Dawn Barker Weekend

Dawn Barker Weekend

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Explore the magic of Assigned Pooling with Dawn Barker!  

Dawn Barker is the creative force behind the new knitting technique, assigned pooling, which she created to reconcile her passion for dyeing variegated yarns and her disdain for knitting them. Through countless hours exploring the dynamics of color pooling and textured stitches, she developed this compelling knitting method that remarkably mimics embroidery on knitted fabric. Using assigned pooling and other intriguing ways of producing wearable art, she designs clean modern knitwear in classic, deeply saturated colors. A lifelong fiber lover and artist, Dawn started Barker Wool in 2017 to combine hand-dyed fine yarns with her innovative knitting designs, and began collaborating with Madelinetosh in 2022 on a special line of AP colorways

We are thrilled to host Dawn in the shop for 

Assigned Pooling Workshops 

& Barker Wool Trunk Show

July 11th-14th, 2024

Unwind Fiber Arts, 207 SE 3rd St. Lee's Summit, MO 

Events include--

Thursday, July 11th, 5-7pm, during Knit Night Happy Hour:

  • Meet & Greet with Dawn, FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come hang out with Dawn and get a sneak peek of the Barker Wool Trunk Show.

Friday, July 12th: 

  • 9-11a--Assigned Pooling 101: Learn the basics of this innovative technique. $75
  • 11a-5p—Barker Wool Trunk Show (Please note the shop will have a delayed opening on this day.)

Saturday, July 13th:

  • 8-10a—Assigned Pooling Beyond the Basics: Garments; learn how to apply the AP basics to sweaters. $75
  • 10a-3p—Barker Wool Trunk Show
  • 3-5p--Assigned Pooling + Filet Crochet; combine AP with crochet to stunning effect. $75 (Please note the shop will close one hour earlier on this day)

Sunday, July 14th:

  • 9-11a—Assigned Pooling + Slipstitch Colorwork; combine AP with slipstitch mosaic colorwork for an interesting contrast block background. $75

Register for two classes, get the second one 10% off!

Best Deal--Purchase a Weekend Pass and get all four classes PLUS a free Dawn Barker pattern of your choice!!

(Sorry, loyalty point redemptions and/or Bee a Finisher coupons may not be applied to class registrations. All materials sold separately; materials lists will be sent the week before the event. Cancellations made by June 30th will receive a 50% refund; all cancellations after June 30th are non-refundable.) 

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About Unwind

We are a luxury yarn boutique where community and craft intertwine. Ours is a creative space for makers who share a love of hand-dyed fibers, quality tools, and the myriad ways that knitting and crochet inspires connection.

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