Ana Petrova teaches several knitting classes a year in the greater Los Angeles area. Her classes are frequently sold out, and student feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. An award-winning knitter, her original design won first place at Stitches West. Her decades of knitting experience have been a source of pleasure and practical skill over the years. Ana is really an artist, one with a colorful and gregarious personality. Her whimsical style and sense of humor are evidenced in her artistic endeavors. Some of Ana’s recent fiber art was showcased at the “Off Rose Gallery” in Venice and she has been invited to return for future shows.
Ana’s students comment on her generosity and patience, and many note that she easily breaks down complex, advanced knitting techniques and concepts into easy-to-digest chunks, thus allowing both beginning and intermediate knitters to take their knitting to a whole new level. Indeed, one student remarked that Ana changed her knitting philosophy for the better, empowering her to move beyond pattern-following to creating garments more suited to her size and style. Ana’s unique approach to knitting goes deeper than learning how to follow written directions. After teaching the basic nuts and bolts of garment construction and design, she explains the “hows” and “whys” of working with knitted fabric, thus enabling her students to create custom designs that correspond to their unique body types, fiber preferences and favorite stitch patterns.
Ana also gives back to the community. She is a volunteer knitting instructor at Clare Foundation and various senior centers in her area. Ana’s personal story reflects her work ethic and creativity. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Ana and her family emigrated to the U.S. as political refugees in 1956, and she has lived in Venice Beach since. She has traveled all over the world collecting “knitting recipes & techniques” and loves to share her collection with other knitters.
In the past few years, Ana has studied with many knitting instructors e.g... Barbara Walker, Anna Zilboorg, Lucy Neatby, Cat Bordhi, Sally Melville, Beth Brown Rinsel and Lily Chin among others. She belongs to several Knitting Guilds, TKGA & TNNA member. Recently added spinning dying and weaving to her fiber artistry.
Ana has a popular knitting blog www.bananaknits.com
She is a member of Ravelry.com site her user name is "bananaknits"
Class Fees & prices are negotiable. For further information eMail Ana