September 18-19, 2015
24th annual SEPTEMBER SEMINAR & TEXTILE LAB
Friday-Saturday Sept. 18-19, 9:30-6:00
at the ROCKING HORSE FARM facility in Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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
Christmas, Summer, Fall
-Short Row Cape (new pattern)
-Easy Swing Skirt
-Charting for a Personal
-Thrumming (machine or handknitting)
Special Class for Beginning Machine
-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.
for Passap Machines:
3 Passap teachers will offer classes covering many topics, each hour both days.
for Circular Sock Machines (Saturday only)
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!)
BACK 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: WILD THING
awarded and winners announced Saturday. Need not be present at seminar to participate, contact us for info about mailing items
$99 Registration ($89
before September 1st)
or $59 Single Day ($49 before September 1st)
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 2014-2015 that fit the theme WILD THING. Entries can be mailed to Rocking Horse Farm or brought
to SEPTEMBER SEMINAR, before or on Sept. 18, 2015.
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
(4) Any other topic that fits the theme (provide a brief explanation)
Special Category: use DesignaKnit software to create a new Fairisle motif showing your unique interpretation of the phrase
WILD THING. This could incorporate animals, jungle plants, wild 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.
must be clean and ready for display. All items will be on display September 18-19, 2015 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
18,2015. 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 ---------------
___(3) Household Item
Any Other (provide brief explanation)
___(5) New Motif or DAK file creation
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
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!