Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Workshop: Knitting 3-D Shapes

Registration Opens June 22 at 10am

2015 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop Knitting 3-D Shapes
Alison Ellen

$225 includes 15 lab fee
September 12, 13,   - Class Limit 14
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC



Almost any shapes can be built on knitting needles by picking up stitches and knitting in different directions with no seams.

Beginning with instruction in different ways of building simple shapes, students will be encouraged to experiment and gain confidence in this free approach to knitting. Circles, squares, and 3-D shapes can be made simply on two needles, and some will involve knitting in the round. 

Ideas will evolve which can be used for creating practical items such as hats, bags, cushions etc., or for free-form sculpture.

Alison Elen joins us from the UK.


Instructor Bio

Alison Ellen designs and makes hand-knitted clothing. Training in woven textiles sparked an interest in constructing textiles and a life-long love of knitting. Since the 1980s, she has lectured and run short courses, leading to the publication of three books on exploring knitting technique and design, with a fourth to be published in 2015. 

In 2014 Alison Ellen participated in a group exhibition of Art Inspired by Gardens at Bury Court near Farnham. She is presently working toward a 2016 exhibition with textile artists Deirdre Wood and Ann Richards, both weavers with a similar philosophy in creating controlled shaping.

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