Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I am getting ready to teach a class at Newton's 25th Annual Fall Festival Seminar.
September 28-30 2012 I'm teaching "Design Your Own Shawl: Shape, Color, Texture and Lace"

Learn to develop your own shawl recipe. The class will be fun and informative.
Call Helen at Newton's  714-634-9116

I'm preparing my hand outs and love this part of teaching. I always learn so much! I learned a new word.......


The phenomenon that makes color look different under different lights. Natural or artificial light will affect the hue of colors dramatically. Even early morning sunlight vs. sunset light makes colors look different. Color and color hues meanings and effects on us is a fascinating subject and plays a huge role in our knitting. Like yellow is seen more easily than any other color. It is perceived three times more easily than violet. Colors were chosen in different societies and religious groups probably in what natural dyes were available on hand. Did you know that the Catholic Pope wears red shoes? Most of these traditions go back centuries. Tibetan monks wear yellow-orange and "pure" colors. These colors are achieved with natural dyes of vegetable matter, like saffron, turmeric. Using tubers, bark, flowers and leaves.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Well where have I been ?

It's been over a year since I've posted a single word. I've knitted,spun on a spindle,ripped up and out fiber for over a year. I enjoy learning more and more. Stitch formation amazes me, however I still can't repair an error in lace with out going back "stitch by stitch". Hence a lifeline is vital. Yet sometimes I don't put one in. Live and learn, the hard way. I've been on several knitting retreats. Finding each one inspiring, enjoyable and different. The Internet with Facebook and. Ravelry have allowed me to keep up with several friends. Such fun ! I hope to be better about keeping up to date in the months ahead. Got to get back to me knitting, working on the ivy league shawl.