Romney Ridge Yarns & Wool

yarns ~ fibers ~ felting ~ sheep

Unwind Schedule


   Saturday 9-12

Hand-dyeing Yarn

Knit Christmas Stocking

Beginner Hand Spinning

Ice Dyeing

 


LUNCH 12-1


Saturday 1-4

Needle Felting

Eco-dyeing

Intarsia Knitting

Knit Christmas Stocking -continued

Hand Felting Soaps


JOIN us for our second UNWIND Weekend! 

 SEPTEMBER 9TH & 10TH

SIGN UP FOR CLASSES HERE

 Casual Weekend of Fiber Arts on the North Shore of Massachusetts

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

Take classes from our talented instructors in hand-dyeing yarns, knitting, needle felting, crochet, intarsia, magic loop, soap felting, ice dyeing, hooking, foraged dyeing with eco printing, weaving & spinning!  

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

Maryly Matthewman Maryly remembers asking her Newfoundland grandmother how to knit and constantly annoying her mother to let her use the sewing machine. That was over 55 years ago in West Newbury, Massachusetts. After 36 years in dentistry she has time to pursue these passions plus new ones. Ice Dyeing is so very remarkable, nothing comes out the same and it is like opening a surprise after your piece has cured with dye. I absolutely guarantee you will "Love Your Peace" after this workshop!!! It is an absolute honor to work with fabric artist Bisa Butler who has used some of my fabric in her award winning piece for the National Medical Association held this past July in Philadelphia, Pa. Please join the fun of this workshop, you will love it!!  

Maryly Matthewman

Maryly remembers asking her Newfoundland grandmother how to knit and constantly annoying her mother to let her use the sewing machine. That was over 55 years ago in West Newbury, Massachusetts. After 36 years in dentistry she has time to pursue these passions plus new ones. Ice Dyeing is so very remarkable, nothing comes out the same and it is like opening a surprise after your piece has cured with dye. I absolutely guarantee you will "Love Your Peace" after this workshop!!! It is an absolute honor to work with fabric artist Bisa Butler who has used some of my fabric in her award winning piece for the National Medical Association held this past July in Philadelphia, Pa. Please join the fun of this workshop, you will love it!!

 

Kelly Corbett Kelly taught herself to knit when she was pregnant with her son 20 years ago.  From there she put her love of animals and art and color into her greatest accomplishment -her business and farm.   Her classes range from teaching students how to dye beautiful and unique yarns,  to designing with color in knitting, to sculpting whimsical animals with wool. She also surrounds herself with many creative and kind friends whom she also collaborates with for designs and projects.  Kelly is wearing a hat designed and knit by knitwear designer Talitha Kuomi. 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 20 years ago.  From there she put her love of animals and art and color into her greatest accomplishment -her business and farm.   Her classes range from teaching students how to dye beautiful and unique yarns,  to designing with color in knitting, to sculpting whimsical animals with wool. She also surrounds herself with many creative and kind friends whom she also collaborates with for designs and projects.  Kelly is wearing a hat designed and knit by knitwear designer Talitha Kuomi.

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 

 

 

Zwitsa Kachinski I've been a knitter for forty years.  For thirty five of those years, I had been very happily knitting with commercial yarns.  Then five years ago I was taking a needle-felting workshop in Maine and the group next to us was spinning.  I was completely fascinated!  I was amazed how you could take a ball of fluff and turn it into yarn. I wasn't sure I could invest in a wheel so I started with a drop spindle which I enjoyed, but soon that was not enough.  I wanted more and needed to learn the wheel.  I researched and tried many wheels before deciding on my Ashford Traditional.  Now I have three Ashfords!  I took a workshop and have been spinning for four years.  I love everything about spinning my own yarn, the feel of the wool, the different yarns I can achieve, the calming effect it has on me, and of course the satisfaction of creating my own yarn.  I still use commercial yarn when needed but it's so much enjoyable knitting and weaving with my own. Give it a try, I bet you'll love it too.   Zjoyce Zwitsa Kachanski   ~  Meraki Handwoven zjoycekachinski@comcast.net  ~  www.merakihandwoven  

Zwitsa Kachinski

I've been a knitter for forty years.  For thirty five of those years, I had been very happily knitting with commercial yarns.  Then five years ago I was taking a needle-felting workshop in Maine and the group next to us was spinning.  I was completely fascinated!  I was amazed how you could take a ball of fluff and turn it into yarn.
I wasn't sure I could invest in a wheel so I started with a drop spindle which I enjoyed, but soon that was not enough.  I wanted more and needed to learn the wheel.  I researched and tried many wheels before deciding on my Ashford Traditional.  Now I have three Ashfords!  I took a workshop and have been spinning for four years.  I love everything about spinning my own yarn, the feel of the wool, the different yarns I can achieve, the calming effect it has on me, and of course the satisfaction of creating my own yarn.  I still use commercial yarn when needed but it's so much enjoyable knitting and weaving with my own.
Give it a try, I bet you'll love it too.  

