Contemporary Stranded Colorwork with Mary Jane Mucklestone
February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Knit bold contemporary looks using the principles of traditional Fair Isle knitting. Let the exhibition of Katherine Cobey’s work influence you and introduce unusual materials to your piece!
Using Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Flying Geese Cowl as a jumping-off point, we will create a sampler, inspired by Katherine Cobey’s use of diagonals in our patterning; experiment with color; and introduce unusual materials into our projects. Mucklestone will help guide you and offer an array of alternate materials to incorporate into your work.
This is an intermediate-level knitting class. Students must have some experience working stranded colorwork in the round and reading charts. The price includes Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Flying Geese Cowl pattern, which will be mailed to you. Pre-class work is required; this will be emailed to all students as well.
Mary Jane Mucklestone loves to knit, especially with color. She’s the author of four knitting books, three which exclusively featuring stranded colorwork. Her stitch dictionaries 200 Fair Isle Motifs and 150 Scandinavian Motifs were instant classics and have been translated into many languages. Fair Isle Style is a contemporary take on colorwork featuring 20 projects from 18 designers. Her newest book Geo Knits:10 Lessons and projects for knitting stripes, chevrons, triangles, polka dots and more gets back to her knitting roots, when the craft was new to her and she approached it through the shape of things! She’s a popular teacher specializing in lively, fun, and informative classes. Her inventive hand-knitting designs are featured in many books and magazines as well as on her website, MaryJaneMucklestone.com.
Cost: $60; $48 museum members