Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Workshops: KNITTING: BEYOND THE BASICS



With NaomiBelle Rozell
$195 Includes $90 lab fee
May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 (Thursday Evenings)
6–9pm  class limit 15


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Join NaomiBelle for six consecutive Thursday evenings and take your knitting to the next level. Learn ways to cast on and bind off, increase and decrease stitches, and knit lace and cable stitch patterns. The classes will also include instruction in how to read knitting patterns, charts, and most important of all, the knitted stitch. It is the ability to read the knitted stitches that empowers a knitter to create without limitation.

Each week features separate knitting techniques. This is a hands-on class resulting in a collection of knitted swatches for future reference.

Students are encouraged to practise what has been learned between classes.  To facilitate this each person will cast on a sampler scarf in the first evening. This scarf will serve as a canvas for creative exploration, as students repeat and combine techniques. On the last evening the sampler scarf will be bound off and everyone will go home with a finished item.


NaomiBelle Rozell cannot recall a time when creativity was not part of her daily life.  Although she works with many types of crafts, most of her days are taken up with knitting. You can find her most Saturdays in Maiwa’s Supply Store in the Netloft on Granville Island.

She dedicates her work to her mother who knit her father’s dress socks for much of their married life. As Naomi writes, “Although I did not learn to knit from my mother, she is my inspiration for sock knitting. I well remember her putting aside her coffee cup and novel (yes, she read while she knit) as she focused on ‘turning the heel.’ Once complete she propped up her book, poured a fresh cup, and resumed her knitting as she read and enjoyed her coffee.  I can still hear her needles softly clicking, creating stitch after stitch after stitch.”









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