Knit Painting: Weekend Intensive w/ Adrienne Sloane
Class description: Envy the way that painters can so freely use splashes of color but can’t stop knitting? Escape the limitations of a line and experiment with a technique which allows you to move across a knit canvas as though you were painting with your needles all while creating texture and dimension.
This technique can also give the work structure and support usually lacking in traditional knit. The workshop will start with instruction on creative short row shaping and then move into your knit canvas incorporating these ideas.
Bring to class two colors of non slubby light colored yarns for samplers and two 10” by 10” knit squares to use as canvasses. Also bring your needles and a selection of yarns to “paint” with.
Adrienne is a highly renowned conceptual textile artist, focusing on using knitting for fiber sculpture:
“Knitting shapes have long been defined by the human form. By moving the context of knitting from clothing geometry to sculpture, knitting becomes a medium with a link to a rich and complex fiber tradition that has the power of history behind it. To be able to turn a single strand of yarn into fiber building blocks with form and function, texture and color is also energizingly low tech.
Working in what has long been considered a traditional woman’s medium, I aim to an artistic aesthetic informed by traditional craft, art and politics. My work aspires to dissolve the boundaries between craft and art, mindful of the historical context of the medium.
I knit to rejoin the frayed and unraveled places around me.”
Sat 10AM – 5PM, April 14
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