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Neighborhood Knits - RoundTable - Art meets Craft - Playing Nice Together

  • 04/20/2021
  • 05/04/2021
  • 2 sessions
  • 04/20/2021, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (CDT)
  • 05/04/2021, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (CDT)
  • via zoom
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Knitting Outside the Box Series

Playing Nice Together:

Combining Different Yarns Effectively

Presented by Lisa Louie

Overview:

Make your knitting more fun and visually appealing by learning how to combine different types of textures, fibers, and colored yarns in your pieces. This workshop will help you explore new possibilities by mixing fibers in ways you may never have considered. By thinking outside the box,  you can have more fun creating and wearing your work. Begin your exploration by combining different yarns in class and gaining the knowledge to experiment on your own later. Combining yarns and fibers gives you infinite options. 

Supplies needed:

1 50g or larger skein of smooth solid-colored dk or worsted yarn (remains from a project are fine)

4 or more golf-ball- size or larger amounts of various yarns such as novelty yarns, textured yarns,  a variety of different fibers,  boucle, or thick and thin yarns.  Leftovers from other projects are fine. You can use a variety of weights also.

Appropriate sized knitting needles, scissors, usual knitting implements.

This workshop is 2 two-hour classes. First class discusses how fibers act and react when combined, and has students start work with basic samples. Students will also explore options for using these ideas in garments and accessories. Second class expands on samples students create, gives them ideas for other possibilities including art and other options,  and discusses their progress between classes.

Skill Level:

- appropriate for beginners, must be able to knit and purl with ease.

Instructor:   Lisa Louie


The RoundTable format.

Members will enter the meeting on mute.

The session will begin with a mini-lecture on the topic by the Instructor. 

We ask participants to mute their mic during this segment.

During the lecture segment, use the Chat function on Zoom to write down any questions that pop in your head. 

After the lecture segment, the Instructor will review the questions in the Chat and open the RoundTable to discussion by the participants. 

An Instructor may email a handout before class to define the discussion or suggest a “homework” to try out a technique that will be discussed during the RoundTable.

Please remember that a RoundTable is an academic discussion. We ask that all participants stay on topic and respect the opinions of other participants.


Zoom link will be sent in receipt for class registration.



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