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hot town, summer in the city, got my hook ‘n yarn getting arty ‘n knitty

May 29, 2012

POSTER_Cooper Union Summer 2012_Knitting & Crochet_Lisa Daehlin



COOPER UNION SUMMER 2012 – Knitting & Crochet Classes taught by Lisa Daehlin

Through the Eye of the Needle: Knit & Crochet Stitch Exploration – Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm, June 5-26, 2012   Hit the streets, parks and plazas of Manhattan as we view the city through the eye of a knit/crochet artist!  Whether made of iron and stone or wool and linen, design motifs transcend their medium. We’ll explore architectural elements of buildings, lamp-posts, grillwork, all of which share design elements with their sister crafts of knitting and crochet. Each week, we will meet in a different location in Manhattan, explore elements found there, and use them as inspiration to identify and learn new stitch patterns in knit and/or crochet. To maximize the experience, participants will be given a few stitch patterns to work on outside of class in preparation for the following week’s class (although, no homework is required). This course is one-part class, one-part walking tour, one-part on-site stitch-making, and all-parts exploration and appreciation of the texture-rich environment in which we live. Prerequisite: Basic knit or crochet skills, participants can work with either or both techniques.

Knitting: For All Levels – Wednesdays 6:30-9:00pm, June 6-27, 2012    This course fosters an environment recognizing several levels of skill (welcoming absolute beginners as well as more experienced knitters). Learn the basics of knitting skills and expand upon those you already have to incorporate more advanced techniques: shaping, pattern reading and more intricate stitch patterns, finishing and assembling techniques, including basic crochet. While this is primarily a technique class, students are welcome to bring their own projects to work on and to receive guidance. 

Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera chanteuse. A Continuing Education faculty member at The Cooper Union, she has the distinction of being the first teacher of knitting and crochet courses. She also teaches in the Studio Arts Workshop at 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, Knit Simple, and Vogue Knitting Magazines as well as featured in the Lace Style and Bag Style books published by Interweave Press and in the upcoming books The New Tunisian Crochet and Vogue Knitting Ultimate Hat Book. and



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