Friday 06/01/2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 06/02/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday 06/03/2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Lace Unlocked: An odyssey to the heart of the art (Full Payment - Local Attendee) with Franklin Habit
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 or modifying ones that already exist. We will look closely at antique and modern master- pieces and try our hands at mak- ing our own, with each student choosing her or his own path of study. If you have enjoyed work- ing 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, in- cluding reading and working from lace charts; this is not a “learn-to-knit” class.
_Two skeins of a smooth, light-colored (solid or semi-solid) sport or DK-weight yarn
_Needles: One pair appropriate to give you a drapey, open gauge with your yarn of choice (if in doubt, double a strand of your yarn and choose a needle of approximately the same thickness of your doubled strand).
_Basic knitting supplies
_Notebook, mechanical pencil or lead pencil with sharpener, rubber or art-gum eraser
_Five to ten 8.5 X 11 sheets of graph paper ruled in squares at 4 or 5 squares to the inch. This paper is easily procured from shops or can be printed, free at www.printfreegraphpaper.com/ or many other online sources.
Students who are fluent in the
use of software that can be used for charting (i.e., Illustrator, Stitch Painter, etc.) are welcome to bring laptops loaded with such software to use in class. Please be advised, however, that instruction in the use of computers and or design software will not be provided.
Get a good night’s sleep and be ready to play.