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Botanical Intarsia: Jardin Pullover Online Class

Learn Intarsia with Florence Spurling

Intarsia is one of the most creative techniques within hand knitting that can be likened to painting with yarn. In this online class, you will learn all the skills needed to walk away feeling confident with this artistic colourwork method. After trying the technique with a small swatch in two colours, participants will look at different intarsia charts as examples and learn how to read them. Yarn organisation and finishing will be explored, including the best ways to add in new yarns for a clean and professional look, as well as tips on handling and organising multiple yarns at a time. We will work on a botanical intarsia chart that uses different weights of yarns to create an organic patterning effect. After completing the class, students will walk away with all the skills needed to confidently knit Florence Spurling's Jardin Pullover.

Date: Sunday 17th October
Time: 2 - 4 pm UK time
Venue: Zoom

Included with the class are handouts and mini skeins of Kokon Yarn in Merino Linen, Chunky Mohair, Kidsilk Mohair and Slubby Mohair (these will be sent to you in time for the class).

About the teacher

Florence Spurling Studio specialises in handcrafted and embellished textiles. Created by British textile designer Florence Spurling, this contemporary design studio celebrates traditional craftsmanship through the fabrics they produce for the textile and fashion industry.

Florence Spurling obtained a Masters in textile design from the Royal College of Art and in 2013 moved to the USA to further her design career. With a background in knitted textiles, embroidery and embellishment, the studio was formed as a platform to showcase innovative and fashion-forward fabrics.

The studio ethos maintains respect for skilled handwork and continues to elevate craft techniques into a modern and experimental context. Knit, crochet, beading, embroidery and fabric manipulation are continuously developed in the studio’s unique aesthetic to produce seasonal collections that are feminine, highly tactile, innovative and very decorative.