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  • farmerkarin59
    The museum will take a few last minute registrations if anyone is still interested. I m looking forward to it ! Takkin your makkin - Fair Isle Knitting
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      The museum will take a few last minute registrations if anyone is still
      interested. I'm looking forward to it !

      "Takkin' your makkin'"- Fair Isle Knitting from Shetland with Elizabeth
      Johnston
      and Martha Owen
      May 21-23, 9 a.m. - 12 noon & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

      Fair Isle, located in Shetland, Scotland, lies in the North Sea due west
      of
      Bergen and has strong cultural ties with Norway. This Scottish island
      boasts of
      birds, wind, sheep and a well-known knitting style.

      Fair Isle knitting involves carrying only two colors per row but this
      combination can range from bright to subtle. Pattern repeats are
      distinctive
      from their Nordic, Turkish and South American cousins. This traditional
      knitting
      style originally used a knitting `sheath' and very long double-pointed
      knitting
      needles. This helped Shetland knitters earn a reputation as the fastest
      knitters
      in the world.

      This class will cover all aspects of Fair Isle knitting from planning to
      garment
      finishing with Shetlander Elizabeth Johnston and John C. Campbell Folk
      School
      Resident Artist Martha Owen. For more details or registration please
      contact
      Stina Cowan at stinac@...
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nordicknitters/post?postID=pRh0PLcDow3E1R\
      WVLFtCpcTaxQ1IwTl0Ca64ovnrE42spL77fqy0a6Z0920waRlb6m1VMKK1v3alip20Mub9tF\
      o9> or (206) 789-5707 ext.21
      Cost: $290
      Material Cost for Instructors: $20
      (Students will also need to purchase their own yarn for this class.
      Supply list will be provided.)




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