Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat 2013

February 22, 2013 at 10:49 am 2 comments

I had a great time at Madrona!
I always do! 🙂

FAVORITE DISCOVERY!
addi Turbo Sock Rockets:

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???????????????????????????????pictured L to R – regular addi Turbo, addi Sock Rockets, and Signature Stiletto needle tips

Classes I took:
Suitable Seams with Judy Pascale
She has great stuff to teach, is full of enthusiasm and really wants her students to learn; she takes the time to make sure everyone ‘gets it’. And she’s funny too. 🙂
We learned different seaming methods depending on the pattern stitch used for the knitting, how to make the most attractive seams.

???????????????????????????????So many seams I would have done differently if “I had known then what I know now”.
Well, onward.

Yarn 101 with Clara Parkes
I hesitated to take this class, I have read Clara’s Yarn and Wool books and I have been knitting for over thirty years; I wasn’t sure I’d get my money’s worth out of the class.
???????????????????????????????Well, I am glad I took the class, I got a lot out of it, I can now better use her books as references. We received samples to touch and take home and I have better understanding of the fiber. Clara is bursting with wool and yarn knowledge, I enjoyed hearing everything she had to say.

Friday Evening Teacher’s Gallery and Presentation by Donna Druchunas on Native Alaskan lace knitting and the Oomingmak Cooperative was very interesting, both the adventure of her interest becoming research becoming a book and the stories of Alaskan lace knitting and quiviut.

History, Methods & Styles of Lace Knitting with Franklin Habit
Franklin brings a lot of information to his classes. I appreciate the depth of research and well edited presentation.
???????????????????????????????He also provided representative lace motif patterns to knit while he spoke and the class sailed by.

And there is always the Marketplace
I was using my self control until I won an Artful Ewe gift certificate and was forced to look closely and think about projects and then couldn’t pick just one.

???????????????????????????????The Artful Ewe by Heidi LIMA-Baby Alpacka/Silk Hand-Dyed Yarn – Thank you Artful Ewe and Madrona!

I kept seeing these everywhere and finally broke down:

???????????????????????????????Slipped Stitch Studios Two Skein+ and Sock+ Project Bags

It’s always beautiful when Mount Rainier makes a showing.

???????????????????????????????the view from my room

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Barb  |  March 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun! Glad you learned so much, even from the gal whose work you had already known! Cool! Nice view from your room, too! -b.

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  • 2. knit1frog2  |  March 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    excellent post! I had no idea you were taking so many classes…that’s so cool–I also am interested by the addi turbo needles picture…I think I need some of those…or wait do I?? 🙂 I’m sure I will break down…looking forward to seeing your future projects…noro seat covers? the cutie hat?!! your next BT pattern knitted object!! I know I know, the list is endless, but what will you concentrate on next!

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