WoolWinders Instructor Gives Back to Community

Suzy Roy

 

Susan Allaway, WoolWinders staffer/instructor, was selected as a Judge for the Skein & Garment Competition at the 2019 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.  Susan was thrilled to see and judge the wonderful finished garments that were submitted by our talented fiber arts community.  There were multiple awards for finished items, including those made from hand spun and breed specific yarns as well as items that were made from Maryland fleeces.  According to Susan, all were just stunning.  She urges you to stop by the judged exhibition at next year's festival. 

 

Susan teaches many classes at WoolWinders and is the ongoing instructor for the Fixing Mistakes and Finishing Technique classes.  After having been exposed to all the inspiring handmade items at the 2019 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, she stresses the importance of properly finishing a garment.  Simple techniques such as weaving in the ends, blocking, and seaming are essential to completing a project that was so beautifully made by hand.  Check out all of the classes offered by the extraordinary WoolWinders instructors or stop by the shop for a printed schedule.

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FREE Book Signing with Gayle Roehm!

Suzy Roy

To celebrate the publication of Gayle's latest translated book, we'll be hosting a (FREE) book signing right before her scheduled Knitted Slippers from Michiyo Class at WoolWinders Rockville. 

 

Saturday, March 9th
12pm - 2pm

ROCKVILLE

                                

 

You don't want to miss out on having your new (or previous) book signed.  So stop by the ROCKVILLE shop on Saturday, March 9th (12pm - 2pm) to meet Gayle!  Books will be available for purchase.

 

More about Gayle

 

Gayle teaches knitting classes around the country with a focus on using Japanese patterns. She loves to introduce knitters to the pleasures of Japanese designs, and her knowledge of the subject is unmatched. She majored in Japanese studies, speaks Japanese, and lived in Japan during and after her college years.

She went on to business school and worked as a management consultant all over the world, including many visits to Japan. She is an avid knitter and has been incorporating Japanese patterns for many years.

With the rise of the internet, anyone anywhere can find a wide range of Japanese books and patterns but many have found the translating difficult. Enter Gayle, who has been able to provide instruction on how to translate these beautiful patterns. Her classes have been VERY popular at events such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, Stitches, Interweave Knitting Lab, Yarnover, Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat, Sock Summit and more. Gayle’s designs have been published in Knitter’s Magazine, Interweave Knits, A Gathering of Lace, and by yarn companies. For several years she translated Japanese patterns for Dancing Fibers (now Sunrise Yarns/Diakeito), and she prepared the Japanese section for the book Knitting Languages. She also sells original work at a local fiber arts gallery.

 

Come meet Gayle at her book signing!
&
Register soon for the Knitted Slippers from michiyo before all the seats are gone!

 

 

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Returning Author & Instructor: Gayle Roehm

Suzy Roy

The popular (and busy!) Gayle Roehm has just wrapped up teaching another full set of courses at Vogue Knitting Live! in NYC and the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat.  We're delighted to welcome her back to WoolWinders Yarn Shop. 

We are looking forward to learning more about her newly published translated work: Japanese Knitting: Patterns for Sweaters, Scarves and More, by michiyo.  This book has been described as: "Create versatile wardrobe essentials with these chic new Japanese knitting patterns for apparel and accessories from cult favorite author michiyo."

 

All of our previous classes with Gayle have been immensely popular, so we're very excited to host one of her first classes from her new book featuring a pair of cleverly-constructed cabled slippers

 

The class is expected to fill up fast so register now!

Gayle Roehm Japanese Knitting Class

Knitted Slippers
from michiyo

Saturdays, March 9 & 30
2 - 4 pm
$65

Register now!
ROCKVILLE shop only at this time

 

 

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