Participate in a collaborative public fiber project
Reinforce the social and educational concept
"We love to Knit
It's the greatest art of all.
We love to knit,
Any time at all.
In the morning you will find us with our sticks,
And in the evening too.
We love to play with yarn....in any hue.
We know you'll love it too!!"
And then there is the yarn bombing....
THE KNITTED CONVENIENCE
On Saturday August 8th in Taylor Square, Sydney Australia, a team of lavatory assistants, urban knitters and crocheters descended on the heritage listed amenity on Oxford St to reclaim it back into the public eye blurring the lines between graffiti, art, and the role of knitting in a contemporary world.
Sydney guerrilla knitter, Denise Litchfield, organised that Taylor Square’s historic public amenities be covered in knitted pieces. After the event the installation will be unstitched, washed and made into blankets for local Sydney charities.
For a bit of proof that this is acutally happening in Australia,
here is the Sydney Opera House on a nice spring morning.
Jazz It Up... Sweaters Recycled
Mon, Tues, Wed:
Using a sweater past its prime from your closet (or if you can't part with one of your own buy an old wool sweaters from a second hand store) then rearrange, appliqué and otherwise update it to suit your imagination. Sweaters can get a new life through creative embellishment including collars, cuffs or other whimsical additions. Accidentally felted sweaters are a plus. This is a class of creative ideas to reclaim old sweaters; a great way to incorporate leftover yarns, so bring yarns in a variety of textures and colors to use and share. Some sewing and crochet knowledge is helpful.
Artful Knit: A Sculptural Approach to
Students will 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 dimensional techniques to help create shape and stability. There will be opportunity to work on specific sculptural projects to innovatively incorporate these ideas. Participants must be proficient in basic knitting techniques. Knowledge of crochet is also helpful
Jazz It Up... Sweaters Recycled
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Knitting with Wire workshop
Sat., , Sun., -3:00pmExpand your knitting horizons and get wired! In this class we'll cover the basics of knitting using 28-32 gauge wire by making a simple knit bracelet that we will embellish as time allows. The class will cover resources and materials and various techniques for successful wire knitting. Wire working or jewelry making skill not required but students should know how to knit and purl. Finish time depends on experience level and work pace.
Please join me for five days of fabulous and creative fiber art!
Feel free to pass this along to all your fiber friends.
Artful Knit: A Sculptural Approach to Knitting
By experimenting with knitting fundamentals, manipulating stitches and solving knitting geometry, participants will learn to “think knit”. We will explore the use of non-traditional materials and cover a range of dimensional techniques to help create shape and stability. Participants will work on specific sculptural projects to innovatively incorporate these ideas. A slide show of knit artists' work will be shown to inspire.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
To sign up, please contact :
PETER’S VALLEY www.petersvalley.org
Peters Valley Craft Center