Laura Aylor: The Accidental Designer
Laura Aylor will present a brief overview of her journey into the world of knit design and how she works. Laura will talk about the round-about roads that led her to create her pattern company, Fogbound Knits. She’ll share her design insights and how she became enamored with construction, textures, and color. We’ll hear how she cleverly applies those techniques in her knit-wear designs such as her top-down sweaters that employ Barbara Walker’s Top-down, seamless, simultaneous set-in sleeve construction method. Laura will tell us why and how she designs “Sad-Rags” which are sweaters that “use different raglan increase rates to make a bit of a saddle and to give a fit more like a set-in sleeve than a raglan.” She will also display samples of some of her over 100 popular shawl and accessory designs. Laura’s mantra about the craft of knitting is, “Sometimes challenging, sometimes relaxing, but always fun and with a great outcome!”
Laura is former computer programmer/analyst who gave it all up to raise her two kids. Although born in
North Dakota and raised in Virginia, Laura spends as much of the summer as possible in colder
climates like Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. She learned to knit as a child but an early sweater
attempt ended in disaster and the needles were put aside for about 15 years until a portable hobby was
needed. Laura now enjoys designing and knitting seamless sweaters and cozy shawls and cowls. In
addition to knitting, she loves hiking, traveling, and reading. Learn more about Laura on Ravelry, Facebook and Instagram.
Laura will teach four workshops for Guild members on February 7 and February 8.
Doors open at 1:00 pm. Guest Speaker presentation begins at 1:30 pm. Afterwards, there will be a business meeting followed by Show and Share. Bring your finished knitted items to show to all. Download a Show and Share Form and complete it at home where you have all the information.