2022 Summer Program


Class #99

Fair Isle Knitting Color Exploration

Joan Sheridan

October 2 - October 8, 2022

instructor imageFair Isle knitting is all about color and motif. In this class, you’ll start with a pattern and then choose from a preselected set of colors and learn how to place them in a way that is pleasing, in a simple beanie pattern. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history and evolution of the knitting technique, work with the selected sets of colors and see where you end up.

You should know how to knit in the round and be a fairly independent knitter in order to take this class, but do not need to know how to knit with two colors. Fair Isle knitting is done at a fairly fine gauge and most students will use US1 and US3 needles for their knitting.

If you love to knit and to play with color, this class is for you!

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. She has had articles and patterns published in several magazines. Her more than 70 original knitting patterns can be found on Ravelry. She specializes in building solid foundations for knitters and weavers so they can take their skills and soar.

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

Level: Intermediate
Materials Fee: $70 for a handbook, pattern, yarn and small knitting tools
Web: www.heritagespinning.com

Pricing (per person):
$1180 Dorm Room Package*
$1280 Two-Person Room Package*
$1920 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$675 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals


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