Workshops

A mini workshop is one that is taught by a member of our guild and held in a member’s home.

Please note that mini workshops fill up very quickly, so if there is one that you are very interested in, please email the VP of Workshops. You will be notified when registration opens (usually 2-3 months in advance). However, your registration is not confirmed until your check is received or the VP of Workshops has received an email saying that you have put the check in the mail. Please check with the VP of workshops to see if there are still openings before sending in any money.

Guild policy is that mini workshops are only open to guild members until two weeks before the workshop. At that time, they are open to non-guild members at the price of $15.00 unless otherwise noted. If you hostess a workshop, you get to take it for free!

All workshops are $10.00 unless otherwise noted.

If you have any questions, please email the VP of Workshops.




Saturday, July 19, 2014
Beat The Heat

Come join us for our all day knit in!
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Woodstock Community Church
237 Rope Mill Road
Woodstock, Georgia 30188

Knitted Pin class:
Materials: 5 yards of sock or fingering yarn and size US 3 (3.25mm) double pointed needles



Magic Ball class:
Skills you will learn: Supplies:
How to choose your stash yarns:
For this class we are going to use a monochromatic scheme and 6 different yarns.
  1. Sort through your stash and separate all of your blues or greens or reds or whatever color you want to work with. Variegated yarns can also be used according to its most dominate color. Don’t be concerned yet about how many yarns you have. If you are not sure if a yarn is say blue or green go ahead and add it anyway as you will have the opportunity to take it away later if you don’t want it.
  2. When you have your chosen color separated, lay the yarns next to each other (preferably on a black surface like a table cloth or black fabric) so that you can see all the colors at the same time. Begin to edit your choices down to 6 yarns by taking away colors until you are left with 6. The yarns do not have to “match”. Just choose six that are pleasing to YOUR eye.
  3. You are ready for class.


Fashion Show Info:
Plan now to participate in the Beat the Heat Fashion Show. Our highlight this year will be items made using the “short row” technique. Here are some examples. From our Workshops, both the Knitted Beaded Necklace and the Solefull Socks employ short row techniques. From the Tuesday Cast Offs, either Now In A Minute shawl or Swing Cowl could be entered. And here are some other popular patterns: Wingspan shawl, Color Affection shawl, sock patterns using a short row heel. You get the idea. If you have a question about whether a pattern would qualify, please ask.

On the day of the Beat the Heat Retreat, bring no more than three items for the fashion show. Write down your name, the pattern name, the yarn you used, and the colorway of the yarn on a 3x5 card (one item per card). Cards will also be available at the door. Let Mary or Lois know if you do not want to model your items so we can find someone else who will. We’ll group similar items together so you can see the range of choices for the same pattern.



Friday, September 5, 2014
Fair Isle Workshop

At the home of Josie Riesel (Acworth)
Time: 1pm - 4pm

Sandy will be using The Dots and Stripes Purse pattern by Patti Henry to show you how to work with stranded colors. Youwill also learn: For this workshop, you must be familiar with knitting in the round.

This workshop will be taught by Sandy Huff




Saturday, September 20, 2014
Fair Isle Workshop

At the home of Kristina Tucker (Kennesaw)
Time: 1pm - 4pm

Sandy will be using The Dots and Stripes Purse pattern by Patti Henry to show you how to work with stranded colors. Youwill also learn: For this workshop, you must be familiar with knitting in the round.

This workshop will be taught by Sandy Huff




Friday, November 7, 2014
Brioche Knitting

At the home of Sharon Coleman (Woodstock)
Time: 1pm - 4pm

Brioche stitch makes a wonderful, cushy, reversible fabric. In this workshop, you’ll learn Nancy Marchant’s “yarnover” method of knitting brioche. In the first part of the class, you’ll learn terminology, brioche knitting and purling, and troubleshooting. In the second part, you’ll have a chance to try out the techniques using your choice of several beginning projects.

The only skills needed are knitting and purling.

This workshop will be taught by Mary Holton




Saturday, December 13, 2014
Brioche Knitting

At the home of Lisa Lawley (Kennesaw)
Time: 1pm - 4pm

Brioche stitch makes a wonderful, cushy, reversible fabric. In this workshop, you’ll learn Nancy Marchant’s “yarnover” method of knitting brioche. In the first part of the class, you’ll learn terminology, brioche knitting and purling, and troubleshooting. In the second part, you’ll have a chance to try out the techniques using your choice of several beginning projects.

The only skills needed are knitting and purling.

This workshop will be taught by Mary Holton




BRENDA DAYNE WORKSHOP RECAP - JUNE 2013

The North Georgia Knitting Guild was so fortunate to have Brenda Dayne come to teach three workshops. Brenda, the melodious voice of the podcast, "Cast On", is an awesome teacher and made learning fun. We had lots if laughs through out both days.

In the Creative Glove Design Class, we learned about the anatomy of the hand and how to take measurements to custom design gloves that fit snugly and properly. We were also treated to a fabulous power point presentation featuring various glove and mitten designs, lots of great inspiration!

The students in Mrs. Beeton's Wrist Warmer class gained knowledge of working with beads and inspired one another with their choices of beads, fiber and yarn colors. We were treated at the June meeting as finished wrist Warner's were displayed for all of us to enjoy.

In the Sherman Toe Up Sock Class, we started the day learning Judy's Magic Cast On, using it as a provisional cast on that began the sock right under the toes. Working on half of the stitches, we worked using short rows to work to the tips if the toes and around to meet up with the live stitches waiting for us . We then continued up the foot and worked the same short row design for the heel. After a ribbed cuff, the sock was finished using Jeny' Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off.

We extend a big thank you to all you came to the Brenda Dayne Workshops and to all who helped in any way.

Brenda Dayne Toe-Up Sock 1 Brenda Dayne Toe-Up Sock 2 Brenda Dayne Toe-Up Sock 3 Brenda Dayne Toe-Up Sock 4