STITCHES United 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5383 Easy Magic-Ball Knitting: Serendipitous Color Janine Bajus
Wondering what to do with those odds and ends of yarn that collect in your wool room? The Magic-Ball method is a fun way to handle them! Working with my yarn collection, you will learn to arrange random colors in a way that looks intentional and not scrappy. As you knot the yarns, you'll wind your Magic Ball. Then begin knitting a 2-color brioche cowl. I will discuss the kinds of stitch patterns that show off the magic. Surprise yourself with the transformation!
Materials fee: $22 for yarn.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
4090 Intermediate A New Line-up for Socks Lorilee Beltman
Let's spice up your sock-knitting! Pump up the color and design with some vertically stranded color work. It's fitting for socks because it does not inhibit the elasticity of the fabric. Learn how to add and manage the strands to allow for carefree knitting. Then, using the instructor's pattern provided, we'll spend half of our class time starting the sock and getting as far as possible under the teacher's care to feel confident finishing at home. You'll find your creative juices flowing as you realize the many applications of this technique.
Note: You must have knit a sock.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9069 No skills required Getting Started with Machine Quilting Debby Brown
Whether you quilt on a domestic, longarm, or sit-down longarm machine, getting started is the hardest part! Debby starts at the very beginning—helping you thread your machine and offering valuable hints to achieve balanced tension. This class gives you the confidence you need to succeed with the simple yet stunning machine quilting patterns she shares.
Materials Fee: $20
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1002 No skills required Intro to Color Laura Bryant
"You don't get WOW by doing the expected." Color brings life and excitement to our work, yet many knitters and crocheters proceed cautiously.

Presented in tangible and visual terms, Laura illustrates why color combinations work or fail. While a basic understanding of the color wheel is useful, this class offers a new way of sorting and building color relationships.

You'll never look at color the same way as you gain confidence and achieve a deeper understanding of color and perception.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5007 Easy Tips and Tricks with Lily Lily Chin
Learn Lily's secrets to make your knitting life easier: join a cast-on for circular knitting without adding twist, start a new skein of yarn or a new color without losing the first stitch, attach knit pieces as you work, work a circular bind-off on the neck so the beginning and end are imperceptible, and weave in ends that are too short for a darning needle. Leave class with lots of small 'fix-its' and a new eye for knitting details.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6091 Intermediate Knitted Tessellations: Playful and Powerful Patterns in Practice Franklin Habit
A hands-on introduction to the creation of tessellations: motifs that interlock without gaps or overlaps. Tessellations are as old and pervasive as design itself; they can be found in some of the most ancient examples of human craft, and were famously used in the modern era by the artist M.C. Escher.

We will discuss the theories behind tessellating, and put into practice the basic techniques for designing new tessellated patterns in hand-knitted fabrics.
Note: Fluency in the basics of knitting in the round (or, if it is the student's preference, speed-swatching or flat stranded colorwork). Students are offered the choice of working in knit/purl texture patterns or in two-color (stranded) knitting; those choosing the latter should be adept at it. A sense of humor, a taste for adventure, and a reasonable ability to concentrate are strongly advised.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4067 Intermediate Moonrise Necklace Sivia Harding
This necklace gets lots of attention, mostly from knitters who cannot believe it was knit! A garden of beads is randomly strung onto lace-weight yarn to produce a luscious, densely beaded necklace. Students develop bead-stringing skills, learn to easily manage strung beads, and work the easiest short rows ever to shape this remarkably comfortable and very beautiful neckpiece. Guaranteed to be an addictive knit and a fabulous, unique gift!
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
9067 Intermediate Sparkle Michelle Renee Hiatt
Michelle combined two of her favorite quilt blocks, the Rambler and V Star (also known as the Peaky and Spike/50-40 or Fight Block) in Sparkle. If you collect Fat Quarters, this is the quilt to make; it makes fabulous usage of Fat Quarters and is perfect on any background color.

For the most sparkle, go with high contrast between your background fabric and the Fat Quarters. Select an accent color to use minimally, so that it pops! Michelle used a green accent.

As you learn to make the blocks, you will also learn to use three Studio 180 Design Tools: Tucker Trimmer, V Block, and Corner Pop. Plus, Michelle will share great organizational, sewing, and cutting tips and tricks.
Note: Basic quilt-making skills required: rotary cutting, sewing, and piecing a 1/4" seam.
Sewing machines provided for use in the classroom.
Materials fee: $6 for pattern. Required rulers will be available for purchase.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9052 No skills required Quilt-as-you-go Sampler Rick Mondragon
Here is a chance to sample quilting. With the quilt-as-you-go method—you'll piece and quilt your block at the same time. This sew-and-flip process is quick, neat, and fun.
Choose log cabin, square within a square, or string piecing, or create your own design. Your sample can easily become a cushion cover, a placemat, a wall hanging, or the beginning of a new quilt adventure. Rick will show an easy binding method and discuss ways to assemble the blocks into a larger piece as well.
Note: Sewing machines provided for use in the classroom.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 am NEW
8088 No skills required Tablet Weaving: Ram's Horn and its Relatives John Mullarkey
Ram’s Horn is a popular beginner’s pattern with lots of variations. Learn how to read a draft, set-up the cards, and weave this beautiful pattern. With a few changes to turning, learn several of the variations to the Ram’s Horn pattern like Ivy and Running Dog.
No previous tablet-weaving experience required.
Materials fee: $15 for 20 cards and shuttle.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
7121 No skills required Drop It Like It's Hot: Introduction To Spinning with a Drop Spindle Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Since the very first humans noticed that fluffy animals looked warmer than they did, we’ve been collecting that fluff to turn it into warm coverings for ourselves. Being the crafty creatures we are, after playing with rocks and sticks, we created the perfect tool for turning fluff into yarn and invented the drop spindle...TA DAAA!!! A lot has changed since the days of sticks and rocks but one thing that has remained the same is how much we LOVE yarn. Right? Right! Now, imagine being able to make your own custom yarn for your crochet, knitting, and weaving projects. Yes, in this class we're gonna grab some fluff, and a drop spindle (a slightly more advanced stick), and make yarn! This class is a hands-on experience for beginners who want to know how to make their own yarn with a simple drop spindle. We'll start with talking about the basics of how to transform fluff into yarn, then we'll dive right in and play with the fuzzy stuff. WOOHOO! Come prepared to learn and have fun! As a beginner it is completely expected that you will drop your spindle, knot your yarn, laugh, and possibly even use a few words those first humans didn't know. But, by the end of class you will have made your very first sample of custom-made yarn. Welcome to the club...
