Sunday, May 31, 2009

Upcoming Classes

Jazz It Up... Sweaters Recycled

Fletcher Farm School, LUdlow, VT July 13-15, 2009

Mon, Tues, Wed: 9:00am-4:00pm

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 Knitting
Fletcher Farm School
, LUdlow, VT July 16-17, 2009

Thurs, Fri: 9:00am-4:00pm

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

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ July 25-26

Sat., 10:00am-4:00pm, Sun., 10:00am-3:00pm

Knitting with Wire workshop

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ December 5-6

Sat., 9:00am-4:00pm, Sun., 9:00am-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.

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