Beth... has been passionately teaching historic knitting workshops around the world for over 25 years. In her travels she loves to prowl the archives of museums looking for old knitted bits of inspiration. All Beth's studies of past cultures inform her patterns and classes which have become known for the tiny sampler sweater projects teaching ancient techniques within the context of a garment.
Beth's pursuit of historic knitting techniques led to the book Knitting Ganseys which has been deemed a classic. This was followed by a set of three DVDs: Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel, Color Stranded Knitting Techniques, and Sanquhar Gloves and a Craftsy class on Swedish Twined Knitting.
We look forward to hearing all about Beth's adventures in the knitting world and her life in the Vermont hills. In the meantime, grab a cup of tea and do a little exploring of your own. Beth's blog, eNewsletter and Knitting Traditions website are packed with beautiful images, patterns and techniques. Don't forget to go through your knitting magazine library to find her many articles in Threads, Cast On, Interweave Knits, Knitting Traditions, Piecework, Shuttle, Spindle, and Dye Pot, Vogue Knitting, and Knitters. This should keep you entertained until we meet her in person!
Also this year...
Melora... will lead us in two daily yoga sessions, suitable for all levels of students. Her morning class will flow with a theme woven through the postures helping us understand movement and alignment while enjoying the freedom and radiance generated by an active practice. Her second, not-to-be-missed afternoon class will include deeply restorative poses to relax and de-stress based upon therapeutic yoga postures to help those with injuries, stretches to relieve fatigue from hiking or knitting!
Mary Alice... will treat every one of us to an amazing hour long full body massage. As only a truly experienced and intuitive body worker can, she will relieve you of tension, aches and pains with sensitivity and care.
This year's crawl home..!
Every year we take the long way 'home' to Portland through some of the best fiber venues Southern Maine has to offer. We have visited farms, shops, designers and spinners along the way. This year's wandering path will take us to places yet to be determined.