Knitting and Crochet at Madrona – Improv Intarsia and Tunisian Lace
Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat, Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA
February 14-17, 2013
workshops with Lisa Daehlin
IMPROVISATIONAL INTARSIA IN KNITTED LACE
The sinewy lines created by the increases and decreases of lace knitting provide a canvas on which one can explore the interaction of larger fields of color and the more delicate lines coursing through them. Using various lace and other stitch patterns, and blending them with intarsia color technique, this “guided improv” knitting exploration focuses on making choices in how to combine the various stitches as well as how to transition elegantly (or dramatically) from one stitch pattern or area of color into the next. The ridges and textures of the fabric help to inform those choices. Let the fabric speak to you as you knit and the work you create will be uniquely yours! The resulting fabric sampler serves as a palette of new ideas for maneuvering through combinations of texture, line, and color.
TUNISIAN LACE CROCHET
A hybrid of knitting and crochet, the technique of Tunisian Crochet results in a fabric with a woven quality in its more traditional version and a lace-like quality when using openwork techniques. In this introductory class, learn how to make the basic Tunisian Crochet stitches (simple/knit/purl), and then expand upon those skills to include color changing (stripes and cross-hatching) as well as some basic lace and textural stitches. By the end of class, participants will have swatched a variety of options of color and texture, ready to use them for any number of patterns and designs.
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 in New York. A continuing education faculty member at The Cooper Union for seven years, she has the honor 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, gracing the pages of Interweave Knits, Knit.1, Knit Simple and Vogue Knitting magazines as well as featured in Lace Style, Bag Style and The New Tunisian Crochet books published by Interweave Press, and Vogue Knitting: Ultimate Hat Book and Vogue Knitting: Shawls and Wraps by Sixth and Spring Books. http://www.delisa.us/ & https://lisadaehlin.wordpress.com/