Materials fee: $20 includes spindle and fiber.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5031 Easy Preventing and Fixing Mistakes Sarah Peasley
Become the boss of your knitting! Study the anatomy of a stitch, then apply what you've learned to correct a variety of common mistakes including twisted stitches, dropped stitches, split stitches, and holes. Learn to safely rip back a stitch, a row, or an acre of knitting—without losing your cool.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
7129 No skills required Redding Method Nuno Felting 'Lace' Shawl and felting on Cotton Scrim Natalie Redding
You want to make a finished "lace" scarf but don't have the time (or patience) to needle/hook your way there! This is the class for you. Learn a time efficient way to create fun and fashionable scarves and shawls. Students learn a solid foundation for wet (nuno) felting, as well as lace look techniques. In addition to felting "lace", You'll also felt a beautiful scarf on cotton scrim.
Materials fee: $55
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
7111 No skills required Dye Your Own Yarn Jennifer Vancalcar
Try your hand at dyeing your own yarn! Students will receive 1 skein of yarn to dye in the colors of their choosing. Learn how to hand paint yarn to produce beautiful tonal, variegated, or pooling effects when knit. Along the way, students will also learn some color theory. At the end of the class, you will walk away with a beautiful skein of one-of-a-kind sock yarn created by you!
Materials fees: $25 for the yarn you will be dyeing (Holiday Yarns’ Flocksock Sock Yarn: 75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon).
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5095 Easy Round Up! 4 Ways to Knit in the Round Beth Whiteside
Love knitting in the round, but have trouble with small circumferences? Tried it a few times but still intimidated by that cord connecting the sticks? We'll go over the basics of knitting around on circular needles of all lengths for making knitwear of all sizes. Learn how stitch patterns are worked when you go round and round and round. Once you've practiced the old standard techniques (16 and 24" circulars and double-points), we'll go over two newer methods, the 2-circulars and Magic Loop. When you head home, you'll be ready to finish our class projects, a neck warmer and fingerless mitts!
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4107 Easy Bead Knitted Bag Myra Wood
I'll show you how to add beads to your knitting, the fun and fast way, while making this wonderful little bead knitted bag. You'll learn several methods for adding beads to thread or yarn and how to knit the beads into your stitches. I'll also cover finishing the bags and adding a strap. This is definitely a potato chip project! There's no way you can make just one.
Materials fee: $5 for bag kit including beads, threader, crochet cotton, and pattern.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
5384 Easy Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting Janine Bajus
Stranded knitting isn't hard; it just takes practice! While you work on your hat (the Dryas Octopetala hat, in your choice of 6 colorways), I'll show you how to strand to make your floats just right.
Materials fee: $38 for hat kit.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5082 Easy Pick Your Knits and Purls: Continental Knitting Introduction Lorilee Beltman
When you learn continental knitting, you minimize your hand motions for a more comfortable, and perhaps speedier, way to knit.
Each finger has a job to do. Understand exactly what motions have a bearing on stitch gauge (it's not what you think!). Learn to create even knitting by sizing your knits and purls equally. Learn how your choice of tools affects your outcome. Practice the knit stitch, then move on to purl, increases, decreases, and ribbing, where efficiency really pays off.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
9070 No skills required Quilting with Rulers and Templates Debby Brown
Use rulers to quilt on a domestic, longarm, or sit-down machine and achieve amazing accuracy without years of practice. Debby will teach you how to safely and accurately use rulers as you stitch out a variety of useful designs.
Materials fee: $20
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1054 Intermediate Intro to Ikat Knitting or Crochet Laura Bryant
If you have ever wanted to fool around with patterning hand-dyed yarn, Ikat knitting or crochet is the easiest introduction. Spend three fast-paced hours swatching Ikat-dyed yarns using several different approaches to design; along the way you will gain skill at manipulating colors, forcing them to do your will. Lots of design options will be discussed and illustrated.
Materials fee: $10.00 for Ikat-dyed yarn.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7115 Easy Off-loom Rya Rug Making Revival Melinda Byrd
In the days of the Vikings, if you had a sturdy loom, you would weave a rya rug. Now you can revive this forgotten art by learning the technique of off-loom rya rug making. Choose or adapt traditional motifs or create your own design, and then begin knotting your own rya. We will meet for two 3-hour sessions giving time between sessions to process design ideas and prepare for hands-on rya work.

Learn:
• The fascinating history of rya in the Nordic countries
• About the supplies used today: rya yarns, backing, needles, graph paper
• The knotting technique (which can be mastered in minutes)
• Variations to the knotting process you can try
• The magic of color blending
• Designing techniques (both graphing and drawing on the backing)
• How to calculate yarn requirements for each color in a math-lover's way as well as techniques for the mathematically-challenged.
You will not complete your rya during class. However, you will be a master of the technique.
This class is especially suited to anyone who likes to play with color blending, has interest in Nordic fiberarts, or wants to work with a larger needle. Bring a favorite photo or magazine clipping for color and design inspiration. Learn how to turn your passion for other fiberart forms into creative rya designs. This is a class of variety, fun, and discovery.
Materials fee: $30 Designer's package: Backing and yarn, needles, and special graph paper.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
8084 Intermediate Join-as-You-Go Crochet Lily Chin
Most crocheters avoid seaming like the plague. When working motifs such as granny squares, the sewing seems daunting. Learn how to join as you go for many situations. Join a new piece to the left, to the right, to the top or the bottom of an existing piece.
Command of basic crochet skills is required.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
2077 Easy X Marks the Swatch: Knitted Embroidery Over Waste Canvas (with guest star Duplicate Stitch) Franklin Habit
Waste canvas is an inexpensive, readily available material that turns almost any knitted fabric into a suitable ground for cross-stitch embroidery. It then disappears when the stitches are finished, leaving behind a beautifully embellished piece of knitting. In this introductory-level class, we'll learn how to trim and mount the canvas; then how to follow and work a cross-stitch chart over it using knitting yarns. If you've never tried cross stitch before, no problem, cross stitch is one of the best ways to try your hand at decoration with a single, sharp needle. In addition, we'll learn briefly about duplicate stitch (aka Swiss darning), and discuss how and when to use one, the other-or both!
