Design by Numbers: Using Proportion to Improve Every Aspect of Your Designs


Price includes 3 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22.

An in-person class with Phyllis Bell Miller

Nov 13, 9:00am-12:00pm PST

Use proportion to improve every aspect of your projects — whether they were designed by you or someone else. Learn numerous, easy ways to apply The Golden Mean, Fibonacci Numbers, and Goethe’s Color Ratios so you can transform your projects into works of art.

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Learn how to use proportion to improve different aspects of your designs — from the length of a yoke or sweater to the number of cables, buttons, or beads that you use. These concepts even help you to determine how much of each color to use. It includes many ways to apply The Golden Mean, Fibonacci numbers, and Goethe’s color ratios. However grand and mysterious these concepts may seem, they are really quite simple.

The Golden Mean or Golden Ratio is a proportion that artists and artisans have used for eons to design buildings, clothing, jewelry, statues, furniture, and everything else. This concept comes from nature and is evident in flowers, seashells, animals, and other natural phenomena. Goethe did the same thing with color proportions.

So stop praying and guessing, and start counting! The principles are easy to apply — even to your existing wardrobe. Use them to improve items that you design as well as those designed by others. The handouts contain charts that help you to determine and figure out the right proportions for your project. These principles apply to styling, knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, weaving, beading, and every other art and craft.

Supply List
• Notebook
• Pen or pencil with eraser
• Calculator (may use cell phone)

Customer Reviews

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Helene C.

The garments that Phyllis designs and knits are out of this world gorgeous! Her use of colors and adaptation of different cultures is amazing. The class material was a bit over my head (I'm fairly new to knitting) but enjoyed it nonetheless and learned some things as well.