Cecelia Campochiaro appeared on the knitting scene in 2015 with her debut book, Sequence Knitting
. She lives in Silicon Valley, where for many years she developed specialized microscopes used in computer chip manufacturing. Textiles, photography and the arts have been a lifelong passion running in parallel with her technical life.
In high school and college even though her main studies were in the sciences, she studied drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and photography. Knitting was a casual pastime until she had an ah-ha moment in 2010, and realized that textured fabrics could be created by the simple repetition of a sequence of stitches. This idea evolved into sequence knitting, which is a mindful approach to knitting that leads to textured reversible fabrics. Today she is fully dedicated to the fiber world and “unventing” new ways to make amazing knit fabrics.
The concept of sequence knitting is simple: take a sequence of stitches and repeat them again and again. Depending on how you repeat them, different fabrics can be created. While a few of these fabrics are familiar, many are new to the knitting world.
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In this lecture and slide show, Cecelia explains her process and how her unique background in science and the arts led to her insights and about the innovation process in general. The talk is richly illustrated with images from her influences and her photography. 1 hour.
• Concept of sequence knitting
• The four ways to do sequence knitting: 1-row, shaped-1-row, in the round, serpentine
• How we are influenced by our experiences