British knitwear designer Sarah Hatton will be touring Chicago next week, promoting her new collaboration with Martin Storey, Designer Knits, and teaching workshops at local yarn shops throughout the Chicago area. Her affiliation with Rowan yarns, along with her timeless-with-a-twist designs for everyone from baby to adult, has made her one of the most popular knit designers of today.
On April 28, Hatton will be stopping by Knitche in Downers Grove to hold two workshops and a book signing session. Her workshops will cost $60 each, or $100 for both, and her topics will be Understanding Lace for the morning session and Understanding Cables for the afternoon session. In between workshops, she will be signing copies of her books from 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. Students who register for the classes will also be eligible for a one-day discount on all Rowan yarns and patterns at the store. Seating is limited, so call or stop by Knitche to reserve your spot.
On April 29, Three Bags Full in Northbrook will be hosting a book signing with Hatton from 5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m., where all are welcome. Then, from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m., Hatton will be conducting a workshop on Understanding Lace for students who have pre-registered. The workshop is $60 and registration can be completed by phone to the store, or in person.
Then on April 30, Hatton will be teaching two workshops at Wool and Company, located in St. Charles. Students may register for both workshops, where lunch is included, or they can register either for the morning or afternoon session. The workshop in the morning is entitled Changing a Pattern: Basics of Pattern-Writing, and it is being held from 9:00a.m. to noon. The afternoon workshop runs from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m., and it will be on Understanding Lace. Her book signing at Wool and Company will be held at 4:30p.m., and will include a trunk show of samples from Designer Knits.
With workshops in Downers Grove, Northbrook, and St. Charles, knitters can plan their attendance accordingly and choose the venue closest to their house, all while supporting local business and artists. With space limited at each location, register as soon as possible to ensure your attendance can be confirmed.
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