Skipping Stone Beach

Salt Spring Retreats at Skipping Stone Beach

Take the Fear Out of Fair Isle – March 15-18, 2018

Come and sit by the fire, looking out to the ocean and take part in an introduction to the Art of  Fair Isle Knitting with Kay Begley at our Salt Spring Retreat.

Date: March 15-18, 2018
Cost: $800.00 (inclusive)
Included: 4 Nights in Contemporary Waterfront Suites (Shared), 12 hours of Instruction (very small class). 4 Homemade Continental Breakfasts (baking, granola, fresh-baked bread, fruit, yogurt), 2 Warming Hearty Lunches, 2 dinners, Mouthwatering Baked Goodies, Unlimited Tea and Coffee.

Meet the Instructor – Kay Begley

Kay Begley has been knitting for over fifty years. In recent years she has become obsessed with all things Fair Isle. She is enjoying branching out from her research into traditional Fair Isle characteristics and techniques, and developing a simple system for choosing colour sequences that capture the essence and look of the classic period of Fair Isle knitting. She loves helping others embrace this art-form, and get over their ‘fear of Fair Isle’!

This two-day workshop (Friday/Sunday) includes twelve hours of instruction. Participants will create a sampler employing the characteristics and techniques of classic Fair Isle knitting. A free day (Saturday) allows knitters to work on their sample, tour the island, and visit the Ganges Market.

Course Outline

  • Presentation of a brief history of Fair Isle knitting.
  • Identification and discussion of the key characteristics of classic Fair Isle knitting.
  • Selection of colours and tones to achieve the classic Fair Isle look.
  • Application of the techniques of Fair Isle knitting including: two stranded knitting; steeking; and, keeping track of designs without the use of charts.

Call (250)-537-2519 or contact us for more information.

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Salt Spring Retreats
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