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3 DAYS & 4 NIGHTS
May 31– June 4, 2018A magical location
The ESSEX Resort & Spa Essex Junction, Vermont
The place for at-your-own-pace,
Janine Bajus Lily Chin
Franklin HabitShannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
MAY 31–JUNE 4, 2018
Janine Bajus guides you through the yarn rainbow as you pick colors, speed swatch, and Design your own Fair Isle sweater. With a palette of over 200 colors, you can paint a picture to rival any dream.
Franklin Habit reveals keys to understanding, knitting, and designing masterpieces in Lace Unlocked: An odyssey to the heart of the art. Heirlooms are an investment in creativity and effort—come begin yours.
Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby introduce the simple hand stitching, creative piecing, and universal appeal of the Japanese tradition of mending and quilting in Boro: From rags to riches.
Lily Chin inspires and instructs you to explore Elements of Design: knit and crochet for well-fitting sweaters. Fit, fashion, fun—Lily has you covered.
Natalie Redding sets up studio for intensive fiber and color exercises in The Redding Method: Intro to professional yarn dyeing. You’ll make luxurious yarns even more luscious with techniques, tools, and tricks used by many indie-dyers.
Camp STITCHES is the placefor at-your-own-pace, relaxed-but-intensive learning.
The Camp STITCHES experience is like no other — a 15-hour class format with plenty of time to bond and share with like-minded fiber folk — where enthusiastic instructors roll up their sleeves to share and explore a fiber craft alongside you.
Spend the weekend exploring lace, Fair Isle, dyeing, knit or crochet garment design, or hand stitching with our stellar line-up.
The fun begins on Thursday evening. Plan to arrive in time for a get-acquainted gathering at 8 pm. Classes meet from 9 to 12 and 1 to 4 on Friday and Sunday and from 9 to 12 on Saturday. Saturday afternoon is left open for sightseeing, shopping, or spending more quality time with yarn! We share breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon snacks.
The infinite color possibilities in Fair Isle knitting can be intimidating!
We begin by discussing the use of color in Fair Isle knitting, color theory, and helpful resources; continue with an exercise in value recognition; and plunge into the process of identifying the colors in your inspiration source. Then it’s time to build your palette and see how the colors work together. Janine brings all 212 colors of Jamieson’s Shetland for hands-on “speed swatching!”
Spend day two choosing motifs and knitting them in your colors. You may bring charts, create your own in the workshop, or re-color one.
The focus on day three is construction and the fit issues specific to Fair Isle-type garments. Steeks, corrugated ribbing, adding bands, and purl-when-you-can borders are discussed and demonstrated.
As swatching continues, we will address color and pattern issues and solve problems as they emerge.
This workshop covers a lot of ground: by the end of the three days, you will be well on your way to finalizing your own Fair Isle garment pattern.
You must have experience with 2-color stranded knitting (or be willing to practice before the workshop) and you must have completed a sweater or vest (of any kind).
Materials fee: $40 covers Shetland yarn for extensive swatching, journals, bag, and 28-page handout.
For Janine Bajus, it all started with the gift of a colorful Fair Isle cardigan from Shetland in 1964. Today playing with color remains the theme of her fiber life, and she teaches workshops introducing others to the joys of modern Fair Isle knitting. To quote her book, The Joy of Color: Fair Isle Knitting Your Way, “Her goal is to provide the information that people need to knit their own stranded garments, whether traditional or wild, subdued or saturated, from a pattern or self-designed.” Janine lives in Berkeley, California, surrounded by books and fiber.
For more about Janine, go to feralknitter.com
Design your own Fair Isle sweater
MAY 31–JUNE 4, 2018
Interested in designing knit or crochet garments for yourself? Let’s go beyond the basics and explore the essentials and fine points of design.
The design process can start anywhere, and I find INSPIRATION everywhere— in art and fashion, theory and concept, stitch and yarn.
Fashion is about reality. We’ll begin with a review of 20th century fashion and see how it reflects the times.
Fashion is about illusion! It can be a strong tool for self-expression. Learn to hide or reveal yourself through that illusion. Consider the SILHOUETTE as you plan a garment. View the PROPORTIONS and how they influence your SHAPE—should you alter them? Flatter your figure with EASE and FIT. It all works together.
Step-by-step instructions help you construct a mini-SLOPER— a paper representation of your body. By overlaying drawings on the sloper, you can experiment with COLOR and COMPOSITION and see what does or doesn’t work, well before putting needles or hooks to yarn.
Get a feel for how YARN and STITCHES work together to create fabric. For optimum results, match the fabric to the garment.
Lastly, translate your ideas into stitches and rows, a construction plan, and a workable chart for sweater shaping. Learn the “cheats” that can ensure proper fit.