Materials fee: $5 for canvas, embroidery needle, and other special materials needed.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
4117 Intermediate Rainshadow Scarf Sivia Harding
This ram's-horn shaped garter stitch scarf features two different kinds of short rows: one for the color wedge insert along the narrow edge and another that shapes the lengthwise stripes. We'll learn about these two short row methods (and why you need both!) while we work the swatch. We will talk about lace, beads, stripes, and how to deal with other issues such as weaving in ends and carrying yarns. Warning: Addictive knitting ahead!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3014 Intermediate Top Down and All Around Barry Klein
Learn the basic techniques for knitting from the top down. We will jump right in and start working on a small garment and during the process, we will talk about different variations, different techniques, and different ways to knit from the top down. When class is over, you will understand the full process and be prepared to design from scratch.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
9046 No skills required Custom Dress Form Lecture Pamela Leggett
A dress form is a useful tool for garments and design. The problem is getting one to fit all your curves. Custom forms are expensive and can't be easily altered, and duct tape forms collapse over time. I will show how to "build and pad" a standard adjustable form to look just like you, using a bra and undies, batting and fiberfill, and bandaging from the drug store. The best thing is that you will be able to change the dress form as your body changes!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5260 Easy Improve Your Knitting Technique Patty Lyons
We know how to knit, but do we know how to build a perfect fabric? There's always room for improvement! Does your knitting 'row out' (your purl stitch is looser than your knit stitch), are you looking for a better way to control your gauge? What about alternative ways to tension your yarn when working with stiff yarn or slippery yarn? We'll explore ways to improve your knitting technique by looking at the most important fundamentals, like the job of the left needle tip and the right needle shaft, stitch sizing, and even the correct exit path of your stitch. We will explore edge stitches, cast-on and bind-offs and a huge array of knitting tips. The last part of the class will be open for all knitting questions (those you have put in the "bag of why"), so come with your questions and let's explore our knitting.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
2069 Easy Gauge Rage to Gauge Rave Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Nothing is more infuriating than getting to the end of a crochet or knitting project and discovering that pullover just became a maxi dress (ACK!). Or that your pattern calls for X number of stitches and rows per inch and your swatch differs by a full 3 or 4 stitches or rows and you just have to make this project because it's perfect for you and you really, really, REALLY want to wear it to STITCHES or you'll just DIE!! That feeling is what we call Gauge Rage! Yes, gauge can be frustrating and that frustration often manifests as Gauge Rage. As a matter of fact, questions about fixing or adjusting gauge are among those we are asked most frequently; and that totally makes sense considering achieving correct gauge is the key to a successful project. Without proper gauge, your fabric will not come out the same as that picture in that perfect pattern and your weeks of work will yield less than happy results… and ain't nobody got time for that! In this class, we'll answer the questions that we encounter most frequently. Supplying you with practical, real-world solutions for Gauge Rage. Using worksheets that will walk you through the process of checking, calculating, and even re-calculating gauge when necessary. And we'll turn your Gauge Rage into Gauge Raves.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
3152 Intermediate A Measure of Success Sarah Peasley
Inspired by her journey to provide a better fit for her own garments, Jean Frost developed a step-by-step process for designing her favorite Chanel-style jackets, outlined in her book, Custom Knit Jackets. The first steps involve understanding which of your measurements you need to know and how to take them. A discussion of ease is included, as well as a valuable comparison to the "standard" women's sizes so few of us actually meet—valuable information to have on hand when altering an existing pattern. With Sarah's help, each student will develop a personalized body-measurement chart which can be used to create a custom-fit Chanel-style jacket from scratch or to tweak one of the patterns from Jean's book for a better fit. You'll also learn about making a life-size schematic and a "sample" garment from store-bought fabric—two valuable tools to help you customize your fit.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
9017 Easy Learn to Sew Knit Garments using your Sewing Machine Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
If you're new to sewing clothes for yourself, this class is for you. Work with a variety of fabrics and notions following Jennifer's step-by-step guidance to help you get professional results sewing knit garments.

Knit fabrics are easy to work with because the raw edges do not fray. Built-in stretch makes them easy to fit. We'll start by discussing the best needles and notions to use, then talk about a variety of knits and how to use them. You will leave class with a reference binder full of knit samples that include a variety of seam treatments and finishing techniques. Your reference guide will take the mystery out of working with knits at home.
Note: Sewing machines provided for use in the classroom.

Materials fee: $20 includes binder with step-by-step instructions in page protectors and a variety of knit fabrics, stretch needle, stay tape, elastic, and other notions.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
5387 Intermediate Pleasing Plaits, Beautiful Braids Beth Whiteside
Braids on fabric?!? Yes! The intriguing horizontal element known as Herringbone or Latvian braid appears on hats, mittens, and garments from across northern Europe and the Baltic. How do you make these colorful plaits on the edge and in the middle of knit fabric? In this class you'll learn how to work several types of braided cast-ons, place braids across the middle of fabric using chain stitch and stranding techniques, and braid as you bind off. By the end of class you’ll be planning pleasing plaits for all your projects.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
4123 Easy Flowers, Frills & Fringe: Crochet a Necklace Myra Wood
More is more! Crochet embellishments take your knitting and crochet to the next level! Add gorgeous embellishments to just about anything. You'll learn lots of techniques including flowers, leaves, frills, and fringe while you make a wonderful, wearable, floral crochet work of art. I'll also cover several crochet cords that can be used for edging and ropes, including Romanian Point Lace cords. Fast, easy and so much fun. I'll bring lots of samples of finished pieces for ideas too.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9055 No skills required Rug Hooking for Beginners Stephanie Allen-Krauss
Experience the art of rug hooking and learn proper technique while working on a small take-home project This class is designed for students who have never tried rug hooking or have very little knowledge of proper technique: arrive knowing little to nothing and leave being able to pull loops and complete projects successfully! Class content includes discussion of equipment, setup, proper technique and different styles.
Materials fee: $40 for a complete kit with the pattern and cut wool strips in 4 colorways.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5385 Intermediate Fair Isle Color: How Do They Do That? Janine Bajus
Fair Isle knitting—we know it when we see it, that exciting interplay of color and pattern. What sets Fair Isle apart from other forms of stranded color work? The colors and motifs. I cover how both are used in Fair Isle knitting, then you will work a series of swatches, putting theory into practice. You'll leave with a firm grounding in how value gradations and mirroring work to create that 3-dimensional effect we all love.
Some experience with stranded knitting is required.
