Saturday, September 01, 2007

Cat Bordhi Workshops in our area in November - Benefit for Breast Cancer

Here's an important event!

Cat Bordhi is coming to Vermont to help support breast cancer research. Cat is teaming with Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles to raise funds for Vermont’s own S.D. Ireland Cancer Research Fund. She will speak at the (free) 10th Annual Vermont Breast Cancer Conference Saturday, November 3 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center (870 Williston Rd.) Click here
for more information or call 802-656-5665.

Cat will also teach two daylong Moebius knitting workshops: Friday, November 2 at the Commodore’s Inn, Stowe Vermont from 10:00am – 4:45pm and Sunday, November 4 at the Health Science Research Facility (Given Building, 89 Beaumont Ave) on the UVM campus. A tour of the S.D. Ireland Cancer Research lab will also be included. 10:00 – 5:30

The course fee is $75, (non-refundable) which is donated to the S.D. Ireland Cancer Research Fund. Participation is limited to 24 in each class, and registration began September 1st. If you are interested, please contact Laura at 802-888-7917 to register, or go the S.D. Ireland website to fill out a registration form. See class description below:

Transformational Moebius Knitting (6-hour workshop)
Learn the secret of surrendering to the grace of the Moebius as it unfurls on one long circular needle, allowing you to knit extraordinarily beautiful scarves, garments and containers that have only one continuous surface and one continuous edge. Cat will transmit both knitting and life lessons in this workshop, relating the mystery of the Moebius to the mystery and grace of cancer.

It takes only minutes to learn Cat’s unique Moebius Cast-On, and then you have the key to her innovative books, A TREASURY OF MAGICAL KNITTING and A SECOND TREASURY OF MAGICAL KNITTING. Your first project could be a Moebius scarf - to introduce you to this magical, friendly form, which is the heart of every Moebius bag, bowl, boot, cape, wrap, and bed. You can use one or multiple strands, or change yarns and textures along the way, and will discover that everything you do forms a beautiful mirror reflection growing from the spine of the scarf out to the edges. She'll talk about what happens if you introduce a diagonal stitch pattern, how to work with stripes, how to sequence lace repeats, learn several edge treatments, and explore the basics of designing your own Moebius scarf or wrap. And if you can knit a Moebius scarf, you are just steps away from being able to knit a Moebius sling bag, bowl, basket, or Jester Tentacle Bag. A warning: it’s hard to make just one of these mysterious, graceful, and fully functional shapes. A Moebius container, which really and truly has no inside or outside (even though it appears to, and can hold your valuables), casts a spell over both knitters and non-knitters. A one-skein basket makes the perfect small gift for anyone, even a billionaire, who may not own anything quite so amazing as this.

Materials: Yarn and needles for your chosen project – choose a Moebius scarf or a Moebius basket to begin (see the TREASURIES for details, and please bring the book with you so you can use the instructions.)
Skill level: Confident beginners all the way to advanced (something for everyone!)

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