The New Artisans Gallery [Milsons Point, Sydney]
22 February 2020 from 10am to 1pm
Bookings, please contact Erika 0439 999 810 or online at Arm Knitting | Spring Linen and Fabric Scarf
What You Will Learn
You will learn how to knit using only your arms, no needles! Your arms become your needles. Making a delightful spring scarf in a long free flowing organic design from a combination of French linen yarn and natural fibre fabric yarn. An essential fashion accessory in any wardrobe.
You will be taught the arm knitting process in its entirety, the arm knitting version of both the knit and purl stitches as well as how to make fabric yarn.
It is a 'loopy' idea but no knitting skills are required and anyone can learn.
What You'll Take Home
An arm knitted scarf in a long free flowing, organic design, approximately 2 metres long made from French linen and natural fibres fabric yarn.
What You Will Experience
Receive specific arm knitting techniques through demonstrations and hands-on instructional explanation and one-on-one learning.
Experience the joy and satisfaction of being immersed in mindful creativity, hand crafting your own fashion accessory while exploring your innate creative expression.
A fun filled, gratifying, experience with other inspired arm knitting enthusiasts.
The well-being benefits of mindful creating and crafting.
No knitting experience is required.
Female and males 15 years and older are welcome.
Light refreshments will be available.
Fabric colours will vary at each workshop, you’ll have the choice of colours available upon your arrival.
Additional skeins of linen yarn will be available yarn for purchase.
It’s effortless, absolutely everything required is provided.
Simply arrive and let the fun happen.
'The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice' Brain Herbert
Arm Knitting Workshops | Artful Jewellery | Fibre Art Maker | Diverse Creative Maker
As contemporary arm knitter, intriguingly I knit using only my arms, no needles. I have been arm knitting since 2013, I teach workshops, have a collection of artful jewellery, make fibre art and am a diverse creative maker.
My work is inspired by the connection between individual expression, the handmade process and design. I believe that by expressing the essence of who we are through handmade creations, mindful creativity and sensory experiences we enhance every day.
My workshops aim to empower people with their innate creative potential. I approach my workshops with enthusiasm and gratitude cultivating an engaging makers group enriched with like-minded sharing and relaxed, playful learning. Where everyone is inspired by each other and feels a sense of achievement taking home a completed scarf.
Exploring my practice in innovative forms and improvising with natural fibres, unexpected materials and repurposed findings, I design and create statement pieces that are expressive and original. I find creative possibilities flow organically from dwelling in stillness and being attentive to moments.
A contemporary collection of jewellery also evolved from my insatiable inquisitiveness and experimental process. My jewellery reflects individual style, imparting feelings of positivity, enthusiasm, confidence and admiration.
I have been arm knitting for 6 years and have taught arm knitting workshops across Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, Wagga and private tuition in Sydney, Australia and Toronto, Canada. I am honoured to have been invited to facilitate arm knitting workshops at the Fibre Arts Festival 2018 & 2019 in QLD as well as a segment on Better Homes and Gardens.
I have been part of the ‘Brave Art’ and ‘Change of Seasons’ group exhibitions and have participated in LOST and SHAF Open Studio Trails. In collaboration with other Makers I have organised and held Creative Pop Up Shops.
I live in Sydney, Australia and was born and raised inOntario, Canada.
Ceri is pronounced as Kerry, just in case you are wondering.
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