Fiberside Chats - Fiona Ellis
These one-time zoom events are held each week with some of the top designers, dyers and other creators throughout the knitting community! Get a special back-stage pass to learn about each person's creative process, latest projects and inspirations. Each session will have time for Q&A, feature giveaways and other fun surprises.
This is a Live One Time Zoom Event on Sunday April 3rd at 4pm Eastern, 3pm Central, 2pm Mountain, 1pm Pacific.
"The Practise of Knitting Meditation”
The more we practise a skill the better we become. This is true for beginners and experts alike. As an experienced knitter, we may have become less mindful of the process than when we had the laser focus of a beginner, back when each stitch was an achievement and every row a trophy. The moment that we begin to get the hang of something we lose our focus and make a goof. This is of course part of the process; we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down, regroup and learn from it.
So, by bringing awareness to the sensations that we experience while knitting, can we become more focused?
Marrying her knowledge of both knitting and yoga, Fiona has been exploring how we might bring the practise of mediation to our knitting practise. In addition to the mind-calming aspect, Fiona believes that cultivating an awareness of what is happening on our needles helps us become better, more intuitive knitters. Developing the ability to read our work can make it a more enjoyable practise. Join Fiona for this Chat when she will discuss knitting as a moving meditation and lead us through a few mindful knitting exercises.
Fiona Ellis is a graduate of DeMontfort University (Leicester UK) with a degree in fashion knitwear design. She has been designing professionally for over 25 years and is a qualified yoga instructor. Her original designs have been sold to major fashion houses in New York, London & Paris for mass-market production and have been widely published through premier knitting magazines (print & digital) and in yarn pattern booklets for many yarn companies. She is the author of the books Inspired Cable Knits, Knitspiration Journal and Inspired Fair Isle Knits & is also an instructor at Craftsy. You can find her designs on Ravelry here: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/fiona-ellis
How it works:
Register to attend one of the fiberside chats on our website. You will recieve a zoom link to join the chat the evening before the event begins and a reminder email 1 hour before the event start-time. Fiber chats last approximately 1 hour each.
Note: Registration closes 8 hrs before the event. If you register the same day, you will recieve your link just before the event begins so be sure to check your email and contact us if you haven't gotten the invite within an hour of the event.
Please note that Fiberside Chats are non-refundable so double check you will be able to attend before registering for a chat.