Creating Your Fiber Story
Taught by:Emily Foden
Thursday, September 17th
Friday, September 18th
Experience level: All Levels
It is easy to be moved by the drama of a blazing sunset but, if we take the time to pay attention, there is tremendous beauty in ordinary life which will reveal layer after layer of detail and magic when carefully observed.
When we allow ourselves the time to observe nature,
the field of inspiration that opens to us is vast.
Knitting is often quite technical and requires close attention to details such as needle size, construction and tension. However, a bigger part of planning a knitting project also involves color and texture experimentation, visual research and a little bit of dreaming. This workshop is all about the second part as all too often this part of the knitting process is rushed through or entirely overlooked in order to cast on, finish, move on to the next thing. The process I will share with you is one that I use and will enrich your entire experience as well as increase your satisfaction with the finished piece.
In our time together, I will encourage you to make space for exploration, dreaming and visual research as a component of your project plan. We will spend time observing the colors, textures, light and shapes in the woods, lake and sky around our classroom and apply it to our whole knitting practice. Although the word observation might sound heavy and scientific– this class is all about play, ease and noticing what lights us up.
You will have lots of time to work through your ideas, experiment, change direction, try again, be curious.
We will spend the day developing a creative process that will be unique to each participant. Patience, openness and curiosity will be valuable tools in this class. Working from an initial observation to documentation in photographs, pencil, paint and of course in knitting. This workshop allows time for exploration of visual ideas without expectation or urgency. Be ready for fun!
Kit fee: 25 USD