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Knitting Wired

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

With Adrienne Sloane

$250 [Includes $60 lab fee] class limit 14. May 2, 3, 2018 (Wed, Thu 10am-4pm).

Using basic knit skills, this hands-on workshop will get students hooked on creating interesting jewelry and small sculptures with wire. Using a flexible copper wire in a beautiful range of colours, students will learn alternative approaches to successfully creating knit structure with progressively heavier gauges of wire.  

The class will explore tubular knit forms including how to encapsulate objects (like stones) within knitting. We will also cover resources, materials, and further design ideas that will allow students to design and execute unique pieces of jewelry or small sculptures.  Previous wirework is not required—but basic understanding of knit structure is helpful. For knit fanatics who want to knit everything they see.

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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
The Nature of Colour
Later Event: May 4
Knit Art & Purl Jamming