Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shirley Paden is Coming!!

If you’re a knitter you’ve seen her designs, even if you don’t know her name. Her designs have been featured in Vogue, Interweave Knits and Crochet and countless others. Here are some photos of my favorite designs:

Shirley just published her first book and it is a design textbook. Everything you want to know about designing your own knitted garments is included. If you sew, her design principles can be applied to sewing as well.

If I sound like I’m advertising, it’s because I am. But first a little background. My friend Annece and I love Shirley Paden. We tried to get in her classes in Philly and New York. No luck, they sold out with rock star quickness. No shops in DC, MD or VA were having classes. So what are 2 desperate knitters to do? We decided to try and bring her here. Sounds crazy, right? That’s how 2 Kraz Knitters was born.

I am pleased to announce we’ve set-up a weekend with Shirley on June 4 – 5, 2010. The weekend includes a book signing and talk, Friday night starting at 6. On Saturday there will be an all day workshop with Shirley working through the principles in her book. There will be a short break for lunch and you’re asked to bring your lunch. We’ll provide beverages and desserts.

Friday evening is free, but you must have your own copy of the book and R.S.V.P. not later than May 28, 2010. I haven’t seen the book locally, but I know Amazon has it.

You may attend the book signing without attending the workshop. Once paid, there will be no refunds but substitutions will be allowed.

If interested send me an email to mbray fifty four@comcastdotnet. Don’t forget to make the appropriate conversions.

Hope to see there!!



Beverly said...

How cool!!!! I have her book and have been completely through in the first couple of days that I purchased. I'm trying to practice self-control but I'm ready to jump in.

Deb-VA said...

Yes, yes, yes. I have Interlocking Cables at the top of my queue & the yarn arrived last week. Would love to meet her!

The Gingerbread House said...

Sounds like a lot of fun..wish I could get there,but the drive would be too much for me alone. Ginny

Sheila said...

That will be a blast to attend one of Shirley Paden's event.

Its during my birthday & my daugther's too, but it would make a perfect birthday gift for myself...uummm

cici said...

This is too awesome. I am looking forward to meeting her♥