Saturday, August 6, 2011


Ruth Marshal at work
Some of the most beautiful and complex patterns are found in the natural world. Artist Ruth Marshall will teach students how to translate intricate patterns in nature onto a design chart, which they will create a piece of colorful, knitted art. The goal of the workshop is to teach participants the skill of visually interpreting an image, so that they can leave with the knowledge of how to knit creative patterns of their own design. This workshop and art exhibit, scheduled for October 30th from 1:30 - 4:30pm at Stitch Therapy in Park Slope Brooklyn, is inspired by Ruth Marshall's message of wildlife conservation and her fascination with the intricate designs on the coats of spotted and striped cats such as the ocelot, leopard, and tiger.  Samples of the knitted pelts will be exhibited October 30 - November 9, 2011

Knit from the chart.
By studying photographs of these exotic cats, the artist will demonstrate how to draw a design onto a grid layout, which will serve as your knitting chart. This chart will help you to envision your four-inch knitted square, which you will then complete during the course of the workshop. Using two contrasting colors you will see how beautiful the coats of these animals are and also how knitting is a fantastic medium with which to translate nature. Students should know how to knit and purl.

To view more of Ruth Marshal's work.

Stitch Therapy workshop
Sunday, October 30, 2011
TIME:  1:30 - 4:30pm
335 5th Avenue
Between (3rd - 4th streets)
Park Slope Brooklyn, NY

PRICE: $95.00

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