Designer, teacher, author and illustrator Franklin Habit is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons (Interweave Press, 2008). His newest book, I Dream of Yarn: A Knit and Crochet Coloring Book was brought out by Soho Publishing in May, 2016 and is in its second printing.
He travels constantly to teach knitters at shops and guilds across the country and internationally; and has been a popular member of the faculties of such festivals as Vogue Knitting Live!, STITCHES Events, the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat, Squam Arts Workshops, Sock Summit, and the Taos Wool Festival.
Franklin's varied experience in the fiber world includes contributions of writing and design to Vogue Knitting, Yarn Market News, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, PieceWork, Twist Collective; and regular columns and cartoons for Knitty.com, PLY Magazine, Lion Brand Yarns, and his popular "Fridays with Franklin" feature for Skacel Collection. Many of his independently published designs are available via Ravelry.com.
He first became known as the writer of The Panopticon (presently on hiatus), one of the most popular knitting blogs on the Internet. Readers worldwide continue to drop in for a mix of essays, cartoons, and the adventures of Dolores the Sheep.
Franklin lives in Chicago, Illinois, cohabiting shamelessly with 15,000 books, a Schacht spinning wheel, three looms, and a colony of yarn that multiplies whenever his back is turned.
For more about Franklin go to franklinhabit.com, @franklinhabit on Twitter, @franklin.habit on Instagram, or through his Facebook page at facebook.com/fhabit
STITCHES East 2014 ETC Classes
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Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ETC No skills required Photographing Your Fiber: An In-Depth Hands-On Workshop
Does capturing your work with a camera leave you frustrated? Do you admire beautiful published photographs of yarns and patterns and wonder how they were made? Do you wish your friends (and enemies) on Ravelry could see how beautiful your projects really are?
In this intense introductory-level workshop, you'll learn and practice the basics of lighting, exposure, composition, and styling a shoot. We'll tackle common fiber photography problems like capturing true color and showing off textured yarns and stitches.
Students will have the opportunity to have their photographic output evaluated; and will work both together and independently on photographing their own projects.
Note: No prior knowledge of photography is necessary. Just have a camera and a sense of adventure.