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SEPTEMBER SEMINAR for machine knitting and fiber arts

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September 16-17, 2016

25th annual SEPTEMBER SEMINAR & TEXTILE LAB

Friday-Saturday Sept. 16-17, 2016, 9:00-5:00 each day


at the ROCKING HORSE FARM facility in Saint Cloud, Minnesota





Classes for Standard, Mid-Gauge & Bulky Knitting Machines, Passap, and Circular Sock Machines scheduled to include:




-Cables

-Crochet Tips for Machine Knitters

-Doll Clothes

-Child's Cardigan (new pattern)

-Handknit-Style Socks on the Knitting Machine (new pattern)

-Inspirational Edges, Trims & Joins

-Garter Carriage Workshop

-Sculpturing Knitted Fabric

-Mid Gauge Basics (focus on LK150)

-Owl Cables & Beaded Knits

-Top Knot Baby Hat

-Raglan Sweaters

-Rib Alternatives - Ribbed Edges

-Afghans

-Pockets

-18" Doll Wardrobe

-Christmas Stockings


Special 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


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.







Again this year a TEXTILE LAB will be set up. Topics:


-Sculpturing with Knit Fabric

-Hands-on Burn Test to determine fiber content

-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: TOUCH OF SILVER


Prizes awarded and winners announced Saturday. Need not be present at seminar to participate, contact us for info about mailing items for contest.





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Registration info:







$99 Registration ($89 before September 1st)



or $59 Single Day ($49 before September 1st)























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~ CONTEST! ~





"TOUCH 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.































Contest is open for any knits created in 2015-2016 that fit the theme TOUCH OF SILVER. Entries can be mailed to Rocking Horse Farm or brought to SEPTEMBER SEMINAR, before or on Sept. 16, 2016.































Categories:



(1) Garment that incorporates the theme



(2) Wearable Accessory that incorporates the theme (example: cowl, knit jewelry)



(3) Household 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 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.































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 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.















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) Garment















___(2) Accessory















___(3) Household Item















___(4) Any Other (provide brief explanation)















___(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















































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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 Machine Knitting Inspiration (print publication), on our Facebook page, Ravelry Group, or Yahoo Group.

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