September 19-20, 2014
23rd annual SEPTEMBER SEMINAR & TEXTILE LAB
Friday-Saturday Sept. 19-20, 9:30-6:00 each day
the ROCKING HORSE FARM facility in Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Friday Class Theme: Fashionable Fit on Friday
Class Theme: Socks (and Other Stuff) on Saturday
Classes for Standard & Bulky Knitting Machines:
and Shoulder Shaping
-Pockets & Collars
-Crochet Tips for Machine Knitters
Garment (new pattern)
-False Rib (new pattern)
-Inspirational Edges, Trims & Joins
-Garter Carriage Workshop
Hats (faces, animals, etc)
-Tubular Socks on Flat Machines
-Seasonal Socks: Christmas, Summer, Fall
Cape (new pattern)
-Easy Swing Skirt
-Charting for a Personal Fit
-Thrumming (machine or handknitting)
Class for Beginning Machine Knitters:
-Class topics will cover machine set-up, cast-ons, bind offs, simple shaping,
and more. Hands-on opportunities will be offered (no need to bring machine). This is suitable for people with little or no
machine knitting experience.
Classes for Passap Machines:
3 Passap teachers will offer classes
covering many topics, each hour both days.
Classes for Circular Sock Machines (Saturday only):
-Changing Color on Toes and Heels
-Overlapping Yarn Technique
-Plarning - Crochet Bag made with Plastic Yarn (yarn available in class)
-Mohair Cabled Cowl (yarn available in class)
There will be something of interest
to everyone during every class hour. Classes are different both days.
A separate PASSAP classroom
will again be available during the entire seminar, as well as a Circular Sock Machine classroom on Saturday. Other classes
will be conducted on Silver Reed, Brother/KnitKing, Studio/Singer and Toyota/Elna knitting machines.
this year a TEXTILE LAB will be set up where you can experience the following:
-Yarn Dye Display
-Hands-on Burn Test to determine fiber content
-Yarn Identification (Bring Mystery Yarn!)
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: "5 and 10 Sale" on Saturday!
through the $5, $10, and $50 sale boxes containing: Yarn, Pattern Books, Garter Bars, Linkers, Transfer Carriages, Knitleaders,
and more.You must be in attendance on Saturday afternoon to take advantage of these sales.
THEME: KNITS THAT DAZZLE
Prizes awarded and winners announced Saturday. Need not be present at seminar to participate,
contact us for info about mailing items for contest.
($79 before September 1st)
or $55 Single Day ($45 before September 1st)
"KNITS THAT DAZZLE"
This contest is held in conjunction with Carole Wurst's annual SEPTEMBER
SEMINAR but you don't have to attend to participate, mailed entries are accepted.
Contest is open for any
knits created in 2013-2014 that fit the theme KNITS THAT DAZZLE. Entries can be mailed to Rocking Horse Farm or brought to
SEPTEMBER SEMINAR, before or on Sept. 19, 2014.
(1) Garment that incorporates
(2) Wearable Accessory that incorporates the theme (example: cowl, knit jewelry)
Item that incorporates the theme (example: pillow, table runner, toy, holiday decor)
(4) Any other topic that
fits the theme (provide a brief explanation)
(5) Special Category: use DesignaKnit software to create a new
Fairisle motif showing your unique interpretation of the word Dazzle. This could incorporate stars, diamonds, jewel shapes...
use your imagination. Submit a swatch or a printed picture of the DAK file. Swatches created with a punchcard or mylar sheet
instead of DAK will also be accepted.
Items must be clean and ready for display. All items will be on display
September 19-20, 2014 during the September Seminar. Winners will be announced on Saturday during the seminar and listed in
the publication Machine Knitting Inspiration. Seminar attendance is not required, but registration forms or tickets for the
awards luncheon are available from Rocking Horse Farm.
All items will be judged by Knitting Machine professionals
and prizes will be awarded. Prizes include ribbons, rosettes, gift certificates and items of interest to machine knitters.
All entries will receive a certificate of participation.
FORM FOR MAILED ENTRIES
Mailed entries must arrive by September 19, 2014. Please determine the
cost to ship your item to Rocking Horse Farm and submit that amount to cover return shipping (plus insurance) of your item.
Horse farm is not responsible for lost or mishandled items.
Payment can be submitted using personal check or www.paypal.com
-------------- Clip and Send with entry ---------------
___(3) Household Item
___(4) Any Other (provide brief
___(5) New Motif or DAK file creation
Please list any information that would be of interest
to the judge (limit 25 words).
Please make payment payable to Carole Wurst
Send to: Rocking Horse
Farm, 25636 County Road 74, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-9293
September Seminar highlights... shopping & special sales, small class sizes with excellent instructors, hands-on opportunities,
good food and fellowship, Fiber Arts & Style Show, contest, door prizes, relaxing retreat atmosphere, and more!