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June 10, 2016

Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, DC

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The BBB is designed to provide you with more in-depth study in key areas that affect you and your business. This show we offer Social Media Savvy, led by industry experts to provide you with the knowledge you need to take your business to the next level. Plan to attend the optional BBB Lab where you will have the opportunity to put into practice what you have learned. The BBB day ticket also includes a luncheon with special guest speaker. You won't want to miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Admission: $195 Member/$215 Non-Member

Includes Retail Luncheon on Friday.

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Fair Isle Knitting 101 (F101T)

Technique (Knitting)
Start: 8:00 a.m.
End: 11:00 a.m.
Room: 204B
Mbr: $65.00
Non: $85.00
Max: 20
Presenter: Nancy Shroyer
Sponsor: TNNA

Your customer walks in with a pattern for a Fair Isle sweater and doesn’t have a clue about how to knit it—do you have the skills and knowledge to help? Long ago, on a small island off the northern coast of Scotland, lived some knitters who raised the bar for two-color stranded work. Travel back in time and learn about how and why they developed their particular techniques for this important work. You’ll knit a headband while you learn how their techniques helped make the work go faster and easier. You’ll also learn about continental knitting, corrugated ribbing, and catching floats.

Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: Intermediate
Supplies: Students should bring 16-inch or 20-inch circular needles only—I recommend Addi turbo: size 3 (3.25mm) and size 5 (3.75mm). (Do not plan to use a long needle and do a magic loop, and do not bring 24-inch needles.) Also bring three balls of DK-weight wool yarn, about a half ounce each. (One should be dark, one medium, and one light. They can be the same color, but they need to have high value contrast.) Bring sharp scissors and a pen or pencil.
Material Fee: $5.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: D = Dark color M = Medium color L = Light color With the #3 (3.25mm), 16-inch circular needle and the D color, cast on 140 sts. Join into a circle, being careful not to twist the sts. (Keeping the bases to the inside of the circle will help.) Rnd 1: * K2, P2, repeat from * to end. Rnd 2: repeat round 1. Leave stitches on the needle, and bring to class.


The Other Color Work (F201T)

Technique (Knitting)
Start: 2:00 p.m.
End: 5:00 p.m.
Room: 204B
Mbr: $65.00
Non: $85.00
Max: 20
Presenter: Nancy Shroyer
Sponsor: TNNA

Slipping stitches from one needle to the other without working them is a way to use two or more colors without carrying the unused color. Barbara Walker called this “mosaic knitting,” because the resulting patterns resemble mosaic tiles. Mosaic patterns involve two or more colors, but only one color is used per row. In this class you’ll make an assortment of dishcloths while you learn how to follow written patterns and graphs specific to this technique. You’ll also learn how to work mosaic knitting in the round and flat with knit and purl stitches. A pattern for a hat is included.

Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: Intermediate
Supplies: Students should bring size 8 straight or circular needles, two contrasting colors of 50 grams worsted-weight cotton yarn, two-ring markers, pen and paper, sharp scissors, and three large stitch holders.
Material Fee: $3.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: None.

Ghostly Pumpkin (F202T)

Technique (Needlepoint)
Start: 2:00 p.m.
End: 5:00 p.m.
Room: 205
Mbr: $65.00
Non: $85.00
Max: 6
Presenter: Cynthia Thomas
Sponsors: TNNA, A. Bradley, Lee's Needle Arts/Colonial Needle, Hyla’s High Cotton, Rainbow Gallery, Planet Earth Fiber, The DMC Corp., Kreinik Manufacturing Co. Inc., Sundance Designs, Renaissance Designs

Your customers will love this A. Bradley 18-count pumpkin, which can be done as a sampler with 24 different stitches for the light orange squares. You’ll work the ghosts with Flair, and you’ll stitch the black-and-green squares using Prescensia perle, DMC floss, and Kreinik braid. You’ll create a needle lace couronne for the top of the stem and fill it with loose French knots. The stem will consist of packed bullion and cast-on stitches using Presencia perle cotton. You’ll work the stripes with threads from Rainbow Gallery, Renaissance Designs, and Planet Earth Fibers. You’ll use Sundance beads for the candy corn.

Technique: Needlepoint
Skill Level: Intermediate
Supplies: Students should bring 10x10-inch stretcher bars, tacks or staples to attach canvas, the usual stitching supplies, and light and magnification if needed.
Material Fee: $10.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: None.

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