We will be closed Sunday through Tuesday, re-opening at 11am Wednesday. For those celebrating, have a lovely holiday weekend!
Stars Hollow Yarns
Sunday, May 5 from 10am to 5pm
Crochet? Knit? Both? In this masterclass, world-renowned needle arts designer and guru Margaret Huber will teach you the methods she uses to create free-form fabrics. Fluency in both knitting and crochet is not required, but you will have even more fun in this workshop if you can do both!
Free-form knitting and crochet has been described by many as creating a fabric using different textures, stitches, and colors in a multi-directional way. Free-form work can be approached in three different ways: lining method, mesh method, and template method. In class, while we will learn about the different methods, we will concentrate primarily on making a small bag using the lining method.
Most students will not complete the project in one day, though we will come away with all the knowledge we need to finish on our own. (And how badly do you want to take a class from a woman who is a self-professed "bi-stitchual" and has been inducted into the Crochet Hall of Fame? We are obsessed.)
This will be a full day workshop, with a break for lunch. Depending on participants' interest, we may add a second session on May 19; please let us know your preference. Class size is limited, so register today!
Margaret Hubert started in the needle arts business in 1963, as co-owner of a small yarn shop. When the shop closed 12 years later, she became the needlework instructor at Bloomingdale’s in White Plains, New York. Since that time, she has written 31 books, including her latest which was released last summer: One-Piece Knits (June 2018).
Other recent publications include:
Her designs have been featured in myriad knit and crochet publications, including Interweave Knits, Crochet, Crochet!, Creative Knitting, Belle Armoire, Simply Crochet, as well as many hardcover books. Margaret also has two tutorial DVDs out, on Free-Form Knitting and Free-Form Crochet.
While Margaret teaches knitting and crocheting workshops all over the country, she continues to teach in her local yarn shop (LYS) in Pawling, New York, where she has taught for the past 18 years. She loves all aspects of both knitting and crocheting, but combining knitting and crochet in free-form designs is her passion.
And yes, Margaret has been inducted into The Jean Leinhauser CGOA Crochet Hall of Fame.
Another new book is in the works, though the contents and title are still under wraps. Watch this space!