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Season 2 Begins With The Joy of Color!
August 28, 2009

Our second season begins with a bang – a bang of color, that is!

Join us for “The Joy of Color! (and Why You Should Not Be Afraid to Knit With It)” with Kristin Nicholas on Friday, September 11th at 7:00 pm at the Stata Center at MIT.

Kristin Nicholas loves color. It oozes into every crevice of her life – in her knitwear design, her home, her art and her books. In her slide presentation at the Common Cod Fiber Guild, Kristin will help you see color as she does. You will leave more confident in your attempts to combine color in your knit and crochet designs.

<i>Interweave Knits</i>, Fall 2003 (photo courtesy of Chris Hartlove)
Interweave Knits, Fall 2003 (photo credit: Chris Hartlove)

Kristin Nicholas is the author of many knitting and embroidery books. She revitalized Classic Elite Yarns in the 1980’s and 90’s as their Creative Director for 16 years, bringing in colorful basics knit into modern designs. Currently, she lives on a working sheep farm in western Massachusetts with her husband and daughter. Her signature yarn “Julia” (mohair/wool/alpaca) is available at yarnstores throughout the USA. Her newest book is being published by Soho Publishing in November and is called “Color by Kristin.”  She blogs at “getting stitched on the farm.”

<i>Vogue Knitting</i>, Fall 1997 (courtesy Vogue Knitting International)
Vogue Knitting, Fall 1997 (Photo credit: Vogue Knitting International)

And for more “hands-on” color fun, don’t miss her workshop “Creative Embroidery on Knits” at Windsor Button on Saturday, September 12th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – you can register here.

Do you love knitting colorful creations, but fair-isle or intarsia techniques aren’t quite your thing?  Step into Kristin’s world of embellishing knitwear with a needle and thread.  The easy techniques you will learn will help add personality and panache to all your knitwear.  And they are a whole lot of fun, too!

You’ll learn duplicate stitch, chain stitch, french knots, lazy daisies, spider web, running stitch, and more. Kristin will share her helpful techniques to give your embroidery a professional look. When you’re finished, you’ll be able to decorate your own knitwear with fantastic flourishes that will make your work colorific.

Students should bring one 8 x 8″ swatch knit in worsted weight stockinette stitch. Several colors of smooth worsted weight yarn. Tapestry needle (blunt point). Scissors. Optional: Two-color fair-isle swatch.


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