Announcing a New Kristin Nicholas Class at Leyden Glen Farm

Kristin Nicholas is excited to announce a new class being added to her "Getting Stitched on the Farm" class series. Entitled "A CELEBRATION OF COLOR AND FLOWERS - KNITTING AND STITCHING IN THE GARDEN." This new class will be held the weekend of August 14/15, 2010.

Day One - August 14, 2010
9 a.m. Morning Arrival
Quick Tour of the Working Sheep Farm with Kristin's husband Mark aka "The Farmer"
Color Lesson - A Hands-On Learning to Work with Color Kristin's way
Flowers as an inspiration - Pick your own bouquet from Kristin's Cutting Garden

Noon-ish - Farm Inspired Lunch

Afternoon Session:
Flower Examination and Translation into knitting

Dissection of floral shapes and learning from flowers

We will then spend the rest of the afternoon knitting, crocheting and felting flowers.

6:00 Hayride with The Farmer - Fabulous Views, beautiful scenery, riding on bales of hay on the back of a wagon. A memory forever.

7:00 Dinner of Farm Raised Lamb and lots more.

Day Two - August 15, 2010
Early Morning (optional) - Tour of the Sunflower Field and picking if in bloom

Morning at the Farmhouse
Embroidered Flowers

You will learn several embroidery stitches that can be added to your flowers or stitched onto linen with tapestry wool.

Demo of transferring a design to fabric for stitching
Late Morning
Begin working on your chosen project whether it be a sculptured knit pillow or an embroidered pillow.

Noon-ish: Another Farm Inspired Lunch

Continuation of working on chosen project with hands-on help from Kristin
Demo - How to print floral themed fabric by Kristin

Departure - 5 p.m.

You will make this pillow or something similar to it depending on your skills and colors. There is required homework which you will be supplied with when you register. You must bring many of the knitted components with you in order to make good progress on the pillow. If you choose not to do the homework, you are still welcome. Just know you will not leave with a finished pillow.

To pay for the entire class:

The cost if $500 and you can find out more about it here.