Vancouver Island Fibre Fest scores sought-after designer

A knitter-designer and sought-after teacher will offer three workshops during Vancouver Island Fibre Fest on May 3, 4 and 5

A knitter-designer and sought-after teacher will offer three workshops during Vancouver Island Fibre Fest on May 3, 4 and 5.

Sivia Harding, who specializes in designing lace patterns and has taught all over Canada and the United States will attend from Portland, Oregon. Sivia combines her love for lace with beads. Her classes are fun and inspirational.

At Fibre Fest, Harding will teach:

Harmonia’s Rings: this family of patterns use Cat Bordhi’s Moebius cast-on to achieve the spiral neck shape and features a stitch pattern that creates concentric rings.

Many different techniques will be taught in this 3.5-hour workshop on Friday, May 3.

Fill a Triangle with Lace is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. In this class, Sivia will focus on the structure of the top-down triangle shawl.

This workshop is the perfect blend of lace design skills, inspiration and discovery.

Students will receive the benefit of Sivia’s years of experience in designing innovative lace shawls and exceptional beaded lace.

Bead Whimsy takes place Sunday, May 5. Participants will learn how to add beautiful beads to an assortment of stitch patterns.

While working a small sampler, they will explore potential beading opportunities: how to bead cables, lace, texture or just plain knitting.

Harding’s classes are filling up quickly, so register soon to avoid disappointment. Registration is available at the Community Centre or the Sportsplex.

For more information on these and the many other workshops being offered at the Vancouver Island Fibre Fest, please call Judy at the City of Campbell River Community Centre, 250-286-1161 or email judy.ridgway@campbellriver.ca.