Sage Yarn Welcomes Sally Melville

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We will host Sally for a short lecture and book signing at the shop on
Friday evening, May 16th at 6pm.  This event is free, but space is limited.
Please RSVP by calling 508-457-9513 or sending us a note:!

On Saturday, May 17 Sally will be teaching two workshops!  These sessions will be held at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, and registration is required to reserve your space.
9:00-12:00 Essential Skills       1:00-4:00 Knit to Flatter & Fit
Register for both and save $10!

ESSENTIAL SKILLS: No matter how advanced and accomplished we are, there are habits or holes in our knitting repertoire. Perhaps we rely upon the same cast-on, the same increase, the same decrease; perhaps we are confounded by selvedge stitches; perhaps we knit without the awareness that we have choices.  This workshop explores and explains the many techniques we should all have in our repertoire. We’ll talk about which are best suited to each situation and why, and we’ll practice them all with lots of hands-on experience.

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner intermediate and beyond. (Very experienced knitters get a lot from this class, and so do newer knitters.)
SUPPLIES TO BRING: Yarn, knitting needles, crochet hook
TIME: Saturday, May 17 9:00am-12:00pm
COST: $85

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KNIT TO FLATTER AND FIT: When you spend the time and energy to make your own clothes, you should be rewarded with a result that makes you happy and proud. It should fit, it should flatter, and there should be no mystery as to how this happened. But sadly, and too often, this is not the result. Why? Because the knitter chooses the wrong pattern OR chooses the right pattern but follows the directions without questioning them OR makes the right garment but wears it with the wrong thing.

There are a few simple rules to follow for successful knitting: start with styles that flatter, knit with appropriate decisions for a personalized fit, then wear it with something that makes it look wonderful! This workshop has a lot of hands-on work that looks at these decisions and puts the power for successful results into your competent hands. YAY!

HOMEWORK: It is essential that this exercise be completed. You will be disappointed if you don’t do this! And please read this carefully, including the NOTE at the bottom. If you have any questions or difficulties with this exercise, please let us know!

1.        Dress in something close fitting. (We need to see your real silhouette. You may wear only lingerie, or you may add a bodysuit, a leotard, or tights. But do wear supportive lingerie.)

2.      Standing straight, with arms  slightly away from your side and feet together, have someone take a straight-on, full body (head-to-toe) photo of you. (Have the photo fill the screen as much as possible.)

3.        Print the photo onto plain paper (enlarging it to 8-10″ tall).

4.        Trace your outline only with a heavy black pen: we don’t need your photo anymore, only your outline. Bring your outline to class.

NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS: Common homework and supplies errors are the following: arms too far from sides, feet not together, head not included, paper too heavy or too light (tracing paper does not work; aim for 20lb paper), photo brought instead of just silhouette, silhouette not outlined or not outlined heavily enough.

SUPPLIES TO BRING: Your outline; scissors; measuring tape; pencil; eraser.
TIME: Saturday, May 17 1:00pm-4:00pm
COST: $85

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