Julia Farwell-Clay


Sugar Season at the Spinnery is Coming


I’ve limited my teaching to only a few times this year, so I’m cherishing these few opportunities to meet students. Soon, in March, I will be at the Green Mountain Spinner’s Sugar Season Retreat in Brattleboro, VT. I am a long time admirer of the Spinnery (theirs was one of the first yarns I bought when I came back to the States for college), and this invitation to teach for them is a dream come true.


The weekend will concentrate on non-traditional intarsia, since so much of my design work explores different versions of it. Sprinkled between outings and shopping and delicious meals are two of my tried and true classes and one brand new one that I am really looking forward to teaching as a suite for a single group of knitters. On day one, we’ll be playing with the fundamentals of adding islands of color to flat fabric, and go on to talk about the “slip and flip” technique featured in this design .


For class number two, we’ll play with my Eddy/Prada Shell technique which uses texture and color to build an adventurous fabric.

And for class number three, I’ve designed a new mitten pattern to introduce a few additional intarsia concepts I hope these knitters will go on to use in future projects.


I understand that there is still some room if you have that March 15-17th weekend free. This is where they have it posted on their website, or you can call Maureen at the Spinnery at 1-800-321-9665 or email spinnery@spinnery.com.

Julia Farwell-Clay