on the road with knitspot

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Here, you’ll find Bare Naked Wool and Knitspot events that you’ll want to mark on your calendar!
Please contact the host venue for more information or to make reservations to attend. We hope to see you there!
Knit Night!
Every Wednesday evening we offer an open-to-the-public knit night!  Come on over to the Bare Naked Wools Boutique!  Make friends, chat with existing friends, and get inspired!
Knit Night hours are from 6:30PM-8:30PM
 Classes/Pop-ups/Trunk Shows
Ottawa Knitting Guild (April 16th-18th 2016)
On Saturday, April 16th, 2016, Anne will teach the Yarn Voyage for Knitting and Design class from 9:00am to 12:00pm, followed by the Yarn Voyage II Color Territory class from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, with a lunch break between.
On Sunday April 17th, 2016 Anne will teach the Start to Finish class from 9:00am to 12:00pm, followed by the Shapely Shoulders class from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, with a lunch break between.
On Monday April 18th, 2016 Anne will teach Sweater Fitness from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, to include a one-hour lunch break.

OnMonday April 18th, 2016 Anne will present a brief lecture on the principles of “slow fashion” and the importance of quality and effort in hand-making from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Miami Valley Knitting Guild Dayton, Ohio April 29-May 1 2016

Sign up here!

Sweater Fitness
Saturday 9-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm

An intermediate workshop in the important basics of sweater fit and construction. Get into your best shape EVER! Participants will complete a thorough set of body measurements and discuss how to use them to choose and use a sweater pattern in an appropriate size. Students may knit gauge swatches during the workshop. Other topics of discussion will include swatching, yarn choices, pattern reading and terminology, types and uses of shaping techniques (increasing and decreasing), tips and tricks for successful navigation through a sweater project.
Students must have a complete understanding of increasing/decreasing, have completed a project that requires shaping (sweater, mittens, etc), and have an intermediate level of knitting skill and pattern reading (understanding of intermediate knitting terminology is expected). 
The emphasis of this workshop is on preparation and execution for a well-fitting sweater; seaming and finishing will not be covered.

Finishing Series
Sunday 9-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm

Students are provided with discussion and demonstration of various tools and techniques for finishing projects with polished, professional results; focus is on finishing seamed garments.  The series is comprised of three workshops focusing on the following areas:
Blocking: preparation of knitted pieces for final construction, including blocking, sizing and care of hand-knit fabric and fibers.
Joining: covers many types – seaming, grafting, and finished openings, as well as planning the right methods for individual projects.
Embellishments: discusses add-ons such as button holes and bands, buttons, pockets, and edgings for knitted garments as well as picking up stitches.

MARYLAND SHEEP AND WOOL May 7th & 8th

We are SO excited to announce that we will be showing at Maryland Sheep and Wool this year! We will have a booth filled with our Bare Naked Wools and Knitspot patterns! Please come and support us and get your BNW fix!
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
http://sheepandwool.org

Great Lakes Fiber Show May 28th-29th

We’re once again going to Wooster for the Great Lakes Fiber Show! This is a local show for us, and a favorite! Lots of great vendors selling fiber, yarn, patterns, and other goods like soaps and lotions!
WAYNE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, 199 VANOVER ST., WOOSTER, OHIO
http://www.greatlakesfibershow.com
Alaskan Knitting Cruise – leaves Seattle, Washington July 22-30 2016
Join Anne on the Celebrity Solstice for a week long trip filled with learning, traveling, and knitting!  Students will take part in an 18 hour lace project class – spanned over the week.  Learn one-on-one with Anne herself, as she will be available for private instruction.   Pick up tips and tricks for blocking your masterpiece.  The ship will take you to Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Skagway, Alaska Inside Passage, and Victoria, British Columbia.  When not knitting, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful scenery; you’ll cruise by forested isles, ice-blue glaciers, and majestic mountains.  Those with interest can contact Rene McKinnon at r.mckinnon@cruiseone.com or by phone 405.361.0003

Michigan Fiber Fest August 18-21st

Come see our booth in MI this summer! It’s our first time in the barns! This show is full of really great vendors with high quality fiber, yarn, and supplies.
 150 Douglas St, Allegan, MI 49010
http://www.michiganfiberfestival.info

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