Irina Anikeeva: Knitting Traditions of Eastern Europe
Doors open at 1:00 pm. Guest Speaker presentation begins at 1:30 pm.
First stop at the meeting: pick up your new 2018 name badge! Next, collect your print copy of our 2018 Membership Directory!
Knitters Helping Knitters: Before Irina Anikeeva’s presentation, stop by the Help table near the Library in SDUMC Founders Hall from 1:00 to 1:30 pm for help with knitting problems. Two experts will be available to answer your questions.
Afterwards, there will be announcements 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.
Local knitwear designer and Guild member, Irina Anikeeva will give a presentation titled Knitting Traditions of Eastern Europe. Irina will give us insight into the origins of knitting in eastern European countries and the resulting influences of those cultures.
Irina moved to the US several years ago from Russia. She loves to design modern knitwear that is “practical, comfy, and feels-good.” Irina’s comprehensive background in knitting takes inspiration from nature, art, and a myriad of other things. Because of her extensive retail industry experience, she feels strongly that her knitwear designs must appeal to knitters wanting contemporary fashion.
Irina’s patterns are in demand internationally and are widely published. One January 2018 publication promotes two of her designs: Wool Elements featuring Woolfolk yarn. Her patterns for women and men’s garments have been featured in magazines such as Rib Magazine, Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, knit.wear, Knitscene, Love of Knitting, and KnitPicks.
Irina will give two workshops on April 4. Sign up for workshops at the next Guild meeting, or send an email to Programs@SanDiegoKnitters.com. Details about each workshop including homework and material lists are on each workshop event page. Go there by clicking on the orange text.
Wednesday, April 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Irina Anikeeva Worskhop 1 Mosaic Knitting 101: the Cross and Diamond Cowl
Wednesday, April 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4 pm Irina Anikeeva Workshop 2 Estonian Inlay: the Talvel Mitts