Learn How to Knit
Come and learn the basics of the one of the oldest technologies on Earth; the making of cloth. Knitting is the low-tech technology that allows you to make cloth and clothing using only yarn and two sticks.
When you knit you make repetitive movements that require you to create a pattern that releases calming serotonin. In addition to its calming effects, knitting can distract from chronic pain - as focus is turned elsewhere. The recurring movements needed to knit can also help your brain to maintain cognitive abilities.
Classes are available for Caltech staff, professorial faculty and postdocs.
Class 1: How to prepare the simple tools you need to start making textile materials.
Class 2: Variations on the ancient way to make knitted fabric.
Class 3: Purling.
Class 4: Review and practice of these simple techniques.
To see more of David Orozco's work, please visit: www.davidorozco.com
Space is limited, so please do not sign up to the classes you are not sure if you are attending. We are also reserving a few spaces for walk-ins! Once the class starts we will take attendance on a first-come, first-served basis. Be punctual to avoid forfeiting your space.
This is a Brown Bag Lunch Event