All About Yarn


Technique Workshop Series with Kathleen Fajardo

All About Yarn is offering a different technique workshop once a month for 8 months starting November 17, 2012. So mark your calendars and join Kathleen Fajardo one Saturday each month from 10:00am-12:00pm.

You can “drop in” and pay $10.00 per workshop or sign-up for all 8 for only $70.00!

Below we have listed a brief description of each of the fabulous workshops:

#1. Matching Your Cast-On and Bind-Off to Your Project
Saturday, November 17th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Go beyond a basic backward loop cast-on and learn the long-tail, provisional, cable and knitted methods. In addition, we’ll cover binding off your stitches while maintaining a knitting pattern. Learn the 3-needle bind-off for smooth seams, the yarn-over bind off for toe-up socks and binding off with a crochet hook.

#2. Fix it & Finish it Techniques
Saturday, December 15th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Have projects that need help? Trying to get projects done by Christmas and run into problems? Bring them in and learn how to fix the problem.

#3. Substituting Yarns in Your Project
Saturday, January 12th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Love a pattern but can’t get the same yarn listed in the directions? Or do you have a great yarn and are not sure what pattern to use? Learn how to do just that with a variety of methods to determine just the right combination.

#4. Continental Knitting
 Saturday, February 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn a different method of knitting that is not only efficient, but can reduce the “wear & tear” on your wrists and hands. This is the perfect workshop for knitters who would like to learn a new knitting style. Basic beginner knitting skills required.

#5. Reading Knitting Charts
Saturday, March 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn how to use knitting charts successfully and add more versatility to your knitting. A general overview of chart reading, understanding how a pattern repeats with in a chart, and tips for keeping track of your progress. *Needed skills for “lace” knitting.

#6. Short Rows
Saturday, April 13th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Not quite sure how to complete a short row? Learn how to effectively use this technique in your knitting for everything from sock heels to shaping.

#7. Fixing Mistakes in Your Knitting or “Why Does It Look Like That?”
Saturday, May 18th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn to confidently undo and fix your knitting without having to completely restart your project. Undoing stitches, picking up dropped stitches, turning twisted stitches and identifying incorrect stitches will all be covered.

#8. Seaming Your Finished Knits
Saturday, June 15th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn a variety of different techniques to join your finished pieces together including mattress stitch and setting in sleeves. The Kitchener stitch, also called Grafting will be included as well.

Kathleen has requested that students bring the following materials for this
workshop:
* Two 4″ Knitted Squares in Stockinette Stitch
* Two 4″ Knitted Squares in Garter Stitch
* Worsted Weight Yarn
* US #8 Knitting Needles
* Yarn/Tapestry Needle



Village Fiber Arts

Village Fiber Arts is a wonderful collection of knitting and spinning related workshops being held this August. Guest instructors are Cat Bordhi, Sarah Anderson, Ilisha Helfman and Sivia Harding. Click on the image below for a detailed description of each workshop and an introduction to the talented teachers.

Registration is now open; sign up at: www.handworksnw.com/registration.html.



“Live Oak” Needle Painting Seminar(s)
April 19, 2012, 8:45 am
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Kathleen's Felted Bag from Previous Year

This class has become an annual event at the shop due to its popularity! This year All About Yarn will be hosting two separate “Live Oak Needle Painting” seminars. The first class will be held on April 28th and the second will take place May 5th; both classes are from 10am to 4pm and only cost $115. Your class fee includes the following: a seat in this fantastic class, the “Live Oak” felted purse pattern, a roving felting kit (your paint), and all the inspiration and instruction you can glean from your talented instructor Kathleen Fajardo. During the all-day seminar you will focus on creating your very own unique and personalized Live Oak purse.

We are announcing the classes early, so those interested will be able to pick up their supplies and knit the prerequisite bag before the seminar. We recommend a minimum of 2 weeks to knit and felt your bag. When you sign up you will be given a pattern to create the canvas(knitted purse) for your Live Oak masterpiece.

If you are already on the waiting list, your spot isn’t secure until you have registered and paid the class fee. Space is limited (only 10 seats per seminar), so if you would like to join us this year, please call or stop by today to reserve your spot.

Check out Kathleen’s canvas (image on right) for this year’s Live Oak purse. I love the organic ebb and flow of her colors, which create the impression of rolling hills at twilight–beautiful! I can’t wait to see what she paints on her bag!



Moebius Explorations with Nadine Foster December 3rd, 2011

Would you like to knit a lacy “forever” scarf without weaving the two ends together? Then this 3 hour seminar with Nadine Foster is the perfect class for you! She will instruct you on Cat Bordhi’s fabulous moebius cast on, as well as, Jeny’s Super Stretchy Bind Off, both techniques required to create this wonderful Moebius Necklette!

Since discovering and using this cast on, Nadine has made numerous little scarves just big enough to go over the head and adorn the neck. The moebius twist adds a simple, yet classical touch to any accessory.

Space is limited–so reserve your seat today!

Cost: $40.00, Nadine’s pattern is included in the cost of the class!

Materials needed for the class:

  • 1 skein DK or Light Worsted (5 to 6 sts/inch)
  • 1 #5 or 6 circular needle 32” or 40” long
  • 1 stitch marker

Skill Level: For the advanced beginner; must be comfortable with the following stitches: K, P, YO, K2 together.



Technique Workshop Series with Kathleen

All About Yarn is offering a different technique workshop once a month for 9 months starting October 22nd 2011. So mark your calendars and join the fun one Saturday each month from 10:00am-12:00pm.

