About Mary Martin.
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Mary Martin is a knitwear designer based in Toronto, Canada, focusing on reversible fabrics. She has developed two reversible techniques: Fission Knitting and Fusion Knitting.
She draws on her engineering background as she “builds” her fabric. Her computer experience was applied to creating reversible knitting notation. When Mary designs it feels surprisingly like her work building financial structures on Wall Street.
Mary started designing when she was knitting chemo caps for a friend with breast cancer. She wanted to make a reversible hat for her friend but was unable. This sparked her curiosity about if it was possible to place cabled motifs on both sides of the fabric.
Mary has an Instagram account: @MaryWMartinKnits
Her patterns can be found on Ravelry at MaryWMartin
She has a YouTube channel at Mary W Martin Knits
She invites members to subscribe to her newsletter here
Mary will teach three workshops:
February 7 AM Workshop 1 – Introduction to Fission Knitting
9 am – 12 noon
February 7 PM Workshop 2 – Introduction to Fusion Knitting
1 pm – 4 pm
February 8 AM Workshop 3 – Next Steps in Reversible Knitting
9 am – 12 noon
Click on workshop titles for class details and how to register.
Read about Mary’s presentation to the Guild at the February 6 meeting here.