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Creative Approaches to Design - Kim McBrien Evans

  • Atrium Inn Cypress Room 2 2889 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V5K 2A1 Canada (map)

There is a place for patterns, and a place for learning to let go of traditional knitting structures and making creative design decisions on your own. This is what we will explore in this full-day class.

Look at the things you do everyday as a knitter: basic structures, stitch patterns, colour and design. Learn how to “break” those structures, change them and how far you can bend them to your will. Through a series of exercises, gain confidence in your own experiments and design ideas and learn how to bring them to your knitting.

A variety of class materials for use in creative exercises will be provided. Body models, different papers, tags, colouring tools.

Supplies to bring:

  • notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes/sketching/etc.
  • needles: bring a variety of needles you enjoy working with. There will be samples of yarns to play within a range of weights. Gauge will not be important, so a few different sizes that feel good in your hands is more important than specific sizes.
  • small amounts of yarn to play with (some will be provided as well, so if you don’t have this, don’t worry) 
  • your own stash of favourite knitting tools: stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, tape measure, scissors or snips etc.

Homework: none

Class level: All Levels

6 hour class - $230

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