Sunday, October 26, 2014

SciFi Chris posting information about a fun upcoming activity. 

What:  Indie Knit & Spin Fiber Arts Festival
When:  November 15th, from 11 am to 4 pm
Where:  Wilkins School Community Center
             Regent Square
            7604 Charleston Ave, Pgh, PA 15218

Saturday, November 15th is the annual Indie Knit & Spin Fiber Arts Festival at the Wilkins School Community center.    Many local crafters will have items for sale at the marketplace.  In addition to being able to buy yarn, knitting/crochet supplies, and craft items, there are several classes to sign up for.  Among those offering classes is 3RC’s very own Rebecca.  Here’s her bio from the Indie & Spin website:

“Rebecca DeSensi has been crocheting and knitting for more than a decade. She works for a nationally-known, Pittsburgh-based, crochet designer and author, providing technical editing, pattern support, and sample creation for books, magazines, DVD workshops, and TV shows. She also has worked independently as a technical editor for publications and as a designer for a large national yarn company. She’s tried every technique and stitch out there, so it was a natural progression to jump into the business side of yarn. With her friend Karen, they dye and sell yarn as Amelia and Wiggles.  Their booth can be found in the marketplace.”

Rebecca will be teaching a class called Don’t fear the pool; Jump in with variegated yarns!

Here’s the course description:
Indie Knit and Spin offers so many choices in variegated and hand-dyed yarn, but are you afraid to work that beautiful skein? Worried that the vibrant colors will mottle into a pool of unattractive patterning? We’ll discuss the types of variegated yarn; factors that affect the finished skein including fiber, hank circumference, type of dye, and the dyer’s style; and the pattern types that emerge when the yarn is crocheted or knitted. We’ll explore blending, texture, and stitch patterns for knit and crochet as ways to randomize the colors in your project. If time, we’ll talk about planning your designs around the pattern types to take advantage of the skein’s natural tendencies.
Bring a variegated ball or hank of yarn (or two) from your stash to analyze. Can be commercially dyed or hand-dyed.

Class fee:
$5 for handout and mini skein of hand-dyed yarn from Amelia and Wiggles.

To inquire about or register for classes, send an email to All classes cost $30, to be paid in advance via check or paypal. Some classes have a material fee to be paid to the instructor at the time of the class.

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