Class #63

Knitting On The Cliff

Joan Sheridan

October 3 - October 9, 2021

instructor imageLate summer is a great time for cliff-side knitting. This year, you will have the option of working on your own project or exploring new techniques in the form of spa cloths.

For the spa cloth portion of the class, Joan has created 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.

If you are knitting your own project, please select a project that challenges you to try something new.

You will learn that knitting on the cliff is a double entendre and that technique just may help improve your knitting.

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 70 original knitting patterns can be found on Ravelry.

Joan will contact students prior to class and will send a supply list.

Level: All levels
Materials Fee: $10 for patterns, a handout and a small knitting tool kit payable to Joan during class

Pricing (per person):
$1120 Dorm Room Package*
$1220 Two-Person Room Package*
$1835 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$625 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 5 meals