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Carson Demers
By day, Carson is a physical therapist who runs an ergonomics program for a San Francisco Bay Area medical center. Every other moment, he’s knitting, spinning, designing, teaching, writing, or otherwise up to some fiber fun with a watchful eye toward ergonomics. His passion and experience in fiber arts combine with his expertise in physical therapy and ergonomics to create a unique skill set that he eagerly shares with the fiber community at local yarn shops, guilds, and major knitting events across the country. He is a regular contributor to Ply magazine. His aim is to keep us all creating healthfully and comfortably ever after.


STITCHES West 2013 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
706-3 No skills required Ergonomics for Knitters 'Just one more row' may be all it takes to cause a repetitive strain injury. Learn what causes those aches and pains in your hands, arms, and spine. More importantly, learn how to prevent them through risk-factor identification and techniques to reduce the risk.
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
709-3 No skills required Swatchbuckling Avast ye maties! Let's bring improved ergonomics to life in your knitting technique. We'll swatch to improve your posture, comfort, and efficiency. We'll examine yarn tensioning techniques and all phases of stitch creation first with simple then more challenging swatches and stitches. We'll also look at ways to add movement to knitting and to avoid stiffness and injuries caused by disuse.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
706-3 No skills required Ergonomics for Knitters 'Just one more row' may be all it takes to cause a repetitive strain injury. Learn what causes those aches and pains in your hands, arms, and spine. More importantly, learn how to prevent them through risk-factor identification and techniques to reduce the risk.



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