I’ll be giving a few workshops on the technique “Modular Knitting” in May and June. In May it will be on the island of Samsø, at the “Samsø Strik og Quilt-festival”. Follow the link to read more about that fest!
In June in Silkeborg there will be a brand new knitting-event: “Grib Garnet”. 4 fabulous days of knitting events, exibitions, and lots and lots of exiting workshops! I have been asked to give two Module Knitting workshops there, and I’m looking very much forward to it!
Modular knitting is so much fun. A little bit addicting too. It’s almost like playing with building blocks: one small piece at the time, then just add on, with unlimited possibilities regarding colour, shape and texture.
The picture shows the beginning of a modular jacket that I’m working on. Or should I say: a project that is resting for the moment.. Inspiration to this particular shape of module came from a wonderfull Kaffe Fasset-quilt called St. Marks:
Beautiful, isn’t it? It was a fun challenge to figure out how to knit the trapezoid shapes, and how to arrange the colours.
Well. I think it’s time to dig out this jacket-project and get back to working on it.
Yesterday I gave a class in Freeform Crochet and Knitting. I have teached this workshop before, but the last time was surely a long time ago, so a little preparation was needed..
I made this FreeForm scrumble/patch ahead of the workshop, just to get into the groove again. This scrumble contains all the elements that I planned on teaching my students later in the afternoon, and when finished it became a decoration in the neckline of my vest.
I had a group of 9 students. While freeforming was new to them all, they were all skilled knitters, and most of them also good at crochet, so they very easily grabbed the new techniques I presented to them. They were clever students!
Concentration was intense. Not much talking. They had no time for breaks: the work continued uninterrupted even though fruit, coffee and cake was served.
At the end of the day we gathered all the pretty scrumbles and tried to fit them together. As if by magic they (almost) fitted perfectly together, and even though each student had picked her own pallette of yarn colors we agreed that all the different pieces actually could be used in the same colorfull project – if desired..
Now I have an urge to create some more Freeform (to go with the one I made yesterday). I had forgotten how much fun it actually is! And afterall it is sunday. I actually have the time to dive into it. I’ll do it!