Inspiration to Admiration: Creating Your Story in Yarn
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Kim McBrien Evans
Inspiration, Tips & Techniques
Class Details:
How do you take an idea from inspiration to finished object? There is a place for patterns, and a place for learning to let go of traditional knitting structures and make creative design decisions on your own. This is what we will explore in this class. We’ll start with a source of inspiration and pull colors, textures, and shape together, leaving you with a plan for designing a personal knitting project. Look at the things you do every day as a knitter: basic structures, stitch patterns, color, and design and learn how to “break” those structures, change them, and see how far you can bend them to your will. Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, an open mind and a willingness to explore

Choose 1-3 sources of inspiration. They can be an image or a small object.

Supplies for Class:

You may wish to have the following on hand in order to try out some of your ideas:

- notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes/sketching/etc.

- needles: bring a variety of needles you enjoy working with. Gauge will not be important, so a few different sizes that feel good in your hands is more important than specific sizes

- small amounts of yarn to play with

- your own stash of favourite knitting tools: stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, tape measure, scissors or snips etc.