September 16-17, 2016
25th annual SEPTEMBER SEMINAR & TEXTILE LAB
Friday-Saturday Sept. 16-17, 2016, 9:00-5:00 each day
the ROCKING HORSE FARM facility in Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Classes for Standard, Mid-Gauge
& Bulky Knitting Machines may include:
Tips for Machine Knitters
-Knitweave Garment (new pattern)
-False Rib (new pattern)
Edges, Trims & Joins
-Garter Carriage Workshop
-Tubular Socks on Flat Machines
Row 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:
2 Passap teachers will offer classes
covering many topics, each hour both days.
Classes for Circular Sock Machines
will be something of interest to everyone during every class hour. Classes are different both days.
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. Topics in previous years included:
-Hands-on Burn Test to determine fiber content
-Yarn Identification (Bring Mystery Yarn!)
BY POPULAR DEMAND: "5 and 10 Sale" on Saturday!
Browse 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.
CONTEST THEME: STRANDS OF SILVER
awarded and winners announced Saturday. Need not be present at seminar to participate, contact us for info about mailing items
$99 Registration ($89 before
or $59 Single Day ($49 before September 1st)
"STRANDS OF SILVER"
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.
is open for any knits created in 2015-2016 that fit the theme WILD THING. Entries can be mailed to Rocking Horse Farm or brought
to SEPTEMBER SEMINAR, before or on Sept. 16, 2016.
(1) Garment that incorporates the theme
(2) Wearable Accessory that incorporates the theme (example: cowl,
(3) Household Item that incorporates the theme (example: pillow, table runner, toy, holiday decor)
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 phrase STRANDS OF SILVER. This could incorporate
starbursts, diamond shapes, streaks... 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 16-17, 2016 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.
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 16,
2016. 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.
Rocking Horse farm is not responsible for lost or mishandled items.
can be submitted using personal check or www.paypal.com (to email@example.com).
Clip and Send with entry ---------------
___(4) Any Other (provide brief explanation)
New Motif or DAK file creation
Please list any information that
would be of interest to the judge (limit 25 words).
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!