- Hello, welcome to spring. Carole is currently in Kansas City
attending the Silver Reed knitting machine Dealer Meeting, after
which she is a featured demonstrator at the Mid America Knitting
Seminar. She is teaching felting (hot & cold bath), needle felting
(dry), knitting tuck stitch garments, G Carriage knitting machine
attachment, and other classes. If you are not in the central US to
attend this seminar, you can see Carole teach at other upcoming
events in the US. More about that later.
Creative Machine Embroidery has several free downloads for
subscribers at their website
Choose from these and others:
"Delicate Accents" Free Download
Add lace accents to a breezy summer blouse with this free Battenburg-
lace inspired download. Offer expires July 15, 2005.
"Stripe Zone" Free Downloads
We've brightened a pretty pillow sham with these three outline
quilting motifs. What will you make with these free downloads? Offer
expires July 15, 2005.
If you haven't done these downloads before, read the helpful article
about downloading zip files on the same CME page.
Hopefully everyone had a chance to make some nice garments for Spring
holidays. People at knit club are busy making Poncho's in spring
colors. At last Knit Club, Carole demonstrated the tuck stitch poncho
from her book "Sensational Shawls." She will repeat this class at the
Mid America seminar in Kansas City and at the Purls of Joy Seminar on
New Pattern Books: We are working on two new books that should be
ready by the end of Spring. One is a collection of patterns for Bulky
9mm knitting machines. Check for info in the next issue of the
ROCKING HORSE NEWS.
HAND KNITTING NEEDLES: Fred has been spending time in his workshop
crafting wooden knitting needles to use with heavy or novelty yarns.
They are selling for $9/set. Call or stop by for info.
We have a "4-H Project Day" event here on May 1st and someone will be
giving free hands-on demonstrations to anyone. Last year we had
several youngsters and adults take this class and report that they
are still knitting.
UPCOMING EVENTS at ROCKING HORSE FARM:
Embird Embroidery Workshop, Saturday April 16, bring laptop. Register
Fiber Friends spinning, Tuesday April 19, 6-9pm. Free, no
We are closed on April 28-30 because we are all teaching at the Purls
of Joy Seminar in Moundsview, Minnesota.
Community Open House/4-H Project Day event: Sunday, May 1, 1-3pm. The
public is invited to participate in classes about knitting, sewing,
embroidery, forestry, cooking, woodworking, and other topics. Live
ALPACAS will be on hand.
Embroidery Club: Saturday, May 7, 10am.
Machine Knitting Club: Saturday, May 7, 1:30pm.
DesignaKnit knitting software Seminar: Saturday, May 14 10-6.
Antique Round Sock Machine gathering: Saturday, May 21 10-6.
Knitting Camp: June 16-18.
Sewing & Embroidery Camp: July 14-16.
September Seminar for Fiber Artists: September 22-24.
INTERNATIONAL EVENTS we are participating in:
Visit the ROCKING HORSE FARM booth at the Mid America Knitting
Extravaganza in Kansas City (April 8-9), Purls of Joy Knitting &
Embroidery Seminar in the Twin Cities of Minnesota (April 29-30), and
the Circular Sock Machine of America Conference in Michigan (June 26-