Crochet worshops, spinning workshops and more this summer !

Filed under: Crochet,french,spinning,workshop — July 2, 2015 @ 3:03 pm

Such wonderful memories in this chalet with my friend Sophie.
For several months I’ve been trying to organise a spinning/crochet/knitting retreat there, to share the passion and meet more amazing crafters…
(I know most of you have already planned your summer by now… Hopefully next year I’ll have all the details ready by spring!)
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Take a few days away from our daily routine, be surrounded by yarn and wool, crochets, knitting needles, drum carders and spinning wheels, meet more like-minded passionnate crafters, spend all day knitting or crocheting without feeling guilty about it, learn new techniques, explore new directions …

From thursday August 27th (2015) to sunday August 30th in MEGEVE (74), France, about 1 hour away from Geneva,
along with my friend Heike Madeleine we’ll be teaching a series of workshops in a beautiful vintage chalet
(cheap on-site accomodation possible, please enquire for details):

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– SPINNING yarn on a spinning wheel, and cleaning/carding raw fleece, with Heike & Sylvie

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This is a full-day workshop: during the morning we’ll learn to use a spinning wheel to spin yarn. How to draft, spin a consistent yarn, and even the basics of plying.
Over the afternoon, we’ll cover how to clean a raw fleece, card fiber using hand cards and a drum carder.
What we’ll learn:
– basics of spinning
– different types of drafting, and/or the difference between woolen and worsted yarns
– various fibers that can be spun into yarn
– various fiber preps: batts, rolags, combed top… and how to use them
– why spin your own yarn
– differences between various spinning wheels which you can try during workshop
– and so much more !
72 € / person, includes fiber and access to several wheels, hand cards, drum carders, hackle… (on site accomodation possible, please enquire for details)

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– Design and CROCHET the sweater/cardigan of your dreams with Sylvie Damey

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During this 2-day workshop, you will design and crochet the sweater or cardigan you’ve always dreamed of. Short or long sleeves, fitted or boxy, striped, lacy or solid, with your all-ime favorite stitch pattern… Using my basic top-down yoke design, we’ll learn how to crochet directly using only your body as a guide.
What we’ll learn:
– basic principles of top down construction of a sweater
– how to add drape to your crochet
– managing the rythm of increases/ decreases
– a clever and innovative way to work the under-arms
– how to determine how many sts to chain at the beginning
– pros and cons of top down construction versus other methods
– how to fix mistakes along the way
– using edgings to finish a garment with style
– and so much more !
95 € / person for both days (bring your hooks and yarn, at least worsted weight so we get better chances to finish it within both days…) – (on site accomodation possible, please enquire for details)
OR
140 € / person for both days with 400g of gradient yarn included and a set of 6 “Susan Bates” hooks. (you choose your colors)

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– Toe-up sock KNITTING, with Heike Madeleine (details to come)

– Knitting with beads, with Heike Madeleine (details to come)

– More spinning techniques: core-spinning, with Heike Madeleine (details to come)

I hope to see you there soon !! Please feel free to contact me for details.

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