Romney Ridge Yarns & Wool

yarns ~ fibers ~ felting ~ sheep

Unwind Schedule


   Saturday 9-12

Hand-dyeing Yarn

Cables & Color

Crochet with Beads


LUNCH 12-1


Saturday 1-4

Top Down Stranded Yoke Workshop

Beginner Socks!

Mosaic Knitting

Wingpoint Shawl


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JOIN us for our third UNWIND Weekend! 

CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE YOUR CLASSES!

August 11th & 12th,  2018!

Lovely local-made soaps, yarns and spinning batts available all weekend from:

Dirty Water Dyeworks

Mad Hatter's Apothecary

Campfire Knits

Romney Ridge Yarns & Wool 

More Vendors coming!

 

 Casual Weekend of Fiber Arts on the North Shore of Massachusetts

Join us in August for a third weekend to "unwind".   Share, learn and create in a relaxing environment with fellow fiber artists.  

 

Enjoy shopping for unique goods from our marketplace.

                   EVENT LOCATION - ST  MARY'S PARISH                       

202 MAIN STREET, ROWLEY, MA 01969

Saturday 9-5

Sunday 10-5


Enjoy lodging, and local dining all within 5 miles of our class location.  

Where you might like to stay

IPSWICH has several Inns with available rooms.

AirB&B  also has nice listings in the area.

Where you might like to dine in Rowley & Ipswich

The Bradford Tavern

Zumi's Coffe

Choate Bridge Pub

Ithka

Spice Thai Kitchen

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BRING A BAGGED LUNCH IF YOU LIKE! 

 


MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

 Jenn Steinglass  Jenn Steingass is a Maine-based knitwear designer obsessed with all things yokes. She started knitting for her son when he was a baby and hasn’t been able to put the needles down ever since. She strives for her designs to be simple yet interesting while being easy to make and flattering to wear.

Jenn Steinglass

Jenn Steingass is a Maine-based knitwear designer obsessed with all things yokes. She started knitting for her son when he was a baby and hasn’t been able to put the needles down ever since. She strives for her designs to be simple yet interesting while being easy to make and flattering to wear.

  Maryly Matthewman   I am mostly self taught with lots and lots of stitches and tear outs but I have taken several lessons with the best Lizbeth Upitis and Mary Germaine. A pair of my mittens recently traveled to Riga,Latvia for their May 4 Folk Festival. They were part of an ancient clapping chanting ceremony and were blessed for a long life of wear. May 4 1990 marks the day of Independence. My grandparents came to this country in 1904 from Latvia with some of their friends and we are 5th generation friends with one of the families. So you see, Latvian Mittens are in my blood.   

Maryly Matthewman

I am mostly self taught with lots and lots of stitches and tear outs but I have taken several lessons with the best Lizbeth Upitis and Mary Germaine. A pair of my mittens recently traveled to Riga,Latvia for their May 4 Folk Festival. They were part of an ancient clapping chanting ceremony and were blessed for a long life of wear. May 4 1990 marks the day of Independence. My grandparents came to this country in 1904 from Latvia with some of their friends and we are 5th generation friends with one of the families. So you see, Latvian Mittens are in my blood.

 

  Kelly Corbett   Kelly taught herself to knit when she was pregnant with her son 21 years ago.  From there she put her love of animals and art and color into her greatest accomplishment -her business and farm.   20 years of shepherding later, she has retired from farming, but continues to support and learn from the amazing people in the fiber arts industry.   Her classes range from teaching students how to dye beautiful and unique yarns,  to designing with color in knitting, to sculpting whimsical animals and art pieces with wool.    Kelly L. Corbett - Rowley, MA    ~  Romney Ridge Yarns & Wool  thewoolwitch@yahoo.com     -     www.romneyridgefarm.com   

Kelly Corbett

Kelly taught herself to knit when she was pregnant with her son 21 years ago.  From there she put her love of animals and art and color into her greatest accomplishment -her business and farm.   20 years of shepherding later, she has retired from farming, but continues to support and learn from the amazing people in the fiber arts industry.   Her classes range from teaching students how to dye beautiful and unique yarns,  to designing with color in knitting, to sculpting whimsical animals and art pieces with wool.  

Kelly L. Corbett - Rowley, MA    ~  Romney Ridge Yarns & Wool

thewoolwitch@yahoo.com     -     www.romneyridgefarm.com

 

   Heather Kerns Labenski     Heather earned her Professional Knitting Instructor certification at FIT and teaches a wide variety of classes in the greater Boston area, including at her LYS - In The Loop. She is passionate about guiding knitters to success on their own terms, using clear visual and verbal examples.  Heather's students cite her depth of knowledge and ability to create a positive knitting environment as keys to their knitting success.    A native New Englander, Heather is an accomplished musician, a beekeeper, and a wedding officiant. She lives with her husband who loves hand knit socks and sweaters "without sleeves" and their two Manx who absolutely refuse to wear sweaters.    Heather Kerns Labenski  ~  Walpole, MA      knitheatherknit@gmail.com       

Heather Kerns Labenski

Heather earned her Professional Knitting Instructor certification at FIT and teaches a wide variety of classes in the greater Boston area, including at her LYS - In The Loop. She is passionate about guiding knitters to success on their own terms, using clear visual and verbal examples.  Heather's students cite her depth of knowledge and ability to create a positive knitting environment as keys to their knitting success. 
A native New Englander, Heather is an accomplished musician, a beekeeper, and a wedding officiant. She lives with her husband who loves hand knit socks and sweaters "without sleeves" and their two Manx who absolutely refuse to wear sweaters.

