Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In April the DKC will have its annual Skills Exchange Mini-Workshops. This is when guild members share techniques they love with other guild members. The set up is like musical chairs, except no one is ever left out. The skills are taught concurrently in 15 minute sessions at several learning centres. After completion of each session, the bell rings prompting you move on to another centre. In advance of the meeting the list of skills/techniques on the roster is posted with any homework requirement. You choose what interests you.
This meeting is always a highlight; it is so much fun. What a great way to learn new skills and meet more knitters.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Robin is a Toronto based knitter, knitwear designer, teacher, blogger and a DKC member since its inception. Robin’s patterns are available online on Ravelry and Patternfish. She teaches in the Toronto area and this fall will have workshops at Vogue Live Chicago. You can check out her blog How to Become a Professional Knitter.
One of Robin’s many interests is knitting for flattery and fit. This is a theme in some of her workshops, in a pattern collaboration with Cabin Fever and in blog postings. No wonder Patternfish announced last February that the number one selling vest pattern in its history is Robin’s very flattering Prudence Crowley Vest.
Over the last years, Robin has made a career transition from the corporate office to professional knitter and knitwear designer. As part of that journey, she showcases an interview with a new designer each week on her blog, discussing with them their design inspirations and business models. What a unique and interesting way to meet new designers and understand their esthetic.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
An accomplished crocheter that will tell and show how her love for yarn and craft is enriching her life.