News from another guild (retry)

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This just in from the Central Ohio Weavers Guild:

We are thrilled to be bringing Franklin Habit to Columbus in May. He is holding a free lecture on Friday, May 15th and teaching 2 3-hour workshops on Saturday and 2 3-hour workshops on Sunday (descriptions below) and we would love to have any members of your guild join us!

Please join us for his free lecture "Five Women, Five Shawls" on Friday, May 15;  7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43082.  The lecture is free but registration is required.  In partnership with Westerville Public Library, this event is open to the public and is free of charge, however space is limited and attendees must register in advance. Please register

Additionally, COWG is offering workshops for $55/class for COWG members and $75/class for non-members.  Registration is required for these classes.

Photographing Your Fiber

Saturday, May 16;  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bring your own camera and a project or two, and learn the basics of lighting, exposure, and setting up a shoot. This introductory-level class will also tackle common fiber-photography problems like capturing true color, capturing stitch definition and photographing lace. We will also learn how to make a light box at home, cheap! No prior knowledge of photography is necessary. The emphasis will be
getting the best possible shots using your camera. Take your camera to class.

History Methods and Styles of Lace Knitting

Saturday, May 16; 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

In this three-hour class, we’ll examine the fundamental principles and techniques of knitting’s grandest tradition.  Students will learn about the history of lace knitting, and the development of the art in three parts of the world (Russia, Estonia, and the Shetland Islands) in which the craft was developed to the highest level of artistry.  We will not only discuss, but practice and play with some of the methods and motifs that distinguish each of these traditions.

Prerequisites: Participants must be fluent in the basics of lace knitting, including working from charts

The Beautiful, Humble Art of Plain Sewing

Sunday, May 17;  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Plain sewing — a collection of stitches and related hand-sewing techniques — was once considered a pillar of a woman’s education.  In
our day, these skills are useful to all, but known by few.  We will study and practice a select group of plain sewing methods that are most
useful to knitters working with hand-knit fabrics, including useful and decorative stitches, attaching buttons, and finishing buttonholes.

Prerequisites: Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting; completion prior to class of a simple homework assignment.

Materials fee:  $5 to be paid to the instructor on the day of the class.

The Knitted Plaid: A Color and Pattern Workshop

Sunday, May 17;  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

If the prospect of mixing colors gives you the fidgets, but you’ve dreamed of putting together your own complex color schemes for projects,
this class is for you. We’ll begin by learning a simple but strikingly effective method for knitting plaid fabric — a method that can even be
used to recreate family or school tartans.  Then we’ll use the framework of the plaid as the point of departure for a practical, hands-on  lesson in color selection. You can learn to design your own color schemes — all it takes is a little knowledge, a little practice, and a little playfulness.

Prerequisites: Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting

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