Zjoyce

Zwitsa Kachanski   ~  Meraki Handwoven

zjoycekachinski@comcast.net  ~  www.merakihandwoven

 

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

Jan Windsor   Jan Winsor received a BS in Elementary Education with a minor in art. She worked in an elementary school for 13 years keeping art in the background as a hobby. Jan was introduced to fiber arts and as a lifelong animal enthusiast, found fiber to be a perfect medium for her. She was able to combine her love of art, teaching and animals all in one endeavor to make it her fulltime focus. She now has her own flock of sheep to provide wool for her fiber products and artwork. You can see some of her felted art and soaps at Jan Windsor ~ www.FourWindsFarmMaine.com

Jan Windsor  

Jan Winsor received a BS in Elementary Education with a minor in art. She worked in an elementary school for 13 years keeping art in the background as a hobby. Jan was introduced to fiber arts and as a lifelong animal enthusiast, found fiber to be a perfect medium for her. She was able to combine her love of art, teaching and animals all in one endeavor to make it her fulltime focus. She now has her own flock of sheep to provide wool for her fiber products and artwork. You can see some of her felted art and soaps at

Jan Windsor ~ www.FourWindsFarmMaine.com

Helene M. Driesen Helene was born in the US but raised in The Netherlands where she lived till her late twenties. Back then, knitting was part of the curriculum in grade school for boys and girls and she has been knitting for over half a century, with a short hiatus when she moved to the states and couldn’t find a good yarn store and she had to rely on her mother sending care packages with yarn from her favorite yarn store back in the old country.   Helene has taught knitting a wide variety of knitting at all levels at the many yarn stores on the North Shore and has an active group that meets weekly.  Two-at-a-time socks, lace, color work, steeking, cabling or thrumming…anything goes with Helene. She has written a few patterns and has done some pattern translating for Brooklyn Tweed. Her motto is “no knitter left behind”. Helene Driesen kieranknits@verizon.net

Helene M. Driesen

Helene was born in the US but raised in The Netherlands where she lived till her late twenties. Back then, knitting was part of the curriculum in grade school for boys and girls and she has been knitting for over half a century, with a short hiatus when she moved to the states and couldn’t find a good yarn store and she had to rely on her mother sending care packages with yarn from her favorite yarn store back in the old country.

 

Helene has taught knitting a wide variety of knitting at all levels at the many yarn stores on the North Shore and has an active group that meets weekly.  Two-at-a-time socks, lace, color work, steeking, cabling or thrumming…anything goes with Helene. She has written a few patterns and has done some pattern translating for Brooklyn Tweed. Her motto is “no knitter left behind”.

Helene Driesen
kieranknits@verizon.net

Amy Stein Amy Lou Stein is the owner of Cratwork Somerville a creative classroom space where you can learn how to natural dye, knit, crochet, weave, make tinctures, write a graphic novel, read the tarot, meditate, sew and way more. She loves all forms of making but most especially natural dye and crochet. She lives in Somerville with her family and a dog named Kitty.   Amy Stein ~ Craftwork Somerville www.craftwork.rocks.com

Amy Stein

Amy Lou Stein is the owner of Cratwork Somerville a creative classroom space where you can learn how to natural dye, knit, crochet, weave, make tinctures, write a graphic novel, read the tarot, meditate, sew and way more. She loves all forms of making but most especially natural dye and crochet. She lives in Somerville with her family and a dog named Kitty.  

Amy Stein ~ Craftwork Somerville

www.craftwork.rocks.com

Fjola Hilmars Fjola Hilmars is born in Iceland. From youth she has had a great need for creating all kinds of things, in sewing, knitting, crochet and other crafts. She also studied music for several years, violin as a main subject.  1987-1989 she studied Fashion Design at Gt. Yarmouth College of Art & Design, currently named Norwich University College of the Arts, in the UK - and graduated with top marks in all subjects.  For some years Fjola has been a costume maker in the wardrobe at the National Theatre in Iceland. She has also worked as a costume maker in the wardrobe at the Icelandic Opera on a few productions.  Fjola has also worked as a stylist.  She has worked as a freelance curtain designer, making curtains for all kinds of windows. Designing curtain rods and curtain fastenings was a part of it. In 2009-2012 she studied Art and Metal Design at The Technical College in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland. This time the aim was to design lights.  In 1997 Fjola held a private exhibition of Fine Art Knitwear at Galleri Saevars Karls, in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. One of the coats at the exhibition was a coat specially designed and made for the First Lady of Iceland.  Since 2008 Fjola has taught knitwear design and several techniques, such as intarsia, double knitting, special casting on and casting off, crochet and button making, both in Iceland and the Faroe Islands. She has also taught at the Knitting Festival in Fuglafjordur, Faroe Islands, for the past tree years it has been held there.  www.fjoladesign.is 

Fjola Hilmars

Fjola Hilmars is born in Iceland. From youth she has had a great need for creating all kinds of things, in sewing, knitting, crochet and other crafts. She also studied music for several years, violin as a main subject. 

1987-1989 she studied Fashion Design at Gt. Yarmouth College of Art & Design, currently named Norwich University College of the Arts, in the UK - and graduated with top marks in all subjects. 

For some years Fjola has been a costume maker in the wardrobe at the National Theatre in Iceland. She has also worked as a costume maker in the wardrobe at the Icelandic Opera on a few productions. 

Fjola has also worked as a stylist.  She has worked as a freelance curtain designer, making curtains for all kinds of windows. Designing curtain rods and curtain fastenings was a part of it.

In 2009-2012 she studied Art and Metal Design at The Technical College in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland. This time the aim was to design lights. 

In 1997 Fjola held a private exhibition of Fine Art Knitwear at Galleri Saevars Karls, in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. One of the coats at the exhibition was a coat specially designed and made for the First Lady of Iceland. 

Since 2008 Fjola has taught knitwear design and several techniques, such as intarsia, double knitting, special casting on and casting off, crochet and button making, both in Iceland and the Faroe Islands. She has also taught at the Knitting Festival in Fuglafjordur, Faroe Islands, for the past tree years it has been held there. 

www.fjoladesign.is 

 Unwind Schedule


Sunday 10-1

Crochet

Weaving 101

Magic Loop Knitting

Chebacco Hat

Double Knitting


LUNCH 1-2


Sunday 2-5

Carrying Color -Knitting

Weaving 101 -continued

Beginner Knitting