Learn to Knit: Knitting workshop Sept. 7

The Center for the Arts & Design is hosting several workshops this fall and the first one is open to all Brenau faculty, staff and students. We are partnering with Brenau Student Services and the Director for Military & Veteran Affairs for a knitting workshop.

This workshop will be lead by the Fashion Design Program Director Dr. Robin Carufel. She will be focusing on two elements; How to Knit a Scarf and How to Knit a Hat. Our hope is that once you learn how to knit, you would will knit a scarf and/or a hat that will be donated this November to Operation Gratitude.

Operation Gratitude is a service that sends care packages filled with entertainment, hygiene and handmade items, non-perishable snacks, and personal letters of appreciation to U.S. troops, first responders, veterans, military families and wounded heroes and their caregivers. Learn more at operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/handmade-with-love.

The knitting workshop is this Friday, Sept. 7, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and will be held in the Fashion Lab on the Gainesville campus. The Fashion Lab is in the Burd Center and is room 302. How to Knit a Scarf will begin at 9:30 a.m. and participants are encouraged to participate in the full workshop. How to Knit a Hat will be taught starting at 10:30 a.m. If you have never knit before please come to the 9:30 a.m. demo; if you are a pro or dabble in the craft, we would love to have the extra guidance for the beginners at the 9:30 demo. Dr. Carufel will work with the participants who have some knowledge and want to improve by discussing knitting patterns.

How to Knit a Hat will be geared towards participants who already have some knowledge of knitting. If you have your own knitting needles, please bring them. The Center for the Arts & Design will provide a small variety of knitting needles for the workshop, but you will need to acquire your own set to finish a hat or scarf for donation.

This workshop is free and open to all Brenau faculty, staff and students. There is no registration required for this event.