NDL-101 Interwoven: What is Social and Creative About of Knitting?
Why is knitting trendy again? How does fiber change to a work of art, comfort, and fashion? Why is the worn afghan from grandma so comforting? There are 3 foci of this course:
Learning basic knitting skills. (Perhaps making a slouchy hat or a snuggly scarf.)
Exploring knitting’s connection to mathematics, science, creativity, and social responsibility.
Reflecting on knitting as a way to promote wellbeing and reduce stress.
Students will experiment hands-on with knitting, felting, fiber dying, etc. Field trips to local fiber producing farms (sheep, lama, yak, alpaca) and the Minnesota Institute of Art will explore fiber as a contemporary art form. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.
What Will you learn?
1. Knitting Skills
making a slip knot and casting on
forming the knit stitch
forming the purl stitch
binding off, sometimes also referred to as casting of