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Weekend Workshops with Greg Gale

February 15, 2014 - February 16, 2014

1/22/14 – Online registration for Greg Gale’s workshop has now closed. If you are interested in attending either workshop, please contact Elizabeth Malthouse,, or Rosemary Pieri,


The Windy City Knitting Guild is pleased to welcome Greg Gale for a weekend workshop.  Greg will be teaching Viking Knit and Chain Maille Jewelry. Read more about Greg below.

Class 1: Viking Knit

Viking Knit

Viking Knit

Date: Saturday, February 15, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:30 – 4:30 PM (6 hours)
Class size: 20
Class Objective: Learn the basics of Viking Knit–Wire Gauge, Starting, Knitting, Adding Wire, Finishing, Coiling, End Caps, and Clasps.
Class Project: In this class participants will get to choose wire color and then create a Viking knit bracelet or necklace.
Supply List: a Viking Knit Jewelry kit. Kits may be ordered when registering for the class (see below). Kits will NOT be sold in class.

Class 2: Chain Maille

Chain Maille

Chain Maille

Date: Sunday, February 16, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:30 – 4:30 PM (6 hours)
Class size: 20
Class Objective: Introduction to the basics of Chain Maille

  • Opening and closing jump rings for right-handed or left-handed weavers
  • Basic weaving technique
  • Create a pair of Shaggy Loop earrings
  • Learn the Box and Byzantine weave
  • Create a Byzantine bracelet

Class Project: In this class participants will get to choose ring colors and then create a pair of earrings and a bracelet.
Supply List:
 a Chain Maille  kit. Kits may be ordered when registering for the class (see below). Kits will NOT be sold in class.

If time permits, participants in both sessions may learn how to combine the two techniques.

Pricing & Registration

You may register online below or download the registration form to print out and mail in. See below for individual workshop pricing.

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All classes will be held at The Admiral at the Lake929 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL. If you need assistance getting there please contact Elizabeth Malthouse ( for assistance.

Food and beverages are not provided at the workshops. There are several restaurants nearby or you may bring your own food and beverages.

Greg Gale about himself:  “I knew I always wanted to be a dancer. From an early age I danced around the living room any time there was music playing. My dance career took me all over the country and to Europe. The passion of the music of Spain was always one of my driving forces.  I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience such a fulfilling career. But it was more than just the dancing…living the excitement of a life of dance, competitions, and shows was a dream come true. The influence of being surrounded by beautiful ball gowns and dance costumes has influenced my work today.”

“Now I have turned my creative eye to making jewelry and I feel I have found a new passion. Every year since I started creating pieces I have added new techniques that I have learned along the way. I love to use these techniques such as Viking Knit and Chain Maille to create new and exciting designs. My work is the movement and passion of dance transformed into sparkling wearable art. I know you will enjoy wearing my work.”


February 15, 2014
February 16, 2014


The Admiral at the Lake
929 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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