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Design from Nature for Hand Knitting - Two-day Course with Sasha Kagan at Sculpture by the Lakes

Duration: Two-day

Price: £200

Run by: Monique Gudgeon
at Art & Inspiration at Sculpture by the Lakes

Pallington Lakes

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About the Course

Taking inspiration from nature, learn how to interpret leaves and flowers into design motifs for hand knitting. After a tour of Sculpture by the Lakes you will graph out your design and then use Sasha’s intarsia technique to knit a swatch. This will then be developed using applications such as repeats, half drops, alternative colour ways and use of alternative yarns and textures. Expand your knowledge and understanding of hand knit design and processes for future independent projects.

Sasha Kagan is a tutor with 40 years experience in design for hand knitting and crochet and specializes in designs inspired by nature. She trained at Canterbury, Exeter and The Royal College of Art. She teaches extensively and exhibits at Made London, Made West Dean and Made Brighton and in 2011 had a major travelling retrospective exhibition “My Life in Textiles - four decades of Hand Knit Design”. She is the author of seven books of knit and crochet design. Her unique hand knit pieces are in many collections including the Victoria and Albert museum.

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What's included in the price?

The cost of this two-day course includes an inspiring collection of yarn from 4ply to DK in wool, silk, alpaca and blends, it also includes lunch and tea and

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 7th September 2019

  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
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