June 30 - July 6
Summer is a great time for lakeside knitting in cotton and linen. In this class, you will marry these two fibers with new knitting techniques and make spa cloths—luxurious face and body cloths.
For this class, Joan has included patterns for all levels, from early beginner to experienced knitter. You will work from charts and diagrams to build skills and learn new techniques, including knit and purl stitches from a chart, intarsia, duplicate stitch, mosaic knitting, lace and double knitting. Each knitter will work on the pattern and skill of their choice. You will need a selection of sport weight cotton, linen or cotton/linen blend in three to five colors, plus needles and notions. More complete instructions will be emailed by Joan approximately six weeks prior to class.
Joan Sheridan is a knitter, weaver, spinner, fiber explorer and, since 2000, owner of Heritage Spinning and Weaving in Lake Orion, Michigan. Trained as an educator and curriculum developer by the United States Army, Joan is a natural teacher. She volunteers in the textile conservation department at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, where she combines her passion for textiles with her fascination with history. Joan has taught and presented at conferences, for guilds and shops, and on tour in Norway, and has had articles and patterns published in several magazines. Her more than 50 original knitting patterns can be found on Ravelry.
Joan will contact students prior to class and will send a supply list.
Note: Joan will have yarn, needles and other supplies to purchase during class for additional projects.
Level: All Levels
Materials Fee: $10 for patterns, a handout and a small knitting tool kit
Pricing (per person):
$1045 Dorm Room Package*
$1145 Two-Person Room Package*
$1705 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$615 Commuter Package** (limited availability)
*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals **package includes tuition & 7 meals