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Feeling a bit of ye olde ENTROPY? PULL IT TOGETHER with Knitting and Crochet!

January 22, 2012


Unveiling the Anatomy of the Stitch with Lisa Daehlin

Cooper Union Continuing Education Knitting and Crochet Spring ‘12

4- and 6-week Evening Courses in February, March, April   REGISTER

Experiencing a bit of ENTROPY?  Try KNITTING and CROCHET and pull it together!

If your idea of these art/craft forms involves an image along these lines….

Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks all in a tizzy - Entropy of Tools_ Lisa Daehlin _ Got Entropy? Knitting and Crochet Classes at Cooper Union

or these (see a pattern forming?)

Yarn all in a tizzy (slight tizzy) _ Lisa Daehlin _ Got Entropy? Knitting and Crochet Classes at Cooper Union

Bonus points to anyone who sees the likeness to Aristide Bruant dans son cabaret – see? lots of entropy…

Turn that CHAOS INTO STRUCTURE.  Find out how at The Cooper Union.

Pillar Stitch swatch _ Lisa Daehlin _ Got Entropy? Knitting and Crochet Classes at Cooper Union

CROCHET:  An Introduction to the Basics
6 Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm; Feb 7-Mar 13

KNITTING 1:  An Introduction to the Time-Honored Tradition
4 Wednesdays 6:30-9:00pm; Feb 1-22

KNITTING 2:  Intermediate and Advanced
6 Wednesdays 6:30-9:00pm; Feb 29-Apr 4

INSTRUCTOR:  Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera singer. A continuing education faculty member at Cooper Union, she has the distinction of being their first-ever teacher of knitting and crochet courses. She also teaches in the studio arts workshop at the Newark Museum.A sought-after designer of knitted and crocheted fabrics and objects, she free-lances for the fashion industry and retail design. Her designs can be seen walking the streets of Manhattan, on the pages of Interweave Knits, Knit.1, Vogue Knitting Magazines as well as featured in the Lace Style and Bag Style books and in an upcoming book on Tunisian Crochet published by Interweave Press.

LOCATION:  Cooper Union – 30 Cooper Square, NYC – REGISTER: 212.353.4195

I found it cathartic (and it served as the inspiration for the photo shoot of the yarn and tools in the attached poster for classes)
“In terms of WHY WE MAKE (and GIVE) things BY HAND, here’s one quote that struck me “When things are necessary to prove dominance and superiority, human costs start to escalate very quickly. It is striking to note in comparison how inexpensive things that stand for kinship and relatedness tend to be. TOKENS OF REMEMBRANCE, RESPECT, AND LOVE TYPICALLY HAVE TRIVIAL INTRINSIC VALUE, AND THE LABOR INVESTED IN THEM IS USUALLY VOLUNTARY.” (Csikszentmihalyi, 1993, p. 28)

POSTER_Cooper Union_Knitting and Crochet Classes_with Lisa Daehlin_Spring2012


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