“Join Lea Redmond, author of Knit The Sky, for an introduction to her adventurous world of knitting, one that is playful, conceptual, and wonderfully personal. Document the weather with stripes. Track your moods in a rainbow of color. And more! She’ll tell stories, show example projects, and guide you through an activity to develop your very own special project in the spirit of “knitting the sky”. You’ll leave the class with at least one bright idea that you can’t wait to knit up! If you’re an accomplished knitter, mix this conceptual approach with your favorite patterns and techniques; if you’re a beginner, design something technically simple that’s full of rich meanings. All you need to bring is paper and pen, life stories, and an open mind!” – Craftcation
After attending two consecutive Craftcation conferences, I have grown to trust Nicole and Delilah’s instincts about what creative people might want to learn. This workshop was in the first session of the day and felt like the perfect way to set the tone for the conference. Walking into the workshop, there were so few of us that we took up the two rows directly in front of Lea. Absolutely adorable in a perfectly fit vintage dress, Lea described her book, Knit the Sky, and showed us several of the projects she had made. Knowing there is nothing like experiencing something first hand, Lea led us through several creative thinking exercises. During the podcast, we talk more about the creative awakenings that happened during the session but I can easily say this was one of the best creative workshops I have taken at Craftcation.
Lea’s thoughtful approach to raising awareness through creative exercises is inspiring and unique. Her nuggets of wisdom encourage me to explore my craft in a more personal fashion and with intention. I am excited to share her knowledge through the podcast and hope it inspires you in your journey.
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Storey Publishing is graciously giving away one copy of Lea’s book: Knit the Sky!
The giveaway is limited to United States residents. In order to be entered for the giveaway, leave a comment about one thing you took away from the podcast. The giveaway will close on Monday, August 1, 2016.