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Learn to Knit Buff Mittens

Saturday, September 22, 2018 |10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Carol Pearsall
$45 ADKX members; $55 non-members

In this workshop you will learn the technique Katie Cross (1916 – 1989) learned from her mother, Effie (Ingham) Baker of Thurman, NY. By the end of the workshop you will be able to take what you have learned and finish your very own pair of mittens, much like the ones that lumbermen used in the Adirondack Mountains. Participants must have prior knitting skills. All materials will be provided.
Carol Pearsall has a Master’s Degree in Education, but her passion has always been textiles. As a young child, she learned knitting from her mother and crocheting and tatting from her aunts. She has been a member of Serendipity Spinners since 1992 and with that group has demonstrated at numerous venues including Adirondack Experience the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake as well as participated in the fleece to shawl competition at the NY State Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. As a member of Garnet Weavers she has participated in the gallery show at Tannery Pond Community Center. She has traveled to both Taos and Espanola, NM increasing her knowledge of different textile techniques. Carol lives near the base of Crane Mountain in Warren County with Glenn, her husband of 47 years. Jane Macintosh and Annis Holmes taught her the art of buff mittens in 1998.
Spaces are limited in all workshops; advance pre-registration is required.
Please register online or call 518-352-7311 ext 185.
Payment is due upon registration. Payment can be made with a credit card. Class space will not be reserved without full payment. Please be aware that classes require a minimum number of students and are subject to cancellation due to insufficient registration.
To cancel your registration, please notify the Adirondack Experience at least 10 days prior to the workshop. With 10 day notice, we will refund your payment minus a $50 fee.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations made with less than 10 days’ notice prior to the start of the class or workshop. If you register for a class or workshop within the 10-day period before a workshop, you will not receive a refund for the
There is a minimum number of participants required for all workshops. Registrants will be notified five days prior to your workshop if it is cancelled, as a result of not meeting the minimum number of registrants. Participants will receive a full refund if workshop is cancelled due to lack of participants. Some workshops have a maximum class size.
Lunch breaks provided; please enjoy lunch at the Lake View Café or bring your own lunch.
Some workshops will be held outdoors; please be prepared for bugs and weather.
Some workshops are physically demanding.
Some workshops require the use of hand tools and/or power tools which children will not be allowed to use.