Master Classes aren’t classes for masters; they’re classes with masters! Mark your calendars: Franklin Habit and Amy Herzog are coming to Lion Brand Yarn Studio.
[Note: These classes will sell out quickly! Book your spot any time of day or night with our online booking system. Click here to book online.]
PLUS, Master Classes with Brooke Nico are now onsale! Click here to learn more about Introduction to Estonian Lace and Fixing Mistakes in Lace Knitting.
On sale October 1st:
|Franklin Habit is a writer, illustrator, and photographer. In February 2005, inspired by the emergence of the online knitting community, he created The Panopticon. What began as a project diary is now one of the most popular knitting blogs on the Internet.
Franklin has written for Interweave Knits, PieceWork, Yarn Market News, and Knitty.com. He designed (and earned) the Gold Medal for the 2006 Knitting Olympics, organized by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Yarn Harlot. He has recently embarked on a photography project entitled “1,000 Knitters,” a long-term project to (surprise!) photograph a thousand knitters.
|Photographing Your Fiber
Get the best possible shots using your camera. Bring your own camera and a project or two to learn the basics of lighting, depth of field, and styling. We’ll cover common fiber photography problems like capturing true color, capturing stitch definition, and photographing lace. We will also learn how to make a light box at home for cheap! No prior knowledge of photography is necessary.
Friday, Dec 2nd
|Working with Antique and Vintage Knitting Patterns
Don’t let the tiny type and archaic language fool you: there’s a gold mine of beautiful, functional designs waiting to be rediscovered within the pages of Victorian and Edwardian books and magazines. In this session, we’ll discuss the history of patterns, the selection of appropriate yarns and needles, methods for deciphering and troubleshooting arcane recipes, and “reverse engineering” from photographs and extant pieces. You don’t need to be a historian or re-enactor to enjoy this class — just a knitter with a curious mind.
Sunday, Dec 4th
|The History, Methods and Styles of Lace Knitting
In this session, we’ll examine the fundamental principles and techniques behind knitting’s grandest tradition. You will learn the basics of beginnings and endings, chart reading, lifelines, nupps, and other fancy maneuvers, edgings, dealing with mistakes, blocking finished work, and more. You’ll also learn about the great national traditions of knitted lace and what makes each of them unique.
Sunday, Dec 4th
On sale November 1st:
|Amy Herzog has been knitting since she was a small child and is passionate about sweaters that not only fit, but also flatter the wearer’s figure. Her designs have been featured in print and online publications from Knitscene to Twist Collective, and she has taught her well-known class on producing well-fitting, flattering sweaters at yarn shops around the country. She writes about her knitting, modifying patterns to suit your particular body, and her designs at http://www.amyherzogdesigns.com. She can be found on Ravelry as amyherzog and Flickr as amyherzogdesigns.|
|Fit to Flatter
Ever wonder why some sweaters make you look like a supermodel and others make you look more like a hobbit? In this class, I’ll teach you the tools you need to produce sweaters perfect for your figure every time you pick up the needles. We’ll cover:
We take pictures of everyone’s shape during class, so please come wearing or willing to change into a tight-fitting top and relatively fitted well-fitted pants/skirt.
Sunday Jan 8th
|All classes take place at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, located at 34 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011.|