Tuesday, May 3, 2022
The Basics of Shifting Stitches on your Knitting Loom: Lace, Yarn Overs and Cables - Live Zoom Class
Monday, March 28, 2022
May 7, 2022: Basics of shifting stitches on your loom; loom knit lace, yarn overs, knit and purl togethers. Class pattern: Dandelion Shawlette, a wide crescent shaped shawlette with an open lace edging.
June 11, 2022: Special techniques for loom knitters; slipped stitches, lifted stitches and cables. Class will feature a number of stitch patterns for each technique.
September 10, 2022: Sequence knitting for loom knitters; a fun and easy technique to give you beautiful, reversible fabrics on your loom. Class pattern: Cake & Ice Cream Cowl; a cowl with an adjustable sequence to fit your peg count.
October 8, 2022: All about yarn for loom knitters; fibers, weight, texture and felting. Class pattern: Simple Felted Purses.
All classes will be presented live on Saturday at 9 am PST, 10 am MST, 11 am CST and 12 noon EST. Registration is $10.00. A recording will be made and sent to all registrants along with the class pattern and class materials (a mini-handbook on the class topic.) Register via Renee's etsy shop.
Classes are presented in accessible format for visually and hearing challenged loom knitters.
The 2021 Masterclass Series is also available in recorded form.
Hope to see you on Saturday!
Friday, October 1, 2021
Hello, and many apologies for not having a post in several months. I do have a lot to share today, so I'll try to make up for lost posts. In just a few weeks I will be giving a talk all about accessible resources for yarn crafters. I have been invited to be part of Indie Untangled at Rhinebeck, which has both in person and on-line activities. I will be live on-line Saturday, October 16, 2021, 3pm Eastern, 12 noon Pacific to talk all about accessibility and take questions, too. The tickets for Indie Untangled include all of the other wonderful presenters as well. I hope to see many of you at Indie Untangled!
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
My April Masterclass for the Cindwood Looms Zoomin' and Loomin' monthly series is all about Mosaic Colorwork for loom knitters. This is a great topic, and I hope you will be able to join me for an hour on Saturday, April 24th. If you are unable to come to the live zoom class, you can still register and get the class recording, materials and my Honeybear Cowl pattern.
Registration is $10 in my etsy shop. All the details are there. The May and June classes are also open for registration: Using Needle Patterns on your Loom! In the first part, I present the basics for evaluating a needle knit pattern to see if it will transfer well to a knitting loom, and then explain how to make that transfer. The extensive class written materials (a "booklet" of how-to for later reference) are included with this workshop, along with a class recording and my Teatime Washcloth pattern. (Another pattern may be substituted if you already have this one.)
In the second part, we will workshop our attempts to transfer patterns, and in particular look at the two patterns that come with the classes. The Triple Z is a transfer from a needle pattern, and the Teatime Washcloth uses knits, purls and nupps - a classic pattern to transfer from needles. In addition, if you have a pattern you've been puzzling over, you can send me a few lines ahead of time, and I’ll be happy to evaluate it for you as part of the workshop.
Monday, March 8, 2021
Tuesday, February 2, 2021