Fiber4Comfort 2018 Retreat Schedule

Jun 22, 2018

3:00pm-5:00pm

Arrival at GrandView Camping & Cottages

 

Jun 22, 2018

5:00PM-6:00PM

Group Meet n' Greet

Time to meet all the other participants and mingle with fiber enthusiasts. 

Jun 22, 2018

6:00PM- 7:30PM

Group Dinner

First group dinner!

Jun 22, 2018

7:30PM-8:30PM

Guage Demonstration

Ever find a pattern you love but want to use a different yarn? Or found a yarn but need to fuss with the gauge? Jenn will demonstrate the only type of math she's good at- knitting math (her dad can testify to this!) Jenn will explain how to determine a different yarn gauge with a pattern and how big (or small) a project may be.

Jun 22, 2018

7:30PM-10:30PM

Group Sit n'Knit

Enjoy some crafting time together! Get to know each other and show off your WIPs!

Jun 23, 2018

8:00AM- 9:00AM

Group Breakfast

Enjoy some great breakfast before the marketplace opens and classes start!

Jun 23, 2018

9:00AM- 4:00PM

Marketplace!

Shop until you drop with fabulous vendors and exclusive products!

Jun 23, 2018

9:00AM- 12:00PM

Mosaic Colorwork

Have you wanted to try colorwork but were afraid? Start with Mosaic knitting!

Learn to create intricate looking patterns utilizing only 1 color per row. In this class, we’ll cover the technique of Mosaic Knitting, working from written and charted instructions, and devising your own mosaic motifs. Garter and stockinette versions of mosaic patterns will be explored. Students will practice the concepts presented through a series of swatches.

Jun 23, 2018

9:00AM- 12:00PM

Dye Your Own Sock Blank

With this class you will learn the basic steps needed to dye a "sock blank" three ways using acid dyes. Participants will dye a blank one of three different methods: Gradient, Resist or Tie-Dye, and Striping. Supplies are included and participants will take home a gorgeous finished blank to use in their next project. Extra blanks will be available for purchase during class for you over-acheivers.

Jun 23, 2018

12:00PM- 1:00PM

Group Lunch

Enjoy your lunch! Don't forget to stop by the marketplace!

Jun 23, 2018

1:00PM- 4:00PM

Understanding Charts

Many otherwise-brave knitters are intimidated by charts. There are a few tips and tricks not often explained in patterns, and once you know those, you'll be well on your way to trying your hand at a pattern that doesn't include written directions! In this approachable class, we'll cover frequently-used chart symbols for both lace and cables. Then we'll make some practice swatches using basic charts and then, once everyone is comfortable, we'll move on to a slightly more complicated one.

Jun 23, 2018

1:00 PM- 4:00PM

Learn to Make & Use Drop Spindle

There has been a resurgence of interest in wool spinning in the past few years. Many people are interested in learning but are not ready to buy a costly spinning wheel. The skills learned inexpensively on the drop spindle transfer to spinning on the wheel if desired although many people continue to spin happily on the drop spindle. We will be using wooden toy wheels and dowels to create drop spindles and then will be spinning with them. Participants will take home their drop spindles, their spun fibers, more fibers to spin and the ability to spin on their own! 

Jun 23, 2018

4:00PM- 6:00PM

Knitting Tips & Tricks

Included topics are: how to fix your knitting without restarting, long tail cast-on a better way and more, stitch marker variety and it's midblowing uses, tricks and tips for adding beads, cables without cable needles, blocking tips, how I learned to knit faster, how to turbo charge your I-cord maker and loads more. Also a handout with resources that I personally refer to when I'm hunting down a solution.

Jun 23, 2018

4:00PM- 6:00PM

Color Workshop

This workshop is an non-traditional color class that will include an introduction to color with tips to help you choose gorgeous colors that you love for your knitting projects. If you are ever overwhelmed by colors in your yarn store, this will help you narrow down your choices. If you’re stuck in a rut this will help you to get out of it. If you just love color, this is a fun way to spend two hours. Using your friends, people in the group, and yarn all around us, along with different shawl samples, we will work on making various combinations for multi-skein projects. Leave the workshop with specific tips and tricks to implement and increased color confidence!


Length – 2 hours – plus extra time for personal help choosing yarn

Jun 23, 2018

6:00PM- 7:00PM

Group Dinner

Group dinner!

Jun 23, 2018

7:00PM-9:00PM

Ask Me Anything Designer Roundtable

Designers participating within the retreat will speak about their designer methods, inspirations, and be available to answer any burning questions participants may have.

Jun 23, 2018

7:00PM- 10:30PM

Evening Sit n' Knit

Time to get your craft on! Don't forget to show off your goodies from the marketplace!

Jun 23, 2018

9:30PM-10:30PM

Raffle Time!

Sponsors of Fiber4Comfort Retreat have donated some great times to be raffled off. Make sure you are present to participate!

Jun 24, 2018

8:00AM- 9:00 AM

Group Breakfast

Last meal together!

Jun 24, 2018

10:00AM- 11:00AM

Natural Dye Demonstration

Barb from Spencer Hill Yarns will demonstrate how she uses natural items from around her garden (and grocery store) to make her beautiful colors for her yarn. Barb will also address the care needed and any burning questions from the participants on what makes natural dyed yarn so special.

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