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exhibition at Newark Museum _ improvisational intarsia knitting

February 29, 2012

BROCHURE and REGISTRATION INFO for UPCOMING ARTS WORKSHOPS

Lisa Daehlin Knitted Artwork on view at Newark Museum feb-april2012_Detail, closeup of top edge of knitting - Improvisational Seed Stitch Intarsia_Pink and Black Cotton

Lisa Daehlin Knitted_Improvisational Seed Stitch Intarsia_Pink and Black Cotton_Detail

Lisa Daehlin Knitted Artwork on view at Newark Museum_February-April2012_Improvisational Seed Stitch Intarsia_Pink and Black Cotton

Lisa Daehlin Knitted Artwork on view at Newark Museum_February-April2012_Improvisational Seed Stitch Intarsia (Pink and Black Cotton)_Garter Stitch Intarsia (taupe and black recycled plastic bags)

Lisa Daehlin Knitted Artwork on view at Newark Museum_February-April2012_Detail, closeup of wooden bowl from Mauritania_Improvisational Seed Stitch Intarsia_Pink and Black Cotton

Lisa Daehlin_Improvisational Seed Stitch Intarsia (Pink and Black Cotton)_Garter Stitch Intarsia (taupe and black recycled plastic bags)_Detail, closeup of wooden bowl from Mauritania

Newark Art Museum Interior_Studio Arts Classroom

Newark Art Museum_Studio Arts Classroom_where the magic happens....

These images are of work I have been invited to exhibit at the Newark Museum in an exhibition of work by the Arts Workshop Instructors.
The knitting is an improvisational work using the technique of intarsia and worked in seed stitch, giving an almost reversible look to the fabric and a non-specific edge to the lines of the bold graphic free-form image. An on-going work (as opposed to unfinished….), the yarn balls are still attached and find their place, nestled in a hand-carved bowl from Mauritania, which rests atop another piece of knitted intarsia… this one using recycled plastic bags and worked in garter stitch.
Courses I’ve had the pleasure of offering at the Newark Museum Arts Workshop include:
UPCOMING – April 1st, 2012 – Knitting the Tea Cozy: Creating a Sculpture in Textile for your Table details

PAST – November 20th, 2011 – Creating Knitted Lace: Organic Design within Geometric Shapes details;  July 9th, 2011 – Mitred Square Knitting with Hairpin Lace Crochet  details;  April 2nd, 2011 – Mixed Media Stitches: A Sculptural Exploration in Knitting and Crochet  details

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Eda Lee Haas permalink
    November 3, 2012 2:50 am

    I am interested in your improvisational intarsia in knitted lace class you are teaching at Madrona in February. Please, are there any photos of the technique so I may better understand what we will be doing in class? I see the work above in seed stitch–will the class be all in lace with color going through it? Or is the intarsia in a more solid stitch? Thank you, Eda Lee

    • November 3, 2012 4:17 am

      Eda: Thank you for your interest in the workshop at Madrona! We will be working in a variety of stitches, mostly lace, but incorporating cables and other textural stitches as well. The focus will be on how to transition (as I say in the course description “elegantly” or “more dramatically”) from one stitch pattern into the next. The interaction of intarsia colorwork with these different stitch patterns will be the key element. Especially when worked in combination with lace knitting, the intarsia technique provides a few challenges (potential “bumps in the road” are also a great design opportunity!).
      I hope to meet you at Madrona.🙂
      Lisa

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