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Knit Art & Purl Jamming

  • Maiwa Loft #6-1666 Johnston St. Vancouver, BC, V6H 3S2 Canada (map)

With Adrienne Sloane

$350 [Includes $80 lab fee] class limit 14. May 4, 5, 6, 2018 (Fri, Sat, Sun 10am-4pm).

Contemplate the simple knit stitch, which when multiplied becomes such a powerful building block. The main focus of this workshop is to venture outside the conventional. Students will learn how to manipulate knitting as an art form. To thoroughly examine knitting geometry, students will be guided through a series of exercises that explore a range of dimensional techniques to create shape and stability. By problem solving along the way, students will integrate new ideas into their knitting vocabulary so that they come away with an open-ended approach that can be used to maximum advantage when working in yarn, wire, or any other flexible, linear medium.  Participants should be proficient in basic knitting techniques.

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About Adrienne Sloane

Adrienne uses a line as her medium. She turns a linear element into building blocks with form and function, texture and colour, employing fibre techniques that more familiarly envelop our bodies to explore the seemingly endless and novel ways in which this looping can be used. By moving the context from clothing geometry to sculpture, Adrienne explores knitting as a medium that links to a rich and complex fibre tradition with the power of history behindit.

Adrienne writes, “Much of my work has been as a visceral response to the constant assault of unsettling news that pours out of the radio in my studio. Since words alone fail to adequately express the dramatic impact of the stories about war and climate change which dominate the media, I seem to channel three dimensionally the imagery that forms in my head as I listen. I knit to rejoin the frayed and unraveled places around me.”

Adrienne joins us from Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Earlier Event: May 2
Knitting Wired
Later Event: May 8
Dyeing to Sew