Weekend Seminar



SPRING SEMINAR – May 20 – 21, 2023

 please note we have a new venue:

MARRIOTT HOTEL, 1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY 14221

We are excited to announce our Spring Seminar with Michele Lee Bernstein.

Since she began her designing and teaching gig in 2008, she has proven to
be one of the most popular teachers at fiber events, primarily on the west coast. Her patterns are
beautiful and clever, and she has just published her book on Brioche, “Brioche Knit Love,” to
introduce Brioche to the world. Her classes routinely sell out at rates of $100 or more. The
guild is bringing these classes to you at $35 per three hours of class ($40 for non-members).
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

Spaces in the classes will be limited.

There are 4 classes: You may register for as many classes as you like. We will register
Guild members in order of receipt of your registration as follows:

  • All registrations postmarked or received by Friday, March 31, 2023, from Guild
    Members, in order of receipt.
  • All other registrations from Guild Members or Non-Guild Members in order of

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst 14221

Class Descriptions: (Each class is limited to 25 participants)

Saturday, May 20, 9am – 12n Petite Brioche

This is the perfect intro or refresher class for two color brioche. You will work two color brioche in the round, to make a cowl or headband, while learning brioche rib and how to correct mistakes.

Saturday, May 20, 1pm – 4pm: Syncopation

Next step in brioche – two color brioche knit flat, with simple increases and decreases—plus syncopation” which changes the dominant color for each side. When you are done with this class, you will be ready to cast on Michele’s gorgeous shawl, with the pattern included in your registration fee.

Sunday, May 21, 9am – 12n: Yo? Yo! Fun and Fancy Elongated Stitches

In this class, you’ll work a sampler of novelty stitches, including the elongated stitches in Aloh Shawlette, Sophie’s Rose Shawlette, Go Tell the Bees, Lucky Star, and Half the Knit Sky. Double and triple wrapping stitches gives you long stitches so you can create lacy effects that are impressive to the eye, but not as hard as they look.

Sunday, May 21, 1pm – 4pm: Favorite Shawl Shapes

Shawls and shawlettes are a great way to show off one or two skeins of very special yarn. This class will tackle how they are constructed by knitting small versions of favorite shapes: Top down triangle, asymmetric triangle, top down elongated crescent, and sideways crescent. Learn these shapes and make up your own shawl!