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Un-Conference Sessions

This page is for posting session idea topics you would like to offer or you would like to request. The sessions posted on this page may or may not eventually be added to the actual schedule.


The full schedule and room availability grid will open up later in the month. We still have some logistics to work out on what rooms are for classes and what spaces/rooms will be used for registration and vendors.


How to add a session

1) Log in and hit the "Edit" tab above.

2) Add a session title (in Heading 3 -- under the pull-down menu above that currently says "Normal"). Underneath, in bold, add the type (Hands On/Panel/Presentation/Demo/etc), duration (30 or 60 mins), and your name as the presenter.

3) Highlight the session title and click "Insert a link to a new page" under Page Tools in the right-hand sidebar.

4) Give your new page a name -- it should start with 2011_session_ and probably include the title or part of the title of the session.

5) Save the page (the button is in the lower left corner)


Now, click on the link you just made. It will take you to a dialog for creating the new page. Keep the default name for the page, and make sure you put it in the "sessions" folder. It should give you a new page to edit -- add your session info and save it!


Session Ideas


Please add sessions that you would like to offer up to the group here. Each session should have it's own wiki page. If you are not sure about how to create and/or connect a wiki page, please add your session information here, then ask for help on the Ravelry Forum, and another camper will be happy to convert it into a wiki page.


Session information needs to include: title, type, duration, presenter / facilitator , description 

Session wiki pages should start with "2011_session_" and be put in the sessions folder


Photographing Your FO's

Demo/Hands On - 60 min - Gale Zucker


Intro to Drop Spinning (or Going Commando with Guido) 

Hands On - 60 min - by Guido Stein


The State of Fiber in Boston, LIVE!! Podcast Recording

Panel - 60 min - by Guido Stein


How to Make a Granny Square (Crochet) - Hands On

Hands On - 60 min - by Rachel Gogan


Hyperbolic Crochet Dishcloths - How To

Hands on - 30 min - by Rachel Gogan


Intro to Double-Knitting

Hands on - 60 min - by Alasdair Post-Quinn


Tassels: Not just for the Renaissance anymore

Presentation/Demo - 30 min - by Alanna Nelson 


Build a Yarn Swift  from Tinker Toys

Demo/Hands On - 30 min - by Betsy Bouche


Knitting on Two Circular Needles

Demo/Hands On - 30 min - by Alasdair Post-Quinn


A Technique Comparison: Cast on, bind off, right/left-leaning increases/decreases

Hands On - 45 min - with Beth Katcher


Charts - How to read and write them (based on the request for creating lace charts, below)

Hands On - 45 min - with Beth Katcher


Crochet for Beginners - Getting Started

Hands On - 60 min - with Susan Eiseman Levitin


Beyond the Basics - Crochet

Hands On - 45 min - with Susan Eiseman Levitin 


How to Teach Knitting to Children of ANY Age 

Presentation 30 min - with Juliet Blanchette-Goyette


Re-knitting a Flap Heel

Presentation 30 minutes Gudrun Thomassen


Creating Handknits That Actually Fit 

Presentation/Hands-On - 60 mins - by Deborah Neisel-Sanders


Pattern Selection 201

Presentation 30mins by Christina Inge 


Murder Most Wooly -- Recycling Yarn From Sweaters

Demo/Hands on: 60 minutes by Siobhan Kelleher


Basics of Magic Loop

Demo/Hands on: 30 minutes by Aaron Clark


Toe up Socks

Demo/Hands on: 30 minutes by Yvonne Dawkins


Learn to Knit! The basics

Hands On - 60 min - by Jen Stone-Gerardy


Needle Felting: or, fun with sharp objects

Demo/Hands On - 30 min - by Jen Stone-Gerardy


Plying Your Singles

Demo/Hands On, 60 minutes, with Suzanne Elsasser


Session Requests


How to sell online, a review of the many options

requested by: Guido Stein


Fiber Craft History

requested by: Guido Stein


Socks from the toe up

requested by: Rachel Gogan


Care and feeding of a spinning wheel

requested by: Rachel Gogan


Tips on Blocking Shawls:

What Is That Ruler For, Anyway?

requested by: Betsy Bouche 


Measuring Session, to help each other get our real measurements

requested by:  Betsy Bouche 


Knitting Directly from Silk Hankies

requested by: Gale Zucker


Moebius Cast-on

requested by Gale Zucker


Comments (11)

natknit said

at 7:39 am on Feb 2, 2011

I cannot be there in person to teach the lace class but I have some ideas for creating lace charts that I can offer to someone who is actually teaching. There's a lovely online tool (free) called ChartGen if you haven't seen it already. Part of the course could include instruction on how to use this tool effectively http://chartgen.orangellous.com/

Aaron Clark said

at 8:05 pm on Feb 2, 2011

Once I get fully registered I'll get a magic loop class listed on this thing. I LOVE doing magic loop. Currently learning how to do socks from the toe up...too new to be able to teach it yet.

Rachel said

at 5:18 pm on Feb 3, 2011

Fantastic! I'm itching to try magic loop

Gudrun Thomassen said

at 1:56 pm on Feb 8, 2011

Oooo. Care and Feeding of a Spinning Wheel would be wonderful!

Betsy Bouche said

at 7:41 pm on Feb 13, 2011

I'd love to take a Photographing Your FO session! I'm so tired of my knitting photos looking nothing like my FOs.

Alanna said

at 9:30 pm on Feb 18, 2011

Has anyone ever made a duct tape dummy? I've seen instructions online, but never actually tried it, and I am SO ready for a chance to do this.

Louise Harrison Lepera said

at 5:00 pm on Mar 6, 2011

Me too!

Betsy Bouche said

at 5:32 pm on Mar 6, 2011

I never heard of this - it sounds great! If there's a session about this, I'm in!

gale zucker said

at 1:08 pm on Mar 1, 2011

I'm also interested in the duct tape dummy procedure.

Louise Harrison Lepera said

at 5:00 pm on Mar 6, 2011

I'd love to learn about steeking without a sewing machine...

knitolution said

at 10:07 am on Mar 9, 2011

me too! Steeking terrifies me!

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