Romney Ridge Yarns & Wool

yarns ~ fibers ~ felting ~ sheep

       UNWIND              Weekend Schedule

SATURDAY  

Sign in for classes 8:30-9
9-11 Hand-Dyed Art Yarn - Kelly Corbett

9-12 Couture Socks - Adam Huntley
11-12 1 hour knitting skills class -Maryly Mathewman -FREE CLASS

11-12 Hooked Mug Mats - Susan Ferraro

12-1 Break for LUNCH
1-4 Hooked Mug Mats - Susan Ferraro break in-between for tea/coffee

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SUNDAY
Sign in for classes    9:30-10

10-1 A Shawl is Born - Heather Kerns Labenski

10-12 - Needle Felting 101 - Kelly Corbett

10-1 - Couture Socks - Adam Huntley
 

LUNCH 1-2 
2-5 -Fingerless Mitts with Art Yarn - Maryly Mathewman

2-5 Open Spin In lead by Zwitsa Kachinski 

Thank you for joining us for the 1st Annual      UNWIND Weekend! 

We will announce the next dates ASAP!  

 Casual Weekend of Fiber Arts on the North Shore of Massachusetts March 25th & 26th

Join us in March for a weekend to "unwind".   Share, learn and create in a relaxing environment with fellow fiber artists.   Take classes from our talented instructors in hand-dyeing, knitting, needle felting and hooking with yarns.   Bring  your unwanted yarns, books, magazines and tools to our swap table, and enjoy shopping for unique goods from our Fiber Marketplace.

EVENT LOCATION - ST  MARY'S PARISH  202 MAIN STREET, ROWLEY, MA 01969

Saturday 9-5

Sunday 10-5

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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 several nice listings in the area.

Where you might like to dine

The Bradford Tavern

Ithaki

Zumi's Coffe

The Choate Bridge Pub

 

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Susan Ferraro Susan has been creating nature fiber art professionally for over 25 years.  She earned her degree in Design and continued on to produce and exhibit award winning art quilts in museums, galleries, and art shows around the country.   When visiting Maine, she often admired another kind of fiber art – traditional hand hooked rugs – especially enjoying the sculpted Waldoboro rugs.  Now, a full-time resident of Bailey Island, Maine Susan passionately hooks rugs, sculpture, and mats.  Her designs illustrate a combination of traditional rug hooking techniques with contemporary color and style.  Fish, shells, birds and boats are amongst several designs available for classes, workshops and commission work.  Susan will be teaching a hand hooked Mug Mat class.   SIGN UP HERE!  C. Susan Ferraro   ~  Bailey Island, Maine   TIGHR member-  The International Guildof Handhooking Rugmakers artisancsf@comcast.net     

Susan Ferraro

Susan has been creating nature fiber art professionally for over 25 years.  She earned her degree in Design and continued on to produce and exhibit award winning art quilts in museums, galleries, and art shows around the country.  

When visiting Maine, she often admired another kind of fiber art – traditional hand hooked rugs – especially enjoying the sculpted Waldoboro rugs.  Now, a full-time resident of Bailey Island, Maine Susan passionately hooks rugs, sculpture, and mats.  Her designs illustrate a combination of traditional rug hooking techniques with contemporary color and style.  Fish, shells, birds and boats are amongst several designs available for classes, workshops and commission work. 

Susan will be teaching a hand hooked Mug Mat class.   SIGN UP HERE! 

C. Susan Ferraro   ~  Bailey Island, Maine  

TIGHR member-  The International Guildof Handhooking Rugmakers

artisancsf@comcast.net   

 

Maryly Zuker Matthewman Maryly learned to knit from her Newfoundlander grandmother in West Newbury, Massachusetts over 50 years ago, but it is her Latvian blood which brought out her innate passion for colorwork with tiny stitches.  She has taught and shared knitting workshops across the country but is most satisfied with volunteering her skills at the Belknap County, NH  jail for over 6 years now.   Offering choices of basic stitches using colorful, hand-dyed yarns, and simple patterns then embellishing with beautiful beads and unique baubles, Maryly offers something to learn for every skill of knitter.  Her freeform workshops give her students the option of simple or more complicated designs.   She hopes you will consider yourself more of an artistic knitwear designer after one of her workshops.   The words of Cat Stevens sum up what a workshop will offer from beginner to experienced knitter. "You can do what you want, the opportunitys on.  And if you can find a new way you can do it today.  You can make it all true, and you can make it undo. You see its easy.  You only need to know" Maryly will be teaching you knitting skills which you then apply to a Fingerless Mitten project using the yarns you hand-dye in combined class with Kelly.   SIGN UP HERE! Maryly Zuker Matthewman -  Meredith, NH   marylyz71@hotmail.com

