Knitting retreat and fiber market at Slater Mill Jan. 19-20

Knitting retreat and fiber market at Slater Mill Jan. 19-20

PAWTUCKET – The 11th annual Slater Mill Knitting Weekend and Fiber Market, will be held Jan. 19 and 20, for two full days of knitting classes, stash-building, and home-spun inspiration, at the mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave.

Free and open to all is the colorful Fiber Market, held in the old factory on the first floor. The market brings in fiber producers and dyers, pattern-makers, tool makers, and other fiber art product vendors from all over New England. It runs on both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration is open for Saturday and Sunday morning classes in Lace Knitting, Shawl Shapes, Charted Patterns, and iPhone-ography – the latter a new offering for knitters and makers who want to up their games on social media and online commerce sites.

Tuition-based classes are held on the second floor of the 1793 Old Slater Mill, and are limited to 12 students, to allow for more individualized attention from instructors that accommodates a range of skill levels, and better engagement among participants.

Register for classes at, keyword Slater Mill. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The fee for one class is $80, or register for two for $150. Call 401-725-8638, ext.107, to pay by phone with credit card.