Jun 1, 2021
Online (via Zoom)
|Details:||Join us for this fun, monthly, online hangout event. Bring your spinning, crochet, knitting, weaving, sewing, felting, tatting (did we forget anyone?) and spend some time with your fellow Makers.
This event is FREE, but registration is required.
June, 2021 - Sonya Philip, artist, maker, and author of The Act of Sewing
Coming from Auckland, New Zealand where sheep outnumber humans 5-1, Kurt Payne has an intimate connection with textiles from the farm through to the finished product. Exploring and teaching in Australia, China, Scotland and the USA has inspired his creative and technical abilities leading to expertise in hand-spun hand knits, commercial knitwear production and pushing the boundaries of machine knitting.
Kurt is known for his immaculate finishing and ability to replicate yarns, designs and colours which is highly valued in the film industry. Although his personal style is quite conservative, he loves collaborating with other designers to create stunning pieces and is also motivated by show ribbon prizes.
A teacher of spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing and design, Kurt loves to give beginners the best start on their fibre craft journey as well as give his students the inspiration and confidence that yes, they can do that too!
The best way to follow his exploits is via Instagram @manknitea
August, 2021 - Alison Lang, Printmaker and crafter at And So There
So, There : Since 2010 Alison Lang has been printing the little sayings and characters from her head onto cards, journals, and fabric to share with the world. She uses a collection of modern and antique tools– including a giant letterpress– to print, bind, trim, and fold it all herself. She is inspired by problems that need solving, materials that need to be reclaimed, typography, nostalgia, and a dry sense of humor. You can find her work online at www.andsothere.com, at her studio in Downtown Issaquah, and at the annual Historic Shell Holiday Shop pop-up in Issaquah each winter.
September, 2021 - Janine Bajus | Knitwear designer, color expert, and author of The Joy of Color
Janine Bajus (aka the Feral Knitter) fell down the Fair Isle knitting well 22 years ago and has been happily swimming in this world of color and pattern ever since! In addition to designing highly personal Fair Isle garments and accessories she teaches Fair Isle techniques and design online. She wrote The Joy of Color: Fair Isle Knitting Your Way to carry her step-by-step design method to anyone who longs to express themselves through their knitting. When not exploring the world she explores her neighborhood in Berkeley, California. You can find out more about her at www.feralknitter.com.