Category: Dear Pru Workshops
Monogamous knitting is not for me
Who said “Thou shalt not have other WIPs”? Who told the virtuous knitter this was the high road and promised her eternal rewards if she can avert her gaze from other plump yarns and shiny tools?
Sustainability Stitch by Stitch
Knitting is a form of craftivism, a gentle rebellion against consumerism. Pru Raymond’s Knitting for Zero Waste Living series at Charles Sturt’s 19 on Green centre was designed to empower knitters to make sustainable choices, and opt out of a throwaway lifestyle.
Close Knit Community
Throughout July I’m teaching a series of Knitting Workshops with a Sustainability focus at 19 on Green, a Community Centre in the City of Charles Sturt
Just start somewhere
Learning a new thing (like knitting) can be daunting… just start somewhere… but be prepared to adopt some tools and techniques along the way to keep going, along with a healthy dose of self compassion.
Simple Socks… not simply socks
My Simple Socks knitting workshop could also be called “Learning Self Compassion” or “Develop your growth mindset” workshop, or “Strategising about how to overcome problems” workshop… yup, knitting happens, but the learning to be empowered learners is the powerful hidden curriculum of my classes. Well… not that hidden. During my knitting workshops, I ask participants…