The resulting fabrications of Intarsia can exhibit outcomes that range from minimalist geometric compositions to pictorial and even figurative works. Patterns and motifs can be as small as a few stitches or span the expanse of the whole accessory or garment. Aside from creative colourwork, you can create intriguing surfaces using yarns that are diverse in texture and weight and explore how intarsia can be combined with numerous different stitch types. By subverting the way you handle the yarns, open structured and lace-like textiles can also be created. In this class, we will start with the basics using two colours, and then expand upon the typical technique in numerous creative ways.
Instructor: Florence Spurling
Pre-requisites: Knit, Purl, Casting on and off
Materials needed for the workshop, not included in the price:
- 2 colours of yarn in any weight with corresponding needles to practice the basic intarsia method.
- A mix of other yarn types and weights to explore with.
Included: Elvan Shawl pattern by Florence Spurling
Approximate Fingering Weight yarn requirements for the pattern:
- MC: 677 meters
- CC1: 13 meters
- CC2: 13 meters
- CC3: 17 meters
- CC4: 6 meters
- CC5: 6 meters
- CC6: 13 meters
- CC7: 6 meters
- CC8: 6 meters
- CC9: 6 meters
The amount will only be refunded in case of cancellation, if this is done 1 week in advance, in relation to the day and time scheduled for the Workshop.