Not To Be Missed Knitting Workshops with Sivia Harding
Knitter–designer–patternmaker–instructor...the list goes on. As the knitting world is well aware, Sivia Harding has made her mark. With a signature style incorporated into her patterns and taught in her workshops, Sivia is in demand across North America. With individual attention given to each participant, Sivia turns what might seem like the impossible–into the possible, bringing out the full potential in each student.
Sivia Joins us from Milwaukee, USA to teach three not to be missed workshops.
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When knitting is used to mend knits, damaged areas can be transformed into beautiful and whimsical design elements. Use your imagination to choose colours and interesting stitches to embellish what was once a sad hole or worn elbow into a new object of pride.
Fitted Cowl Design
This workshop boils down the math that goes into round yoke cowls, capes, and sweaters, to a very simple and effective way to create top-down or bottom-up designs perfectly shaped to your individual measurements. They can be as simple in execution as a circular knitted tube, or a lovely blank canvas on which to project ideas such as colourwork, cables, texture, lace, or any combination for adornment. This is an “adventurous beginners” class. Students must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, perform basic increases and decreases, and will have completed a project knit entirely in the round.
Uncommon Cowls: A Draped Approach
A creative laboratory to jump start people into designing–Uncommon Cowls bypasses the usual more mathematically-oriented design process and goes for a visual, hands-on approach using simple fabric shapes draped on a body or dummy in uncommon, unusual ways. This is an out-of-the-box, FUN class guaranteed to spur creative ideas for knitted items, and beyond. This is an “adventurous beginners” class. Students must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, perform basic increases and decreases, and feel confident enough to make modifications to a knitting pattern.