"Skills you learn whilst knitting can also be highly effective in education and industry. Forward thinking teachers are using knitting in classrooms and finding it facilitates learning, controls disruptive behaviour and is ideal for kinaesthetic learners. It also teaches patience and perseverance which is important in this world of instant gratification. "
A little bit of a New Years Day project crafting my gloves, finally finished them and very happy with the results. The new year presents an opportunity for change to try new things, push ideas and evaluate although daunting exciting times ahead. Along with a resolution to try and blog more, see more and be inspired more lets hope this happens.
My design journey began with Printed Textiles, exploring surface pattern design. Following from this I developed an interest in the concept of textile sustainability and recycling. I have recently completed my MA study exploring how historic textile processes can benefit our future through sustainable design. I am training to be a teacher in Art and Design to share my knowledge and fulfil the concept of living arts. This blog aims to explore what inspires me and to encourage my development as a practioner.