The workshops for each day will start at 9 am and
will end around 4:30 pm with a break for lunch.
Friday, May 10
- Tips, Tricks & Hints - 3 hrs
and Join as You Go Knitting - 3 hrs
Tips, Trick and, Hints
Proficiency Level: Advanced-Beginner
Description: Learn all the little
secrets to make knitting life easier and
better. Find out how to cast on in 2-tail
method without running out of the second tail.
Join a new skein of yarn or a new color without
losing that first stitch. See ways of
attaching buttons as you work. Create
invisible circular bind offs on a neck where the
beginning and end are absolutely
imperceptible. Weave in those little ends that
are too short to put through a darning needle.
Take away lots of small “fix-its” and improve those
Join as You Go Knitting
Proficiency Level: Intermediate.
Description: Most knitters avoid
seaming like the plague. When working garment pieces
or different colored strips, sewing seams daunting.
Learn how to join as you go for many situations,
including edgings. Join a new piece to the left of
an existing piece, to the right of an existing
piece, or to the top or bottom of an existing piece.
Description: Beads may be glamorous or
primitive, glitzy or rustic, delicate or bold.
They invariably impart a texture and dimension to
our knits. Whether added on
spontaneously as we knit, added on after the fact,
or planned and mapped out ahead of time, the results
will always garner attention and admiration.
Learn the many ways of applying different types of
beads. Find out which method is best in which
situation. See the effects on different kinds
of materials. "Draw a bead" on new techniques
to achieve all this.
** Special Note: $20.00 materials fee will be
charged for many, various, assorted bead types and
colors, special beading hook, and special bead
Saturday, May 11th at 7:00 pm - Dinner with Lily
The Sand and Sea Guild will be taking Lily Chin to
dinner on Saturday, May 11th after the day's
workshop. Our reservation is for 7:00 pm at P.F.
Chang's in Woodland Hills, just minutes away from
the Hilton hotel. The approximate cost per person is
expected to be around $25, but this may vary. The
address of the restaurant is listed below as well as
links to the menu and a map. Please contact Angelia
R. to RSVP by May 1st. Thank you!
21821 Oxnard St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 340-0491 Link to the menu
Sunday, May 12
- Sleeves of Care - 6 hours.
Proficiency Level: At least
advanced-intermediate, be comfortable with
converting inches to stitches and rows using gauge
(i.e. have basic knowledge of pattern drafting).
Description: One of the most difficult areas
of design is the sleeve join. Some seasoned
designers avoid more sophisticated sleeve types like
the plague. In this class, learn all the
different sleeve types and their variations:
drop shoulder, square set-in, angled armhole, saddle
shoulder, raglan, dolman, puff, and the dreaded,
classic set-in sleeve. Covered are: how
they fit in relation to its armholes, how to figure
measurements, how to plan and chart, and how to
Cancellation: If you have reserved a
spot in one or more of the Spring Workshop days,
April 10, 2013 is the last day that a member may
cancel and receive a full refund. After that
date, a refund might be given if the members place
is filled. Click HERE
to see the Guild's policy.
From the list of available classes given by Sally
Melville, our members have chosen the workshops
listed below. Sign-ups
require payment of fees and notification to Cynthia
W. Any cancellation must be made at least 30 days
before the first class or the fee will not be
returned. (This is because our contracts with the
workshop teachers are non-cancellable after the same
classes, dates, times and fees are set forth below.The
location of each class is yet to be announced.
Sally is renown for her knitting and designing
skills, as well as for her dynamic teaching style.If you
like taking knitting classes, I think you will love
Friday, November 8th, from 4pm to 7pm, Fee:
$40.00, Location: St Andrew's Lutheran Church, 11555
National Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90064.
