WORKSHOP Sculptural Knitting

by - Thursday, April 04, 2013

Registration Opens June 24 at 10am

2013 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Adrienne Sloane

$250 includes 40 lab fee
September 18, 19, 20, 2013 - Class Limit 15
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC

Knit Anything.

Develop a personal language of forms by experimenting with knitting fundamentals to uncover the enormous possibilities of a three-dimensional knit. By manipulating stitches and solving knitting geometry, participants will learn to “think knit.” The class will explore the use of non-traditional materials and cover a range of techniques to help create shape and stability when working in three dimensions. Your new knitting vocabulary can be applied to sculptural or wearable creations. This is a process-oriented workshop, with time devoted to making samples and experiments as you learn each technique or concept. Participants must be proficient in basic knitting techniques; knowledge of crochet is also helpful.

Instructor Bio

Adrienne Sloane, a Boston-based artist, has exhibited nationally for over 20 years. Her work has been published in Fiberarts Magazine, American Craft, the Surface Design Journal, the Crafts Report, and Fiberarts Design Book Six. With a degree in anthropology, she has married her passion for textiles with one for travel by consulting on knitting projects in Peru and Bolivia. Knitting both by hand and by machine, she is mindful of the historical context of her medium.

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