Extreme Knitting Workshop
Sunday, January 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All Levels Welcome
Tips & Techniques
Note: This class had a significant additional materials fee of $160. This fee is for the premium Australian felted merino that Jacqui provides for each student, weighting 1.5 kilos—that's over 3 pounds! You will need to pay the instructor in class, so please only sign up if you are prepared for this. This yarn is only available in highly limited amounts in the United States, and she is bringing it to Vogue Knitting LIVE attendees!
Knitting is an exercise in mindfulness. Extreme knitting is mindfulness on steroids. Nurture your creative spirit and allow yourself to get lost for a while by learning the fundamentals of Extreme Knitting from fiber artist Jacqui Fink. In a generous and open environment, Jacqui will share all of her critical learnings so that you can put yourself in the driving seat of your own extreme knitting journey by hand crafting an Extreme Scarf over 3 meters long from exquisite high-grade merino wool using industrial sized knitting needles with a diameter of 50mm and over 1 meter in length.
Technique Requirements: Experience in the basics of knitting is helpful and will definitely enhance your learning experience but it is not a prerequisite for this class. Jacqui gives each student one on one tuition throughout the class to provide as much assistance as possible.
What should I wear? Long pants or jeans are a must so that your movements are not restricted. Extreme knitting requires a somewhat indiscreet sitting position.
Is extreme knitting hard? It’s definitely bonkers, but it is not hard. While the mechanics of knitting are the same, the process of extreme knitting does feel very different from regular knitting. This is a very physical exercise in which you will need to use your whole body to knit. If you are an experienced knitter, the only
difficulty is getting used to the new movements. This is purely a factor of time and it won’t take long before it feels like second nature. If you are a beginner, the process may feel a bit more like crocodile wrangling than knitting. But again, practice makes perfect and a little persistence will go along way. Be prepared to
get some exercise in this class!
Supplies to Bring:
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):
$160, needles will be loaned for the class