‘Knit your palette’ – Balance, harmony and contrast for colorwork knitting.
A color combination can elevate the simplest outfit to an artful piece or ruin long hours of skillful work. Putting colors together is a lifelong learning experience, a matter of personal taste and an emotional response to the natural and cultural environment.
Alina is proposing a 100% hands-on experience that will open the inner doors of your color sensibility. You will become aware of basic principles on how to choose and combine colorful yarns for different knitting techniques (stripes, color block log cabin or intarsia, stranded, slip stitches…) to achieve balance and harmony for a wearable, flattering and interesting garment, perfectly integrated in your wardrobe and lifestyle.
This is NOT a specific knitting technique workshop, although different colorwork techniques will be discussed. All levels are welcome, from curious makers to more experienced designers who want to broaden their horizon on this topic.
Alina makes one of a kind hand knitted pieces inspired by paintings and designs patterns that focus on colors and textures. Her favorite techniques are color block intarsia and stripes, sometimes with beads and different fibers combinations for a graphic, asymmetrical, abstract look.
Her work can be found here: http://lamailleauxtableaux.com
If you are in doubt that this workshop is for you, you can email her at: email@example.com
Here you can read about who Alina Popovici is.
Date: Friday 11 October 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00 and Saturday 12 October 2019 from 13:30 to 16:30
Location: Workshopruimte 3
Language: English, there will be a Dutch-speaking assistant
What to bring: A darning needle with a big eye. Optional: yarn remains (2-3 m or small balls is ok) of different colors, weights, textures from the personal stash; small knitted swatches, in any color, texture, stitch, fiber or dimension – the more variety, the better ; 2-3 different sizes knitting needles (e.g. a set of sock or interchangeable needles could be useful, but not mandatory)
Max. number of participants: 12
Price: Early bird pre-sale € 59.00 including a dayticket to the Festival (click on ‘Buy your ticket’ below). The price at the register € 69.00 including entrance to the Festival.
Including: Materials to work with, a Festival notebook and a pen. During class we serve coffee or tea with something sweet.