Our October 10 Speaker is Barry Klein
Barry Klein is the owner and designer of yarns and patterns for Trendsetter Yarns. Barry grew up in the knitting industry by working in his mother’s knitting store. With special training and the love of creating things by hand, Barry learned how to custom design patterns and create knitwear for customers and the movie industry. Thirty-four years ago Barry and his Mom started Trendsetter with the idea of bringing the most exciting textured, fashion and luxury yarns to the knitting customer. Over the past few years Cardiff Cashmere (luxury Cashmere yarns from Italy) and Lana Grossa (largest and most successful yarn company in Europe) have been added to create the new Trendsetter Yarn Group.
As Trendsetter Yarns enters its 35th year, Barry continues to guide the company and create yarns that truly set the trends. He is the published author of 5 knitting books, a T.V. knitting personality, and a knitting spokesperson/ teacher at international knitting events, cruises, and trunk shows. He has been a voted member of “Top 10 Men Who Knit Throughout History” and continues to share his knitting motto— “Have fun, enjoy creating, personalize it, and when possible let the yarn do the work.”
Barry will teach two workshops, plus there will be a special event
Wednesday, October 11 Workshop 1 – Textured Knits
9:00 am – 12 noon
Wednesday, October 11 Workshop 2 – Custom Style and Fit
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm This workshop has been cancelled. Anyone who signed up and paid for it will be contacted about a refund.
Saturday, October 14 – Trendsetter Warehouse Field Trip
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Click on workshop titles for class details and how to register. Read about Barry’s presentation to the Guild at the October 10th meeting here.