Workshops

Upcoming

 

  • Dec 1st, 2018 - Art Knitting With Copper Wire at Canada Beading Supply in Ottawa. More information here.

  • July 13th, 2019 - Art Knitting With Copper Wire at Fleming College's Haliburton Campus. A one day workshop. (Links to follow)

  • July 15th - 19th 2019 - Art Knitting With Copper Wire at Fleming College's Haliburton Campus. A full week workshop. (Links to follow)

Break with tradition and learn the basics of knitting with copper wire to create small sculptural pieces, flat pieces, and lots of options in between. Experiment with very wire fine wire and play with nontraditional ways to knit with thicker gauges. Test samples will be created and freestyle knitting encouraged. Instruction will include the basics of metalsmithing (hammering and shaping), black patinas, heat patinas, and the beautiful blue-green patinas for which copper is so famous. Explore how to seal pieces with shellac, varnish, and create effects using wax. Basic patterns for creating small orbs and vessels (knit on four needles in the round) will be provided, but you will be encouraged to pursue and explore your ideas as well. Feel free to bring other textile tools and materials with which to experiment. Free-spirited experimentation is whole-heartedly encouraged!

 

Previous Workshops

  • Aug 06, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018 Art Knitting With Copper Wire at Fleming College's Haliburton Campus.