Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Workshop: Fitted Cowl

Registration Opens June 22 at 10am.

2015 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop: Fitted Cowl
Sivia Harding

$140 includes 40 lab fee
October 14 - Class Limit 12
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC



Cowls are certainly a simple idea—a covering for the neck. They can be as simple in execution as a circular knitted tube. However, the same neck covering can be a lovely blank canvas on which to project ideas as complex as anything the knitter’s imagination can conjure up. Aside from adding stitch patterns found in dictionaries, fitted cowls that are shaped to conform to the body are especially versatile because they can be worn inside or outside of outer garments, or instead of outer garments. You will receive a cowl template based on the shape of round yoke sweaters that works for any size, and we develop ideas for decorating this shape.


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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