Did you know that we are the official fiber theme providers for Mohonk Mountain House? Missed the last two? Come this year! March 28-March 30 2014! See the Full Program and Brochure Here
Keynote Speakers Trisha Malcolm of Soho Publishing (and Vogue Knitting, Sixth & Spring books, and more) & Stacy Charles, and Ragga Eriksdottir!
Featuring workshops by Gryphon Corpus, Ragga Eriksdottir, Jasmine Pai, Irina Poludnenko, and Laura Zukaite.
To sign up and get more information, please call Elizabeth at 845.256.2027. Signups are at Mohonk only, and spaces at these rates are limited.
Hurry, the class sizes are linited- please sign up for your classes with Elizabeth at Mohonk while registering.
BOOK NOW, LIMITED AVAILABILITY AT THIS RATE!
Want to know what happened last year? See below!
We are just back from The Yarn Company’s Knit-In-Style weekend at Mohonk Mountain House! It was even better than last year, with more teachers, more classes, more fun! From the very first hours—checking into the gorgeous rustic rooms (fireplaces! Pressed flowers framed on the walls!), dining sumptuously among fellow knitters surrounded against a backdrop of mountains—the weekend was magical.
Friday night The Yarn Company booth opened in the Victorian Parlor, displaying designer samples and the delicious yarns to make them with, as well as exclusives like Lorna’s Laces Urban Underground colorways, Tilli Tomas’s Knockout on Shale and Slate, and Dragonfly’s Djinni and Traveller in Ragga’s Glacier. Ragga gave her delightful presentation on Icelandic knitting Friday night, showing slides of her knitting ancestors (and a hot Viking for luck) and revealing the nature of lopi wool and the history of the lopi sweater.
Saturday started with a grand breakfast, and then there were classes all day---Donna Panner, Irina Poludnenko, Stephen West—as well as a Knitting Study Hall. What a peaceful place to work! In between activities there was the pool, of course, with its underwater music and surrounding woodland vista, complete with wheeling hawks; the ice skating rink in the nearby pavilion; the incredible Barn Museum brimming with Mohonk history (school desks from the 1920s! an original post office! carriages, tools, dumbwaiters!)…and miles of trails up and down the mountains, around the legendary lake.
Saturday night, design maven Shirley Paden gave an inspiring presentation about her own rocky road to success and her style of combining trend with tradition to create timeless classics. Sunday morning brunch was phenomenal—then more classes, more swag, and a final romp around the grounds. Thank you to everyone for coming and making it so truly amazing, and thanks to Mohonk Mountain House for hosting!