Nathan Taylor is coming to town!
That's right! Nathan Taylor is heading down under, and we have the great pleasure of hosting him here in Wellington in September.
If you haven't heard of this talented knitting teacher, he is in demand internationally to teach his classes on double knitting (the technique, not the yarn weight) and a method he personally developed, 'strantarsia'. So far this year Nathan has taught at Edinburgh Yarn Fest, Woollinn Dublin, Yarningham, and is due to teach at Knit August Nights followed by Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival in New York State! Needless to say he's busy!
Also known as the Sockmatician, Nathan has an exceptional talent in designing socks that are both stunningly simple and incredibly interesting in their construction.
What we're really excited about though is his expertise in double-knitting. This technique is used to created a double-sided fabric, one the reverse colours of the other. It makes some really fun imagery in your knitting:
We'd love to have you along for this rare opportunity to learn from an internationally respected teacher. Here's the details:
Sunday, 2 September
In this class we will be exploring how the basic mechanics of D-K work: looking at the structure of the fabric, and how the two sides interact with each other to create the interlocked, reversible beauty that only D-K can give you. We’ll talk a little bit about what is possible in the technique, to give you a flavour of where this foundation can eventually lead you, but we’ll mostly be concerning ourselves with getting you familiar with what yarn goes where!
with Nathan Taylor
We all know that intarsia can’t be done in the round.
You CAN, however, work a panel of stranded (think fair-isle) knitting in the round, where the colourwork does not go all the way round the piece, but is only worked in one specific area.
This is a technique is pioneered by Nathan and it’s really fun to do. Its applications are many and various. You can, for example, put a contrasting motif on the ankle of a sock, or a sports logo on the front of a hat.
Book now to avoid missing out!
PS - we also have two scholarship spaces available, one for each class. If you would love to come but are unable to make the finances work, fill out our online form.