Speaking of Shaping…

…I will be on the East coast for some classes and workshops April 11-13th!

First stop is Rosie’s yarn Cellar in Philadelphia, PA on Friday the 11th for my “Whip Your Knits into Shape” class. A brief synopsis:

Adding designer shaping touches to your knitted garments is easy once you know a few simple rules and how to apply them. Flatter your figure by shaping any garment as you knit it. Darts, ease, and short row shaping are all important elements for a custom fit. Learn which ones to use to play up your specific body type to it’s best advantage. 3 hours.  Call Rosie’s to reserve your spot today! 215.977.9276

Atfer Rosie’s I’ll be off to Newton, Mass for two full days of classes with the Metro West Knitter’s Guild. They’ve opened registration to the public, so even if you’re not a member you can join us for these fun classes:

Registration for the Joan McGowan-Michael workshops sponsored by the MetroWest Kniting Guild is now open to the public. The workshops will be held on April 12-13, 2008 in Newton, MA. There will be four 1/2 day workshops, and participants are welcome to enroll in any or all of them. Workshop titles —

– Vintage knittingWondering what to do with all those old knitting patterns people insist on giving you? What’s old is new again and with just a little tweaking, knitters can use those wonderful retro styles to add vintage flavor to their sweater wardrobe. 3 hours 

– Crochet for knits– Sometimes knits cry out for the stability , prettiness or just the fine finishing touch of a crocheted edge. Learn how to handle a hook and work some simple crocheted finishes that lend added depth to your knitted garments. 3 hours

– Whip Your Knits into Shape!( see synopsis above ) 

– Beading for KnitsLearn how to bead embellish your own knitted garments to give them that glamorous touch.  A plain cardigan or pullover becomes a gorgeous heirloom in a matter of a few hours! Hand beaded sweaters sell for big $$.   Learn how to duplicate this luxurious look easily for very little money.  Don’t stop at just embellishing sweaters; apply these techniques to tees, hats , handbags or anything you like!

Contact person for this event is Wendy at gjan@rcn.com . Email her for a flyer and registration form.

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One Comment on “Speaking of Shaping…”

  1. Karen Says:

    I attended the workshop at Rosie’s Yarn Cellar, and want everyone to know that it was excellent and gave me the confidence to alter patterns to fit ME! If you ever get the opportunity, I highly recommend taking a class with Joan!


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