Maryly Zuker Matthewman

Maryly learned to knit from her Newfoundlander grandmother in West Newbury, Massachusetts over 50 years ago, but it is her Latvian blood which brought out her innate passion for colorwork with tiny stitches.  She has taught and shared knitting workshops across the country but is most satisfied with volunteering her skills at the Belknap County, NH  jail for over 6 years now.  

Offering choices of basic stitches using colorful, hand-dyed yarns, and simple patterns then embellishing with beautiful beads and unique baubles, Maryly offers something to learn for every skill of knitter.  Her freeform workshops give her students the option of simple or more complicated designs.   She hopes you will consider yourself more of an artistic knitwear designer after one of her workshops.  

The words of Cat Stevens sum up what a workshop will offer from beginner to experienced knitter. "You can do what you want, the opportunitys on.  And if you can find a new way you can do it today.  You can make it all true, and you can make it undo. You see its easy.  You only need to know"

Maryly will be teaching you knitting skills which you then apply to a Fingerless Mitten project using the yarns you hand-dye in combined class with Kelly.   SIGN UP HERE!

Maryly Zuker Matthewman -  Meredith, NH  

marylyz71@hotmail.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, unique yarns to sculpting whimsical animals with wool.   Kelly will be teaching you hand-dyeing skills which you will then use in a Fingerless Mitten project with Maryly.   Also a fun Needle Felting Class    SIGN UP HERE 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, unique yarns to sculpting whimsical animals with wool.  

Kelly will be teaching you hand-dyeing skills which you will then use in a Fingerless Mitten project with Maryly.   Also a fun Needle Felting Class    SIGN UP HERE

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

thewoolwitch@yahoo.com     -     www.romneyridgefarm.com

 

Adam Huntley  My name is Adam Huntley and I am a salon owner in Portland, Maine.  I specialize in cutting, corrective color and Balayage (a Parisian form of hair painting) for the past twenty-seven years.  As passionate as I am about hair I find that fiber, fiber art and yarn are a means to maintaining my sanity and is another form of creative expression that speaks to my soul.  I grew up around knitters.  My grandmothers, mother and aunts all were knitters.  I started knitting English throwing as most people do but was always fascinated with Continental.  So, one day I grabbed some circular needles and cast on a random number of stitches and forced myself to just knit.  Purling was a whole other story.  After a while it got easier and I got faster until Continental became my choice way of knitting.  Then enter my friend Kelly of Romney Ridge Farm and a whole new world has opened up to me. I'm so excited to enter into this new phase of my continued growth and experience as a knitter. Adam will be teaching Couture Socks.  SIGN UP HERE

Adam Huntley 

My name is Adam Huntley and I am a salon owner in Portland, Maine.  I specialize in cutting, corrective color and Balayage (a Parisian form of hair painting) for the past twenty-seven years.  As passionate as I am about hair I find that fiber, fiber art and yarn are a means to maintaining my sanity and is another form of creative expression that speaks to my soul.  I grew up around knitters.  My grandmothers, mother and aunts all were knitters.  I started knitting English throwing as most people do but was always fascinated with Continental.  So, one day I grabbed some circular needles and cast on a random number of stitches and forced myself to just knit.  Purling was a whole other story.  After a while it got easier and I got faster until Continental became my choice way of knitting.  Then enter my friend Kelly of Romney Ridge Farm and a whole new world has opened up to me. I'm so excited to enter into this new phase of my continued growth and experience as a knitter.

Adam will be teaching Couture Socks.  SIGN UP HERE

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 is teaching a creative shawl designing class.    SIGN UP HERE 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 is teaching a creative shawl designing class.    SIGN UP HERE

Heather Kerns Labenski  ~  Walpole, MA   

knitheatherknit@gmail.com 

 

 

Joyce 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.   Joyce will welcome you to the Spin in There are 3 spinning wheels available to rent for this class.  Please bring you own if you have one and join us!  

Joyce 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.  

Joyce will welcome you to the Spin in

There are 3 spinning wheels available to rent for this class.  Please bring you own if you have one and join us!