Learn how to interpret leaves and flowers into design motifs for hand knitting. West Dean Gardens provide source material as you learn how to graph out your designs. Then use Sasha's intarsia knitting technique, make repeat patterns and work with colour and texture. You will need only basic knitting skills in knit and purl. The all important making up, blocking and finishing details will be discussed.
Sasha Kagan is a tutor with 40 years experience in design for hand knitting and crochet. She specializes in designs inspired by nature. She trained at Canterbury, Exeter and the Royal College of Art, London. She teaches extensively, giving workshops and master classes internationally. She exhibits at Made London and Made West Dean and in 2011 had a major travelling retrospective exhibition "My Life in Textiles - four decades of hand knit design. She is the author of sseven books.