17th DECEMBER , FELICITY FORD, QUOTIDIAN COLOURWORK

€75,00
Availability: In stock (6)

DATE: Sunday 17/12/2017 

TIME: 12:30 - 17:00

DURATION: 4,5 hours (with a half hour break)

CAPACITY: 15 students

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate: You have a basic understanding of the craft selected and have made your fair share of projects. Now you are ready to expand your knowledge.

TECHNIQUES USED: Stranded color work, chart making, color assembly

LANGUAGE: English

MATERIALS PROVIDED: A shared palette of 60 shades of Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper weight yarn. Students will be able to take small amounts of many of these colours home with them.

MATERIALS TO BRING: your favourite double-pointed or circular needles for working small-diameter stranded colourwork in the round with fingering weight yarn: 2.5-3.25mm depending on your tension

DESCRIPTION:

Learn how to creatively translate things you love into stranded colourwork using the KNITSONIK system. Bring a treasured object or image from which to develop a yarn palette, charts and shading schemes. You’ll also need your favourite double-pointed or circular needles for working small-diameter stranded colourwork in the round with fingering weight yarn: 2.5-3.25mm depending on your tension. Knitters must know how to knit stranded colourwork in the round.

DESIGNER: Felicity Ford

I am Felicity Ford, AKA Felix, artist, academic, sound recordist, wool enthusiast and knitter. Along with Kate Davies and Tom van Deijnen I run the WOVEMBER website, and my research is drifting more and more towards projects which combine hand knitting with sounds under the KNITSONIK moniker.

WHAT IS KNITSONIK?

KNITSONIK is a division of my work in which I use sonic practices to explore the social, historic and geographic aspects of woolen textiles and clothing. KNITSONIK projects unite my enthusiasm for both wool and sounds, and synthesise ideas from hand-knitting and field-recording into a working artistic and research practice.

KNITSONIK ventures investigate relationships between woolen textiles and sounds in different ways which include:

  • embedding ideas about sound directly into wearable garments through hand-knitting
  • uniting textile objects with recorded sounds which convey their origins in
    distinctive places
  • using sound within the knitting community to explore different ways of thinking about the wool that we work with
  • amplifying wool both symbolically and literally

For more information of the design please visit her website : www.knitsonik.com

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