Ultimately, all elements will come together in a flattering garment for YOU!
Lily M Chin is a knit and crochet designer who has worked in the yarn industry for over 30 years. She has taught internationally for over 25 years, and is a popular STITCHES teacher. Author of 8 books on knitting and crochet, she has created looks for the New York Fashion Week runway collections for Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, and Isaac Mizrahi.
Lily was named a Master Knitter by Vogue Knitting and has made guest appearances on television shows, including the Late Show with David Letterman, Martha, CBS Morning News, CNN, HGTV, and more.
Lily Chin has lived in New York City all her life and has been involved in some aspect of the fashion industry since age 13.
The Elements of Design: knit & crochet
MAY 31–JUNE 4, 2018
Photos from Knitter’s Magazine Issues 52, 110 and 36.
Lace Unlocked: An odyssey to the heart of the art
MAY 31–JUNE 4, 2018
Lace has been called the pinnacle of knitting, raising the craft to its highest potential. This fascinating, in-depth workshop will discuss (and practice) each aspect of its creation including: the history of lace knitting and its development in different times and places; the choice of tools and materials; the structure of knitted lace fabric; the creation of stitch motifs; and methods for planning new designs or modifying ones that already exist. We will look closely at antique and modern master-
pieces and try our hands at mak-ing our own, with each student choosing her or his own path of study. If you have enjoyed work-ing from lace patterns, but only dreamt of creating your own; or if you just love lace and would like to understand what lies beneath the pretty surface, “Lace Unlocked” is for you.
Students must be fluent in lace knitting, in-cluding reading and working from lace charts; this is not a “learn-to-knit” class.
Designer, teacher, author, and illustrator Franklin Habit is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons and I Dream of Yarn: A Knit and Crochet Coloring Book. He travels constantly to teach knitters at shops and guilds across the country and internationally.
For more about Franklin go to FranklinHabit.com
Learn to embrace imperfection and take your creative expression to new heights in this Camp STITCHES exclusive. Come with us and explore the exciting Japanese textile art of Boro! We’ll use the fabric piecing principles of Boro, the traditional Japanese mending and quilting technique, and associated Sashiko hand-sewing skills to elevate a stack of everyday rags to rich textiles that will adorn your home and wardrobe.
To say that Boro is just Japanese mending or quilting seems insufficient. But, in fact, it adapts perfectly to quilting: taking little pieces of fabric and sewing them together to make a new, larger piece of fabric! Boro garments, blankets, and household textiles were traditionally handed down for generations with each set of hands enhancing the scruffy-beauty of the magnificent textured fabric.
Fast forward to present day – these traditional Japanese mending and sewing techniques have been brought into the 21st Century by the sustainable fashion and slow stitching movements. Garments made from recycled fabrics pieced together using Boro and Sashiko walk down runways and fill boutiques while the blankets and fiber art pieces adorn homes around the world. Modern day makers, both novice and experienced, can’t deny the pleasure that comes from repurposing as they create.
Beginners encouraged – No experience necessary! Even if you have never done any hand sewing and never fused two pieces of fabric together with a needle and thread, this is the class for you! And, if you’ve always wanted to try but were intimidated by traditional quilting techniques, you’re going to love this class. This technique for creating
textiles is perfect for the maker who is ready to try something new and exciting.
In this class, we’ll use Boro techniques to create a whole new panel of unique fabric from seemingly unusable remnants and odd pieces. We’ll start by learning to “listen” to the scraps, deciding which types of fabrics and what shapes and sizes work best together in harmonious imperfection. After that, we’ll piece it all together and start the “little stabs” of Sashiko hand-sewing. By the end of the weekend, you will have a stunning new fabric that you can use by itself to enhance a favorite garment, accessory, or home décor item. You can also use your new textile creation as the basis for a larger project like a quilt top or throw.
Want to make your fabric even more special? Bring an old shirt, pair of jeans, old ties, or favorite fabric remnants and we’ll make them into scraps to work into your design! Note: solid, woven fabrics work best but even pieces of lace and crocheted or knitted motifs can be worked into the rich fabric of these textiles.
Have a garment that could use a little dressing up? Bring a pair of jeans that have worn through, a jacket that still fits but bores you and we’ll show you how to use your newly created fabrics and stunning stitching skills to take them from DRAB to FAB!
Join us and reignite your creativity – one stitch at a time.
Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Boro: From rags to riches
MAY 31–JUNE 4, 2018
Shannon and Jason are the dynamic DIY duo behind the design studios of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.
