The Mini-Clinics are available on a first come, first serve basis during the event and are non-refundable.  You must sign up and pay for the clinics during registration for the event to be sure you have a spot.  If there are spaces still available that weekend, drop-ins will be able to take them as well. 

This year we are providing five mini-clinics.  The title links will take you to the Registration page

  • Yoga for Crafters Hands, Wrists & Shoulders
    •  Take Care of those aching hands, wrists, elbows & shoulders. This chair class will give you lots of ways to strengthen, stretch & even refresh crafters arms & hands. All levels welcome.
      • Saturday 9:30 - 10:00
      • Jennifer Chisam from Mountain Yoga in Johnson City
      • Class Size: 8
      • $5
  • Intro to Brioche Knitting
    •  Brioche knitting creates a cushy, double-layer fabric that is extra warm and completely reversible. This class will offer an introduction to the basic brioche stitches. We will also cover increasing and decreasing, how to read a brioche pattern, how to count rows and stitches of brioche knitting, and if time allows, we will venture into two-color brioche, a form of colorwork with with no floats and no wrong side! 
      • Saturday 10:00-11:00
      • Melinda Bilecki of Knit Potion
      • Class Size: 7
      • $10
      • Students need to bring: two colors of worsted weight yarn and circular needles (any length)  suitable for working with worsted weight yarn.
      • Pre-requisite skills:  knit, purl, cast on and bind off.
  • Intro to Latvian Braid Knitting
    • Latvian Braid is a decorative horizontal trim, usually worked in 2 or 3 colors.  It is useful for neck or sleeve cuff edgings (or edges of any knitted item) or to highlight the change from one section of a piece to another.  By itself, Latvian braid can make a fun bracelet, headband, or purse strap.  It is not a difficult technique, but also not a fast one to work-- making Latvian Braid is a slow, gentle, zen process. In the class we will make a bracelet consisting of one or more parallel braids worked in the round.    Free Pattern will be provided for all gauges.
      • Saturday 1:00 - 2:00
      • Deborah Burger of The Yarn Asylum
      • Class Size: 6
      • $10
      • Students need to bring: 2 highly contrasting colors of the same yarn.  Worsted will yield a chunky "cuff" bracelet, worked on #7 or #8 needles. Sock or Dk yarn worked on #3 or #5 needles will yield a thinner, finer bracelet
      • Prerequisite Skills: This class is intended for knitters withbasic skills, comfortable working around a small circle on your choice of dpn, 2 circs, or magic loop.  I will not be teaching those techniques, but it is up to each student to use her preferred circular method.
  • Intro to Tunisian Crochet
    • This class will teach 3 different Tunisian Crochet stitches, and we will begin a solid, textured spa facecloth.   Pattern packet will be provided.
      • Saturday 3:15 - 4:15
      • Deborah Burger of The Yarn Asylum
      • Class Size: 6
      • $10
      •  Pre-requisite skillsStudents should already be familiar with basic stitches in regular crochet
      • Students need to bring:   a ball of worsted/aran weight cotton or cotton/linen blend yarn, and a straight-shafted size J (6.00mm) or K (6.50mm) hook. A long or cabled hook, specifically made for Tunisian Crochet is preferred, but a regular bamboo hook with straight shaft will also work.
  • Yoga for Crafters - Necks and Backs
    • Prevent back pain with simple yoga stretches!  We’ll do a half-hour yoga session using our chairs. All levels welcome. Even those in a wheelchair can participate & benefit.
      • Saturday 4:30 - 5:00
      • Jennifer Chisam from Mountain Yoga
      • Class Size: 8
      • $5