Please note that the Friday evening workshop has
changed from “Stripes and Stripes That Aren’t” to
“Borders and Buttonholes.” This is because
Sally Melville has advised me that there is a great
overlap among classes, if we include “Stripes and
Stripes That Aren’t.” From the earlier vote,
“Borders and Buttonholes” was also a very popular
choice so we have made this substitution. If anyone who signed up for
“Stripes and Stripes That Aren’t” is not happy
with the change, please tell Cynthia W., and she
will refund the prior payment.
BORDERS AND BUTTONHOLES
was STRIPES AND STRIPES
(3-Hour Class, Skill-Level: Beginner,
Intermediate and Beyond)
This workshop explores the best techniques for these
finishings that make such a difference in our
knitted garments. It covers basic maneuvers,
four or more basic edging stitch patterns, and the
very best buttonholes. Participants will never
again struggle with instructions to “pick up and
knit 137 sts along right front” nor with the
question of how to make virtually invisible
Saturday, November 9th, from 9am to 12pm; and
1pm to 4pm, Fee: $75.00, Location: St Andrew's
Lutheran Church, 11555 National Bl., Los Angeles, CA
KNIT TO FLATTER AND FIT.
(3-Hour Class, Skill-Level: Anyone)
A knitter who spends the time and energy to make her
own clothes should be rewarded with a result that
makes her happy and proud. It should fit, it
should flatter, and there should be no mystery as to
how this happened. But sadly, and too often,
this is not the result. Why? Because the
knitter chooses the wrong pattern OR chooses the
right pattern but follows the directions without
questioning them OR makes the right garment but
wears it with the wrong thing.
There are a few simple rules to follow for
successful knitting: start with styles that
flatter, knit with appropriate decisions for a
personalized fit, and then wear it with something
that makes it look wonderful! This workshop
covers all these decisions and puts the power for
successful results into your competent hands.
FIRST CHOICES, BASIC SHAPES.
(3-Hour Class, Skill-Level: Anyone)
No matter how advanced or experiences we are, we run
the risk of making a garment that looks awful.
Why? We make decisions in the first 20 minutes
that have everything to do with the success or
failure of a project. What are those
decisions? Yarn, color, stitch pattern,
This workshop gives diagnostic skills to look at
these decisions . And then it follows with
pattern drafting for the SET-IN SLEEVE – THE MOST
UNIVERSALLY ATTRACTIVE STYLE, TAUGHT AND EXPLAINED
IN THIS WORKSHOP SO THAT ANYONE CAN MASTER IT!
So even if you never design your own knitting,
you’ll have the tools to alter what you do knit to
produce the best possible result.
This class is wonderfully combined with the “KNIT TO
FLATTER AND FIT” class.
Sunday, November 10th, from 9am to 4pm with 1
hour lunch break, Fee: $75.00, Location:
Joslyn Center - Craft Room, 339 Sheldon St., El
Segundo, Ca. 90245. Click HERE
for the Google map.
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR YARN COLLECTION.
(6-Hour Class, Skill-Level: Beginner,
Intermediate and Beyond)
This workshop shows knitters how to use, manage, and
replenish a yarn collection! Participants will
learn ways to use up bits of this and that, plus
those 4-6 balls of something heretofore
unusable. They will also learn that they may
now buy one ball of anything that appeals to them,
knowing they will use it well. The elegance of
the resulting fabrics, plus the fact that they look
nothing like odd-ball knitting, comes as a very
exciting discovery to participants in this
workshop! Students will explore the problems
inherent in using multiple yarns and colours:
which ones go together, which stitch patterns will
accommodate different weights and colours best, how
to arrange a yarn collection to make the most of it,
plus much more.
General Signup Details:
Cost: $75 per day for members, $75 per day for non-members
plus $30 for one year guild membership.
Cash/Check Payable to: Sand and Sea Knitting Guild
Signup: If you haven't yet signed up and are still
interested, please contact Cynthia Wells, email@example.com
(805-584-8464). There are still several openings
PLEASE REVIEW THE
GUILD'S POLICY ON SIGNUPS AND PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS BY
Sand and Sea Knitting
P O Box 78322
Los Angeles CA 90016