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Learn with Felicity Ford AKA KNITSONIK how to turn your everyday inspirations into stranded colourwork! Bring something that is important to you – a favourite sweetie wrapper, a photo of a place you love, anything which inspires you – and together we’ll explore how it can be used as a basis for developing your own amazing and personal stranded colourwork.
Discover how Felicity Ford developed ideas for her book, the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook and begin creating your own swatch based on something you love. The Quotidian Colourwork class includes:
• playing with a wide range of different yarn shades
• choosing a palette for a project
• finding patterns in ordinary life
• experimenting with shading
• swatching in the round and working a steek
There will also be an opportunity to see and examine the 12 swatches created for the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook and the objects, photos and drawings associated with their production.
Skills needed: In order to get the best from this class knitters will need to know how to knit in the round with two colours at a time; this means it is not suitable for beginners.
Materials to bring: You will need to bring a set of 2.5mm DPNs or a circular needle as is your preference for knitting in the round; some squared notepaper and of course your inspiration source! This can be a special photo and/or object. You'll use this as a starting point. Everything can be celebrated in stranded colourwork so don’t worry too much about picking the perfect inspiration source – as long as you choose something you love you’ll have a great time discovering and celebrating its hidden charms in your knitting.
Any "homework"?: None
(This class also runs at 10am on Thursday 9th March.)