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Franklin Habit
Lace Unlocked:
An Odyssey to the Heart of the Art

Designer, teacher, author, and illustrator Franklin Habit is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons and proprietor of The Panopticon (the-panopticon.blogspot.com). He travels constantly to teach knitters at shops and guilds across the country and internationally.

Lace has been called the pinnacle of knitting, raising the craft to its highest potential. This fascinating, in-depth workshop will discuss (and practice) each aspect of its creation, including: the history of lace knitting and its development in different times and places; the choice of tools and materials; the structure of knitted lace fabric; the creation of stitch motifs; and methods for planning new designs. We will look closely at antique and modern masterpieces and try our hands at making our own, with each student choosing her or his own path of study.

If you have enjoyed working from lace patterns, but only dreamt of creating your own; or if you just love lace and would like to understand what lies beneath the pretty surface, “Lace Unlocked” is for you.

Students must be fluent in lace knitting, including reading and working from lace charts; this is not a “learn-to-knit” class.