Scottish Heritage Knitting - Ganseys and Fair Isle

Dallas, TX, USA

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Cindy Telisak
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Nov 14 - 26, 2019
Group size: 1 - 56
Scottish Heritage Knitting - Ganseys and Fair Isle
Dallas, TX, USA

Cindy Telisak
  • Email address verified

$800
Deposit: $350
Nov 14 - 26, 2019
Group size: 1 - 56

About this trip

They're BACK! Yasmin and Alexandra's classes were so well received last year that we're bringing them back from the Isle of Skye to teach again! Two Gansey Classes, a Fair Isle Class, and an Expert Finishing Class! Read on!


1) Like last year, we're offering two 3-Day Gansey classes  where the ladies will help you customize a very special traditional Gansey sweater just for you, with tools and trade secrets Yasmin learned at her grandma's knee! The weekend Gansey class will be held at a gorgeous private lake house in East Texas. The other in-town class locations are still being determined, and this mid-city site will be updated as soon as details are finalized. (Nov. 14-16 at the Lake, Nov. 18-20 in town)

2) If colorwork is your jam, they're bringing back their excellent 2-Day Fair Isle class, with
lunch providedl Instruction on using 2-4 colors per row in this amazing knitting style. Hint: it's looks hard, but you'll catch on quickly! (Nov. 22-23)

3) New this year -- 2-Day Expert Finishing! Yasmin and Alexandra will get you to the finish line with your projects as they help you solve your last-minute challenges: expert piecing, blocking, and STEEKING! Finish your heirloom projects like a professional! Lunch is also provided. (Nov. 25-26)


Each class is limited to 14 participants, first come, first served. We will keep a waiting list, should the classes fill up.

What’s included

  • Lake House Room & Board
    For the first Gansey class at the lake house, all your food and lodging are included! Fantastic deal!
  • All the Yarn and Needles
    Everything you need, all supplies for the class.
  • Heritage Patterns
    Customized for you!
  • Special Croft Tote Bag
    A handy way to carry your new yarn and project, to remind you of the wool's birthplace: Island at the Edge, Isle of Skye, Scotland!
  • Post-Course Support
    Yasmin and Alex are available for you via email or FB Messenger to help you through knitting issues after the course. You're also invited to join our dedicated Facebook group for ongoing support.
  • Custom Payment Plans
    After your deposit, you may customize the way you complete your course fee payment!

Available Packages

Lake House Gansey Knitting I - Nov 14-16
Available until Oct 13, 201914 left

Knit yourself an heirloom quality gansey sweater in the old style, using traditional techniques and tools, and with yarn made from the wool of Yasmin's own rare breed black Cheviot sheep! Learn the knitting traditions passed down from generation to generation in the Scottish Isles as Yasmin and Alexandra customize a pattern just for you, with traditional motifs. You will not complete the gansey in the three days, but you will be part of an ongoing community of support to see you through! Yasmin also offers ongoing support after the course.

This special class will take place at a gorgeous private lake house with room and board included! Enjoy the beautiful East Texas autumn weather on the lake with your fellow knitters and new Scottish friends.

$800
Deposit: $350
In-Town Gansey Knitting II - Nov. 18-20
Available until Oct 13, 201914 left

Knit yourself an heirloom quality gansey sweater in the old style, using traditional techniques and tools, and with yarn made from the wool of Yasmin's own rare breed black Cheviot sheep! Learn the knitting traditions passed down from generation to generation in the Scottish Isles as Yasmin and Alexandra customize a pattern just for you, with traditional motifs. You will not complete the gansey in the three days, but you will be part of an ongoing community of support to see you through! Yasmin also offers ongoing support after the course.

This class takes place at a local community space in the mid-cities of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The final location will be announced soon.

$700
Deposit: $350
In-Town 4-Color Fair Isle - Nov 22, 23
Available until Oct 13, 201914 left

Impress yourself with your newfound colorwork skills as Yasmin and Alexandra give you the secrets and skills to knit the gorgeous multicolored garments of the Shetland Isles.  All supplies are included: yarn, pattern and needles. Class is two days in length. Lunch and refreshments are included.


This class takes place at a local community space in the mid-cities of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The final location will be announced soon.

$380
Deposit: $160
In-Town Advanced Finishing - Nov 25, 26
Available until Oct 13, 201914 left

No project is complete without the finishing techniques you'll learn in this advanced course. We'll cover not only expert piecing and blocking, but also steeking, where we cut our finished knitting to create traditional sleeve openings or button bands for cardigan openings. Overcome fear and gain confidence with this  horizon-expanding technique! Lunch and refreshments are included.


This class takes place at a local community space in the mid-cities of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The final location will be announced soon.

$300
Deposit: $100
$800
Deposit: $350

Lake House Gansey Knitting I - Nov 14-16

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Cindy Telisak
Cindy has been promoting the yarn arts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 2012 when she launched the first DFW Yarn Crawl. Every year she inspired area knitters and crocheters to support their local yarn shops with 10 days of shopping and events. Cindy lives with her husband on Jacob's Reward Farm where she once raised her own sheep, alpacas, chickens, ducks, quail, and rabbits. She has authored one book, "Giving Away the Farm," and has another in the works. Cindy considers Scotland her emotional homeland.