May Minutes

This month Raya Budrevich of Blissful Knits & Dyeworks came to tell us about her style of dyeing yarn and about her designs.  Raya learned to crochet in the Soviet Union as a child.  When she was pregnant with her first child she began knitting to make diaper covers with worsted weight yarns.  Then she started dyeing the yarn.  Raya then learned there was more than worsted weight yarn out there and began dyeing Lace, Fingering and all other yarns and fell in love with dyeing.  She told us about the differences in how she dyed the worsted weight for diaper covers to the new techniques for other types of yarn.  Raya brought samples of some of her patterns.  You can purchase yarn and patterns on her website (www.blissfulknits.com) and patterns on Ravelry.  If you put in the code Salem20 you will get 20% off through the end of May.

Next Month Raya  JCBriar will be speaking about Stitch maps. Stitch maps are a new kind of chart, freed from the constraints of a grid, the symbols of a stitch map snuggle together like the stitches of knitted fabric. You get to see the stitches of each row, and how they connect to the stitches of the rows above and below.

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