16 September 2017, Modular Knitting with Alison Ellen, London, UK
Saturday 16 September, 11-5, £120 includes a light lunch
Taught by Alison Ellen
Alison trained in textile design at Farnham Art College in print and woven textiles, and she began designing and making hand knitwear in 1980. Her training has formed her approach to knitting as a way of constructing both a fabric and a three-dimensional shape, exploring what the technique can do to alter the drape, thickness and stretch of the material.
This workshop covers the basics of modular knitting, including how to learn different ways of decreasing for different effects, and picking up stitches. Taking it further (for students who have done it before), you will have the opportunity to try different shapes that tessellate or fit together, and experiment with stitches.
Yarn for sampling
Knitting needles (in sizes appropriate to your yarns)
Double-ended knitting needle
There will be some needles and hooks to borrow for the workshop.
This workshop is suitable for beginners.
There are 8 spaces available for this workshop
Selvedge Shop, 162 Archway Road, London N6 5BB
Tube: Archway and Highgate
Buses: 134, 43, 263
Free Parking on Langdon Park Road next to the shop