After deep reflection, we have decided to cancel all gatherings at La Basse Cour, including farm stays, farm tours,
events, and workshops until there is more certainty about Covid 19.

Our eggs and yarn are for sale in our milk house, and our vegetables in season on our farm stand.
Please practice social distancing and wear your mask if you come to the farm. You may read our Covid 19 Safety Plan for more information.

We will be none the less busy, tending the land and animals entrusted to our care.
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Knitting Fundamentals Workshop led by Julie Rockefeller at Kortright Handworks at La Basse Cour

8/7/18, 12:56 PM

By: Diane Frances & Julie Rockefeller

On July 21, we held our first workshop by Julie Rockefeller on knitting in the Fair Isle style. Julie is now offering several Knitting Fundamentals Workshops. The first one is set for this Friday, August 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Basse Cour. Here’s the workshop description:

38468045_2169726509951681_8577974366506057728_n[6].jpgLearn the ABC’s of hand knitting and begin working on a simple reversible scarf. 
What will be taught:

  • Casting On (2 methods)
  • Knit Stitch
  • Purl Stitch 
  • Basic Knitting Abbreviations
  • A Few Tips and Tricks of the Trade 
  • Binding Off & Finishing (Demonstrated)

Pattern and instruction provided. Bring your own needles and yarn to continue working at home. This workshop is suitable for beginners with no experience whatsoever, as well as those who would like a refresher course. Questions? Contact Julie at 845-282-6397 or
("Knitting Sheep" was painted by Gloria Avner. You can find her work @

If you can’t make this one, the workshop will be repeated on the following days and times:

  • Wednesday, August 15 from 5-8pm
  • Sunday, August 19 from 1-4pm
  • Tuesday August 28 from 9am-noon

Of course you may attend more than once! RSVP is helpful but not necessary. Feel free to pass this along to others who may be interested.

For anyone interested, Diane will give a tour of La Basse Cour at the end of the workshop.

Please let us know if you have other ideas for workshops and events!

Kortright Handworks at La Basse Cour is located in the carriage house, upstairs, next to our farm store, at 3228 Gun House Hill Road which is the connector road between State Highway 10 in Hobart and State Highway 23 in Harpersfield. Parking is next to our farm stand and also along side our farm animal barn. Our number is 607-538-9707.