5 16-inch circular needle, basic knitting supplies, a very small crochet hook and your own trinkets or beads to incorporate into the hat. If desired, bring paper and pen to take notes. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Nuno Felted Scarf with Melinda LaBarge
Saturday, September 15 – 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM – 2 Seats Available!
The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will be offering a Nuno Felted Scarf Class with League-juried fiber artist, Melinda LaBarge, on Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Meredith Community Center.
If you have never felted before or if you are looking to take your skills to the next level this class is for you! Melinda will meet students at their skill level and work with them individually. No felting experience is necessary. Nuno is the Japanese word for cloth and the technique bonds loose fibers, such as hand dyed silk, merino roving, silk roving, printed silk materials, and other dyed locks onto a sheer silk fabric. The use of floral silks in unique color palettes produces a handmade product that is reminiscent of impressionist paintings.
There will be an abundance of materials available to choose from to create your own special scarf, in whatever design and color you wish to make. Additional materials will be available for sale, if you wish to make more than one scarf.
Students are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack to satisfy themselves through this 6 hour class. Students should bring the following materials and tools to class: 3 – 4 old bath towels, plastic bag for wet towels, scissors, pen and paper to take notes, camera (optional) to document process, rubber mat (optional) to stand on, and comfortable shoes.
Please note that this class will be held at the Meredith Community Center located at 1 Circle Drive in Meredith, NH.
Tuition is $70.00 per student with a materials fee of $35 payable to the instructor the day of class. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Felted Elf Ornament with Carolyn Wright
Sunday, December 2 – 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM – 3 Seats Available!
The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery invites you to join us on Sunday, December 2nd from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM for a class to create your own unique Felted Elf Ornaments. The familiar symbols of the holiday season are perfect for dressing up a tree and incorporating into your seasonal home décor.
Students will be guided through the entire felting process to complete their own needle felted elf made entirely of wool. Juried fiber artist, Carolyn Wright, will teach students to build the basic shape, add color, and define specific elf details to create a one of a kind piece.
The felting process makes a large tuft of wool condense down into a more dense mass of wool with the use of special felting needles. Each needle has small barbs cut in one direction along the shaft of the needle, which creates a felting or matting together of wool fibers as the barbs pull the fibers down to compress and lock them together to make beautiful fiber sculptures.
This class is fun for all skill levels, ages 10 and up, from beginners to novices and no prior felting experience is necessary.
Tuition for this class is $25.00 per student to be pre-paid to the League at sign-up and there is an additional materials fee of $12.00, which is to be paid directly to the instructor on the day of class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, visit the League of NH Craftsmen on 279 DW Highway, Meredith, NH or call (603) 279-7920.
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