Kristin Nicholas Design


 
Here's what "Getting Stitched on the Farm Classes" I have planned for 2015. 

July 18 - Fabric Printing with Optional Sunday Add-On Day July 19

August 8 - Crewel Embroidery with Optional Sunday Add-On Day August 9 

September 26 - Color for Knitters and Embroidery on Knitting with Optional Sunday Add-On Day September 27

Other days/weekends are available if you want to get together a group of your own and take a trip to the farm. Costs will be the same as classes listed here. You will need a minimum of 4 people to book a class. See more about booking a class for you and your friends here. Kristin is not available the weekend of October 10th.

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Fabric Printing

Date: July 18, 2015 ---- Saturday $225

Add-On Studio Day: July 19, 2015 - Sunday. Make it a two day immersion in Kristin's colorful world. ----  $150

Hours: 9:30 to 4:30 

What will you learn and make? 

•You will learn to design and print your own fabric using my easy favorite printing technique. 

•Introduction to fabric design and what shapes and motifs are successful and why. 

•Make your very own foam printing blocks that you can take with you for further fabric and paper printing. 

•Learn about paints and fabrics to use for successful projects.

•Make a printed fabric bag and fabric for a printed dishtowel or napkins. The fabric can also be turned into a pretty pillow for your sofa.

Day Two Add-On includes tour of farmhouse, farm and conversation about living and working on a sheep farm.  Hands-on studio time with Kristin for advanced learning. 

You will be able to choose what you want to learn on your second day visit. Options include fabric painting, linoleum block carving and printing, and more. 

Kristin is known internationally for her work with color, handmade textiles, interior decoration and for her books Crafting a Colorful Home, Color By Kristin, and many other titles.

See this post for what was made in last year's Fabric Printing Class.

See this post and this post for what was made in the first 2015 Fabric Printing Class.


What is included: Materials for making printing blocks. Fabric paints for printing will be supplied. Fabric and a canvas bag to print on. If you want to purchase additional canvas fabric, it will be available.

Hours: 9:30 to 4:30

Includes snacks, beverages, and farm-raised lunch. 

Our farm is 2 hours from Boston and 3 1/2 hours from NYC.  

See this page for Where to Stay ideas

See this page for directions to the farm

There will be no refunds for this workshop - Please know that you can make it before registering. Our farmhouse is unfortunately not handi-capped accessible. You will need to go down a flight of stairs to get to the studio. We have cats and dogs so if you are allergic, this is not the place for you.

You will receive a registration form to be completed. Please note any dietary restrictions so I can plan accordingly.


Class Size: Limited to 6 students total 

As of 6/19/15 - there are 2 spaces available. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Begins: July 18, 2015
Ends: July 18, 2015
Limited to 6 participants
Cost: $225.00
Deposit to Pre-register: $225.00
Fabric Printing - Add-on Studio Day

Day Two Add-On includes tour of farmhouse, farm and conversation about living and working on a sheep farm.  Hands-on studio time with Kristin for advanced learning.

You will have the option of learning linoleum block carving and printing, fabric painting, and more depending on your wants. 

See this post for what was made in last year's fabric printing class.

See this post and this post for what was made in the first 2015 Fabric Printing Class.

Limited to 6 students.

As of 6/19/15, there are 2 spaces available.


Begins: July 19, 2015
Ends: July 19, 2015
Limited to 6 participants
Cost: $150.00
Deposit to Pre-register: $150.00

Crewel Embroidery

 


Date: August 8, 2015 - Saturday --- $225
Add-On Studio Day: August 9, 2015 ---- $150

Hours: 9:30 to 4:30 

Class Intro: Do you like to create and are interested in decorating things for your home and family with fantastimagorical stitches and color? Are you a latent cross-stitcher wanting to branch out and increase your needle skills? Do you yearn to make things with your hands that can be passed on as heirlooms to family you do not even know yet? 

Then.... crewel embroidery is for you. Crewel is one of the easiest-to-learn types of needlework. The tools are linen fabric and wool threads, an embroidery hoop, and a desire to stitch and design. It is entirely portable. It has an illustrative quality to it. It also takes well to quotes and words and monograms. The uses are limitless. I have made many crewel pieces - most of which I use to decorate my home with. I have written a book called Colorful Stitchery which features many crewel projects. I also teach Crewel Embroidery on the on-line Craftsy website. I am known internationally for my work with color, handmade textiles, interior decoration and for her books Crafting a Colorful Home, Color By Kristin, and many other titles. 

The Crewel Embroidery Class at the Farm will feature stitches that are not included in the Craftsy class. If you are a beginning stitcher, you can still take this class although it will be helpful if you have already taken my Craftsy class.

What will you make? You will begin with a small sampler piece of fabric for 18 NEW stitches. You will also be given the supplies to make the sampler bag shown below. The sampler could also be made into a pillow or small framed piece. 


What will you learn? 

18 NEW Crewel Embroidery Stitches - none of which are included in my on-line Craftsy class.

•Transfer Methods:  Sulky Transfer Pens and other ways of transferring a design to fabric. We will discuss how and when to use the different methods. 

•We will discuss design and color and pattern. If you choose to stay for the second day, Kristin will help you design a project of your very own design.

