I'm getting a lot of emails about the Workshop and what standard of knitter one needs to be to attend. So, I just want to confirm that the Construction Knitting Patterns are for really basic knitting skills, and they are so easy. In one workshop you should be able to whip up a whole garment. It's big chunky knitting so it grows quickly; and the shapes are easy and uncomplicated knitted rectangles and squares. And I'm there to show you how to join the pieces following the pattern, to make all the different garments.
So, I'll be running Construction No 1 in the morning workshops, and Construction No 2 in the afternoon workshops.
Now these strange little shapes that you keep seeing, are the shapes of the pieces you knit to create these different constructions.
CONSTRUCTION NO 1:
& CONSTRUCTION NO 2:
For example; this shape below corresponds to to this piece (A: SCARF) to start you on your Construction No 2 pattern.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Intense workload this week/ screenprinting 60 metres of fabric for the Workshop Tent. The Tent will be shipped all the way from New Zealand to Sydney / Look out for it at at the PowerHouse Museum for the Construction Knitting Workshop.
Don't miss this space!!!
Friday, July 23, 2010
K I T N o. 1 a > f is available in stores now; to knit up complete sections of Construction No 1 Knitting Pattern; from 'a-c' or 'd-f'. The Kit contains complete Manual (the knitting pattern) and Materials (the bespoke yarn) / the Tools (handmade ebony knitting needles) are also available to complete the Construction Project.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Managed to catch this show at the NGV which included Portraits by an old friend Rod McNicol, love this one of the iconic Jack Charles from the film Bastardy. Rod did this shoot for me in 2002 of my Winter collection; he was my neighbour in Smith St, Fitzroy then. He only ever used natural light in his studio/ which poured in from old glass ceilings which his oversize plants used to lap up/ he loved that colour GREEN of the plants, the same colour as his background wall which was his permanent fixture; his spot of provenance. The only fashion shoot Rod has ever done; I feel fortunate to have these amazing portraits as part of my collection.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I'm running a KNITTING CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP during Sydney Design at the PowerHouse Museum; August 15-18.
There's only 20 per class; which will be a nice hands on group size for me to show how to make pieces from the Construction Knitting Patterns and join them to make different garments. I will be adding little annexes (some extra shapes) to the patterns in these workshops and I'll show how to get some extra variations within the constructions. I'll also be sharing some stories on how my bespoke yarn is made; images of where I source it and the way its processed. I'm also going to have some new products on display - I'll keep that a surprise; and new yarn colours at the YBM Design Market.