Heather Kerns Labenski  ~  Walpole, MA   

knitheatherknit@gmail.com 

 

 

 Hi! I am Simone and am the needle wielding human behind  OwlCat Designs   I love the creativity that two sticks and some yarn holds, all tightly wound in a little ball, like a blossom in a growing bud in spring. I love to explore new techniques and different ways to construct things. I make everything, from intricate lace shawls to stranded colorwork sweaters. It all goes in cycles some days I am more into color, others into detail, ya never know!  Simone Kereit    OwlCat Designs   

Hi! I am Simone and am the needle wielding human behind OwlCat Designs

I love the creativity that two sticks and some yarn holds, all tightly wound in a little ball, like a blossom in a growing bud in spring. I love to explore new techniques and different ways to construct things. I make everything, from intricate lace shawls to stranded colorwork sweaters. It all goes in cycles some days I am more into color, others into detail, ya never know!

Simone Kereit    OwlCat Designs

 

  Pam Sluter    Pam is a knitting teacher and designer from Rhode Island. She has taught knitting at Fuller Museum, Attleboro Continuing Education, Barrington Community School and In the Loop. When she is not playing with yarn she enjoys hiking, reading and going to the beach. She has patterns on Ravelry and has been In Knitty, Knotions and  101 Little One Skein Wonders.  She has a bachelor’s degree from WPI and a certificate in textiles from the Worcester Center for Crafts.  Pam Sluter   ~   Stillwater Designs  psluter@yahoo.com

Pam Sluter

Pam is a knitting teacher and designer from Rhode Island. She has taught knitting at Fuller Museum, Attleboro Continuing Education, Barrington Community School and In the Loop. When she is not playing with yarn she enjoys hiking, reading and going to the beach. She has patterns on Ravelry and has been In Knitty, Knotions and 101 Little One Skein Wonders. She has a bachelor’s degree from WPI and a certificate in textiles from the Worcester Center for Crafts.

Pam Sluter   ~   Stillwater Designs

psluter@yahoo.com

 A Knitter's Garden was born out of necessity. Upon moving to NH in 2002, my mom had the beginnings of Alzheimers, couldn't be left alone. Had to quit my floral designing job and stay home. I was going Crazy...Taught Knitting at our local Library one night a week. My students and Mom convinced me to Start Classes at Home...One thing led to another and a Yarn Shop was Born!!! The front "Parlor" of our 250 yr old home became my shop and our dining room my classroom!   My Motto, "Walk in a Stranger, Leave as a Friend." I also teach Continuing Ed. Programs at two high schools. I am independently owned, a Full Service Retail Shop. Always willing to try a new method or technique. We also Knit and Donate to many charities. That is how I became interested, learned and cannot Knit/Purl any way except Continental. Our Prayer Shawl Ministry at the church up the road needed knitters. I heard the call, I signed up. A German woman was knitting like a crazy woman! I asked "HOW do you do that?" So efficient and faster. The rest is history.  Joanne Masiello     - Chester, NH  A Knitters Garden  -  

A Knitter's Garden was born out of necessity. Upon moving to NH in 2002, my mom had the beginnings of Alzheimers, couldn't be left alone. Had to quit my floral designing job and stay home. I was going Crazy...Taught Knitting at our local Library one night a week. My students and Mom convinced me to Start Classes at Home...One thing led to another and a Yarn Shop was Born!!! The front "Parlor" of our 250 yr old home became my shop and our dining room my classroom! 

My Motto, "Walk in a Stranger, Leave as a Friend." I also teach Continuing Ed. Programs at two high schools. I am independently owned, a Full Service Retail Shop. Always willing to try a new method or technique. We also Knit and Donate to many charities. That is how I became interested, learned and cannot Knit/Purl any way except Continental. Our Prayer Shawl Ministry at the church up the road needed knitters. I heard the call, I signed up. A German woman was knitting like a crazy woman! I asked "HOW do you do that?" So efficient and faster. The rest is history.

Joanne Masiello     - Chester, NH

A Knitters Garden  -  

 Jennifer Rozens  I came from a family that made things. My father was a carpenter with a passion for making furniture. My mother sewed, crocheted, cooked and made a home on a shoestring. My grandmothers both quilted. As a teenager, I found batik through a wonderful art teacher who allowed me the freedom to batik yards of fabric. I then cut them up into a pattern and wore the item I made. I was ecstatic. I painted in my teens and twenties and my parents gracefully supplied me with oil paints and turpentine. When I needed an easel, my father took me to the shop where he worked and made me one. When he found unused and unwanted canvas, he brought it home and stretched it for me with wood from his shop at home. I was indulged at every step of the way. I wasn’t ever told that I could not do something or that I should not do something. I was given freedom to chose my path in life. A blessed life I have lived, for sure.

Jennifer Rozens

I came from a family that made things. My father was a carpenter with a passion for making furniture. My mother sewed, crocheted, cooked and made a home on a shoestring. My grandmothers both quilted. As a teenager, I found batik through a wonderful art teacher who allowed me the freedom to batik yards of fabric. I then cut them up into a pattern and wore the item I made. I was ecstatic. I painted in my teens and twenties and my parents gracefully supplied me with oil paints and turpentine. When I needed an easel, my father took me to the shop where he worked and made me one. When he found unused and unwanted canvas, he brought it home and stretched it for me with wood from his shop at home. I was indulged at every step of the way. I wasn’t ever told that I could not do something or that I should not do something. I was given freedom to chose my path in life. A blessed life I have lived, for sure.

 Unwind Schedule


Sunday 10-1

Top Down Stranded Yoke Workshop

Sprinkle & Spritz Fabric Dyeing

Introduction to Latvian Knitting


LUNCH 1-2


Sunday 2-5

 Freeform Needle Felting

Steeking

Introduction to Latvian Knitting cont ...

Continental Knitting 101