Tuesday, October 8, 2019

What a great weekend

We had a great weekend at Camp. Thanks to Laura Bryant for the amazing classes she taught and thank you to all the students who came. I have a lot of pictures to share over the next few days.





Monday, September 23, 2019

Camp Agenda


Thursday October 3
4:00-6:00pm    Registration in Crusader Lounge
6:00pm    Dinner in Echo's Dining Lounge
8:00pm    Meet in Cedar Room

Friday October 4
8:00am    Breakfast in Echo's Dining Lounge
9:00-11:45am    Morning session of classes 
12:00pm    Lunch in Echo's Dining Lounge    
6:00pm    Dinner in Echo's Dining Lounge
8:00pm    Fashion Show in Cedar Room

Saturday October 5
8:00am    Breakfast in Echo's Dining Lounge
9:00-11:45am    Morning session of classes
12:00pm    Lunch in Echo's Dining Lounge
1:30-4:15pm    Afternoon session of classes
6:00pm    Dinner in Echo's Dining Lounge
8:00pm    Student Fashion Show in Cedar Room

Sunday October 6
8:00am    Breakfast in Echo's Dining Lounge
9:00-11:45am    Classes
12:00pm    You must be checked out of your room
12:00pm    Lunch in Echo's Dining Lounge

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Camp 2019

The dates for this year's Camp have changed. We will be meeting at Bayview-Wildwood Resort October 3-6, 2019.

Registration will open on March 1.

Laura Bryant is founder and creative director of Prism Yarns. She has written 6 books, including Artful Color, Mindful Knits and The New Knitter’s Template (with Barry Klein). She is well known for her color expertise, exploration with hand-dyed yarns, and innovative approach to garment shape, developed through years as a working artist. Laura has published designs and articles in many magazines, including Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple, and has published over 70 booklets for Prism.

Julie Schilthuis
Julie is in her 31st year of owning and operating The Needle Emporium. She has taught many classes and workshops both in the store and at many knitting guilds across Southern Ontario. She loves to source new and beautiful yarns and through her many trips to TNNA has formed relationships with companies from around the world. Julie’s customers will tell you she has a knack for putting colours together and many of her regulars leave the selections up to her. The Needle Emporium has become a destination yarn shop for knitters from across Canada and the United States – it is worth the drive to Ancaster!

Beth Schilthuis
Beth has joined us as a Camp Counsellor for years. Beth has been around the fibre world her whole life. Early on she was dragged into yarn stores and then when Julie opened her store she learned to knit.

At a trade show she fell in love with needle felting kits. It started with a small kit of a shark and ended up with an aquarium.

This year she is going to share her knowledge on needle felting.

The Details
Bayview Wildwood Resort has been welcoming guests to the lakeside village of Port Stanton for over 110 years for wonderful Ontario resort vacations. Whether it is a family vacation, Weekend getaways, Conference, Meeting, Wedding, Family reunion, or Romantic Getaways, Bayview Wildwood offers a variety of modern facilities and services to suit your needs. At our all seasons Ontario resort you'll feel right at home with the wide range of accommodations we offer including rooms, suites, waterfront cottages and historic houses.

Dining
Breakfast and lunch are offered buffet style, with a daily change of food fare. Dinners are full service and offer up to four choices of entrees, two to three appetizers and a selection of tempting desserts all made fresh from our on-site bakery.

Registration
We're limiting registrations to keep workshops small and personal. Registrations will be accepted on a "First Come, First Accepted" basis, so peruse this site, phone your friends, pick out some courses, circle the calendar and send your registration in today!

All prices include HST (13%)

If you cancel before July 31, 2019 the refundable amount is $350. After that date there are no refunds.

Option 1
Price includes
3 nights accommodations
Meals Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch
4 workshops
Friday night fashion show
Thursday evening game night
Single $1500
Double (per person) $1200
Non Knitting Guest $750

Option 2
Price includes
2 nights accommodations
Meals Friday lunch through Sunday lunch
4 workshops
Friday night fashion show
Single $1300
Double (per person) $1050
Non Knitting Guest $700

Friday Morning
Laura
Yarn Stash Workshop
This in-depth class takes participants through the steps of sorting their stash into usable collections. Students will learn about yarn types, color, and weights, and how to successfully combine them into projects. Lots of hands on swatching will allow students to see how different yarns can be worked together. We will investigate strategies for stretching yarn amounts, and formulas for calculating when there is enough—and when there isn’t. Dozens of knitted samples and swatches will be shared.
All levels. Sample instructions will range from simple to advanced, but each student may choose which swatches to do.

Beth
Needle Felting with Beth
Spend a couple of hours playing with fleece and felting needles.
(We were rushing to get the brochure ready and don't have the pricing on supplies for the class. We will send you a list of supplies with your homework. You can order your supplies from us and we will have them at Camp for you.)

Saturday Morning
Laura
Creating with Gradients
Gradient or ombre yarns abound in the market, either as long-repeat stripes or as gradient sets from hand-dyers. Successful knitting with either type requires planning and forethought. Join Laura in exploring design possibilities from simple rectangle scarves and shawls to more complex shapes whose pieces must match. Great for modular, mosaic, and straight knitting, as well as some interesting side roads. Lots of hands-on work.

Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; have knit a few accessories; easy colorwork; basic finishing techniques; beginner crochet
Materials Fee 
$20 US for 8-step gradient yarn paid to Laura at Camp



Julie 
Brioche
A favourite with designers right now from Stephen West to Andrea Mowry. This is a technique that creates a double sided fabric.

In two-color brioche stitch, two rows are worked for every row that appears on the face of the fabric.

We will work Brioche flat and if time permits we will play with Brioche on circular needles.

Saturday Afternoon
Laura
Activated Colour
Color choice for visually active patterns like chevrons, mosaics, and slip stitches can make or break the impact of your work. Learn what Laura has learned through years of discovery, including studying Missoni. Lots of hands-on swatching with simple pattern stitches illustrates how to achieve a dynamic balance in value and hue contrast. Turn that ordinary pattern into extraordinary! Especially useful for showing the beauty of hand-dyed multi-colors.

Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; easy colorwork; advanced crochet




Sunday Morning
Laura
Knitting Pitfalls
Or, how I learned to avoid these mistakes and love my garments!
Join Laura for an illustrated talk on a baker’s dozen mistakes knitters make repeatedly. Her humorous observations, tips & tricks will have you nodding in agreement, will surprise and sometimes delight you, and are sure to send you on your way with a new enthusiasm for getting it right. From fit to gauge to tricky stitch maneuvers, Laura’s use of an artist’s editorial process produces results that are often outside the box of tradition. Come join the fun!

Julie
Brioche
A favourite with designers now from Stephen West to Andrea Mowry. This is a technique that creates a double sided fabric.

In two-color brioche stitch, two rows are worked for every row that appears on the face of the fabric.

We will work Brioche flat and if time permits we will play with Brioche on circular needles.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Fashion Show - Better Late Than Never

I am sending a huge apology to Anne. She sent some pictures from the Fashion Show months ago. I started this post and then never finished it.

Thank you Anne for these great shots!!













Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Camp Video

Camp was amazing. Thank you to Fiona Ellis and Beth Casey for joining us and teaching amazing workshops.

Anne came to Camp with her camera and made an amazing video that captured our weekend.



Thanks Anne for all your work!!!

Watch for information on Camp 2019. We should be able to announce the dates in a few weeks.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Homework

Fiona

Friday Morning - Experiment with Colour and Fair Isle

Materials:
-part balls (a few yards each) in double knitting or worsted weight yarns, bring as many colours as you can and are willing to share.
-4mm, 4.5mm and 5mm needles. These can be straight or circular.
-graph paper
-coloured pencils (if you have them).

Homework:
None.

Saturday Morning - Shaping in Cable Patterns

Materials:
-1 ball of double knitting or worsted weight yarn
-4mm, 4.5mm and 5mm needles. These can be straight or circular.
-cable needle

Homework:
None.

Saturday Afternoon - Shaping the Silhouette and Decorative "Fully Fashioning"

Materials:
-a ball of double knitting or worsted weight yarn
-4mm, 4.5mm and 5mm needles (these can be straight or circular)
-graph paper

Homework
None.

Sunday Morning - Finishing with Finesse
Materials: 
-2 part balls (a few yards each) of double knitting or worsted weight yarn in different colours
-3 yarn appropriate needles (a pair plus 1)
-pair of double pointed needles (same size as the other pair)
-yarn appropriate crochet hook
-blunt-ended sewing needle.

Homework:
2 small (4 in x 4 in) stockinette swatches, still on the needles or leave on stitch holders

Julie

Find Your Fade

Materials
Find Your Fade pattern purchased on Ravelry (please no sharing of patterns)
Skeins of fingering weight (sock) yarn
-bring lots even if you don't think the colours work together
-please have the skeins wound into balls - it will save time in class
-please label your skeins - we might be passing them around to show different colour combinations

3.5mm circular needles
-60cm is long enough to start but you will need one 80cm long to finish the shawl

Brioche

Materials
-2 balls of double knitting or worsted weight yarn. 1 ball dark (not black) and 1 ball light
-3.25mm, 3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4mm and 4.5mm needles. These must be circular. 60cm long is a good length.

Homework
None

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Weekend Agenda


Thursday September 20
4:00-6:00pm    Registration in Crusader Lounge
6:00pm    Dinner in Echo's Dining Lounge
8:00pm    Meet in Cedar Room for Rowan's Anniversary Party

Friday September 21
8:00am    Breakfast in Echo's Dining Lounge for those registered for Option 1
8:15-8:45am    Registration in Crusader Lounge for those registered for Option 2
9:00-11:45am    Morning session of classes 
12:00pm    Lunch in Echo's Dining Lounge    
6:00pm    Dinner in Echo's Dining Lounge
8:00pm    Fashion Show in Cedar Room

Saturday September 22
8:00am    Breakfast in Echo's Dining Lounge
9:00-11:45am    Morning session of classes
12:00pm    Lunch in Echo's Dining Lounge
1:30-4:15pm    Afternoon session of classes
6:00pm    Dinner in Echo's Dining Lounge
8:00pm    Student Fashion Show in Cedar Room

Sunday September 23
8:00am    Breakfast in Echo's Dining Lounge
9:00-11:45am    Classes
12:00pm    You must be checked out of your room
12:00pm    Lunch in Echo's Dining Lounge