ODC Basic: Knitting - Stricken

Knitting is a wonderful activity for contemplation and yet a great technique to know for making things and experiment with. Already the most simple pattern allows you create hats, scarfs, bags, toys... It is easy to learn!

Coming up Thursday I will provide a hands-on knitting workshop for knitting-newbies or people who have knitted long time ago and need some help to remember! If you have, bring yarn and the corresponding needles (that is all you need to start). For those who have none there will be a selection of yarns and needles available for purchase so you can take the gained knowledge home along with the required equipment and never stop knitting again!

A regular knitting meeting will be part of the Baustelmontag every Monday from 7pm at the ODC, starting next Monday.

See you there! Semi

Workshop fee: 5 EUR, free for members

Language: German, English on demand

knit ibook

Image by Dory Kornfeld via flickr, top image from Handbuch Stricken, Sharon Brant 2009

basic sewing - the output

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Last weeks ODC Basic sewing workshop was fun and quite successfully completed. All participants managed to operate one of the three present sewing machines and produced a little gadget sleeve each.

Two hours time for the session were just sufficient to choose from a selection of fabrics, make the pattern, getting to know the characteristics of a sewing machine, overcoming frustration due to initial resistance of it towards their new operators and finally to hold in one hands the shining result! Unfortunately there was no time to take pictures for the documentation of this engaging process. All visual proof we can deliver are the pictures of two outcomes above this post, taken in the last minute.

As requested during this session there might be an ODC Basic workshop introducing to knitting soon. Would anyone else be interested in that? Furthermore there will be the chance to deepen your sewing skills at the ODC any time, using the ODC sewing machine. I will be happy to assist if I happen to be around!

Best! Semi


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