Monday, November 07, 2005

Candace Eisner Strick Workshop

What a great day Sue and I had in Connecticut yesterday! We headed out on a foggy Sunday morning for CT at 10 am, and we were treated to a lovely lunch with Marisa, John and Puddy.
You had to witness the Puddy ( alias Prince of the Center of the Universe and the Crown) and Sue finally reunite after some three years. The Pudster leaped to his dear first mama and had a snuggle.

We couldn't stay too long because Sue and I had registered for a workshop at the Windham Textile and History Museum in Willimantic ,CT. Sue was greeted by a woman who was remarking about the knitting book Beyond Wool ; it turned out that she was the author...Candace Eisner Strick.

About eight knitters were treated to a wonderful workshop called making a Chill Out Hybrid Shawl. The shawl can be seen here by the name Adagio Shawl. It is a wonderful shawl!!! She made one with 6 skeins of Koigu that is to die/dye for!!!! Below is the pic of the mini- Adagio we created. I assume she named the shawl Adagio due to the fact she is a professional cellist as well as a popular knitwear designer.My unfinished mini-shawl is below.

Below you see her crocheted cast off.

Of course, I had to buy her book and get her autograph. This was a must do workshop. Candace is a warm and witty teacher. We hope to catch another of her workshops soon.

We just had to capture the Frog quilt for you to see....frogs are important in Willimantic.The Museum has other textiles and antique sewing machines that are worth seeing as well. We also met Michelle Palmer author of the textile book called Toile.


Kristen said...

Sounds like a great workshop and hope you have a chance to make a full size shawl with that pretty yarn. Some of us in the guild had a chance to hear Candace at the Granite State Knit-In several years ago (when she had long hair!)and she is a real fiber artist. Next time you're in Willimantic be sure to take a picture of the Frog Bridge for us!

Judith said...

What an excellent day you had & now we get to see just what a Chill Out Hybrid Shawl is. It is lovely! I do like that frog quilt & it sure is Willimantic, isn't it.. I remember you, Kristen & I driving over the Frog Bridge this past summer..what fun. Wonderful photo of the 3 of you at the workshop.

Laurie said...

Great workshop! It almost looks like crochet would be worth the pain...