Exploring Material

The workshop explores knitting unconventional materials to make both 2D and 3D pieces.

Knitting Class

2 hour workshop

Beginner

Anywhere

Exploring Material
by Rosina Godwin
Flexitime
from £20 per person

Classes

Single session

The session focuses on using simple knitting techniques with both conventional yarns and unusual materials (wire, garden twine, string), to create 2D and 3D artwork. Attendees will have the opportunity to make a small sample, brooch/badge or other small object.

All levels of ability are welcome. The workshop is aimed at those wishing to explore the potential of knitting as an art form, or anyone with an interest in experimental textiles and soft sculpture. There will be demonstrations of knitting with conventional needles, and 3D knitting methods using circular needles and double pointed needles.

The workshop will include discussions on:-

• Making handmade yarns from strips of fabric, paper and plastic, and adapting commercial yarns • Felted knits, using both woollen and non-woollen materials, and wet and dry felting methods • Creating a firm structure and colour effects using wax, latex and acrylic gels

There will be a range of samples, sketchbooks and finished pieces on display, with the aim to inspire attendees to continue their explorations after the session.

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Did you know?

Despite, knitting now being viewed as a cosy, female leisure craft - originally it was a male only occupation. The first knitting union formed in Paris in 1527, barred women.
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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 5
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About your host, Rosina Godwin

Rosina is an artist based in South East England, specialising in textiles and mixed media sculpture. After studying City and Guilds Embroidery and the Higher Education Diploma in Stitched Textiles, she gained a First Class Hons degree in Fine Art.

Her main interests include embroidery, knitting, felting, dying, screen printing and soft sculpture. Many of her pieces feature unconventional materials (knitted twine, wire and paper yarn), coated with wax and latex. She enjoys experimenting with materials, and fusing traditional textiles with sculptural practices to create unexpected outcomes.

The classes aim to be laid-back, and welcome all abilities from beginners to those with prior experience. The workshops demonstrate the basics, and potential of simple techniques to create textile art and sculpture. Rosina enjoys sharing ideas, and has a wide range of samples to inspire and encourage students to follow their own interests, with ideas for making artwork after the class.

Her most recent artwork, a collection of Freudian inspired knitted sculptures, explores feminist issues and the boundary between craft and fine art. Rosina has exhibited across London and the UK, and recently took part in Platform 16 at Leyden Gallery and Nasty Women UK at Stour Space.

If you have any questions, please use the ‘contact host’ button on the website page.

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Notes

Basic material are supplied, but if you have them, please bring yarns, knitting needles, double pointed knitting needles, crochet hooks, sewing needles, thread, and haberdasheries (i.e. buttons, sequins, beads, etc - anything which can be threaded through a yarn).

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Exploring Material
by Rosina Godwin
Flexitime
from £20 per person
Single session
from £20 per person