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Interweave Knitting Lab Announces Scholarships for Free Tuition to 2012 Events on East and West Coasts


Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2012

Loveland, Colo. Feb. 2, 2012: Interweave Knitting Lab, a national knitting event taking place in San Mateo, Calif. November 1-4 and Manchester, N.H. October 4-7 announced today that it is now taking applications for two scholarships—one for each 2012 Knitting Lab retreat—to be awarded to passionate knitters who are eager to take their knowledge to new heights. Knitters who are 18 years or older and who have demonstrated that they are actively developing their knitting skills and sharing that knowledge with the larger community are eligible to apply.

The application is available online at: http://www.iweventproposals.com/iweventproposals/knittinglabscholarship/

The Interweave Knitting Lab Scholarship is designed to bring knitters to Knitting Lab who have much to offer the community both at the event and beyond, and who would otherwise not be able to attend.

"Our hope is that the knitting community will benefit by the infusion of in-depth education and the acknowledgement of the importance of recognizing and compelling the exchange of ideas, skills and stories," explains Karin Strom, Editorial Director at Interweave Knits magazine. 

Interweave Knitting Lab offers knitters opportunities to learn from knitting legends and experts in small, intimate class settings. This premiere event was created especially for passionate knitters who want to take their knitting skills to new heights. The event presents immersive workshops and project-based classes, lectures, enticing panel discussions and other special evening sessions, plus three days of shopping opportunities at the Knitters’ Market.

The Knitting Lab scholarship program is modeled after the scholarship program for the Spin-Off Autumn Retreat, an Interweave event that is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
Two Knitting Lab scholarships will be awarded in all—one for each of the event’s 2012 locations. A distinguished committee of editors, publishers and knitters will review the applications and determine the scholarship recipients.

The Interweave Knitting Lab Scholarship covers the full fee for the Knitter's Weekend Package. This allows the recipient to sign up for as many workshops, lectures, demonstrations and evening events as the schedule allows throughout the four-day event. All other fees and expenses related to attendance at the event (hotel, transportation, meals, etc.) must be paid by the recipient.

Once awarded an Interweave Knitting Lab Scholarship, scholars are expected to participate fully in Interweave Knitting Lab, attending the sessions, connecting with the community and immersing in the educational experience. Scholars may be asked to be introduced to the other participants during an evening program at Interweave Knitting Lab. Following the event, scholars are expected to submit a report related to their experience at Interweave Knitting Lab, outlining how the scholarship helped them proceed toward their goals.

Applications and additional information are available online and the deadline to enter is March 15, 2012. All scholarship recipients will be notified by March 30, 2012.

Interweave Knitting Lab is put on by arts and craft media company Interweave, publisher of Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines, as well as the online knitting community, KnittingDaily.com.
For more information and the latest updates, interested participants should sign up for the event e-newsletter online at http://www.interweaveknittinglab.com.

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