Materials fee: $10 for practice yarns.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5388 Easy German Short Rows; Eins, Zwei, Drei Laura Barker
German short rows involve no wraps, pins, or other accessories. At the short-row turn, we create a double stitch. This double stitch is visibly bigger than the surrounding stitches, but when worked in a subsequent row,it is transformed, filling the short-row gap beautifully on the front and back of your work. Class will also cover places to use German short rows, how they compare to other short-row methods, and how to substitute them in patterns. Finally, you'll learn how to fix a double stitch that goes rogue.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6123 Advanced Shetland Lace: A Londoner's Approach Denise Bell
Shetland lace knitting is a beloved tradition with a unique construction method. In 1975 Gladys Amedro, originally of London, moved to the island of Yell in Shetland and began designing Shetland lace using a combination of traditional and non-traditional methods. In this class we will knit a swatch using Mrs. Amedro's method of working from the edge to the center.
Lace-weight merino yarn will be supplied by the teacher.
Note: Students must be able to work standard increases and decreases, read a basic chart, and have experience with lace-weight yarn.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5150 Intermediate Never Look Up the Kitchener Stitch Again! Lorilee Beltman
Do you have to look up instructions for the Kitchener Stitch graft every time you work it? Learn this essential skill, then memorize it by using economized moves and training your eyes and fingers to work together. We'll work it in stockinette stitch first, proceed to garter stitch, and then work one option for grafting ribbing. Imagine being able to take a phone call while grafting. You can do it! Realize this is not a class for grafting in any pattern, but rather it is aimed at an understanding and to memorizing the basics.

Once you have become comfortable with the technique, we'll look at existing patterns for opportunities to refine your knitting. You can plan your way to a more professional, finished look by exchanging one of these grafts for what is called for in the pattern.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5279 Easy Dual Cables Marly Bird
This is a little fancy knitting with traditional techniques. The Dual Cable class teaches knitters how to work with two colors at the same time while adding cables to the knitting. It is a new adventure in knitting for many and one that you will want to take many times over. On this adventure you learn how to make your very own pair of boot toppers!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9072 Easy Free Motion Fun Debby Brown
You don't need to be an artist to learn fun free-motion quilting designs on a domestic, longarm, or sit-down longarm machine. Debby will show you how to stitch out a variety of fun designs and you will go home with new ideas for finishing your quilt tops!
Materials Fee: $20
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9050 Intermediate Fabrics United Laura Bryant
Combining multi-media fashion is hot! Knit, woven, crochet or felt pieces may pose particular challenges. Join Laura as you learn three techniques to combine fabrics and finish your garments like a pro. The emphasis will be on beautiful joins, and will cover both machine- and hand-sewing although hand-sewing will be done in class.
Materials Fee: $3 for instructor-supplied finishing materials.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5231 Intermediate The Savvy Pick-up Lily Chin
Many Knitters have trouble picking up stitches from an existing knit piece. How many stitches do you pick up? Where do you pick up? Learn simple solutions for easing around curves. Make smoother transitions from cast on edges. See how picking up stitches ahead of time can even aid seaming! Even get an idea for creative uses of picking up after the fact within the fabric.
In class we will work a multiple of short rows methods, including garter, Japanese and German short rows, discovering which one is best suited to your tension and/or project. We will also learn ways to sneak short rows into your knitting with surprising results.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9063 Easy Traditional Hawaiian Applique Made Modern Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
The Big Island Blossom block is a modern interpretation of traditional Hawaiian quilts. You will learn how to prepare the applique including folding, cutting, basting, and how to apply the motif using needle-turn applique. Learn how Sheri designed the block how you can design your own templates for future projects. We’ll also review quilting tips and traditional Hawaiian quilting resources. By the end of class, students will have most of the 32" x 32" block basted and will start needle-turn applique.
Materials fee: $4 cut Big Island Blossom pattern/template and handout.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1044 Intermediate The Knitted Plaid: A Color and Pattern Workshop Franklin Habit
If the prospect of mixing colors gives you the fidgets even though you've dreamt of putting together your own complex color schemes for projects, this class is for you. We'll begin by learning a simple but strikingly effective method for knitting plaid fabric: a method that can even be used to recreate family or school tartans. Then we'll use the framework of the plaid as the point of departure for a practical, hands-on lesson in color selection. You can learn to design your own color schemes: all it takes is a little knowledge, a little practice, and a little playfulness.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
3151 Intermediate Sideways Lace Shawls Sivia Harding
Sideways crescent-shaped shawls are great fun to knit and provide an easy introduction to designing. You will choose between a few options to begin your crescent shape, then we choose a knitted-lace edging to showcase in your shawlette. We will discuss lace stitches particular to edgings and how they may be portrayed in charts. We also discuss placements of beads within your lace design. Students receive the benefit of Sivia's years of experience in designing exceptional beaded lace.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9076 Easy In Flight Michelle Renee Hiatt
Flying Geese and Star blocks come together in In Flight. This fun quilt is made quick and easy using the Wing Clipper 1 ruler. Michelle's process allows you to learn how in class then complete one of 4 sizes: baby, twin, double, or queen-sized quilt, and 2 settings at home. All are made with the same number of blocks and units; the size of the flying geese units determines the size of the quilt.
Note: Basic quilt-making skills required: rotary cutting, sewing, and piecing a 1/4" seam.
Sewing machines provided for use in the classroom.
Materials fee: $6 for pattern. Required ruler will be available for purchase.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7053 No skills required Learn Rigid-heddle Weaving and Use Up Your Stash Deborah Jarchow
Use up those leftover balls of yarn, this method of weaving is easy, fun, and creative. Learn ways to combine different colors, textures, and fibers as you make a unique and beautiful scarf.
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3120 Intermediate It's a Swing Thing Barry Klein
Take a regular sweater or jacket pattern and add swing by means of short rows or increase/decrease shaping. Learn the different methods for doing this and how the placement and choice of the shaping can make all the difference. We will experiment with different stitch patterns, style choices, and fashion options, so it will be clear how to make this work on the garments you create. Lots of finished projects will be in class to show how it all works. This is a great hands-on class.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9048 No skills required Custom Dress Form Workshop Pamela Leggett
A dress form is a useful tool for garments and design. The problem is getting one to fit all your curves. Custom forms are expensive and can't be easily altered, and duct tape forms collapse over time. In this class, we will use an adjustable form that you will "build and pad" to look just like you! Other than the dress form, the supplies are simple - a bra and undies, batting and fiberfill, and some bandaging from the drug store. The best thing about this form is that with the skills you learn in this class, you will be able to change the dress form as your body changes! We'll finish the form with a custom cover. You will now be ready for your fitting and design challenges.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
7128 No skills required Tablet Weaving: Two-sided Delights John Mullarkey
Learn how to design and weave double-faced patterns. This technique is easy to warp and allows for woven figures and lettering. No previous tablet weaving experience necessary, but concentration is required.
