Guild Co-Founder Colleen Davis casts on our year of programming as the first Guest Speaker of 2016!
She will present a talk she calls, “To Boldly Knit: Before and After Short Rows and Color Gradation Influenced My Designing Style.”
Knitting boldly can be something as simple as combining different textures or stitch patterns or something as complex as using 50 different yarns in one garment. Don’t miss the January meeting when Colleen Davis will challenge and inspire you to do more with your skills, to believe in yourself and to recognize that almost everyone goes through different stages as a knitter.
A knitter for more than 65 years, Colleen’s mission is to inspire and motivate other knitters to be adventurous and creative. Her own creative journey started with using multiple yarns and intarsia knitting, then moved into experimenting with basic shapes like triangles, rectangles and trapezoids, then using sewing patterns for templates. She started taking classes from innovative designers and became interested in freeform techniques. Eventually, using yarns in a color gradation sneaked into her work, and when she learned to do short rows, it opened up a whole new style of improvisational knitting.
Colleen is co-founder of the San Diego North Coast Knitters and was president of the Guild for 10 years. She has designed sweaters for Laura Bryant of Prism Yarns and K1C2. Her garments have been published in Interweave Knits, Knit’N Style, Knitter’s Magazine, Creative Knitting and Belle Armoire. She has taught workshops and classes at Stitches East and West, TKGA, yarn stores and knitting guilds locally and across the United States. She has also developed over 70 designs and patterns sold in yarn stores and online. Visit her website, ToBoldlyKnit.com, to see many of her freeform designs.