You can “drop in” and pay $10.00 per workshop or sign-up for all 9 for only $80.00!

Below we have listed a brief description of each of the workshops:

#1. Matching Your Cast-On and Bind-Off to Your Project
Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00am-12:00pm

Go beyond a basic backward loop cast-on and learn the long-tail, provisional, cable and knitted methods. In addition, we’ll cover binding off your stitches while maintaining a knitting pattern. Learn the 3-needle bind-off for smooth seams, the yarn-over bind off for toe-up socks and binding off with a crochet hook.

#2. Increasing and Decreasing – Beyond the Basics
Saturday, November 12th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn the various methods to increase and decrease your stitches and learn when and why each of these methods are used in a particular pattern. Right  and left slants, increase between stitches, increasing in established stitches and more.

#3. Fix it & Finish it Techniques
Saturday, December 10th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Have projects that need help? Trying to get projects done by Christmas and run into problems? Bring them in and learn how to fix the problem.

#4. Continental Knitting
Saturday, January 14th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn a different method of knitting that is not only efficient, but can reduce
the “wear & tear” on your wrists and hands.

#5. Reading Knitting Charts
Saturday, February 11th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn how to use knitting charts successfully and add more versatility to your knitting. A general overview of chart reading, understanding how a pattern repeats with in a chart, and tips for keeping track of your progress. *Needed skills for “lace” knitting.

#6. Fixing Mistakes in Your Knitting or “Why Does It Look Like That”
Saturday, March 10th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn to confidently undo and fix your knitting without having to completely restart your project. Undoing stitches, picking up dropped stitches, turning twisted stitches and identifying incorrect stitches will all be covered.

#7. Beading & Knitting
Saturday, April 14th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Add a little sparkle to any knitted project with beads. You will learn two
methods of this technique and in the process brighten up your knitting!

#8. Seaming Your Finished Knits
Saturday, May 12th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn a variety of different techniques to join your finished pieces together including mattress stitch and setting in sleeves. The Kitchener stitch, also called Grafting will be included as well.

Kathleen has requested that students bring the following materials for this
workshop:
* Two 4″ Knitted Squares in Stockinette Stitch
* Two 4″ Knitted Squares in Garter Stitch
* Worsted Weight Yarn
* US #8 Knitting Needles
* Yarn/Tapestry Needle

#9.  Customize a Shawl in Any Weight
Saturday, June 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm

With a modified triangle design, learn to incorporate any stitch pattern into
the back panel of a shawl in any weight of yarn.



New Club and Classes
September 20, 2010, 11:37 am
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We are excited to announce the start of our very own felting club here at All About Yarn! The group will be meeting every first, second and third Tuesday each month from noon to 2:00pm. There is no charge and members are free to come and go as they please. For those who are new to the art of felting or would like a refresher course, we will also be offering a felting class every fourth Tuesday of the month. Please see our class schedule for dates and times. Also look for our upcoming Technique Classes.



Last chance to create your very own felted masterpiece with Tracy Clark!
September 20, 2010, 10:43 am
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Don’t miss our final “Live Oak Needle Painting” seminar with the beloved needle felting artist Tracy Clark. She will help you tap into your creative side as you are shown how to “paint with fibers.” The class will focus once again on creating your very own unique and personalized Autumn Oak purse—great for the upcoming fall season!

The seminar will be held on October 16th at All About Yarn from 10am to 4pm.

We are offering a 15% discount off the yarn supplies needed for making this project! Time is running out, so call or stop by the shop to sign up today! When you sign up you will be given a pattern to create the canvas (knitted purse) for your Autumn Oak masterpiece.

The all-day seminar only costs $100 and covers the class fee, pattern, roving felting kit (your paint), and all the inspiration and instruction you can glean from Tracy. Come join the fun!



Sneek-Peek “Floral Bouquet” Needle Felting Artwork
May 30, 2010, 6:57 pm
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This fanastic art class will take place July 16th, an all day seminar with Tracy Clark. Class space is limited so register now!



Return of the Felting Art ” Guru”
May 30, 2010, 6:51 pm
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We had such rave reviews for The Felting Art Seminar with Tracy Clark that we have invited her back to teach 2 more seminars. On July 9th Tracy will again teach the “autunm tree” artwork. We have included more pictures so you can see how every bag was personalized by each artist taking the class. The bags were such a hit that the students wanted to learn more. So…on July 16th, Tracy will teach an advanced session, an exquisite floral bouquet. We have added a picture of the partially finished bag to give you a sneek-peek. Sign-up now for either or both sessions.



"Needle Painting" with Tracy Clark
May 3, 2010, 11:47 am
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What a wonderful seminar we had with Tracy Clark. Tracy is a needle felting Guru who came to the northwest for a visit and blessed us with her fiber talents. Tracy was so easy to learn from and every student left with a smile on their face and a beautiful art project. Asked to felt a bag ( free pattern was provided by Tracy) prior to class was the only prerequiste of the teacher. She then proceeded to teach the art of needlepainting. On this particular bag the students sculpted an Autunm Oak Tree with vivid colored leaves fluttering to the ground in a gentle fall breeze. Students were encourage to embellish their bags with the own personal ideas. One bag sported a green frog below the tree in the grass, while another had a squirrel hiding in the tree, yet another placed a nest among the empty branches. Every bag was very different and yet the theme was the same.  The comments from her students were all the same, “bring her back, we want more”!    And so, we have invited her back. We will post the dates as soon as we get Tracy’s schedule.IMG_0711




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