The Textile Museum in Washington DC – Margaret E. Fisher knitting class

Perry and I were traveling to Washington DC so I googled yarn shops. Much to my delight, I found knitting classes at The Textile Museum the day after we arrived! I signed up for Margaret E. Fisher’s class “Amazing Accessories: Knit a Headband”.

I loved every minute of the 3 hour class! Margaret, a Knitting Guild Association Master Knitter, is an excellent teacher who is patient, interesting, skilled at teaching the technique, and very good at getting the knitters involved in the class!

Textile Museum knitting class headband

Along with Margaret’s list of supplies for the class, I packed my knitting print Kup Kollar (cup sleeve). The night before the class, I put a water bottle into the hotel room’s freezer. The day of the knitting class, I slipped my Kup Kollar onto the water bottle and enjoyed refreshing cold water during the class.

Textile Museum knitting class Margaret

After class, Margaret was kind enough to pose for a blog photo. She’s holding her headband knitted with three colors of yarn. I apologized to Margaret for the “alien” eyes!

Textile Museum knitting class headband laying flat

Using Margaret’s technique, there were only six tails to weave in when I finished knitting my headband! I can adapt this technique to change the width and length of the headband. I can also use it for a purse project.

Washinton DC Aug 13, 2008 Textile Museum front

The Textile Museum in DC has classes, tours, and exhibits.

Washinton DC Aug 13, 2008 Textile Museum garden

This beautiful garden is behind The Textile Museum!

Washington DC August 8-15, 2008 yellow bear

What was Perry doing while I was in the class? He explored the neighborhood and found this unique bear statue almost five feet high!

Washington DC August 8-15, 2008 Perry on bench

Later, Perry found this park bench with a plaque on it that said “In memory of Patricia Susan Feldman and her commitment to ensuring that people could read” where he sat and edited. The beautiful park was located near The Textile Museum on S Street, NW.