The subtitle for this class is: How to do enough variations on an afghan in order to fill up a book with over 40 different and unique designs. Using my book as a reference, see the design process at work and how ideas come about. Get a feeling for the selection process when seemingly endless possibilities must be narrowed down. Find out what works, what doesn’t and why when creating larger crochet or knit pieces. Making afghans may seem easier than garments because there’s no sizing involved, but other sets of problems present themselve. This is a good ART primer since doing afghans freed me up to concentrate on more purely visual aspects rather than garment-making aspects.
Colored construction paper, scissors, tape and/or glue, geometric shape templates like circles, triangles, etc., ruler, T-square if you have one, French Curve if you have one, square graph paper anywhere from 4 boxes to the inch to 8 or 10 boxes to the inch (one of each is even better), different colored markers and/or pencils with erasers, any swatches you have lying around or ones that you want to work xeroxed and *reduced* in several sizes less than 50%, reducing to less than 25% is even better (if you have a scanner, you can do this and print in color even!). Make a few copies of each one/ each size. Plain, white sheets of 8.5 x 11" and/or larger paper.