This 6-lesson e-course is a great introduction to knitting 3D forms in fine wire. It takes you through the tools you will need, the knitting process & 4 projects designed to gradually build your skill set and confidence with some troubleshooting and pep-talks along the way!
A surprisingly versatile technique, students have gone on to use this technique in jewellery, sculpture, ceramics and endless other applications.
You can join by clicking the link which will take you to the Namastream app where our courses are hosted, or if you would like to know more keep reading :)
Are you a passionate knitter who has been wanting to work with wire?
Perhaps you are a jeweller or metal smith wanting to incorporate textile techniques into your work...
This workshop has been especially designed to bridge the gap between the textile and metal worlds and get you on the way to knitting beautiful 3D wire forms with confidence!
What you will learn:
The tools and materials you will need (including a suppliers list)
How to cast-on, increase & decrease stitches
We will work through 4 projects - the Twisting Shell, Sphere, Open Flower and Doughnut - gradually building your skill set and confidence
You will learn 3 different ways of finishing your pieces
Your imagination will be ignited by the end of the course as you realize the endless creative possibilities this technique offers...
About your instructor:
Angharad Rixon is a historian specialised in textile techniques; in particular lace, embroidery and decorative braids. She is interested in structures, surface treatments, textile materials and the survival of “dynamic” textile traditions.
She has taught a variety of subjects including costume and textile history and textile techniques for design students and professionals both at Italian and international institutions including NABA in Milan, the Roberto Capucci Foundation in Florence and the Sturt Centre for Contemporary Craft, Australia.
" Enjoyed and inspired so much! I cannot help myself stop thinking what kind of experiments I should do next.
Thank you so much Angharad for such a wonderful experience."
How many classes and how long are the classes?
There are 6 lessons in this course which range between 20 and 35mins, the overall teaching time is about 3 hours and is really the equivalent of a 3-day in person workshop.
Can I do the classes any time, or should I be online at a set time with the class?
This is a self-study course, you can go at your own pace, all of the videos and PDFs you need are stored in your user area for you to access whenever you like.
When does the course begin or is it permanently available online?
This course is always open for new students.
How long do I have access to the class?
You have lifetime access to the course.
How do you deal with questions? Is there a group q&a session, or should I just email you?
We have a closed Facebook group for our students where they can post questions and each week I do a live stream every Thursday where I discuss some of the queries students have about various topics. These are archived within the group and also recorded and posted on TextileSupport's YouTube Channel. To join the Facebook group you can knock here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TextileSupport.e.School/ and I will let you in!
For any other questions just drop me a line :)