June 4, 2014
I'm more a knitter than crocheter. I picked up a pair of knitting needles for the first time at 8 years old and in the past few years been more heavily into it. In school I have a focus on embellished knits, often hand-knits.
Besides knitting I love textiles arts amongst hand embellishment and embroidery. I do a lot within the young Jewish community of New York and work within programming for that. I been teaching a senior citizen knitting class in the housing projects of LIC and have really taken to teaching the craft.
I would love to meet people who loved the craft as much as me. I have some friends that knit/crochet but not many. I would also like to network in this knitting/crochet community.
My room doubles as a studio space for everything fashion design orientated. I have boards with swatches pinned upon swatches. I like to work on one thing at a time but sometimes will have two projects going on at once. I won't typically knit from a pattern - because I'm studying design. I will usually try to make my own pattern for whatever garment I'm working on. Lastly, most projects aren't considered finished unless uncrushed in embellishment.
Currently, I'm not working on a large scale project. I've been practicing my crochet. One of the lovely ladies in my knitting class struggles to hold two needles just because of problems in her hands so I have been practicing my crochet so I can help her along as much as possible.
Hi, I'm Ariel. Originally from Chicago. I'm a student studying fashion design at Pratt Institute.