Michelle Porter – March DKC Meeting March 20, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Innis College – Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue
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Doors open at 6:45 PM
Members* no charge. Non-members $8.00 at the door.
•2012/13 membership $40.00 which includes 10 meetings and 10 enewsletters as well as other discounts. A membership until June 2013 is now 1/2 price – only $20.00
Michelle Porter (mistress on Ravelry)
Michelle is a young Toronto area knitter and knitwear designer that hails from the East Coast. Taught by her grandmother as a youngster, Michelle has broad experience in the knitting industry which has helped her develop her signature style and understand what her customers want. She currently designs for both a yarn company, Diamond Luxury Collection, and under her own label, Fondle Patterns. You can see her designs at local yarn stores and online at Ravelry and Patternfish.
Michelle will be talking about the ins and outs of designing a collection for yarn companies that feature new or unfamiliar yarns. Each season, the yarn companies decide what yarns they want to feature as they discontinue some and develop new ones to take their place. They determine how many patterns the designer should make, and set a deadline. It’s the job of the designer to understand them inside and out. Michelle decides what each yarn will become.
Her patterns aren’t just for the knitters to follow, but also the tool that the sales reps will use to demonstrate to the yarn store owner the features and benefits of stocking this new (or overlooked), wonderful yarn.
Michelle is known for her beautiful designs with modern shaping. To learn more about Michelle check out these interviews with her on The Diamond Yarn blog and on the How to Become a Professional Knitter blog.
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