Laura Aylor Visits the Guild February 6 – 8!
Laura Aylor will present a brief overview of her journey into the world of knit design and how she works in her presentation entitled, The Accidental Designer. Laura will talk about the round-about roads that led her to create 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 a 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.
On Wednesday and Thursday, following her talk at the meeting, Laura will teach four different workshops for us. Click on the title to see full descriptions, materials and homework for each workshop. Important workshop update: Laura’s workshops will take place at a NEW location. The workshops are at Temple Solel located at 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff 92007.
Wednesday, February 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Laura Aylor Workshop 1: TD4S
Wednesday, February 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Laura Aylor Workshop 2: The Faberge Shawl
Thursday, February 8@ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Laura Aylor Workshop 3: Knit Smart
Thursday, February 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Laura Aylor Workshop 4: Picking Up Stitches Made Easy
Learn more about Laura on Ravelry.