Mixing Techniques and Buff Mittens

This month Sandra Clark will present a program on Mixing Various Techniques in Your Fiber Work.  Sandra earned her BFA and MFA from CSU in fiber arts. She was a quilt instructor and contributing author to Sew News and Designs in Machine Embroidery magazines. She is a collector of techniques and thrives on the challenges of combining them in her art.  Her program starts around 11:00 am (maybe a little before if we finish the general meeting early).

Stick around after the program for a Buff Mittens workshop with Joanna Johnson.  Buff mittens are made by knitting a continuous texture of loops across the outer surface of the mitten. The loops are then cut and trimmed, and the mitten is shagged, creating a warm and weatherproof mitten. It is somewhat like knitting your own mitten-shaped chia pet!

There is still room in the afternoon workshop.

Bring $20 and following materials if you want to participate.

  • 400 yards – worsted weight 100% wool yarn (n, a light color such as tan, cream or grey recommended. 
  • 100 yards – worsted weight 100% wool yarn in contrast color #1, such as green, brown,   blue, red or a color of your choosing.
  • 100 yards – worsted weight 100% wool yarn in contrast color #2, such as green, brown, blue, red or a color of your choosing.
  • Size US 7 straight or circular needles, darning needle, stitch marker, waste yarn, scissors.