Janel Laidman learned to knit while an exchange student in Denmark, where she observed that all the Danish girls seemed to be able to knit socks and learn physics at the same time.Â Wanting to be just as cool, she bought a sweater's worth of Icelandic yarnâ€”and a lifelong odyssey was launched!
Janel is known for her artistic colorwork and lace designs.Â Remembering those Danish days, she returned to the intriguing subject of socks and in 2005 wrote her first book, The Eclectic Sole.Â Since then she's gone on to author The Enchanted Sole, The Sock Report, and Skein Theory.
Janel lives in the semi-wilds of Sherwood, Oregon, where she spends her time playing with wool string, spinning her own yarn, and inventing new and exciting ways to incorporate chocolate into her diet.
STITCHES West 2012 ETC Classes
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Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ETC Intermediate Be the Boss of Your Yarn
Be the boss of your yarn! Learn how to control grist, twist, and plying. Learn to make a fine yarn, a thick yarn, a hard wearing yarn, or a lofty yarn by controlling your wheel and your hands. Learn how ply structure and fiber choices affect your yarn. We'll also briefly discuss fiber prep and how it affects your yarn, and we'll play around with a few designer yarn techniques.
Materials fee: $15