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SESSION TOPICS

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OFFER A SESSION TOPIC

Once you have registered on the registration page, please feel free to add a session offering.

  • Post session
    • topic title
    • time (30 or 75 minutes)
    • type of session (hands on teaching, demonstration, panel, talk)
    • brief description here
  • Create a wiki page for your session topic and link to it from your title

 

 

 

VIDEO How to add a topic

 

 

 

Feel free to comment on classes through their respective pages. Also: help the workshop coordinators prepare by commenting to workshops you are interested in attending.

 

  • Intro to Drop Spinning (30 minutes/hands on teaching) - A introduction to drop spinning for first time spinners [Guido Stein]
  • Photographing Your Fiber FO's on Real People Models  (75 minutes/part hands on, part demonstration/talk) - Techniques, tips & advice on how to make your knits look great on people, aa well as lively up your blog/website. Hands on. Bring your camera!  (Gale Zucker/She Shoots Sheep Shots) - I just put this on the schedule/venue list as Saturday at 12:45 in the Ceramics Classroom.
  • Amigurumi (75 minutes/hands on teaching)- Crocheting cute critters - tips, tricks, and techniques.  Offering a project that you could complete in that hour. [Rachel Gogan]
  • Russian knitted join (30 min/hands on) - How to join live and non-live edges WITHOUT extra yarn [Chris Haddad]
  • Two Socks, One Circ (30 min) - Various methods for starting TWO socks on ONE circular (both toe-up and top-down), as well as heel methods. Also covering tips for winding/balling your yarn for best results [Chris Haddad]
  • Intarsia: Backwards, Sideways, and In-The-Round (30 mins/hands-on if you bring a swatch) - alternate intarsia techniques only!  [Deborah Neisel-Sanders]
  • Knit Your Sweaters To Fit YOU, Not the Pattern-Model (75 mins/partly hands-on) - How to modify an established pattern to include bust-darts and other fitting techniques.  [Deborah Neisel-Sanders]
  • Blogging for Beginners - how to set up a blog, post photos, add fun knitting tweaks like a Ravelry progress bar. Focus on Wordpress and Flickr for brevity, but may touch on other options available. - [Liz Sachs]
  • Crochet for beginners (75 minutes) - A hands-on session for absolute beginners to crochet. [Susan Eiseman Levitin]
  • Voices from the swatch: TKGA Master Knitter Roundtable (Alanna Nelson, Amanda Watlington and others)
  • Continental Knitting:  Learn to "pick" your stitches, holding the yarn in your left hand - bring needles & yarn (75 mins) [Suzanne Ress]
  • One-handed Stranded Knitting:  If you can knit continental style, you can learn to manage two yarns in one hand.  (75 mins) [Suzanne Ress]
  • Cabling without a Cable Needle:  Learn to knit cables without using a cable needle from a charted pattern.  (75 mins) [Suzanne Ress)
  • Double-Knitting Intro: Learn to double-knit in the flat (75 mins) [Alasdair Post-Quinn]
  • Entrelac (and backwards knitting): How to knit entrelac with the added bonus of how to knit backwards in order to avoid constantly turning your work (75 mins) [Katy Love]
  • Easier Socks with the Strong Heel: (30 minutes) Learn a very easy heel that does not require picking up stitches, just knowledge of basic increases and decreases. [Aaron Clark]
  • The Frog Pond:  Got a bunch of UFOs that are just collecting dust?  Have a WIP that you've messed up but just haven't had the heart to rip yet?  Join the Frog Pond and get the support - or extra pair of hands - you need!
  • Yarn Tasting Swap: Bring little tastes (40 yrds or more) of labeled yarns to swap with others. This is a fun way to try yarn you've never experienced, and also great for those of us working on pieced projects, or embellishment.  (30 min) Saturday  3-3:30 . [Gale Zucker/she shoots sheep shots]
  • Intuitive Sock Heels: (30 minutes) Learn the anatomy of short row and top-down flap heels, and how to knit them on the fly, without specific directions, on any number of stitches. [Rebecca Hatcher/archiknist]
  • Intro to Lace Knitting: (75 minutes) Learn how a few basic stitches can create lacy wonder. [Alanna Nelson and whoever else wants to help out!)
  • Something's Fishy (30 minutes panel discussion): Using the fish as a model, participate in a panel discussion with Adrienne Sloane and Jodi Colella on how to approach design, material and process with your work.
  • Social Media and Fiber Fun: (30 minutes) Come talk about how ravelry, facebook,, twitter, podcasts, and blogs are changing the way we guild our knitting circles. Whitney Hoffman of the LDPodcast will join in with us by skype.

