An in-person class with Franklin Habit Nov 10, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-4:30pm PST Fascinated with MC Escher's work? Franklin introduces the fundamental concepts of tessellation — the creation of repeating patterns — as you learn to design and chart your own interlocking motifs.
An in-person event with Franklin Habit Join beloved American expat and Paris resident Franklin Habit as he gives you an insider’s view of how the city (and the nation) are seeking to preserve noble textile traditions while also innovating to survive in the modern world. November 10, 8:30pm
An in-person class with Franklin Habit Nov 11, 9:00am-12:00pm PST Learn the fundamentals of intarsia with Franklin. As you practice, you may begin to find the joy!
An in-person class with Franklin Habit Nov 12, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm PST The crazy quilt was a Victorian mania – perfect making use of scraps too valuable to throw away. Practice the basics of making a knit version of this classic.
An in-person class with Franklin Habit Nov 13, 9:00am-12:00pm PST Learn to keep stitches twisted as they travel across knitted fabric as you practice working from the traditional charts.
About Franklin Habit
Franklin Habit is an author, teacher, illustrator, and writer whose entire life is tangled up in yarn. A highly sought-after teacher and lecturer, he travels frequently to teach knitters across the country and around the world; and has been a popular member of the faculties of such festivals as Vogue Knitting Live!, STITCHES Events, Red Alder Fiber Arts Retreat, the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat,, and Squam Arts Workshops. He is the author of two very silly books, It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons (Interweave Press, 2008) and I Dream of Yarn: A Knit and Crochet Coloring Book (Soho Publishing, 2016) and is in the process of preparing At Home with Foxe and Boxe (www.foxeandboxe.com). His wildly popular stories about Dolores Van Hoofen, the high-living sheep, led to the ongoing Dolores Project with WEBS (yarn.com/dolores). Among his other, varied experiences in the fiber world are contributions of writing and design to Vogue Knitting, PieceWork, Yarn Market News, Interweave Knits, and Interweave Crochet; and regular columns and cartoons for Modern Daily Knitting, Knitty.com, PLY Magazine, Lion Brand Yarns, Skacel Collection/Makers’ Mercantile. Many of his independently published designs are available via Ravelry.com and his fabric designs at Spoonflower.com. Franklin lives in Paris, France, where most of the knitters prefer the ridiculously complicated word maille to the very sensible English noun stitch. But the food is good. You can follow him online through his Patreon campaign at patreon.com/franklinhabit, as @franklinhabit on Twitter, or @franklin.habit on Instagram.