Our Guest Speaker at the June 6 meeting is Faina Goberstein. She will give a talk called Every Design has a Story. Do you wonder how designers work and what is behind-the-scene of a published design? Does it start with the silhouette, stitch pattern, yarn inspiration, or something completely unexpected? How does the original idea becomes a pattern? All these questions and more will be answered during this presentation. Faina will tell us stories about her flattering and contemporary designs, and share with us inspirations that will open up the unseen world of a designer. Prepare yourself for a few laughs and bring some questions for her. She is always happy to share her experience.
Faina Goberstein is a prolific knitwear designer, author, and a professional teacher. She is the co-author of best-selling books The Art of Slip Stitch Knitting and The Art of Seamless Knitting and her designs can be found in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit.Purl, Knitscene, Twist Collective, Interweave Crochet, Cast-On, Love of Knitting, and various books. Faina is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs showing off textures, cables, brioche, and slip stitch techniques. She teaches at various venues such as Vogue Knitting Live, Interweave Yarn Fest, and Madrona Fiber Arts Festival. Her online classes on Craftsy.com include Sizing Knitwear Patterns, Slip-Stitch Colorwork: Mosaic & Beyond, and Techniques for Exciting Colorwork. Faina is fascinated with many knitting techniques and loves to pass her excitement to her students. Unusual slip-stitch techniques is Faina’s latest obsession.
Faina is teaching two workshops on Wednesday and two on Thursday. Click on the workshop title to learn more.
Wednesday morning: The Art of Professional Finishing
Wednesday afternoon: Gobelen Bag Slip Stitch Techniques
Thursday morning: The Art of Invisible Shaping
Thursday afternoon: Shades of Amber Cowl
Our monthly meeting begins promptly at 1:30 pm with the Guest Speaker’s presentation. Following that is a short business meeting and Show and Share. Bring your finished hand-knitted garment, blanket or toy to share with admiring knitters.