 

 

SUGGEST A SESSION TOPIC

Please suggest topics you would like to see at FiberCamp. If someone want to take on the topic, they will remove it from this list and add it to the sessions offered.

 

  1. I would love a session about knitting dictionary [guido stein]
  2. I would like a session on selling your goods online, comparing the different services [guido stein]
  3. I would like a session on the various aspects of The Sock.  Specifically the various ways of creating the heel, their names (flap, short row, etc). [amy blake-baldwin]
  4. I would like the above mentioned beginners class on drop spindle spinning and what the differences are between all the kinds of drop spindles.  [Rachel Gogan]
  5. I would like a class on how to do color work/fair isle.  I don't yet know the differences and it's something I would love to try.  [Rachel Gogan]

  6. I would like a class about how to go from the idea in your head to a pattern on your needles. [Susan Eiseman Levitin]
  7. I would like to see someone coordinate a stash swap!
  8. I would like a session on the classic crochet granny square (& variations). On Saturday plz!
  9. I would like a session where attendees swap small amounts of labeled yarn- maybe 40-50 yards- as  a tasting,  or for piecework projects.
  10. I would like a demonstration of steeking - it scares me.[Kathleen Sweeney]

 

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Comments (10)

Beth said

at 9:58 am on Dec 30, 2009

I'm feeling a little guilty about signing up for this without volunteering to teach. At the same time I don't really feel that confident in my abilities. On that proverbial third hand, I probably could cobble together at least an introduction to the sock and options for construction, as requested above. Or I could more confidently do an intro to lace knitting, but that hasn't been requested. Or I could lie low and see what happens that weekend? Advice?

Guido Stein said

at 7:42 am on Jan 4, 2010

Beth... enjoy the weekend, if you feel the need to teach.. great.. if not still great... :) Please remeber to comment on the pages if you plan on attending a class...

Harlene Caroline said

at 9:54 am on Jan 4, 2010

I would like a session on steeking. If someone could bring in a sample and actually show doing this, that would be great.

Betsy Bouche said

at 12:20 pm on Jan 5, 2010

I don't see anything here being offered on lace. I could do a "Lacy Isn't Scary: Intro to Lace" workshop (75 min.) Lace isn't scary, but the idea of leading a workshop is! But I'm willing to give it a try if anyone is interested. Just don't schedule me too early in the day, please.

Betsy Bouche said

at 12:28 pm on Jan 5, 2010

Yarn tasting sounds like fun! I'm in, schedule permitting.

Rachel said

at 9:18 am on Jan 6, 2010

I would REALLY love to attend a Lace Isn't Scary workshop!! I'd love to try lace... but I'm scared :)

Margery Meadow said

at 4:15 pm on Jan 6, 2010

How about an informal "Do you knit funny?!" show-n-tell session? I'm usually a mirrored combination continental knitter, with a sideline in quasi-Norwegian and Portugese purling. I'd love a chance to see how others who "knit funny" do it. I'd also like to hear tips on how to knit more quickly, with less strain.

Susan Eiseman Levitin said

at 5:55 pm on Jan 6, 2010

Rachel, I am just a beginning lace knitter but have made a lot of progress quickly. If no-one else takes you up on this, let's sit together at some point and I'll get you started. It's not as scary as it seems. Susan

Beth said

at 6:23 am on Jan 7, 2010

Betsy: I don't see your lace intro on the list. Are you serious about wanting to do it? Otherwise I would be willing to teach or co-teach with you what I call "no-fear" lace. I'll send you a private email...

Rachel, see me and I can give you my tips for guaranteed lace success. :)

Christina Inge said

at 9:12 am on Jan 7, 2010

I would like to do a lace workshop as well, on what I call Brainless Lace-simple, though not necessarily beginner, repetitive designs that are relaxing to knit, and don't require looking (much) or counting once you've established the pattern. I mentioned they are not necessarily beginner since some require wrapping, multiple-row dropped sts, and a few other techniques that are not 100% comfortable for all beginner knitters, but the common thread is that all are perfect for take-along projects, or stuff to do while your brain is busy with one thing.
Perhaps we should combine efforts?

I'd also be glad to do log cabin knitting-simple and addictive and a great way to use up scraps.

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