Ever lost your knitting mojo? Get stuck on a craft project because you feel like you’re not sure why you started it in the first place? In this class, we will unplug from technology for a few hours and enjoy one of the rare pleasures in busy modern life: a blank page, a pen, and the nurturing of your creative self. Everyone has the capacity for creativity whether you’re a busy parent, a scientist, or already working in a creative field. You may not think creativity plays much into your practices as a knitter, but it does! And we’ll investigate how. We will discuss ways to incorporate journaling, personal essay, and other writing techniques into a daily practice to unlock and unblock creativity. We’ll also discuss things that get in the way of creative flow and how we can help heal our minds through the intersection of writing and craft.
This event is an official part of the Literary Arts Portland Book Festival Cover to Cover program, which expands the festival into a weeklong event, with programming all over Portland. Please note that this event is being run by one of our program partners in the community, and is not produced by Literary Arts. Please visit pdxbookfest.org for more information and event details.