Autumn On a New England Sheep Farm
Knitting and Stitching Immersion Weekend
Visit Leyden Glen Farm when the autumn leaves are turning gold, red, orange, and bronze (nature permitting). See growing lambs grazing in the pastures. This class is for anyone from advanced beginner to experienced knitter. The Weekend includes two days of knitting, stitching and color instruction, a farm tour, a hayride, two lunches, and one dinner.
You will leave incredibly inspired and you will never think of your knitting the same. To read past student's comments about their experiences on Kristin's Weekend Retreats, click here.
You will be supplied with a couple homework assignments to bring finished which will be used in the course of the weekend.
DAY ONE: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Farm Tour and Introduction
Tour of the Farmhouse
All about Working with Color
You will learn how Kristin sees color and how you too can become confident when working with color in your knitting and stitching life.
Afternoon: Embroidery on Knits
You will learn to embroidery on your knitted creations. You will bring a knitted homework swatch with you and you will decorate it similar to the swatches in this photo:
Late Afternoon: You will have time to relax in the garden or on the porch before we take off on an old-fashioned hayride. Enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine while you visit with other students.
Dinner: Dinner features our farm-raised grilled Leyden Glen Lamb and other seasonal bounty of the Pioneer Valley. You will be treated to stories of the agriculture and area by Kristin, Mark and Julia. The dinner is always such a special time of the retreat where there is lots of laughter and fun. Spouses or traveling companions are welcome to the dinner.
DAY TWO: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Students will bring have a "Fair Isle sunflower homework pillow-top" which they will bring with them. During the Steeking Segment, you will sew and cut your own steek and learn to how to pick up around the edges. You will begin your mitered edge.
Afternoon: Fanciful Edgings and Wrap-Up
You will learn all about colorful edging treatments like these:
What is Included:
Sept 29/30 Weekend Retreat includes
Two lunches on Saturday and Sunday
Saturday evening hayride with The Farmer
One Saturday evening dinner
(Traveling partners are welcome for an extra charge)
Full instruction and hand-outs
Class size is limited to six students.
AS OF JULY 26, 2012 THERE TWO SPACES AVAILABLE.
Total Cost is $500
Lodging is not included. Click here for suggestions for local lodging.
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To read past student's comments about their experiences on Kristin's Weekend Retreats, click here.