Exciting news! Judith MacKenzie and I will be offering a workshop at The Tradingpost in Pendleton, Indiana on April 26-28th, 2013. I am really looking forward to it! If you have any questions about the workshop, email me at katelarsontextiles@gmail.com. To register for the workshop, see Susan Markle’s contact info at the end of this post.

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Inspired by Bohus Stickning

Spinning and knitting a treasured textile.
With Judith MacKenzie and Kate Larson.

The fine, hand knit garments produced by the Swedish Bohus Stickning workshop are truly unforgettable. The workshop’s fleet of rural knitters produced couture pieces for shops in Paris with a distinctive texture created by combining fine wool and wool angora blends in an abundance of shades with well placed purl stitches and subtle color shifts. Join Judith MacKenzie and Kate Larson as they explore the history, techniques, and possibilities of the Bohus Stickning style. Working with a variety of fibers, you will not only learn how to spin for the gauge and texture of Bohus yarns, but finishing techniques to bring out the vitality and character of the fiber. The stranded knitting style used for Bohus Stickning differs from other traditions in many ways. We will talk about knitting with more than two colors per row, managing floats, reading charts, and more. With this workshop’s tips and techniques in hand, you can go on to spin and knit your own Bohus-inspired piece.  If you can spin a continuous yarn and both knit and purl, join us for a fun weekend exploring color and fiber!

Skill Level: All levels welcome. If you can spin a continuous yarn and both knit and purl, join us for a fun weekend exploring color and fiber!

Supplies: Spinning: Wheel in working order and its parts; extra bobbins; lazy kate; handcards; niddy noddy. Knitting: sets of 5 DPNs in US#0, 1, and 2; stitch markers; scissors; other needle notions you typically use. Optional: DPNs in US#00 or 000. Some needles will be available to purchase.

Workshop will be held April 26-28 in Pendleton, Indiana. Conact Susan at 765-778-3331 or e-mail tradingpostfiber@aol.com to register or if you have questions.