A Spinner's Longevity
This 60-minute presentation will discuss why attention to ergonomics is important for spinners who use either a wheel or a spindle. It will include a discussion of risk factors that impact efficiency, productivity, and safety/comfort. The discussion will conclude with methods that are easily implemented for reducing these risks and guidelines for implementation.
By day, Carson is a physical therapist who manages an ergonomics program for a San Francisco Bay Area medical center. Every other moment, he’s knitting, spinning, designing, teaching, writing, or otherwise up to some fiber fun, always with a watchful eye toward ergonomics. His passion and experience in fiber arts combine with his expertise in physical therapy and ergonomics to create a unique skill set that he eagerly shares with the fiber community. He has taught at local and international yarn shops, guilds, and knitting, spinning, and crafting events. His aim is to keep us all creating healthfully and comfortably ever after.
Carson is a physical therapist, ergonomist and the author and publisher of, Knitting Comfortably: The Ergonomics of Handknitting. He teaches throughout the US and internationally and is a frequent contributor to fiber and craft related publications. His aim is to keep us all creating healthfully and comfortably ever after. Visit him on line at www.ergoiknit.com.