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July 20, 2012

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Unveiling the Anatomy of the Stitch with Lisa Daehlin

Studio Arts Workshop at the Newark Museum
Tunisian Crochet: An Exploration of a Hybrid Technique

Saturday, July 21, 2012; 10am-4pm

The technique of Tunisian Crochet is a hybrid of crochet and knitting, resulting in a fabric with a woven quality in its most traditional version and a lace-like quality when using openwork techniques.  Learn how to make the basic Tunisian Crochet stitches (simple/knit/purl), expand those skills to incorporate the use of two colors (striping, cross-hatching, intarsia), create variations in lace (openwork, netting, fan-shaped motifs) and experiment with short-row shaping as well as working in the flat and in the round. At the end of the day, participants can expect to have one or two small projects completed and will be well on the way to creating new visions in their fabrics.  Prerequisite: this class is suitable for those with the very basic crochet skills (ie – know how to make a chain and single crochet).

INSTRUCTOR:  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 at this historic institution. 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.

LOCATION:  Newark Museum – 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
REGISTER:  973.596.6607

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