Monday 10/15/2012, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10/16/2012, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Creative Knitting Boot Camp with Myra Wood
Immerse yourself in 2 days of pure inspiration working with creativity, color, texture and design. Myra shares her template-based approach to knitting one-of-a-kind wearable art that's easier than you think. Everyone is creative! You just need the tools to learn how to access and use your own imagination and Myra will guide you in a simple and very accessible way through the whole process. You'll learn the exact steps to take while you design your own unique cardigan or pullover.
First, you'll explore exactly what creativity means with an inspiring talk and a few fun exercises to get you're imagination going. Then you'll begin an actual sweater by cutting a template from muslin and learn how to alter it for a perfect fit. Once you're comfortable with the style and fit, you get to play and explore different ways to design your own multidirectional fabric. Next, you'll experiment with lots of techniques and different approaches that will be all be covered in detail so you can decide which one suits you best. There will be lots of finished samples for ideas & inspiration and this is a very hands-on workshop, so Myra will work with you personally to help you design the sweater of your dreams. You'll go home with the confidence and knowledge of how to knit a completely unique garment to fit you perfectly and finish it like a pro.
Whether you're a seasoned professional or someone who just loves to knit but finds yourself stuck in a creative slump, this workshop will get your creative juices flowing. All you need is the desire to spread your wings and try something new. Get ready for some serious fun!
Note: Crocheters welcome, too.
2 yds of cotton or muslin fabric, cloth tape measure, pencil, ruler, 10-15 balls of 50-100 yards each of smooth, #2 to #4 (sport-to-worsted weight) yarns in coordinating colors, any fiber; several mini balls (25-50 yards) of coordinating novelty yarns; several pairs of needles in various sizes that work with the chosen yarn: G or H crochet hook; 1-2 stitch guides (Harmony, Japanese, Vogue); 1 fashion magazine (Harper's, Elle, Style, etc); 1 knitting magazine (any issue); colored pencils that match the shades of yarn you're bringing.