The Minnesota Knitters' Guild is having a Special Event and Classes on March 4, 2013
Have you ever knit with Hempathy or Silky Wool? Come meet the lady behind the yarn.
Elsebeth Lavold has spent the last 30 years as a professional designer, starting the Vikings
Knit Project in 1992. She experimented with cable patterns to create a new technique that
visually represents artifacts of the Viking age in knitting. She has 461 patterns on Ravelry,
such as Gudrid, Greip, Atle Beret, Menja and Swedish Thora, to name a few. Please go and
see how she integrates her unique cabling techniques into her patterns.
Workshop 1: - Monday March 4, 1:00 to 4:00PM (CLASS FULL)
Basic Viking Knits - 3 Hours
The focus is on the basic techniques needed to knit the wonderful Viking Patterns. Join Elsebeth as she focuses on the technical aspects of knitting Viking patterns and leads you to understand the grammar of cable patterns. How to read and understand charts. Learn how to cable without a cable needle.
Analyze Viking Interlace ornamentation and start designing your own cable patterns.
Students should know how to do basic cabling.
Workshop 2: - Monday March 4, 6:00 to 9:00PM (4 SPACES OPEN AS OF 2/20)
Basic Design with Cables - 3 hours - skill level intermediate
How to use the Viking Patterns in your own projects – designing
with cables. Basic garments shapes and calculation, cable and motif
placement. Details such as cuffs and collars and some finishing
techniques will be discussed. Students should know how to do basic cabling and have a basic understanding of garment design.
The cost for each workshop is $45 ($90 for both). Workshops will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, you must provide a completed registration form and payment to Jennifer Williams at a guild meeting or by mail. Space in each workshop is limited, so register early. Priority is given to paid registrations. No class spots can be held with an email.
To read more about Elsebeth Lavold, go to the following site: http://www.ingenkonst.se/textile.htm
We meet at the Textile Center, 3000 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414