Join Tanis for this informative fiber
webinar and arm yourself with the
knowledge you need to improve
the quality of your knitting.
All About Fiber
Webinar with Tanis Gray
Making yarn and fiber choices relies heavily on what type of garment you're knitting, what climate you live in, what stitch you're planning, and even what finishings such as buttons or fasteners you'd like to use on your piece. With this knitting webinar, Tanis will discuss which fiber to use for not only your projects, but for your exact stitches, so your knitwear will look great and last.
This knitting webinar will cover a variety of fibers and the benefits of each. You'll also learn about yarn and fiber's sustainability regarding how it's made or dyed, including why some yarns hold dye much better than others. Tanis will discuss how to dye fiber and yarn in your own kitchen versus commercial dyeing, and the benefits and drawbacks to each.
So, what happens if you run into a pattern you love but disagree with the yarn the pattern calls for and want to change yarns? Tanis will emphasize the importance of swatching for gauge measurements so you can swap out yarns and fibers based on your personal choices. She'll explain how when you're armed with the correct information swapping out yarns can be easy.
This knitting webinar will also inform knitters about the proper care for knitwear based on fiber content. You'll learn how to correctly plan and finish your work, how to best block each fiber, and more.
Knitting Architecture: 20 Patterns Exploring Form, Function, and Detail
by Tanis Gray
Knitters will explore the true foundations of knitting design: construction, form, function, stability, and ornamentation.
The parallels between knitting a sweater and constructing a building seem obvious when considered. Sweaters suspend from yokes and shoulders; vertical planes are shaped to provide fit and allow movement; necklines, sleeves, and hems are adapted for specific purposes. Stitch patterns and textures elaborate design themes, and new and unusual materials can be used to striking effect.
Tanis Gray has curated a collection of 20 designs from some of today’s most innovative designers, all inspired by architectural themes. From accessories based on art-nouveau ironwork to a sweater that mimics Bauhaus style to a dress based on Greek sculpture, Knitting Architecture celebrates design through history.