In this fun filled class, let go of commercial patterns, play with all those delicious yarns you have stashed away in your craft room & give your creative expression free reign.
Using small scraps of plain and specialty yarns, freeform knitting is the art of creating and combining small, disparate pieces of knitting and crochet (scrumbles) into a patchwork fabric of colour and texture. Your own unique piece of fibre art.
You will need a moderate degree of skill in knitting, crochet (or both) and a willingness to play. You will work at your own skill level In a small group of up to 8.
Take home your own wonderful piece of unique fibre art and the skills to continue to develop your piece further.
Dates: Friday 18 November, 10am-2pm & Saturday 19 November, 10am-2pm
Cost: $95 for 1 day or $175 for 2 days
Materials: Bring small amounts of yarn in colours of your choice or purchase a scrumbling pack from Opendrawer ($25.00). Bring a size 4 crochet hook and size 4mm knitting needles or buy them at Opendrawer ($2-$5 for pre-loved items). If you have any stitchery books you would like to use as reference you can bring those along as well.
Guest Tutor: Lynn Berry, aka The Poppy Queen, is a fibre artist based in Melbourne, Australia, who loves to dabble in knitting, crochet and all things fibre. She came to fibre arts gradually having been an avid knitter from a very young age. Her work springs from a lifelong passion with colour and texture. She fell in love with Freeform Knitting after an intervention from her family over her excessive output of scarves and sweaters. Lynn teaches crochet in Federation Square, Melbourne and has been involved in the Melbourne Satellite Reef Project, creator of the Heart Tree Project, and is co-founder and creative director of the 5000 Poppies Project which has been seen by many millions of people all around the world.