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Saturday, October 20 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Beth Brown-Reinsel | The Gansey, its History and a Detailed Look | Tales of Yarn 3:30, seating at 3:15 LIMITED

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Beth Brown-Reinsel will be speaking about the history of the gansey, the garment worn by 19th century British fishermen, as well as where they were knitted, who made them, and the techniques that made these garments so very special.  In addition, some of the fables about ganseys will be addressed.  Garments from the latest edition of Beth’s gansey book, Knitting Ganseys, Revised and Expanded, will be shown, and, time permitting, special techniques will be pointed out in each and explained.  There will be some time at the end for questions.

Originally released in 1993, Beth Brown-Reinsel's bestseller, Knitting Ganseys, is a classic in the hearts of traditional and modern knitters alike, bringing this historic tradition to your needles for 25 years! This completely revised and update version of the perennial bestseller includes 100% new photography, new patterns, and more!

This special edition celebrates with new patterns for sweaters in the traditional gansey style as well as new explorations of modern gansey-inspired patterns. Full-color, step-by-step photography walks you through a variety of traditional gansey techniques and construction methods, plus contemporary sources for traditional gansey yarns are shared, making this as vital to your knitting library as the original.

Beth will be with us all day Saturday, and just for an hour on Sunday, from 11-12.

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Beth Brown-Reinsel

The author of the classic Knitting Ganseys , Beth Brown Reinsel will release the 25th Anniversary edition of this book at the festival!In her own words... I work with knitters, teaching techniques which enhance their enjoyment of their craft and which inspire them to challenge themselves... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
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