Olga Buraya-Kefelian


Olga Buraya-Kefelian is a knitwear designer who draws her inspiration from industrial and architectural fields, combined with her passion for European and Japanese design. This results in Olga’s knitwear designs infused with innovation. Her designs are intelligently constructed pieces. Olga’s patterns provide quintessential wardrobe staples that will compliment various outfits, suit multiple occasions, wearable year round and will suit all seasons.
Balancing out love for texture and minimalism presented in numerous accessories and garments, Olga’s pattern range consistently implements technique-driven elements within each pattern for a greater learning experience and impeccably finished knitwear

Modular style intarsia
Thursday 4/7/19
Old Vicarage: Assembly hall 10-13
16 seats
Tickets from Titityy 89€

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Saturday 6/7/19
Old Vicarage: Assembly hall 10-13
16 seats
Tickets from Titityy 89€

Level: Intermediate
Working Intarsia is generally known to be a very tedious type of knitting, however working Intarsia modular style is different and helps knitters achieve more serene way of working with color while creating shapes. In this workshop we will master the technique so we can create Wave Cowl or Wave Poncho in either solid or 2 colors.

Skills needed: knowing how to knit, purl, increase, decrease
Skills learned:
● Several types of stretchy cast on methods including Crochet Chain method
● How to work modular style intarsia without bobbins
● How to work modular style intarsia with several colors
● How to work German Short Rows style
● How to work weave in ends on the go while working this style of intarsia to minimize finishing

3D Knitwear Intensive
Thursday 4/7/19
Old Vicarage: Assembly hall 14-17
16 seats
Tickets from Titityy 89€

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Friday 5/7/19
City Hall: Kamari 14-17
16 seats
Tickets from Titityy 89€

This class is part demonstration, part swatch-fest, and all inspiration process.
I present my 3D design philosophy, and gearing to your own discovery of knitwear in a new light!

Skills needed: students need to know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase, decrease

Skills learned:
● Introductory lecture on 6 basic principles of dimensional texture used in knitwear.
● Learning cast on and bind off varieties for stretchy edging and it’s purpose for dimensional knitwear.
● Learning to work specific short rows and learning to chart them on paper if needed in cases when short-rows are working with a pattern.
● Study a variety of swatches and examples presented used in my present and future designs.
● Swatching a series of techniques and reviewing all the possibilities and how to combine them to achieve new varieties of stitch patterns.

Modular Knitting with Negative Space
Sunday 7/7/19
Old Vicarage: Assembly Hall 14-17
16 seats
Tickets from Titityy 89€

In this class you will learn a technique for working and creating negative spaces modular style without breaking of the yarn or working intarsia. You will master it in class while you will have an option of creating a wrap or a sweater using this innovative method for your knitwear. Just like design for Ten-Ten wrap.

Skills needed: students need to know how to knit, cast on, bind off, increase, decrease

Skills learned:
● Several types of stretchy cast on methods
● How to create negative spaces in knit fabric continuously
● How to balance the knit fabric while adding the negative spaces
● How to create various shapes of negative spaces
● How to make the right yarn and stitch pattern choice when working patterns with negative space