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Studio Arts Class at Newark Museum – Creating Knitted Lace: Organic Design within Geometric Shapes

September 29, 2012

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Unveiling the Anatomy of the Stitch with Lisa Daehlin


Creating Knitted Lace: Organic Design within Geometric Shapes

Saturday, October 13, 2012; 10am-4pm

Knitting in lace is an exploration of positive/negative space. The sinewy lines created when using relatively simple knitting maneuvers (yarn-over increases paired with different types of decreases) lead the yarn (and your eye) through the landscape of a fabric composed of lines, holes, shapes, motifs — both organic and geometric. In this workshop learn how to: make these various paired increases/decreases; knit (and how to read, in words and charts) some specific stitch patterns designed to focus on the various elements of knitted lace; incorporate beads into the stitches; knit an edging and how to attach it to a non-bound-off edge; create the formulas for using this decorative (yarn-over) increase to create rectangular, circular, and triangular shapes  — the building blocks of shawls, hats, pillows, purses, objects.

Prerequisite: Know how to cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off, and have familiarity working with double-pointed needles (those participants who aren’t yet comfortable with dpns will find circles an added challenge and perhaps might opt to not make that one shape).

INSTRUCTOR:  Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera chanteuse. She teaches in venues including the Studio Arts Workshop at Newark Museum, PS122 Gallery, and the American Folk Art Museum. A continuing education faculty member at The Cooper Union for seven years, she has the distinction of having been the first teacher of knitting and crochet courses at this historic institution. 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

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

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