Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Forgot to mention that I am teaching at the DFWFiberfest next year.

March 30 - April 1, 2012

DFW Fiber Fest is pleased to announce
the following slate of National Teachers
for the 2012 Event:
New to DFW Fiber Fest are
JC Briar & Abby Franquemont
And we are extremely pleased to welcome back
Lily Chin & Darla Fanton

About DFW Fiber Fest

DFW Fiber Fest is the premier annual fiber event in the Dallas-Fort Worth community.  2012 will be our seventh event.  Held in early April each year, DFW Fiber Fest is a locally focused non-profit organization that offers both vendors and classes.  We bring in a juried selection of local/regional fiber vendors (with a few who are from outside of our regional area to spice up the mix).  Educationally, we offer a slate of classes from both nationally known and local teachers in the fiber arts - primarily in knitting, crochet, and spinning
This year's event will again be held at the:
Grapevine Convention Center
1209 South Main Street
Grapevine, TX 76051

Check out the schedule here. I will be teaching

Learning Simple Lace - Knitting with Beads

Teacher:  Kay Meadors
Skill Level:  Intermediate - must know how to knit, purl, and have mastered YO, K2tog, SSK, and Slip one, K2, Pass Slipped Stitch Over
Craft:  Knitting
Let Kay Meadors of Natural State Knits Designs and author of I Can't Believe I'm Lace Knitting open your knitting mind to lace knitting with beads.  If you have mastered sweaters, but you are dying to learn how to knit a lace shawl with the added bling of knitting with beads, this is the class for you.  This class will work you through all of the techniques of a full size shawl in a doll size version.  The end result will be a crescent shaped shawl in stockinette stitch with a lovely lace edging.  You will receive the pattern for the full-size shawl to start on during class.
Kay will go over chart reading, adding beads to lace knitting and the proper way to block a lace shawl.
6 hours - 15 students max.
    Student Supplies:
  • Size 7 and 8 Circular Knitting Needles - Wooden or Plastic (NO METAL)
  • Kay will provide crochet hooks for class use when slipping beads onto yarn.
Materials Fee:  $5 - Fee covers a kit that includes enough yarn and beads to finish a doll sized shawl for the class along with a notebook containing the pattern for the doll size shawl and the full size shawl.
Homework:  none

If you are anywhere near, come and take my class.
I look forward to meeting you Millymom.


Delighted Hands said...

I am sure your class will fill up fast-it will be wonderful to take part! (Beautiful shawl!)

boo4baby said...

Oh how I wish I could knit........I want to take your class, friend.

millymom said...

Last year was my first year to go to any type of fiber festival and at DFW I forced myself to be brave and take two classes. In one that was supposedly for those who had never experienced the technique I was one of the few novices and felt fairly foolish; in the other I only knew what was recommended but was way ahead of the learning curve. It was a lot of fun and a great way to challenge myself and realize in some cases I had learned more on my own than I thought. I would recommend any class there and I am really looking forward to yours and the other classes I am taking. Thanks for telling everybody about it, looking forward to it.