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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, or teaching with a watchful eye toward ergonomics. His passion and his professional knowledge can help you knit and spin better and safer.


STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
7006 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.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7009 Easy 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.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
7006 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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Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7066 No skills required KnitteRx Knitting is not a no-pain, no-gain activity, yet many of us take better care of our favorite stash fiber than we do the fibers that allow us to knit — our bodies. Tired muscles, sore joints, and aching backs and necks plague too many knitters needlessly. This class will teach you fiber care for the most important project you make — YOU! And you'll have fun doing it. Don't let the preventable keep you from doing what you love. Knit on safely and comfortably.



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