Fiberside Chat: Ann Weaver June 28 3pm
Sunday, June 28
3:00 - 4:00 pm (central time)
Ticket sales close at midnight on Saturday, June 27
Meet Ann Weaver
Ann Weaver combines her love of knitting, her passion for creative re-use and thrifting, and her love of mending to provide us with techniques for saving or re-purposing our beloved handmade and ready-wear knitwear.
Ann will demonstrate a variety of techniques including using simple tools for darning and mending, and repurposing. These techniques, when applied, will give you the knowledge and skills to mend and keep your beloved knitwear in service for years to come, or give them new life, perhaps in the form of a pincushion or some other use!
Ann Weaver has created things her whole life. She learned to knit when she was seven, learned to read a pattern at 22, and started sharing her designs though various forms of publication in 2007.
Since graduating from New York University with majors in Art and English, Ann has worked as a deli associate, Harvard graduate student in Assyriology, Macy’s cosmetics counter manager, teaching fellow, assistant curator, state bureaucrat, temp, Akkadian instructor, medical secretary, assistant office manager, barback, commercial bread baker, and proofreader, among other things. She is always looking for a new adventure.
Ann’s design work reflects this quest for adventure; while retaining a clean, wearable aesthetic, Weaverknits designs experiment with asymmetry, unusual color and yarn combinations, and androgyny. In the past three years, Ann’s designs have been featured in online and print magazines and books, and are also available as individual patterns. Craft Work Knit is her first self-published collection of patterns, inspired by her family, friends, and the practical garments she wears to work every day.