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SEPTEMBER SEMINAR for machine knitting and fiber arts

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September 20-21, 2013

21st annual SEPTEMBER SEMINAR & TEXTILE LAB

Friday-Saturday Sept. 20-21, 9:30-6:00 each day

at the ROCKING HORSE FARM facility in Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Demonstrators:
Pat Plett
Carole Wurst
Joyce Hirning (Passap)
...and several other expert machine knitters.

We have an excellent list of beginner thru advanced Knitting Machine demonstrations planned, including:

- Seamless Socks
- Knitting on the LK150
- Professional Finishing
- Knitting Large Sizes on the Machine
- Beginner and Advanced Ribber Work
- Double E-Wrap Cast-on
- Kitchener Stitch and Invisible Seams
- Basic Beginner Class, hands-on (use our machines)
- G-Carriage Workshop
- Fashion Scarves & Accessories
- Trims for Skirts and More
- DesignaKnit software Workshop
- Garment Shaping with DAK by Pat Plett (hands-on, bring laptop)
- Quilting on the Passap


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. Other classes will be conducted on Silver Reed, Brother/KnitKing, Studio/Singer and Toyota/Elna knitting machines.

Again this year a TEXTILE LAB will be set up where you can experience the following:

Rust Dyeing
Shibori Scarf
Dyeing using real Japanese Indigo Plants (demo only)
Hands-on Yarn Burn Test
Yarn Identification (Bring Mystery Yarn!)
Make-and-Take Projects



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: "Everything Old is New Again"
Prizes awarded for best use of old garment or vintage yarn, best use of old pattern made in a contemporary way, and more. Winners announced Saturday. Need not be present at seminar to participate, contact us for info about mailing items for contest.



A hand-knitting lounge will be set up where you can pick up free patterns for charity knitting projects or add a few rows to a Prayer Shawl for charity.



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Registration info:



$89 Registration ($79 before September 1st)

or $55 Single Day ($45 before September 1st)


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~ CONTEST! ~


"EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN"

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 that fit the theme "Everything Old is New Again." Entries can be mailed to Rocking Horse Farm or brought to SEPTEMBER SEMINAR, before or on Sept. 20, 2013.

Categories:

(1) Best use of vintage pattern

(2) Best use of vintage or unraveled yarn

(3) Best method of updating a vintage garment (example: adding a new collar or pocket)

(4) Any other topic that fits the theme (provide an explanation)

(5) Special Category: use DesignaKnit software to create a new Fairisle motif showing an antique or vintage item (example: an antique spinning wheel) Submit a Fairisle swatch or a printed picture of the DAK file. Designs created with a punchcard will also be accepted.

Items must be clean and ready for display. All items will be on display September 20-21 during the September Seminar. Winners will be announced on Saturday during the seminar.

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.

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REGISTRATION FORM FOR MAILED ENTRIES


Mailed entries must arrive by September 14, 2013. 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.
Payment can be submitted using personal check or www.paypal.com (to rhfarm@earthlink.net).

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NAME:

ADDRESS:

PHONE/EMAIL:

Category:
___(1) Vintage Pattern
___(2) Vintage Yarn
___(3) Updated Garment
___(4) Any Other (provide brief explanation)
___(5) DAK file creation

Please list any information that would be of interest to the judge (limit 40 words).

Please make payment payable to Carole Wurst
Send to: Rocking Horse Farm, 25636 County Road 74, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-9293


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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!

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TO REGISTER:

Registrations accepted via phone, paypal, or US mail.

Find SEPTEMBER SEMINAR registration forms in the Rocking Horse News (print publication), on our Facebook page, Ravelry Group, or Yahoo Group.

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