MORRISVILLE – An Introduction to Knitting will be presented on Thursday, March 30, at 5:30 p.m., with master knitter Elaine Fortin, at River Arts. The workshop will also meet April 6 and April 13, and is appropriate for ages 13 and up.
Fortin will lead this three-week series exploring the foundation to knitting, and will guide participants through basic stitches, tools and patterns. This class is open to beginners but offers a creative exploration for more experienced knitters as well. Supplies are not provided for this class. A basic materials list is necessary for this class and will be available upon registration.
Fortin has been knitting since childhood and has a Master’s in Knitting from The Knitting Guild Association, in which she excelled in knitting techniques from around the world and introduced her to designing knitware. She has taught individuals to knit throughout her life and is now offering a full structured course for beginners. She is a member of the Green Mountain Knitting Guild and the St. Johns in the Mountains Knitting Guild. She raises fiber animals, and processes the fiber into yarn through every step from the animal (sheep, goat, rabbit, Alpaca) to the spinning wheel. She is author of the Vermont Yarn Sourcebook, which promotes yarns from Vermont producers.
River Arts is located at 74 Pleasant Street. For more information, call (802) 888-1261, or email info@RiverArtsVt.org.