“Design 101” starts 12 Jan. Register today!

6 Jan

I am teaching a design class starting this Sunday Jan 12, at Anwyn Studio (105 Mowat Ave)!

In this class, Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Company owner/operator Joan Sharpe, aka Purlin’ J, will help participants define their own personal design method.

Date: Sunday Jan 12 & 19
Time: 2-4 pm
Fee: $60
Participant requirements: paper scissors, glue stick, sketchbook, graph paper, pencil(s)

Experience level: “I want to create original designs and I need to release the designer within!”

This class is not about any specific knitting technique; the purpose of this class is to help novice designers unleash their own personal approach to creating original knitted designs.Through a process of free-association and experimentation, the knitter develops the confidence needed to bring his/her own interests, experience and eye to the design process. They will then map out how they might translate their ideas to knitted projects.

This unconventional approach requires the knitter to joyfully embrace failure as a natural part of the design process, knowing that through perseverance and experimentation, he/she has within the ability to create something truly original. The class is collaborative, fun and expressive!

Homework: Participants create a knitted swatch of their own design using their own stash.

For more information, or to register:
call: 613-766-1422
email: info@anwynyarn.com

About the instructor: Joan Sharpe has a fashion design diploma from Sheridan College and began her career in fashion as a hand-knit pattern designer for Sprinrite Yarns. She now operates Kingston’s only mobile yarn truck, Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Company.


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Purlin' J's

"One of the coolest 'yarn stores' I've ever seen" --Vogue Knitting magazine, Holiday 2013

Sue Schlabach

Artist, photographer and upcycler living in Vermont. Viewer of the world through eyes and lens.

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