Thursday 04/27/2017, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 04/28/2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
View Steven's profile and full STITCHES United class list
New Perspectives on Unique Garments & Amazing Accessories with Steven Berg
Broaden your knitting horizons and change your life with StevenBe. This workshop is designed to be an amazing opportunity to have fun while learning Steven's best tips and tricks. It will set you free from patterns as written and help you feel comfortable making your own modifications and design decisions. Allow StevenBe to help you release the hidden designer within.
Experience the magic of mixology, taking a variety of yarns from different brands, weights, and fiber contents to create magical and unique garments and elaborate accessories (such as the Shawlvest). Start with your own cut-out shape and a base pattern from Steven and learn different methods of creating angles and edges,
using modular knitting to add to the shape, adding new colors, and combining fibers in unique ways to customize the pattern and truly make it yours.
Note: This class begins Thursday PM and concludes Friday AM.
24" roll of brown paper will be provided by teacher; a pair of large paper scissors; pens and pencils. A work-in-progress or finished project for show and tell (the desire to be admired is not required, but it is recommended!); minimum 3 yarns to work with (fine gauge lace and fingering combine best), we love to experiment with a variety of weights and fiber contents (Yarns should be chosen and wound prior to class so we can begin immediately. More yarns can be added during class. Choose a color palette when bringing your stash to make it cohesive. An unusual element like wire or cassette tape or any continuous strand to use as "art fiber" in your creation is highly recommended.); a skein of smooth worsted weight yarn and needles to match for experimenting and swatching techniques; a variety of needle sizes will be needed so bring a good selection (we recommend an interchangeable set), even a crochet hook or two; a notebook or design sketchbook to keep notes; stitch markers; tapestry needle; tape measure; scissors