Lecture: A Designer’s Journey: Exploring Canada’s History and Culture for Modern Day Knitted Designs (NEW!)
Saturday, April 17, 2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Aruna Neela Bahadoorsingh Khan
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Knitwear designer Aruna Neela Bahadoorsingh Khan shares the journey behind her ambitious Canadian project: Welcome Baby Canada Heritage Series. Aruna is a hand knitter with a passion for culture, heritage, history, folklore, and world handicrafts, especially textiles. In this lecture, you will get a behind-the-scenes look at Ursa Minor: Little Dipper’s Sticky Paws blanket, which honors and celebrates British Columbia’s unique cultures, textile history, and animal symbolism. You will get a peek at the research, sketch ideas, fiber experimentation, design evolution and the final decisions that went into this deeply symbolic project. As a multi-disciplianry artist, Aruna constantly explores and blends techniques from other mediums and infuses them into her knitted works. Her novel approach was employed in this project and has resulted in something that is deeply expressive and fresh. Ursa Minor combines two-color knitting, texture knitting, haberdashery, fabric lining, knot quilting, handmade tassel adornments, and more! Come along for an exciting behind-the-scenes journey with Aruna! As a parting gift, Aruna will give students, for a limited time, a 20% off discount code to her Ursa Minor: Little Dipper’s Sticky Paws pattern, which is available on Ravelry.



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