WORKSHOP Wire Knitting

by - Thursday, April 04, 2013

Registration Opens June 24 at 10am

2013 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Adrienne Sloane

$195 includes 65 lab fee
Sep 21, 22, 2013 - Class Limit 15
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC

Knitting on the Rocks. Expand your knit horizons and get wired! An introduction to small-scale work, this workshop presents alternative approaches to successful jewelry knitting with wire. Learn new ways to create knit stitches while exploring tubular structures, including how to encapsulate objects within knitting. Using basic stitches and copper wire in a beautiful range of colours, students will have the opportunity to design and execute unique pieces. We also cover resources, materials, and further design ideas. Previous wire or jewellery experience not required but basic knit skills necessary. Suitable for knit fanatics who want to knit everything they see.  

Bring your own rocks.

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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