Create personal knitting motifs using magic squares.
During a trip to the Baltic state of Latvia in May 2016, Carla found a magical way to create personal motives based on dates, numbers, names or words. The method is based on ancient mathematical principles. Because of the way they are generated, they contain an invisible personal message. Often beautiful shapes and variations are created with endless possibilities. The motifs can be used for various purposes, such as knitting, embroidering or graphic design.
During this workshop you will learn the basic principles behind the magic and vedic squares and methods to convert letters to numbers. I show many examples of the possibilities on how to apply the motifs in different ways.
You make your own magic and vedic square, translate the letters of your name or a word into numbers and make at least of one self-chosen word or number a Magic Motif.
The results of the students are checked directly with the computer program I made for generating Magic Motifs.
I will also tell you about the Latvian knitting culture and traditions and show you original Latvian knitwear and knitting books. You will learn some typical Latvian knitting techniques, including a traditional Latvian cast on and the Latvian Relief Stitch.
If time permits I will demonstrate knitting a Latvian beaded wrist warmer with Magic Motifs.
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Date: Friday 11 October 201 from 13:30 to 16:30 (sold out)
Location: Workshopruimte 4 (Meerhal)
What to bring: Yarn in two contrasting solid colors, thickness suitable for needles 3 to 4 mm (do not choose very dark, fluffy or threaded yarn!). Handy for taking along: scissors, centimeters, darningneedle, stitch markers, pen and paper. During the course you can use pencils with gum, diamond paper and knittingneedles to borrow. An extra set of bamboo sock- or circular needles (3.5 mm) are convenient but not necessary.
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 are is included, needles and darningneedle are available to use, a Festival notebook and a pen. During class we serve coffee or tea with something sweet.