Christmas Sampler Blanket workshop with Kirk Dunn

Kirk Dunn returns to FACTS to introduce his new Christmas Sampler Blanket pattern. During this three hour virtual class, Kirk will teach you how to knit a sampler blanket created with squares designed in honour of the holiday season.
Kirk will demonstrate how he created the Christmas Sampler Blanket squares and show you how you can design your own unique squares. He will guide you through the technique of knitting intarsia with multiple colours and will demonstrate how to assemble the squares to make a blanket.
Participants will receive the charts for the sampler squares and the pattern for the blanket.
This class is suggested for intermediate-level knitters (knit and purl). You will need to provide your own worsted wool, size 4.5mm needles, darning needle, and scissors on the day of the class.

When: Sunday November 28th, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Where: Online
Cost: $60

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Kathy White

Kirk Dunn

Kirk is a fibre artist, performer and writer, but his greatest love is knitting. He has been knitting since 1988 and began designing in 1996. Kirk shares his love of colour and complex design with renowned textile designers Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably. In 1998, Kirk apprenticed at the Kaffe Fassett Studio in London, England.

Kirk has designed several sweaters, afghans and pieces of knitted art.

In 2003, Kirk was awarded an OAC Chalmers Fellowship for Stitched Glass, an installation of three 5.5’ x 9’ tapestries, knit in the style of stained glass, exploring the commonalities and conflicts between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The installation took him fifteen years to complete.

With the support of the TAC and Canada Council, Kirk and Claire Ross Dunn co-wrote The Knitting Pilgrim, a one-hour performance to tour with the installation that explores Kirk’s artistic and spiritual journey creating Stitched Glass. The tour launched at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, and has since performed over 50 times across Ontario.

Kirk has been a guest speaker for several knitting guilds, and has given workshops at the Textile Museum of Canada, Aga Khan Museum, FACTS in Blyth, the Almonte Fibrefest, and more, to teach his unique style of colour-blending on the fly that produces rich, textured knitting.

Kirk has been interviewed by CBC Radio, the Toronto Star, Vogue Knitting, Enroute Magazine, Family Circle Knitting, The National Post, Maclean’s Magazine, Vogue’s Knit 1 magazine, A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine, and more.

For more info please visit www.kirkdunn.com or Facebook: The Knitting Pilgrim.

When: Sunday November 28th, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Where: Online
Cost: $60

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