Materials fee: $15 for 20 cards and shuttle.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
3133 Easy Alter It to Fit Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
You want to crochet and knit garments that REALLY fit your body. In this class we'll teach you how to do that. Period. Need more than that? Read on… We will show you how to evaluate a pattern then make the necessary adjustments so it actually fits YOU! We'll teach you the basics of fashion, fit, form, and function that we use daily as fashion designers so you can see a pattern and make sure it fits YOUR body before you ever pick up your hooks, needles, and yarn. You will be able to look at a pattern and do a "virtual try on" to KNOW if it's going to work for your body based on how the finished garment will sit on your body and how your body moves around inside that finished garment. When you come to class you'll receive a copy of "The Shibaguyz' FAB Fit System for Altering and Designing Crochet and Knit Patterns", a comprehensive series of easy-to-follow fit worksheets and templates that include the formulas we use every day to go from concept to finished pattern. We'll walk you through this step-by-step process for taking proper measurements and applying them to your pattern. We'll also give you our magic shaping formula that will ensure you can make any alteration to any pattern with ease. We'll even show you how to order the right amount of yarn for your newly personalized project. By the end of class you will know how to to alter any pattern to fit YOUR body!
Materials fee: $5 includes cardi pattern template with measurement and sizing charts, calculation worksheet.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
4125 Advanced Simple Stacked Scarf Xandy Peters
Students will learn the basics of knitting with stacked stitches. Stacked stitches are increase and decrease techniques used to create vertical movement within a row. They create unusual shapes in knitting and extremely wavy, striped colorwork without strands on the wrong side of the fabric.

After an introduction to the basic principles of the technique, we will cast on a scarf or swatch and discover how each row of stitches fits together to form a flat fabric. We will learn how to move markers to keep track of stitch count and learn to fix mistakes.

Patterns will be provided.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
7123 No skills required Redding Method of Dyeing Nabori: Creating Patterns on Silk Natalie Redding
Hand-dyeing silk fabric into lovely patterns and colors is an art! The Redding Method Nibori combines multicultural methods of tying and binding the silk to result in visually interesting and creative dyed patterns. Natalie shows you the different types of silk, their history and make-up, and the most suitable methods for resist dyeing. You will create a variety of lovely fabrics and develop ideas for more when you return home.
Materials fee: $75 for 2 100% silk practice blanks, 3 - 4 silk scarf/fabric items (habatoi, Charmeuse, Crepe de Chine) with dimensions from 12"x60" to 25"x25", dyes and additional tying and binding accessories.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9057 Easy Walking Foot Quilting- Beyond the Ditch Catherine Redford
Learn how to finish your quilts on a domestic machine while enjoying all the control of a walking foot. We will start with a brief discussion of preparing your tops for quilting including marking and basting. Then we will make stitched samples of different styles including modern grids, matchstick quilting, and spirals. Finish with a look at Catherine’s work to inspire you to go home and turn your tops into quilts.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9032 Easy Tee Fit Workshop Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Join Jennifer as she takes you step-by-step through the process of fitting your new favorite knit top. The Tee Pattern has unique above the bust seams that make it easy to get a great fit no matter what your fitting challenges may be. Start by trying on knit muslins to determine which size to work with. Then, I'll show you simple pattern adjustments including a full-bust adjustment and neckline and shoulder adjustments. You can customize the look and fit of your Tee by relaxing the fit of the front and back lower bodice pieces and choosing between sleeveless, short or 3/4 length sleeves. Learn how to select fabric with the right amount of stretch to get flattering results. We'll play with a variety of knits that are included in your kit. You'll leave class with a pattern that’s ready for fabric and the confidence to pick out the perfect fabric.
This class can be combined with 9062 Garment Making 101 for hands-on sewing time.
Materials fee: $30 includes Tee Fit Workbook, 1 yard knit fabric, stretch needles, and stay tape.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5386 Intermediate Intro to Twined Knitting Jeffrey Wall
Twined knitting is a traditional Scandinavian technique using two strands of yarn in either a single color or multiple colors. It is fun and it is easy. As you knit or purl, you twist (twine) the yarn with the strand last used, creating braids and crook stitches that pattern the fabric. Learn why a z-twist yarn is ideal for Twined Knitting. A note for hand spinners: Twined Knitting projects are great for you; spin a s-twist yarn and ply it with a z-twist.
Note: Should be comfortable knitting in the round. Experience in 2-color knitting is NOT required.
Materials fee: $20 for Hygge Tveband Sport, a z-twist yarn 50g in each of 2 colors and 10 g of a third color.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1048 Intermediate Pattern-free Possibilities Myra Wood
Simple rectangles and squares offer endless creativity. It's all in how you put them together!
Start with a rectangular template, divide the space into sections, then knit to fill each section. Experiment with combining stitch patterns, techniques, and colors to create completely unique fabrics. Techniques include mitered squares, modular pieces, log cabin, and bias knitting.
Learn a join-as-you-go method and a modified mattress stitch to create a finished piece that can be turned into a bag or even part of a sweater design.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
4121 Intermediate Upstairs and Down, Short-tier Entrelac Laura Barker
Yarn pooling is fascinating—socks, short-row scarves, and entrelac all come to mind. How about entrelac short rows! Or should that be short tiers? The result; "Upstairs and Down" published in Knitter's Magazine 115, Summer 2014, is a reversible scarf of ribbed entrelac rectangles, no triangles, in a mostly rectangular shape. The woven nature of entrelac is highlighted by this orientation, but the colors form stairs in the pattern, emphasized at the ends of the scarf.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
2059 Easy Totally Tubular Lorilee Beltman
For crisp, professional edges on your knitted ribbing, tubular is the way to go. Students will learn and practice a tubular cast-on for both k1, p1 and k2, p2 ribbing. We will learn the method that requires no waste yarn nor crochet hook. On our swatches, we then learn and practice the tubular bind-off for each, so that our sweater beginnings and endings can look fabulous and match exactly.

The teacher's goal is to have the student understand and practice to the point of no longer needing to look up instructions. Skills learned in class: Judy's Magic Cast-on, Tubular Cast-on, Tubular Bind-off, Kitchener Stitch graft.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
8082 Intermediate Interwoven Crochet Marly Bird
Discover crocheters answer to double knitting-Interwoven Crochet. Learn to work with two different yarns. Marly shares how to layer lacy stitches with other techniques. You'll create reversible fabric, but it's up to you whether both sides match!
