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Knitting: Basics & Beyond

  • Maiwa Loft #6-1666 Johnston St. Vancouver, BC Canada (map)
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With NaomiBelle Rozell

$295 [Includes $85 lab fee] class limit 15. Five Tuesday nights, Apr 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 (Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30pm)

Join NaomiBelle for five consecutive Tuesday evenings to explore the craft of knitting.  Anyone able to execute the basic elements of knitting, such as casting on, creating knit and purl stitches, and binding off, will find this workshop to be a skill-building stepping stone to knitting proficiency.  

Here is a great opportunity to take knitting to the next level— read and understand not only a pattern but the knitting itself. Students will learn ways to cast on, bind off, increase and decrease stitches, and knit lace and cable stitch. The class will read written knitting patterns, charts, and most important of all, the knitted stitch.  Weaving in yarn ends and blocking the final knitted pieces will round out the list of many skills being introduced.

Students are encouraged to practise between classes. Patterns and ideas for small projects will serve as a canvas for creative exploration. The goal of this five-week course is to provide knitters with the skills they need to follow a pattern and to create work on their own. Several types of yarn will be supplied for each knitter to work with in the class.

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About NaomiBelle Rozell

NaomiBelle Rozell cannot recall a time when creativity was not part of her daily life. Although she works with many types of crafts, most of her days are taken up with knitting and sewing.

NaomiBelle’s knitting has evolved over the years. Currently, she is interested in process, spending a good deal of time exploring the knitted stitch and all of its variations. She finds projects such as socks and shawls to be a great canvas for exploration. 

Her sewing too has evolved over the years. At this point, the emphasis is on hand-sewing. There is something really lovely and meditative about sitting with a bundle of beautiful cloth in one’s lap with needle and thread in hand. 

On Saturdays Naomi can often be found in Maiwa’s Supply Store on Granville Island.

Earlier Event: April 21
The Nature of Colour