Stranded Knitting with Juju Vail
Sunday 19 February – 13:30 – 16:30, £45 (includes day entry to the unravel festival, plus tea or coffee)
Explore colour and yarn choice for Fair Isle/stranded knitting.
Learn Juju’s sticky vs. slippery method of choosing yarns, selecting colours, and matching gauges to find yarns that play nicely together.
We will experiment with yarn colours in a hands-on way to evaluate proportion, contrast and proximity. These exercises are useful for any project that combines multiple colours but will speak specifically to the requirements of stranded knitting.
We will also use various tablet/phone Apps to experiment with new combinations, colour and design ideas.
Level / Ability
Suitable for All!
What to bring
Participants are encouraged to bring photos or postcards (either virtual or real) of colour moods they admire. These can be snapshots of flowers, natural subjects, textiles, paintings or ephemera. There will be a range of yarns to play with, but please bring a small bags of yarn scraps (anything larger than 1 metre) or particular favourite colours in 4ply-ish weight.
Smart phones and tablets are also encouraged. Other materials will be supplied.
Juju Vail studied fashion design in Canada and ran a knitwear business that sold handknits across North America. An MA in textile design, brought her to London, over twenty-five years ago. She has her finger in many pies; writing textile books, designing knits and patterns, sewing, painting and photographing. She loves to research and explore new techniques. Juju is a continental “picker” and believes herself to be the worlds fastest knitter but hasn’t proved it yet.
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