Instructor: Franklin Habit
Dates and Times
Saturday August 17, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday August 18, 2019 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Monday August 19, 2019 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Regional Arts Center 6128 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112
Franklin Habit is a designer, teacher, author, and illustrator. He travels constantly to teach knitters across the country and internationally. He will be coming to the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis in August of 2019 to Lecture and teach 3 separate classes.
The lecture on Saturday Morning, August 17 is titled Impractical Magic:
Oddities and Curiosities of Weldon’s Practical Needlework.
After a box lunch on Saturday, August 17, students will gather and learn about
Artfully Agitated Stripes: An Introduction to Mosaic Knitting.
This class is 3 hours
“At first glance, Mosaic Knitting looks like a garden variety stranded color work – but it’s not. Mosaic patterns are really two-row stripes, joggled here and there with slipped stitches. The result? Beautiful designs and intriguing fabrics in stockinette, garter stitch – and hybrids thereof. And amazingly – you’ll never knit with more than one color in a row. Want to find out how it works, and how to design your own mosaic color patterns? Join us and bring your imagination.
Pre-requisites: fluency in the basic techniques of knitting; willingness to work from charts.”
Sunday, August 18 class
Designing Knitted Tessellations: The Deluxe Edition
This class is 6 hours:
“An introduction to the fundamental concepts of tessellation: the creation of interlocking patterns. Tessellations – motifs which lock together without gaps or overlaps are as old as design itself. They can be found in some of the most ancient examples of human design and were famously used in the modern era by the artist M.C. Escher. In this class we will discuss and put into practice the basic techniques for creating tessellated patterns in hand-knitted fabric. Participants will leave with the know-how to begin designing their own interlocking motifs. You will learn about the creation of interlocking shapes and be introduced to the incredible “wallpaper” patterns that are created by employing multiple varieties of symmetry.
A sense of humor, a reasonable ability to concentrate, and a taste for adventure are strongly advised.
Pre-requisites: fluency in the basics of knitting and familiarity with the process of working from color and/or texture charts.
Monday, August 19, 2019 class
The Knitted Plaid: A color and Pattern Workshop
This class is 6 hours:
“If the prospect of mixing colors gives you the fidgets, but you’ve dreamt of putting together your own complex color schemes for projects, this class is for you. We’ll begin by learning a simple but strikingly effective method for knitting plaid fabric – a method that can even be used to recreate family or school tartans. Then we’ll use the framework of the plaid as the point of departure for a practical, hands-on lesson in color selection. You can learn to design your own color schemes – all it takes is a little knowledge, a little practice, and a little playfulness. You will have time to evaluate and refine class projects, try new directions, and participate in fun and interesting color challenges.”
Pre-requisites: Fluency in basic techniques of knitting.
These will be underwritten by the Doris Oglander endowment, and you will have your lunches and materials included in your “underwritten” registration fee!
Trio of Knitting Workshops
with Franklin Habit