Laura's latest book with Barry, The New Knitter's Template,
was just awarded a top prize for book design. You can read
more about it here.
What's fun is that we had major input into the design, and I did many
of the illustrations with my new Photoshop skills, so we can rightfully
share pride in this award. And, the book has just gone into its third
printing! We are thrilled, and so will you be when you see what a great
tool this can be.
Today from Interweave
has a nice profile about Laura's new DVDs about color here.
will be at Stitches West
and South this year, and at VK
Live! in New York City in January.
of these opportunities to take a class with Laura. Here are some of the
classes you'll find:
Once you know how to knit with colors, learn the best way to learn which
colors to use together. Laura teaches
color based on her art training, and promises you'll never look at color
the same way again! There is an introductory class and then a variety
of 3 hour modules. You must have had either the 6 hour class or the 3
hour intro class to take others.
Intentional Patterning: We explore how to achieve purposeful
pooling, stacking and argyles with hand dyed yarns, and how different
stitches can affect both look and size. Lots of hands on knitting! Sells
out really fast.
Fascinating Fibonacci: Did you all read the Da Vinci
Code? Find out the history of this famous sequence of numbers, and how
artists and knitters can apply them to design. Sells out really
Stitch Strategies for Hand Dyed Yarns: Don't like striping,
patterning and pooling? This class de-mysitfies hand dyed yarns and gives
you many options for taming those beautiful but unruly hand dyes.
Short Row Saavy: A fun, fast paced class that teaches
the essentials for short rows, then explores graphic and shaping possibilities,
including bust darts.
Advanced Design and Construction: A truly advanced class
that explores knitting architecture, including fitting tips derived from
dressmaking, and knitting's ability to create volume. Must know how to
Freeform Knitting: Harness your inner creative self
as you learn all of the building blocks to create truly abstract knitted
art. Discussions include color use, modular shapes, short row shapes,
and accents. Lots of knitting!