Home Grown: Fair Isle Knitting Starting with Color (Part B)

About Home Grown: Fair Isle Knitting Starting with Color (Part B)

Home Grown: Fair Isle Knitting Starting with Color (Part B)

Knitting (*non spinners welcomed)
A visit to Shetland reveals colorful, circular, seamless garments. Get the Fair Isle technique firmly “in hand” as you experience an exciting and effective use of color, carrying only two colors per row. Compare ethnicities of stranded knitting, explore fabric cutting and finishing, full your knitting and more. Sample colors with typical pattern repeats (handspun yarns welcome), and then design and dress something. *For knitters comfortable with circular knitting.

This class is presented in collaboration with John C. Campbell Folk School and Lessonface. Class capacity is 12 students. Registration closes on January 14, 2024. Students are invited to attend a large group Orientation and Closing Ceremony to connect with various classes online.

Class Materials

Materials fee is optional and variable. Please contact Martha about yarn. Or bring what you spun in the last class!

Students will also want to provide:

Knitting needles for circular knitting (dpn or long enough for magic loop) sizes 3-8
T pins
Wet towel
Ironing board
Card stock for wrapping samples
Favorite photos or postcards for color inspiration
Notebook for note taking
Tape for securing samples
Small square mirror
Knitter's gauge or ruler
Recent experience with circular knitting
Tea cup and favorite tea

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level


Contact the Teacher

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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

Since 1925, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,500 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.

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The class will meet for three 120-min live online sessions at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 15:00 UTC on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The first session is on February 26. See the schedule below.

Enrolled students receive 45-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
[Extra Session] Home Grown: Fair Isle Knitting Starting with Color (Part B)
Martha Owen

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward.

Refund Policy: To cancel an enrollment or request a refund, contact support@lessonface.com. For 30+ days before, we refund 95%. Between 30 and 5 days, receive a 75% refund. No refunds within 5 days of class start date. Materials kit fees are non-refundable.

Book 1:1 online lessons with Martha Owen on their Lessonface profile.

Martha Owen

Martha Owen

Martha Owen is an artisan/shepherd and a Creative Programming Artist at the Folk School. She designs and oversees classes in spinning/knitting, crochet/felt making /surface design and dyeing. Her adventure in spinning began in 1978. By 1980 her extended family included sheep, Shetland, Blue Faced Leicester, Great Pyrenees Guardians, Border Collies and Angora rabbits. A banjo player known to tell a story or two, Martha's interest in sheep and wool, music and dance has carried her quite literally and joyfully around the world.

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