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Guild Workshops for 2014

All Guild workshops for 2014 have not been selected.  Please see below for our current plans.

April 11 - 13
Spring Workshop with Laura Bryant

We are very pleased to announce that in the Spring, 2014,  Sand & Sea Knitting Guild will welcome Laura Bryant, the very well known designer, teacher, author, knitter and artist.  She is the Creative Director and Founder of Prism Yarns.  Her knowledge of color and the yarn dyeing process, as well as of extensive knitting and designing techniques, is truly phenomenal.  She is a life-long knitter and teacher.  We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to attend her classes.

    We are now planning a 3-hour class on Friday, April 11th, on Introduction to Color.   There will be no knitting in this class.  Time and place are to be determined.  Fee is $40.00.   Knowledge of the concepts taught here is a prerequisite for the color class to be given on Saturday, April 12th.  If you have had this class before, you will benefit a great deal by taking it again as a refresher class.  If you have not taken the class before and do not take it on Friday, April 11th, then prior to taking the color class on Saturday, you should review the material on Laura’s DVD “A Knitter’s Guide to Color,” which may be downloaded from Interweave.  Based on demand, we may add a second 3-hour class on Friday.

    Laura’s class on Saturday will consist of 6 hours of Color and Knitting. Time and place are to be determined.  Fee is $75.00 plus a $6.00 materials fee. This will be a hands-on knitting class.  The morning session will be devoted to “Painting with Yarn,” which addresses color blending.  The afternoon session will be devoted to “Picking & Pairing,” which will teach us to choose colors that really enhance each other in pattern stitches, color blocking and accents.

    The Sunday class is a 6-hour class on “Knitting with Hand-Dyed Yarn.”  Time and place are to be determined.  Fee is $75.00 plus a $6.00 materials fee.  The class starts with Magic Number Knitting which harnesses the natural ability of hand-dyed yarns to pattern and pool.  Everyone will get at least two samples going, using two different methods.  Laura will discuss how to apply Magic Numbers to projects and how to design with them in mind.  The last two hours of the day will be devoted to randomizing strategies used to avoid unwanted patterning and pooling.

Laura is an extremely well respected designer, and her classes are likely to fill up quickly.  We will start taking registrations immediately for the classes listed.  As additional updates come in, we will forward them to you.   Until January 31, 2014, registration will be limited to Sand & Sea Guild members.  From February 1st on, we will accept registrations from other guilds and the general public.  As is our policy, no refunds will be allowed after March 11, 2014.

To register, contact Cynthia Wells,, 805-584-8464.

The workshops for each day will start at 9 am and will end around 4:30 pm with a break for lunch.


Oct 25 & 26
Fall Workshop with Jane Slicer-Smith
Click HERE for workshop details.

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, (805-584-8464).  There are still several openings available.


Sand and Sea Knitting Guild
P O Box 78322
Los Angeles CA 90016

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