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Seminar Schedule for 2011


April 9, 2011 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
April 10, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Joyce Beers Community Center
1230 Cleveland Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
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Helen immigrated to the United States in 1985, started machine knitting later in the year, loved it, started to design clothes, and on the advice from fans, wrote up her patterns to sell them.  She continues to write up patterns and sell them and enjoys every moment of the process!  Helen has worked at various knitting stores, and she has also extensively traveled the machine knitting circuit.  She worked the machine knitting circuit for approximately eight years, meeting many really nice people along the way.  In 1999, she decided not to travel so much, so she opened her own store in Covina and had a ball!  She then moved to a house in Moreno Valley, so she had to close the store as it was too far to travel.  She still does a small amount of travelling to teach and also teaches from her home by appointment which works for her!  You can read more about Helen and check out her patterns at www.helengusa.com and find her seminar itinerary on our website: www.mkgsd.com.


Seminar Itinerary

It’s All on the Double Bed
Techniques include, Long Stitch, Floatless Fairisle, Flat Ribs, Birdseye Jacquard, increasing & decreasing in Jacquard, and Double bed Tuck Stitch

Plating a Difference
Plating, dingle and double bed, lace, tuck, thread lace, ribs racking, making one of a kind garments.
Time permitting, adjustments of the ribber distance between the bed and needle alignment.

Miscellaneous 1 & 2
Invisible short rowed hems for single and double bed hems, professional hem finishing.
Knitting the Rhuana, a very versatile garment, Lattice Edging, Mountain Peak edging, invisible seaming.

Trims, Trims, and more Trims
E-wraps - trims for the bottom and tops of your garments, so many possibilities, Side Slits, Back Skirts Slits and back of neck teardrop type neck, all finished on the machine.

TO PAY BY CHECK: Please fill out Registration Form.


Pay Seminar Fees and Dues Online

For your convenience, you may now pay for dues and seminars using PayPal. Please enter the number of tickets you wish to purchase in the appropriate box and then click on "Buy Now." (A nominal fee will be charged for the online transaction.)

Member Seminar Fee: $40 (plus $1.51 online payment fee)
Non-Member Seminar Fee: $50 (plus $1.80 online payment fee)
Special Student Seminar Fee: $30.00 (plus $1.25 online payment fee) Must be enrolled in an accredited fashion college.

If you'd like to become a member and get the seminar at members' cost, you may pay dues now:

Dues: $35 (plus $1.35 online payment fee-payable May 1st; delinquent after June 30th)
Family Membership Dues: $45 (plus $1.65 online payment fee) (must live in same household)
First Time Member Dues (after 12/2010): $15.00 (plus $.45 online payment fee) First time Members only.

Hotel information for those coming from out of town


La Quinta Inn Kings Inn Crowne Plaza Super 8 Motel Handlery Hotels Town & Country

(La Quinta Inn Mission Valley has kindly agreed to give us a reduced rate for attendees coming from out of town and the link will take you to the La Quinta's corporate site which will have MKGSD's negotiated rate already in place.)


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