Karen des jardins: Crowdsourcing Your Craft: How to Become a Better Knitter
We knit for many reasons–but adding frustration to our lives should not be one of them. The world around us is full of ideas and tools that can help us become better and more effective knitters. Karen des Jardins will gather the best of those tips and tools in “Crowdsourcing Your Craft: How to Become a Better Knitter.”
Crowdsourcing is the process of obtaining services, ideas or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, especially an online community. Karen will apply that process to knitting and bring us some new approaches to some old problems. She’ll show us notions, shortcuts, tips and tricks that will make our knitting easier and more fun.
Karen des Jardins is a knitting teacher and designer and the vice president of our Guild. Teaching knitting was one of her first paid jobs while she was still in high school. She has a degree in mechanical engineering and worked a number of years as a manufacturing engineer, figuring out better ways for assemblers to put computers together. This background paired with a love for all things yarn has given her a unique understanding of how to adapt knitting processes to best fit her students’ needs.
Do you have a special knitting secret that you’d like to share? Is there a knitting notion in your bag you can’t live without? Or a knitting tip that has saved you grief? If so, please contact Karen at VicePresident@SanDiegoKnitters.com Let’s crowdsource our craft and share all the collective knitting knowledge we’ve gathered.