Join us for our Knitting know-how summer term at New Brewery Arts and brush up on your knitting skills. We’ll be meeting on Wednesday afternoons from 26 April to 24 May to look at how to make your knitting more professional. Ever wanted to know which increase or decrease to use where, or how to make your edges neater? All these questions answered and more.
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“Don’t let your awkwardness worry you; or the sliding about of needles, you are their boss and they know it.” (Elizabeth Zimmerman, Knitter’s Almanac)
I’ve been getting ready for a new series of workshops at New Brewery Arts in February. The classes will be based on the throw that I designed for The Art of Knitting, using increases and decreases to make squares, except this time we’ll be using different colours and yarn, making it in Rowan Tweed’s muted palette. We’ll look at diagonals, entrelac and short-rows, all those things that can put you off before you even start. This course will make you more confident and in charge of your needles. I’m really looking forward to meeting a new group of knitters.
There’s been a change of dates, workshops now start on Wed Feb 22 and are every week until Wed Mar 22, 2017. That gives people more time to sign up, yay!
Tutor: Katy Bevan (that’s me)
Date & Time: Wednesday afternoons, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Albright Studio, New Brewery Arts
Kate Jenkins, Ham and Mustard
Max Alexander, Merveille du Jour
Meet the Artists is a new series for The Knitter about knitters who venture beyond the sweater. So far I’ve written about Zandra Rhodes, Freddie Robins, Kate Jenkins in Issue 102. Max Alexander and Celia Pym are coming up, with more artists in knit to follow.
I have a review of an exhibition curated by Liz Cooper, What do I need to do to make it ok? in Selvedge this month featuring the intriguing work of Celia Pym.
There is a blog post for Selvedge here.
Also for Selvedge, a short piece about the fishy work of Kate Jenkins’ Stitchmonger project
Kate Jenkins, Stitchmongers
Felix Ford aka Knitsonik proud author of a new book
Interweave Knits’ Fall Issue is all about Blighty and the Best of British. I have a short piece at the back appropriately named Ravelings. As part of the research I went to meet the lovely Felix Ford who has written a great book about colour stranding and where to get your inspiration, the Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook. After reading it I rushed out to get a new sketchbook with squared paper and sharpened my coloured pencils.
Felix is also a sound artist and makes many field-recordings, something I hadn’t really considered before. My article is about the sound of knitting and how our environment can affect what and how we knit in subtle ways. Jobina Tinnemann’s composition Killing Time uses knitting as a way to recreate the sound of the landscape in Pembrokeshire where she lives. I was lucky enough to be part of one performance in Cardiff last year. All these things make our aural landscape more present and relevant.
Image above: Killing Time on Pwll Deri, Pembrokeshire. Photo: Philip Clarke
Killing Time performed in the Norwegian Church, Cardiff: Photo Bryony Stokes