Creative work is play.
It is free speculation using materials of one’s chosen form.
Jolene and I are heading to Ohio to teach a Fair Isle knitting workshop this weekend. Acutally, I’d call it stranded knitting since I have samples that aren’t classiclly Fair Isle. Stranded knitting is a color-change technique that involves carrying two strands of yarn across each row. I love to watch the pattern grow as I work. The photo at the right is classically Fair Isle and shows how I carry my yarn.
I enjoy workshops. In addition to meeting folks, I always learn more than I teach. I feel like I’m in an ongoing apprenticeship. No matter how much I’ve learned from books, I have learned most of my skills through contact with other people. I pick up an idea here, and a technique there.
The most important things I pick up are inspiration, ideas and encouragement.
What beautiful work! Isthat the Princeof Wales Pattern? didyou reverse engineer or do you kniw where to buy the pattern?
I apologize for taking so long to reply to your comment. I did reverse engineer the Prince of Wales vest from a photo of the painting. The pattern for my interpretation is in the book, Sweaters from Camp (Schoolhouse Press). I gave the vest to a gentleman who went to Meg Swansen’s knitting camp since it fit him as though her were the Prince of Wales.
Best Regards, Katherine Misegades Graphic Designer A Time to Knit Publications, LLC
maggie covey/DKG said:
Greetings! Happy Holidays! I am so sorry I missed the workshop at Noah’s Landing. I know all had a great time. I would love to have you do a workshop in Dayton. I need to read my favorite sites more often. I hope you are well and happy. I miss visiting with you when you are in Dayton. Hope to see you at retreat. Hugs, Maggie in Ohio
How interesting … good luck with the workshop as well as the trip.
You would not know, so I will tell you…in the little picture that shows up my my posts, that is my sister on the right and me on the left. I had no idea it would show up on your blog too. I will take some pictures for you at the workshop in Ohio and you can share what you wish.
Hi Katherine! Cannot wait to do the workshop with you, it will be such fun. VBG. JoLene Treace.
Wish I lived closer to Ohio! After a weekend workshop with our local guild, I’m ready to pick up the Gansey sock again. Slow and steady. I was lucky enough to see Marilyn’s sock in person. While your photo was excellent, there’s nothing like seeing a great piece of knitted fabric up close and personal.