Jason is a fashion, portrait, and event photographer whose work can be seen in many of the Shibaguyz’ pattern books. Jason is also a freelance book-packaging designer and photographer for indie knitwear designers and major publishing companies like Sterling Publishing, Leisure Arts, Quayside, and Creative Publishing. He is known for candid portrait work and his insights into what it takes to show a fiber-artist’s work at its best.
Shannon’s award-winning crochet and knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications with over 300 patterns credited to his name. Shannon has been teaching for 20+ years and is a Craft Yarn Council certified instructor.
Together, they combine technical know-how and artistic vision along with a quirky sense of humor and relatable teaching style making The Shibaguyz much sought-after instructors in both local and national venues.
Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu… the namesakes for their company.
For more about Shannon and Jason go to ShibaguyzDesignz.com
Have you ever wondered how your favorite Indie dyers achieve some of their creatively colored yarns? Well, you can do it, too!
During this intensive workshop, you’ll learn theory and techniques to achieve your favorite colorways on protein- fiber yarns.
In the hands-on portion, you’ll dye yarns in the following methods:
• Saturated single color • Tonal • Variegated • Gradient • Glazed • Self-striping • Self-striping fade
Also as an added bonus, we will make a fringed scarf then dye it to see how simply one can dye a finished item.
Dyeing chemistry will be addressed in an easy-to-understand way which doesn’t include heavy mathematics or arduous calculations. Learn to figure out how each dye works, how to repeat colorways, and solve problems.
Exploring different options for studio set-ups, heat sources, dye supplies, and yarn characteristics will build the foundation you’ll use throughout your fiber-arts journey. Amateur or professional, Natalie is your guide, Camp STITCHES is your studio.
Materials fee: $160 covers nine 100-gram skeins of wools, silks, and blends; yarns for sampling; use of dyes and equipment.
Natalie Redding is well-known as an artist, public figure, and SoCal shepherdess. She teaches the Redding Method (her proprietary dyeing methodology and techniques) to people around the globe. Natalie has been the subject of articles in publications such as Vogue Knitting, Knit N Style, LA Times, Huffington Post, and more. She is also a contributing author to PLY Magazine. Beyond this, Natalie has had her own television series, Shear Madness, and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science/Agriculture.
For more about Natalie, go to namastefarms.com
Redding Method: Intro to professional yarn dyeing
MAY 31–JUNE 4, 2018
The Essex Resort & SpaNestled in the scenic Lake Champlain Valley at the foot of the Green Mountains, the Essex is a place to enjoy inside and out, day and night.
On Saturday afternoon, f it in a hands-on class at the on-site Cook Academy. Visit nearby Shelburne Museum—Vermont’s #1 attraction—where treasures from quilts to fine art and carousels to paddle wheels f i l l a 39-building site. Explore the Church Street pedestr ian marketplace in the heart of Burl ington. Sample local yarn shops, or just sit back, relax, and knit.
The long days of early summer wil l give you and any non-fiber companions time to explore the 18-acre grounds, nearby paths, tennis courts, and golf course.
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and SpaSan Antonio, Texas
How do I register?You may register 3 ways: Online: www.STITCHES.Events/CampVermont Phone: 800-237-7099 Mail: PO Box 965, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-0965
What happens after I register?A receipt listing your class choice, the homework, and supplies will automatically be emailed to you. Additional information will be sent to you as it becomes available. Approximately one month prior to the event, a confirmation will provide any other last minute details.
What does my registration fee include?The registration fee for a shared room includes: •Yourchoiceofaclassfor3days(15hours) •AhotelroomsharedwithanotherCampattendeeThursdaynightthroughSundaynight •TreatsattheWelcomeonThursdayevening •BreakfastonFriday,Saturday,andSunday •LunchonFriday,Saturday,andSunday •Coffee/TeaBreakonFriday,Saturday,andSundaymornings •SnackBreakonFridayandSundayafternoons.
The registration fee for a single room includes everything listed above EXCEPT you will not be sharing with another camp attendee. Please chose this option if you are bringing a friend or loved one who will not be taking classes. The registration fee for a local attendee includes everything listed above EXCEPT for the hotel room and the breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
How do I get to the hotel?By train: The Amtrak station is a short ride away.
By plane: Fly into the Burlington International Airport which is about 7 miles from the hotel. Hotel shuttle service is approximately $15.00 per person one way.
By car : The destination is The Essex Resort & Spa 70EssexWay Essex Junction, VT 05452 essexresortspa.com
MAY 31–JUNE 4, 2018
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Until March 30, 2018 , you may chose to receive a credit* for the ENTIRE amount paid OR a refund less 10% of the amount paid.
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Registrations cancelled after April 30, 2018 will not be eligible for a refund or a credit.
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MAY 31–JUNE 4, 2018
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