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Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
NEW TIME: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Central Time
Location: Lake Ellyn Boathouse, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn IL
IN-PERSON CLASS - proof of vaccine required
Instructor: Barbara Benson
We have invited special guest Barbara Benson to teach four classes at the Lake Ellyn Boathouse as part of Glen Ellyn's Festival of the Arts, on August 27 and 28.
Your yarn choice can make or break the success of your finished project, but it is a more complex subject than one might think. In this class, we will walk through the many considerations necessary to make a perfect yarn/pattern pairing. This class will cover how to calculate required yardage, the intricacies of yarn weight, the strengths and weaknesses of different fiber contents, and the importance of yarn structure. You will leave the class empowered to select the best yarn to ensure a successful project.
Skills/Materials/Homework: None! This is a lecture-style class. All you need to bring is an inquisitive mind, something to take notes on, and questions.
Sign up for more than one!
Buy tickets for more than one of Barbara Benson's classes and get a gift certificate to String Theory.
- two classes = $35 gift certificate
- three classes = $65 gift certificate.
- four classes = $95 gift certificate.
Your gift certificate will be presented to you during your first class.
Need a hotel?
If you plan to join us for the weekend, let us know. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza and would love to offer you a special rate.
Barbara Benson's Bio
Despite the fact that Sarasota, FL doesn’t have ideal knitwear weather, Barbara
loves living and knitting in the South. Self-proclaimed as “a bit silly and a bit nerdy”,
this often translates into her designs. When it comes to the art world, her love for
the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements shines through with intricate stitch work
and swooping shapes.
When not knitting she can frequently be found sailing or playing video games. Author of two books: Mosaic Lace Knits: 20 Innovated Patterns Combining Slip-Stitch Colorwork and Lace Techniques and Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn, she also has an extensive catalog of both independently published patterns and patterns in curated knitting publications.
More information about Barbara and her designs can be found on her website at http://tumpedduck.com. If video is more your thing check out the fun and educational videos on her YouTube channel Watch Barbara Knit
Shipping & Returns
To pick up your order at String Theory, choose GLEN ELLYN PICKUP during checkout.
Most packages are shipped with an $8.95 flat rate.
Ten cent shipping on orders over $100.
Unused items in their original condition and packaging can be returned for store credit within 6 months of purchase. No returns or exchanges are available for sale items or jewelry.
Thanks for your understanding.
If String Theory cancels the class for any reason, we will refund your registration fee. If you are able to cancel at least one week prior to your scheduled class, you will receive a store credit for your registration fee. If you cancel less than a week prior to the class, you will receive store credit only if we are able to fill your spot. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide class make-ups.