small bites workshop

The Binnacle Room, Pool & Yacht ClubWe all had a wonderful time at the Small Bites Needlepoint Workshop this weekend!  Our instructor, Diane, guided everyone through the stitch guide and demonstrated some of the trickier stitches and embellishments.  The canvas and stitch guide are 3 Kittens Needle Arts exclusives – a team collaboration with Raymond Crawford and the 3K Staff of Diane, Olivia, Sara and Julie.  We held the workshop on Saturday at the Pool & Yacht Club in Lilydale in their Binnacle Room.  With windows on three sides, we had tons of natural light and all enjoyed a view of the Mississippi River.

Fuel to get us through the afternoon!

 

Plenty of room to spread out and stitch!

We even noshed on appetizers during our break – yummy!  There is even talk of planning a Fall  Stitching Cruise on the River – stay tuned for details!

ravelry: project gallery for persian poppy

In case you’re wondering what you can possibly do with the swatch that you will be making in Brandon Mably’s Persian Poppies Workshop, check out the Ravelry project gallery for the original pattern by Kaffe Fassett!

Ravelry: Project Gallery for Persian Poppy Waistcoat pattern by Kaffe Fassett.

People have made vests, shawls, cardigans and more. Here’s one of my favorites:

Sarahbelle’s “Poppies” Poncho

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kaffe fassett and brandon mably to visit october 14

Concentrate on Color

Lecture/Book Signing with Kaffe Fassett

6:30pm

Get motivated and inspired by acknowledged color master, Kaffe Fassett! Kaffe’s presentation will highlight works from his latest projects, including patchwork quilt, fabric, needlepoint, mosaic, painting and knitting designs. A tremendous amount of Kaffe’s inspiration comes from his travels, and his lecture is designed to empower and inspire his audience to create and develop their “mind’s eye.” Audiences leave invigorated – entranced by Kaffe’s sense and use of color, they are ready to try it themselves! The slide show and lecture lasts approximately 45 minutes, followed by a question and answer session and book signing.

Cost $20/person
Attendance Maximum 300

 

Persian Poppy Design

Knitting Workshop with Brandon Mably

10am-5pm

Enjoy a one-day creative knitting workshop with Brandon! This workshop is for knitters who are interested in sharpening their color observation in design and yarn selection. Brandon will give an introduction to the Persian Poppy Design (see swatches in photo). Students will work from the Persian Poppy graph provided. Brandon will demonstrate the methods of carrying yarn in Fair Isle and in intarsia knitting and will work with students as they apply the techniques to their own knitting. Attention will be paid to color, texture and pattern, and everyone will work on a swatch using at least 12 colors. At the end of the day, Brandon will provide feedback to everyone.

Cost $225 (3K Club Members – $200)
Class Size Limited to 25
Lunch, beverages and snacks included in price

Online Registration will begin August 1.

3K Club Members can call now to reserve their spot.

Both events will be held at the Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights, just minutes from 3 Kittens. A dress code (business casual) is enforced at the Mendakota.