The basics and (way) beyond
The relaxed, multi-day format of Camp STITCHES is the perfect setting to dive deep into the exciting, mesmerizing, sometimes daunting, world of color
For those who desire it, there will be instruction in a full toolbox of color techniques (stranded/jacquard/Fair Isle, intarsia, mosaic, shadow knitting, and more) in ways designed to accommodate and engage both the newcomer and the experienced knitter. Try one, try a few, or try them all. More than a mere introduction, each technical lesson will also discuss the nature of each fabric, when to employ it, and design motifs that use it best.
But our journey of exploration will travel well beyond technique, into color theory and inspiration. Which colors play well together? Which do not? How do we conquer the fear of color? How do we choose from the beautiful (and often confusing) variety at the shops and in our stashes? How do we learn to find truly useful inspiration in the world around us and the things we love? We will approach color theory in a practical, accessible way—and put it to work!
Our goal for each camper will be to begin a beautiful new work in multiple colors. Participants will have ample time to play and experiment with swatches and share their works-in-progress with the instructor and the group for feedback and guidance.
Whether you are new to color and color techniques or are looking to improve your skills, this session will help you climb to a new level of mastery.
Designer, teacher, author, and illustrator Franklin Habit is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons and I Dream of Yarn: A Knit and Crochet Coloring Book. He travels constantly to teach knitters at shops and guilds across the country and internationally.