Bristol has been designing and publishing knitting patterns for the last decade, but you may have seen her more recently published book Knitting Outside the Box (Pom Pom Publishing). Bristol is teaching at Edinburgh Yarn Festival in 2019, but will be making a quick visit to Amsterdam beforehand. If you're missing out on EYF this year, or didn't get into a class with her, take one at Stephen & Penelope and help us give Bristol a warm welcome on her first trip to Amsterdam.
Friday evening March 15 we'll have a trunk show and designer's talk with the chance to better know the designer. Saturday March 16 we're hosting two workshops including a design class and a darning class! Links to the workshops and talk below!
Knitting outside the Box
In this class, we’ll talk about different forms of inspiration and different ways of thinking about knitting, and then explore methods and theory to bring those ideas to reality. This is a great class if you’re interested in designing, or just want to experiment with all the possibilities knitting has to offer! Must be comfortable with stitch patterns, and have a willingness to experiment and play.
In this class, we’ll discuss when bad things happen to good, well loved knits, and how we can fix it. We’ll discuss basic repair techniques, as well as yarn structure and picking yarn for projects to make our knits last as long as possible. Experience needed: none.
Camera Roll Full of Sweaters - A talk and trunk show.
Knitters and designers find inspiration from many different sources, and translate it into spectacular designs that are uniquely their own. In this talk, Bristol Ivy discusses the different ways you might find knitting inspiration, and will share her own method of moving from inspiration to reality.
Knitting Outside the Box (The Book) -
Part pattern book and part insight into the design process, Knitting Outside the Box guides the reader (and knitter) through the creative approaches Bristol uses as a designer to explore and push the endless possibilities of knitting.