Do your knitting projects need some extra pizzazz*? Join us at the June meeting when Guild member Mar Gee Farr will present different ways to embellish our knitting using a variety of yarns, beads, ribbons, embroidery and appliqué. She’ll show us all kinds of materials that can be used to add a fabulous look to knitting projects of all kinds. Once you’ve been inspired by Mar Gee’s gorgeous embellishments, you can try them for yourself at her workshop on Wednesday, June 8.
Mar Gee has a background in art. In addition to knitting, she likes to entertain, garden, stitch, and do other creative projects. She loves to embellish her home with ordinary found items. She has worked with Mary Engelbreit, and her work has been published in several of Engelbreit’s books. Mar Gee was featured in Home Companion Magazine and Mary Emmerling’s Country Home Program on HGTV.
Mar Gee owned a garden shop for 15 years before moving to California with her husband in 2002. She joined the SDNCKG in 2007 and has been involved in various Board and committee positions ever since. She served as Guild president in 2011 and 2012.
Mar Gee will offer a workshop, “Embellishing and Accessorizing Your Knitting,” on Wednesday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. You will learn how to integrate simple basic embroidery stitches to enhance your knitting. Mar Gee will also demonstrate a fancy knotted fringe. She will show you a variety of uses for I-cord, and you will learn to make a tassel. The cost is $30. There will be sign-ups at the June meeting. You can also contact Program Chair Tina Rounsavell at Programs@SanDiegoKnitters.com to reserve a space. More information about the workshop including sign-up details and homework are on the Workshop event page.
Note: The Guild meeting will take place at Morgan Run Club and Resort.
The workshop will take place at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church.
*Do you know any other words besides pizzazz using four zees in the English language?