February 15 - February 18

Raging Wool: A Knitter’s Winter Retreat
Debbie Stoller

This program has already happened. Please see our current schedule or call us at 413-339-4954 to find out when this presenter will next be at Rowe Center.

Called a “Knitting Superstar” by The New York Times, Debbie Stoller has popularized knitting among a new generation. She started the first Stitch ‘n Bitch group in NYC in 1999, and there are now over 1,000  of them all across the world. Her first book, Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Knitters Handbook, has taught hundreds of thousands of people to knit, and has become an essential knitting primer that’s been credited with starting the knitting revival of the past 10 years. Chicks with sticks are coming together in living rooms, knitting cafes, and chic yarn stores, creating everything from colorful hats, to stripey knee-socks, to intricate lace shawls.

In this fun weekend intensive, you’ll learn the ins and outs of lace knitting, how to knit with beads, quick and easy cabling techniques, how to create picture-perfect colorwork, and more. Even if you have experience with these skills, you’ll learn new and innovative ways of doing them, giving you greater insight that will translate into better results. We’ll also have a yarn tasting, where you’ll get to knit with a variety of luxury yarns. And of course, there will be plenty of time to stitch ‘n ...well, you know.

Debbie is a master teacher with a wonderful ability to simplify complicated techniques so you really understand them. Come immerse yourself in beautiful yarn in a gorgeous setting, while increasing your knitting skills and gaining more knowledge about the craft. Participants should have some knitting experience and be very comfortable with knitting and purling.

This workshop lasts an extra day and costs an additional $110.

Descended from a long line of Dutch knitters, Debbie Stoller is The New York Times bestselling author of the Stitch ‘n Bitch series of knitting and crocheting books, She is hilarious, has her own line of yarn, a PhD from Yale in the psychology of women, and is Co­-founder and Editor­-in­-Chief of the feminist magazine BUST. She lives in Brooklyn with a crazy cat, two ridiculous dogs, and way too much yarn.

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