What’s better than one Fair Isle knitting class? Two Fair Isle knitting classes! Last week, Sandy De Master and Mary Germain taught a class in Fair Isle Techniques followed by Fair Isle Design with Janine Bajus, who we welcomed for the first time as a Sievers instructor. What made it even better was to have our Beginning Basketry class in session at the same time with Kay Normann and Drew Tibbetts sharing three fun and busy days with their students.
Then it was time to continue our Fair Isle theme and focus on the concept of design. By using photographs to develop personalized colorways, swatching to find just the right combinations and then interpreting the motifs in your chosen colors, these knitters had the building blocks for stunning knitwear. It started with the “Shetland Playpen”.
It seems as if you’re not a beginning basketmaker for long! The first baskets were well on their way on the first afternoon.
Our own “Fair Isle” is always ready to inspire knitters, basketmakers… and you!