Note: Must have a good command of basic crochet skills.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
9074 Intermediate Success with Feathers Debby Brown
Many quilters want to quilt beautiful feathers on their quilts but struggle with them. Debby will teach how to form a basic feather, feather variations, and how to use feathers on a quilt. Stitch your favorite feather on a domestic, longarm, or sit-down longarm machine.
Materials fee: $20
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1005 Intermediate Fascinating Fibonacci Laura Bryant
Learn a method for controlling color combinations successfully while swatching with fun colors and yarns. Laura shares the history of Fibonacci numbers while you explore color proportions in stripes, blocks, and even shading. This mathematical relationship is evident in nature. Artists, sculptors, and designers have used it throughout time and civilization because it is so pleasing to the eye. This creative exercise is one you will revisit time and again.
Optional materials fee: $3 for assorted fashion yarns.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
9064 Easy Learn How to Piece Curves! Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
Don't fear the curve! Students will learn tips and tricks to sew a fantastic curve while making blocks needed for the Picnic Petals quilt, Sheri's modern interpretation of a traditional flowering snowball block. Class includes step-by-step instructions and quilting tips. This is a good class for quilters who have never sewn curves or those who want to gain more experience.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5160 Intermediate Breaking Baa-d Candace Eisner Strick
Let's get cooking! It's time to break bad from those same old techniques. There are easier and better ways of doing things. Learn innovative new ideas from Candace’s kitchen, such as taking the old and almost-useless e-loop cast-on and turning it into a thing of beauty, how to do a painless 8-stitch cast-on for a center start, a buttonhole so easy it’s disgraceful, and many others. With crystal-clear instructions, a little humor, and a lot of cool tricks, come and get high with your knitting!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5270 Intermediate A Sense of Proportion: A Glorious Compendium of Methods for Knitting without Tapes and Rulers Franklin Habit
A tape measure is wonderful thing. So is a knitting pattern. But have you dreamt of being freed from both, and working your way from cast-on to finished garment using neither one nor the other? You can. The history of knitting is full of time-tested methods for using the proportions of the human body, and of the knitting itself, to determine stitch counts, shapings, and measurements to yield garments with a custom fit. Through lecture, and practice students will learn about useful relative proportions of the human body, as well as formulae and folklore for hats, mittens, socks, shawls, and fitted upper garments. And yes, you'll need a tape measure…but not for long.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5145 No skills required Magic of Perfect Blocking Patty Lyons
Why spend all that time knitting a garment, only to stop short of making it look great! Blocking is an essential part of finishing your garment perfectly. Blocking evens out your stitches, sets your size, and in some cases can even mask your mistakes. In this workshop we will go over the 3 main methods of blocking (wet, steam, and spray) and learn how to use all the tools such as blocking boards and wires. We’ll also discuss blocking unusual shapes and special stitch patterns, as well as learn a bit about different fiber properties. Come on, don't stop short of the perfect finish!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
3153 Intermediate The Real McCoy Sarah Peasley
Figuring out how to create a schematic or turn an existing one into a custom knit can be daunting, but no more! Sarah will lead you through the process outlined in Jean Frost's Custom Knit Jackets book: placing your measurements into a schematic, using your gauge swatch to translate those inches into stitches and rows, and determining shaping placement and intervals. We'll update the schematic to create a visual representation of what needs to happen to get from point A (your measurements) to point B (your finished knit). Then we'll put that process into words, custom-fit to create a pattern from which you can knit a Chanel-style jacket a la Jean Frost.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
4126 Advanced Learning Stacked Stitches with the Leaf and Star Xandy Peters
The Leaf and the Star are two fun ornaments demonstrate different ways to use stacked stitches in small projects. Stacked stitches are increase and decrease techniques used to create vertical movement within a row. They create unusual shapes in knitting and extremely wavy striped colorwork without strands on the wrong side of the piece.You will leave the class with the confidence to move on to larger and more complex stacked stitch projects such as the Fox Paws wrap.
Note: Patterns will be provided.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5153 Easy Introduction to Double Knitting Alasdair Post-Quinn
Double-knitting is a unique method of making a fabric with no 'wrong' side and a built-in capacity for reversible colorwork pattern. Significantly different from the standard intarsia and Fair Isle colorwork, double-knitting is labor-intensive but a wholly worthwhile technique to have in your repertoire.
You'll learn Alasdair's 2-color cast-on for double-knitting, get comfortable with the techniques involved, then move into colorwork. By the end of the workshop you should have completed a motif swatch and be confident that you can tackle a larger standard double-knitting pattern.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
9056 Easy Steps to Successful Free-Motion Quilting Catherine Redford
Discover the magic of free-motion quilting. After drawing our patterns on paper, we'll put the feed dogs down and begin stitching on quilt sandwiches in a relaxed, no-criticism-allowed setting. Try lots of different designs to find your personal favorites. This class is designed to give the beginning or hesitant machine quilter a confidence boost, ready to return home and practice.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
9033 Easy How to Use Your Measurement to Draft Your New Favorite Skirt Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Let's make a great-fitting straight-skirt pattern that you can use to sew your new favorite skirt. If you've never tried your hand at drafting a pattern, this is the perfect project for you! We’ll pair up to take a set of body measurements, use those measurements to draft a basic straight skirt pattern, then use your personal pattern to cut and sew a custom skirt muslin. You will leave class with a completed skirt pattern and muslin that fits perfectly. The Skirt Draft Workbook includes step-by-step instructions for a variety of waistline treatments and how to draft them using your front and back skirt pattern pieces. If straight skirts are not your thing, no worries, see how easy it is to add fullness at the hem to create an A-line or flared silhouette. Plus, enjoy a trunk show of a variety of skirts that I designed using my custom straight skirt! You'll be amazed at the different designs you can create using your new custom-fit straight-skirt pattern.
This class can be combined with 9062 Garment Making 101 for hands-on sewing time.
Materials fee: $25 includes the Skirt Draft Workbook, pattern paper, and muslin.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5149 Intermediate A Different Angle Myra Wood
Discover triangles! Modular knitting isn’t just for squares—triangles offer exciting opportunities, too!
Start with a simple template and formula for equilateral triangles and discover ways to combine them to make creative fabrics. Learn how to combine different stitch patterns, work half triangles, and join them to form one larger piece. Lots of fun, without a lot of counting! And even better, no gauge swatch is required!
