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Anatomy of a Sock Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 – Sunday 18th & 25th November & 2nd December 11-1pm £75
Ever felt intimidated by the idea of knitting a sock? Over 3 Sunday sessions Linda Litchfield will break down the anatomy of a sock as you knit your way through a small scale sock (mini sock!) using double pointed needles. You will learn how to cast on and knit the cuff, the leg, the turning of the heel, knit the foot and finally the toe.
All participants will be given the material needed (sock pattern and sock wool) to make full size socks at home!
Tutor: Linda Litchfield
Linda has a BA in fine art textiles from Goldsmiths, university of London and a PTTLLS teaching certificate. She learnt to sew and knit as a child and, despite some career distractions, has been honing her skills by almost daily practice for the last fifty or so years. Her personal preference is for hand sewing and knitting but she use’s amachine for patchwork and clothes-making and for some embroidery. For the past 5 years Linda has taught classes part-time in knitting, patchwork and quilting and hand and machine embroidery.
Linda enjoys very much passing on her skills and knowledge to learners and encouraging the fulfilment that the practice of these crafts can bring.
An artist who makes work which frequently incorporates stitch and knit. Found objects, recycled materials, charity shops, old postcards and books, aged quilts, nonsense rhymes and folk tales are important sources of inspiration, coupled with a love of colour and an obsession with process and the hand-made.