Material Memories: Week 10
We had a guest facilitator this week; textile artist Nicole Line.
There had been MUCH excitement about this workshop, with one of our group especially interested in getting to grips with the notion of knitting without fiddly needles.
The workshop did not disappoint…chunky, accessible, fun and tactile, Nicole had lots of examples to show us from knitted telephone wire, crocheted wire, childhood knits to a sturdy weave made from rubber bands. She walked us through the processes of Finger Knitting, Giant Knitting, French Knitting and making our own t-shirt yarn. A brilliant time was had by all, with everyone ( especially me) persevering till we got the technique right.
You get in a bit of a tangle to start with but it quickly takes shape… caution – always remember to take your arm out of your jacket sleeve before you start!
Finger knitting mastered we moved on to giant knitting, which does not involve giants but does involve very large knitting needles, which you tuck under your arms…
When we got stuck we helped each other.
Well done everyone, you are much better knitters than me, thanks for being patient with me.
Thank you Nicole for delivering a great workshop and to Polly for all her enthusiastic support and showing off by knitting with scissors!