Friday 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
No skills required Pajama Party Marly Bird
Kick off your shoes, slide on your slippers or sleeper socks, and join us for an energetic after-hours evening of games, prizes, and laughter! Relax with old friends or come and make new ones. Hosted by Marly Bird.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
4120 Intermediate Fair Isle Tam: How Color Is Used in Fair Isle Knitting Janine Bajus
You've always wanted to design your own Fair Isle but just don't know how to start? This class is ideal for you. Starting with a classic Fair Isle tam pattern and a pre-defined colorway means you don't have to worry about choosing all those colors. As you work a series of swatches, you'll learn how color is traditionally arranged in Fair Isle designs and see how changing the colors affects the look of the pattern. Then I will walk you through the steps to fill in the entire tam chart—each will be unique. With these skills you are well on your way to designing a traditional Fair Isle sweater or vest.
Some experience in stranded knitting and knitting in the round is required.
Materials fee: $46 for pattern and enough yarn to knit 3 tams; choose from 7 colorways.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
4122 Easy Rising Tides Mini Laura Barker
The Rising Tides scarf graced the cover of Knitter's Magazine 125, Winter 2016. Although it looks like a complicated series of waves, it is the result of repeating short rows across the length. You will create a mini version to learn the crochet cast-on, and the T&DS (turn and double stitch) short row, sometimes known as a German short row.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
2057 Intermediate Magic Tricks with Wires, Pins, and Frames Denise Bell
Every shawl knitter talks about the "magic" of blocking lace. Turning a puddle of lace into a striking shawl takes more than just the wave of a magic wand; it takes tools and attention to detail. We will look at typical shawl shapes and discuss how to use blocking wires, pins, rulers, foam mats, a towel, a yard stick, and Shetland dressing frames to stretch and pin them for maximum effect. A variety of shawls will be on hand, but students are welcome to bring a lace shawl to facilitate discussion and demonstration.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9070 No skills required Quilting with Rulers and Templates Debby Brown
Use rulers to quilt on a domestic, longarm, or sit-down machine and achieve amazing accuracy without years of practice. Debby will teach you how to safely and accurately use rulers as you stitch out a variety of useful designs.
Materials fee: $20
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
8086 Intermediate Easy, Effective Crochet Edgings Lily Chin
Have problems trimming your projects without puckers or ripples? Want more ideas for some trims? Trims put a "frame" around any project so this finishing touch is that final touch that can take something from home-made to hand-made. Get the skinny on some interesting, new and different ways to dress up all kinds of crochet. There is no need to go through contortions for fancy-schmancy intricacies that can overwhelm a project. There is no need for really large stitch multiples for huge pattern repeats. These are fun and simple, yet accessible.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9065 Easy Basic Foundation Paper Piecing Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
New to Foundation Paper Piecing or need a little help to master this technique? Have you tried paper piecing and consider yourself "paper-pieced challenged"? Learn tips and tricks to paper piecing while working on a fun, easy pattern entitled Deco Daybreak. Sheri will walk you through all of the steps while demonstrating tips and tricks for staying organized, working efficiently and achieving precise alignments. We’ll also review finishing the quilt top and quilting tips. This workshop is geared towards the beginner or those who are challenged by paper piecing. Inspiration for the Deco Daybreak quilt came from art deco architectural details. The design incorporates the repeat of foundation paper pieced blocks, eliminating the need for tricky Y seams traditionally needed to achieve hexagons.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
2034 Intermediate The Edge of Knit Candace Eisner Strick
You have to bind off anyway, right? So let's make a border at the same time! From sophisticated to funky, you can do two things at one time! Sample six border bind-offs: crochet picot, attached I-cord, applied lace, knit picot, I-cord fringe, and one more mysterious teaser!
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2035 Intermediate Snip and Zip: Steeks and Zippers Franklin Habit
This empowering class is designed to guide timid and/or inexperienced knitters through two operations: the cutting of steeks (slashed openings in knit fabric) and the installation of zippers. These techniques are famous for causing anxiety in the uninitiated.
Note: Fluency in the basics of knitting, including knitting-in-the-round and stranded 2-color work (Fair Isle Knitting).
Materials fee: $5
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9077 Intermediate Rapid Fire Lemonyne Star Michelle Renee Hiatt
Get ready for a great new method for constructing traditional Lemoyne Star blocks. You'll be using strip-piecing techniques, over-sizing units for easy trim-down, and sewing no "Y" seams. Deb Tucker's Rapid-Fire Lemoyne Star tool is designed to give you the choice of 10 different-sized blocks that range from 3" finished to 12" finished. Our class project is a sampler of those sizes, so students get a chance to try them all and end up with a marvelous wall quilt.
Note: Basic quilt making skills required: rotary cutting, piecing a 1/4" seam.
Sewing machines will be provided for use in the classroom.
Materials fee: $6 for pattern. Required ruler will be available for purchase.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
7126 Easy Weave a Weft-faced Bag Deborah Jarchow
A bag needs to be sturdy to withstand the hard use it gets. This bag is woven with sock yarn since it is intended for hard wear. The wonderful slow-color-change yarns that are available offer a variety of fabulous color choices. This weft-faced fabric highlights the beautiful yarn and ensures durability.You’ll learn to weave even selvedges and to control your beat to achieve the necessary 45 picks per inch.
Note: Should have previously warped a rigid-heddle loom.
Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8070 Easy Tunisian Crochet from Beginning to End Barry Klein
This class will take you through all of the basic techniques of Tunisian Crochet. We'll begin with yarn selection, proceed to changing directions, and explore variations from there. We will look at accessories for the home, wearable garments, and different styles of Tunisian Crochet and how they will fit into your future.
Must have a good command of basic crochet skills.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9045 Intermediate The Perfect T-shirt Workshop Pamela Leggett
You probably think of a t-shirt as that comfy top you throw on to do the housework. In reality, a nice fitting t-shirt can be the most versatile top in your wardrobe. This selection from Pamela's Patterns addresses all the fitting issues women face (rounded shoulders and back, full bust, hip room, etc.), and gives you a t-shirt you'll be proud to wear anywhere! Make it casual, dressy, or anything in between. You'll use this pattern over and over again!
Note: Wear a camisole or tank top to class.
Note: Sewing machines provided for class use. If you live locally and own a serger, please bring it to class (4-thread stitch with a matching/blending thread color.)