What is included? Linen fabric to stitch on. Selection of crewel wool. Crewel needle. Hand-out including 18 new Crewel Stitches.

What do you need to bring: Scissors, portable Ott-lite with magnifying glass if you have difficulty seeing small things.

There will be additional embroidery supplies available for sale at the end of the class. 



Price: Saturday August 8th - $225 includes linen fabric and some thread. 

Second Day - Add-on Studio Day August 9th: $150 for more instruction, a farm and farmhouse tour, and more individualized instruction depending on the students attending and their wishes. The second day is very loosey-goosey - more like a "studio day". Depending on students staying, we may be able to delve into the other topics I teach here at the farm.

Includes snacks, beverages, and farm-raised lunch, hand-out, linen fabric, wool thread and needle.

Class Size: Limited to 8 students

There will be no refunds for this workshop - Please know that you can make it before registering. Our farmhouse is unfortunately not handicapped accessible. You will need to go down a flight of stairs to get to the studio. We have cats and dogs so if you are allergic, this is not the place for you.

You will receive a registration form to be completed. Please note any dietary restrictions so I can plan accordingly.

 4 SPACES ARE AVAILABLE AS OF 6/18/15.

 You will receive a registration form to be completed. Please note any dietary restrictions so I can plan accordingly.



 


Begins: August 8, 2015
Ends: August 8, 2015
Limited to 5 participants
Cost: $225.00
Deposit to Pre-register: $225.00

Crewel Embroidery - Add-On Day

Second Day - Add-on Studio Day August 9th: $150 for more instruction, a farm and farmhouse tour, and more individualized instruction depending on the students attending and their wishes. The second day is very loosey-goosey - more like a "studio day". Depending on students staying, we may be able to delve into the other topics I teach here at the farm.

4 SPACES ARE AVAILABLE AS  OF 6/18/15


Begins: August 9, 2015
Ends: August 9, 2015
Limited to 8 participants
Cost: $150.00
Deposit to Pre-register: $150.00

Color for Knitters and Embroidery on Knits

Date: September 26, 2015 - Saturday --- $225
Add-On Studio Day: September 27, 2015 ---- $150

Hours: 9:30 to 4:30

Visit Leyden Glen Farm when the autumn leaves are beginning to turn gold, red, orange, and bronze (nature permitting). See growing lambs grazing in the pastures. This class is for anyone from advanced beginner to experienced knitter. You will leave incredibly inspired and you will never think of your knitting the same. To read past student's comments about their experiences on Kristin's Weekend Retreats, click here

You will be supplied with a couple homework assignments to bring along which will be used during the class.

Morning: All about Working with Color for Knitwear and In Life.

You will learn how Kristin sees color and how you too can become confident when working with color in your knitting and stitching life. Kristin is the author of Color By Kristin, Kristin Knits, Knitting for Baby, and many other knitting books. She is known internationally for her work with color, handmade textiles and interior decoration.


Afternoon: Embroidery on Knits

You will learn to embroidery on your knitted creations. You will bring a knitted homework swatch with you and you will decorate it similar to the swatches in this photo:

Add-On Day may include steeking depending on student's interests.

Students will bring a "Fair Isle sunflower homework pillow-top" which they will have finished before the class. You will sew and cut your own steek and learn to how to pick up around the edges. You can begin your mitered edge.

What is Included:Full instruction and hand-outs. Studio yarn will be shared. Snacks, beverages, instructional hand-out, and studio yarns while at class. 

Saturday September 26th: - $225 includes hand-out. 

Second Day - Add-on Studio Day September 27th: $150 for more instruction, a farm and farmhouse tour, and more individualized instruction depending on the students attending and their wishes. The second day is very loosey-goosey - more like a "studio day". Depending on students staying, we may be able to delve into the other topics I teach here at the farm.

Includes snacks, beverages, farm-raised lunch, instructional hand-out, studio yarns while at class.

Class Size: Limited to 8 students

There will be no refunds for this workshop - Please know that you can make it before registering. Our farmhouse is unfortunately not handicapped accessible. You will need to go down a flight of stairs to get to the studio. We have cats and dogs so if you are allergic, this is not the place for you.

You will receive a registration form to be completed. Please note any dietary restrictions so I can plan accordingly.

4 SPACES ARE AVAILABLE AS OF 6/18/15. 

 


Begins: September 26, 2015
Ends: September 26, 2015
Limited to 8 participants
Cost: $225.00
Deposit to Pre-register: $225.00

Color for Knitters and Embroidery on Knits - Add-On Day

Second Day - Add-on Studio Day September 27th: $150 for more instruction, a farm and farmhouse tour, and more individualized instruction depending on the students attending and their wishes. The second day is very loosey-goosey - more like a "studio day". Depending on students staying, we may be able to delve into the other topics I teach here at the farm.

Includes snacks, beverages, farm-raised lunch, instructional hand-out, studio yarns while at class.

4 SPACES ARE AVAILABLE AS OF 6/18/15


Begins: September 27, 2015
Ends: September 27, 2015
Limited to 8 participants
Cost: $150.00
Deposit to Pre-register: $150.00