All of our clothing is made up of tiny little fibers all attached to one another to create a structure and hold a shape.
Garments unfortunately aren’t indestructible.
Have you ever snagged a shirt and about two yards of thread were held between you and the edge of a counter?
Have you ever tried to button up a shirt, and it pulled in all the wrong directions?
A knit is, ‘make (a garment, blanket, etc.) by interlocking loops of wool or other yarn with knitting needles or on a machine.’
A woven is, ‘form (fabric or a fabric item) by interlacing long threads passing in one direction with others at a right angle to them.’
Now that you know the basics of a knit a weave why don’t you try creating them, or working with them.
This summer at Lillstreet so many different types of classes are offered in the textile department, and if you’d like to put your knitting on the back burner you can come learn how to weave (with me)!
Weaving 101 will be offered again this summer- so sign up now. I will be teaching you how to build your own loom and learn techniques such as shapes, pattern and fringe (which is all the rage!).
Check out the first works from our current Weaving 101 class,
AND if that is not inspiration enough here are a few artists you can follow online and then learn how to weave like them!
www.mozegoods.etsy.com // @mozegoods
www.allysonrousseau.com // @allyrous
www.etsy.com/shop/wovenblush // @wovenblush
Get inspired and learn a new skill this summer!
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