A Weekend with Brooklyn Tweed

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 • Brooklyn Tweed Founder and Creative Director
GUDRUN JOHNSTON • Brooklyn Tweed Designer
LUIGI BOCCIA • Brooklyn Tweed Business Development
KEL MOORE • Brooklyn Tweed Wholesale Manager




NOVEMBER 16  |  6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: The Yarnery

Private shopping for our Saturday registrants.

No cost. All Saturday registrants are welcome.




NOVEMBER 17  |  9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Kagin Commons, Macalester College | see campus map

Full Day of Fun

Cost: $125

Spend the day learning, gaining inspiration, and of course knitting. We'll have in-depth conversations and presentations from all four of our Brooklyn Tweed guests, with plenty of time for Q&A. We'll even cast on and work on a project together, with Brooklyn Tweed yarn and pattern included in the cost of registration. Also included: morning coffee, tea, and pastries, a boxed lunch, and afternoon refreshments, giveaways, and an opportunity for you to show off your favorite Brooklyn Tweed knits.

It's going to be a jam-packed day!



Jared Flood: Brooklyn Tweed Designs
Brooklyn Tweed started as a simple blog, and Jared Flood has created a major American brand. His singular vision and talent touches every part of of Brooklyn Tweed. Words, pictures, and stories will be central to a look deep into the BT design process.

Gudrun Johnston: The Shetland Trader
Gudrun Johnston took over the mantle of The Shetland Trader from her mother, knitwear designer Patricia Johnston.  Gudrun's work pulls heavily from her Shetland heritage. Learn more about the Shetland islands, Gudrun's design influences, and the famed Shetland Hap shawl.

Luigi Boccia: Brooklyn Tweed Makes It Work
Domestic supply chain: unexciting words for a most exciting story. Brooklyn Tweed yarn is all-American, from growing to milling, spinning to dyeing. How does it all work, and what does it mean for you as a knitter?

Kel Moore: Yarn Matters
We have so many choices when it comes to yarn—woolen vs worsted spun, plied vs single, Merino vs. Rambouillet—and what we choose affects how we knit. Kel's primer on yarn will highlight the differences between many types of wool yarn, and what you need to know to become a better, more informed knitter.

Everybody: Group Project
All day Saturday, we'll be working on the same project together! The Yarnery and Brooklyn Tweed will provide the yarn, pattern, and helpful instruction throughout the day. We'll let you know what needles you need to have with you for the project.




NOVEMBER 18  |  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: The Yarnery

Hap Shawl Class with Gudrun Johnston 

Cost: $80 + supplies | Limit 12 students

The Hap Shawl is a mainstay of the Shetland knitting tradition. This half day class will explore that rich tradition, and participants will begin work on a mini-hap shawl under Gudrun's guidance. The mini-hap shawl will be knit with Brooklyn Tweed Loft; kits will be available at The Yarnery (kit cost is not included in the class registration fee). 



A block of rooms at a discounted rate has been reserved at the following hotels for our out-of-town guests. 


JW Marriott, Mall of America
Bloomington, Minnesota

Room reservations at JW Marriott may be made by calling 612-615-0100
and referencing the Brooklyn Tweed / Yarnery event.


The Saint Paul Hotel
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Online booking is available at saintpaulhotel.com.
Select the arrival and departure dates and enter 181116BKT as the group/block code.

Room reservations at The Saint Paul Hotel may also be made by calling 800-292-9292 
and referencing the Brooklyn Tweed / Yarnery event.


The Yarnery will provide transportation to and from the hotels for the Saturday event and Sunday class.
Please contact us for other travel needs. 


The Fine Print


In-person and phone registration available after July 15, 2018. Registration is complete only when payment is made in full. Full refund available until September 15, 2018. Partial refund (registration minus $50 for Saturday event, minus $25 for Sunday class) available until November 1, 2018. No refunds after November 1, 2018.

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