Friday 13 September, 6pm - 9pm
Longtime knitter and professional yarn whisperer Steven Berg is here to tell you what your knits and colour choices say about you. He will guide you through a quiz that will show you which colours you should be working with to truly represent yourself and then discuss the motion of colours. You will explore techniques to create gradients using your own colours and methods of combining colours to their greatest effect. Bring your favourite hand-knit (or crochet) and share it with Steven for a peek into your personal fibre future-- he knows all, sees all, tells all!
What to pack in your knitting bag:
• An open mind
• A pen or pencil and a notebook or design sketchbook to keep notes
• 5-7 yarns in a variety of colors, including a fingering weight and a lace weight each in different fibres like mohair and silk to be combined into a heavier weight, as well as a chunky weight. (Yarns should be chosen and wound prior to class so we can begin immediately. More yarns can be added during class. Choose a color palette when bringing your stash to make it cohesive but include one color you wouldn’t normally use.)
• A variety of needle sizes from 4mm - 10mm (US 6 to US 15) will be needed so bring a good selection (an interchangeable set is useful)
• A work-in-progress or finished project for show and tell (the desire to be admired is not required—but it is recommended!)
About Steven Berg
Steven Berg, or Steven Be as he is known, has been combining art and craft since his mother Christa taught him to knit as a boy in Wisconsin. By the age of eight, he was creating sequined gowns for Barbie dolls and knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. It was only a matter of time until his love of design led him out of Wisconsin to New York City, where he studied at Parsons and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Since then, his international career has allowed him to lead a glamorous life in Hong Kong, Milan, Paris, and Miami. By 2003, success in the fashion capitals of the world had begun to lose its sparkle, as the corporate life led him further and further away from the creative process he so loved. When it became clear that something had to change, Steven headed to Rosemount, where his sister Monika Oeltjen had settled. Together they opened The Yarn Garage and set about creating a scene, which is after all, what Steven does best. These days his StevenBe store can be found in Minneapolis, situated in a converted Fire Station, that has been likened to walking into a two-story temple dedicated to a love of the fiber arts. He has a lust for wild colour and texture and has had the privilege of being nominated as one of the top 10 yarn shops in North America by USA Today.
Terms and conditions
Full payment is required prior to the start of the class to confirm your spot. Minimum numbers - All classes require a minimum of three people in order to go ahead and, depending on the class, a maximum of 10. If your class or workshop does not have the minimum number of students, the class will be postponed and you will be notified within three days of the class date if it has been cancelled or changed. We cannot be held liable for travel or any other costs in the event of a cancellation.
If your class is postponed or cancelled you can use the amount paid to transfer to another event/activity, use it as a store credit, or be issued a full refund. Cancelling a class – you are able to cancel, postpone or swap a class up to 7 days prior to the class date to receive a full refund. Less than 7 days prior, we cannot guarantee a full refund unless another booking fills your spot. Once a course has started, we are unable to provide a refund for change of mind or cancellations.
Please see our general Classes & Workshops page for our FAQ.