Workshop content: -
Explore the sculptural possibilities of knitting using simple techniques, with both conventional yarns and experimental materials.
· Creating 3D forms with ordinary knitting needles, plus circular and double pointed needles
· Building structures with multiples
· Shaping forms with a felting needle
There will be demonstrations of knitting and needle felting techniques, advice on fillings for soft sculpture, and a discussion on applying sculptural materials, such as plaster to textiles. The class also includes a worksheet and PowerPoint presentation showing to inspire further ideas after the session.
All levels of ability are welcome. The workshop is aimed at anyone with an interest in textiles or mixed media sculpture, wishing to explore the artistic potential of knitting. The emphasis is on creating experimental samples, rather than a finished piece.