Thursday, April 11, 2013

WORKSHOP Harmonia’s Rings, Möbius and More

Registration Opens June 24 at 10am

2013 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Sivia Harding



$130 includes 30 lab fee
September 28 (Saturday) - Class Limit 16
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC

In Sivia’s own words: “Möbius knitting has had a special place in my heart ever since I learned the basic technique from Cat Bordhi several years ago. Now (with her blessing), I teach Cat’s cast-on along with my particular enhancements of this simple yet endlessly fascinating form.”

The Harmonia’s Rings family of patterns uses Cat Bordhi’s Möbius cast-on to achieve the mysterious spiral neck shape; they also feature a stitch pattern that creates concentric rings reminiscent of ancient architecture. This cowl sits cape-like over the shoulders and suits a wide range of body types. 

This class introduces many techniques: the Möbius cast-on, shaping within the Möbius structure, and the charming beaded picot bind-off, among others. We discuss customizing the shape to fit any body type. 

Skills required: knitting in the round, knitting and purling, basic increasing in knit and purl. 


Instructor Bio

Sivia Harding says knitted lace is her first and enduring love. As a teacher, Sivia appeals to the creative spirit, and few can remain untouched by her verve and passion for her subjects. In her classes, technique, though important, is a means to an end, which is always the delight of following the joyful knitting muse wherever it may lead.

Sivia’s classes and workshops are often built around making a particular project, but only as a jumping off place for discussions on all sorts of related knitterly things. Students will often find themselves inspired to experiment outside the realm of the original project, sometimes coming up with highly original designs of their own as a result.

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