YarnCon in Chicago Coming in October

Blogged under Shows by Tammy on Sunday 19 April 2009 at 10:02 am

For those who live in the mid-west, you may want to check into attending YarnCon this October in Chicago. Along with lots of yarn to purchase and fellow yarn crafters to meet, there will be workshops offered:

Flower Pins from Recycled Felted Wool with Denise Handwerker
Sew a beautiful flower pin from recycled felted wool! Using three layers of luscious felt, construct a pin approximately 2-4″ in size. By the end of the class you will have a perfect accessory for your handmade sweaters, purses, hats or jackets. This class is suitable for anyone that can safely use sharp scissors and thread a needle. Kits will be available for purchase ($10-$20), and needle and thread will be supplied. Please bring your own scissors.

Textile-Based Artist Trading Cards with Lindsay Obermeyer
Unlock a creative block. These miniature works of art are a fantastic means for experimenting. Like traditional trading cards we will work in a 2 ½” x 3 1/2″ format. We will use paper and cloth as our base to explore new and familiar techniques including collage, hand embroidery, appliqué, and stamping. Bring fabric scraps, photographs, bits of ribbon – anything that suits your whim through which a needle may pass. Expect to complete at least on card during the workshop.

Introduction to Spinning with Vera Videnovich
Vera Videnovich will demonstrate how to spin on a spinning wheel, and will be available to answer questions for the beginner and more advanced spinner. Vera will also be at her booth with her spinning wheel throughout the show.

Morning Kids’ Knitting Class with Sister Arts Studio
Beginning knitting class and book reading of Angora: I’m Not Fluff, I’m Always Enough by local author Gary Scholar.
Ages 6 and up
$25.00 per person, including Knitting Kit ($15.00 without kit)

Afternoon Kids’ Knitting Class with Sister Arts Studio
Beginning knitting class and book reading of Angora: I’m Not Fluff I’m Always Enough by local author Gary Scholar.
Ages 6 and up
$25.00 per person, including Knitting Kit ($15.00 without kit)

Learn to knit with the Windy City Knitting Guild
Ongoing
Learn how to knit, or get help while adding to Polly E. Cotton’s dress. Free.

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