From 9:00 am until 4:00 pm
At Pope Marine Building
$385.00 + materials
Join us Sept. 23 - 25 in Pt. Townsend for a three-day workshop with Beth Brown-Reinsel, coming to us from Vermont. Beth will guide you as you design your own Gansey sweater, based on historical techniques and motifs. The Gansey was the prevalent British Isles fisherman's sweater during the 19th and early 20th Centuries, and Beth brings a deep knowledge of both the history and the knitting techniques involved in this timeless design.
On day 1, you'll knit a small-scale sweater as you familiarize yourself with traditional construction techniques including the Channel Island cast-on; split welts; seam stitches; traditional knit-purl patterns; the underarm gusset; shoulder straps with perpendicular joining; picked-up sleeves; and neck gussets.
On days 2 and 3, you'll explore alternative construction methods and apply all you've learned to design your own one-of-a-kind Gansey. Beth will guide you every step of the way.
Your class fee includes a boxed lunch for all three days. Registered students will be sent a link to a Zoom trunk sale with Beth, to help you choose yarn for the class.
This workshop will be held at the Pope Marine Building in the historic Victorian seaport town of Pt. Townsend, WA., about a block from Bazaar Girls. The venue is accessible, has a kitchenette and bathroom, and is within walking distance of several hotels, as well as numerous excellent restaurants and shops. We hope you'll be able to join us for this exceptional opportunity to explore Gansey techniques with Beth.
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