Materials fee: $18 for pattern and stay tape
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5167 Intermediate Short-row Magic Patty Lyons
You've learned how to short row, you've even done it in a pattern, but how do you apply it to your own knitting? Learn how to use this little bit of knitting magic to adapt patterns to fit you better. Learn how you can replace existing pattern elements such as neck, armhole , and shoulder shaping. We will also explore how you can add functional elements to your garment such as creating bust darts or raising the back of a yoke sweater, as well as adding decorative elements to existing patterns such as shawl collars and shirt-tail hems. Short rows truly are magic!
Note: Short rows will not be taught in this class. Working knowledge of one of the short-row techniques is required.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
6124-1 Easy Weave the Center, Knit the Edge: The Ligeia Stole Workshop (Part 1) John Mullarkey
The Ligeia Stole brings together two ancient arts, weaving and knitting, to create a finished piece that's both striking and elegant. In this full-day workshop, designers Franklin Habit and John Mullarkey will guide you through all the necessary steps, from weaving and joining the beautifully patterned elements of the pin-woven center; through the knitting-on of the matched lace edging. You won't believe how simple the tools and techniques are, and how quickly your own treasured stole will come together. No previous weaving experience is required!
Note: This is a two-part class, you must also sign up for 6124-2 with Franklin Habit on Saturday PM. You cannot take one part without the other.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8077 Intermediate Crochet Cables: Put a Little Twist In Your Stitches! Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
We all love the look of those luscious, sumptuous cables in sweaters, afghans, hats, scarves and...well...we just love cables! What's that? You thought cables were only for knitters? Not so! In this class we will learn to wield our hooks to create these wonders of twisted yarn in ways previously reserved for those with pointy sticks (knitters). We will work swirling-left and right-crossing cables then work our way up to wide cables with stabilizing stitches. Finally, we'll put your cables together to create stunning fabrics of twisted, twirling stitches. In the end, you will leave class with the knowledge and skills necessary to add these useful and stunning design elements to your bag of stitching tricks. Goals -Understand the concept of cabling and how it works in crochet fabric through the use of post stitches -Work a sample block with different combinations of left-twist and right-twist stitches to create beautiful cable patterns.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
3154 Intermediate Sleeve Sense Sarah Peasley
A custom-fit, set-in sleeve made with simple math and simple shaping? Sign me up! Turn just a few measurements into an easy-to-knit, set-in sleeve with an easy-to-insert sleeve cap. Bonus skills: Join your sweater's shoulders quickly and seamlessly, and learn how to create back neck shaping by doing no shaping at all. This useful collection of handy design and finishing techniques can be found in Jean Frost's Custom Knit Jackets book. Sarah will show you how it's all done!
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5023 Advanced Fox Paw Technique Xandy Peters
Want to learn the secret to knitting Fox Paws? The real secret is that it's not a difficult pattern once you get the basics of stacking stitches down. Xandy uses this increase-and-decrease technique to create vertical movement within a row. Unusual shapes result forming extreme waves within striped colorwork - without strands on the wrong side of the piece. In the morning, we will learn the stacked stitch technique with some cool swatches. Then in the afternoon, we will pick our color order and cast on a swatch of the Fox Paw motif. You'll learn to read your knitting and troubleshoot your work to fix mistakes. You'll also learn a trick for weaving in loose ends as you knit, saving you from sewing loose ends later.
Note: Patterns will be provided.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5155 Advanced Double-knitting Lace Alasdair Post-Quinn
Alasdair says it best: "The more I double-knit, the more possibilities open up before me. I love the possibilities of lace—the elegant shapes and flowing forms can be generated with just a few holes and decreases. As I push the boundaries of double-knitting, how could I not try double-knit lace? It turns out that there are myriad ways to do it."

Learn 3 double-knit openwork methods and the pros and cons of each. You'll also learn a really clean double-knit selvedge and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.

Note: Previous double-knitting experience required. (You should have taken Alasdair's Introduction to Double-Knitting or have done some other standard (not slip-stitch) double-knitting colorwork on your own or in another workshop.)
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
7122 Easy Handspinning Art Yarns Natalie Redding
Become a well-rounded spinner! Learn the facts, physics, and potential of fiber while spinning beautiful, artistic yarns. Science and creativity work together. What uses are there for art yarns? Can this yarn be used as warp? Does it matter if it is an s- or z-twist? Which is better for crochet or knitting? Are all fibers suitable for add-ins? Does using damaged fiber really matter? Learn the answers to these questions plus several creative techniques: tail-spinning, add-ins, Laura Spinner's "Magic Thumb", and different plying methods including spiral, coil and chain (Navajo). This class is designed to be conceptual as well as allowing the student to complete a finished art yarn of their own design.
Note: Students must be able to spin a single-ply yarn.
Materials fee: $55 for dyed fibers, additional add-ins, and fabrics.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9058 No skills required Introduction to Folk Art Embroidery Catherine Redford
Start by learning or being reminded of some basic embroidery stitches on a specially designed pre-printed sampler. Then learn some novel embellishment techniques that add to the fun. Learn how Catherine transfers her own designs onto dark-colored backgrounds. Enjoy the relaxed tempo and reconnect with hand work!
Materials fee: $20 for kit including printed sampler, hand-dyed threads, needles, and embellishments.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9061 Easy Tank Top Hack: How to Add a Sleeve to a Tank Top Pattern and Transform it into a Tunic or Dress Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Learn how to work with a basic tank-top pattern to create a variety of styles. First, I'll show you how to add a sleeve to my Easy to Fit and Sew Tank Top Pattern, then we'll play with the hem length and add width to shape tunic and dress pattern pieces. You'll have the opportunity to try on samples to find the best size for you, and we'll discuss design options. You'll be surprised how fun and easy it is to create different looks from the same basic pattern. You will leave class with pattern pieces that are ready to sew together.
This class can be combined with 9062 Garment Sewing 101 for hands-on sewing time.
Materials fee: $25.00 kit fee (includes Tank Top Pattern, tracing paper, and step-by-step instructions).
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
4119 Intermediate Selbu Mittens Jeffrey Wall
After a quick look at the history and construction of the Norwegian Selbu mittens, you'll learn the process as you knit a mini-mitten: Knitting a ribbed or lacy cuff, increasing for the thumb gusset, casting on new stitches after the thumb-hole opening, decreasing for the mitten tip, and picking up stitches to work the thumb. We'll also discuss color dominance and how to hold yarn when working with two colors per round.
Note: Students should be comfortable working with DPNs. Magic loop or the 2-circular method for knitting in the round are possible but not recommended for this class.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5172 Easy Making the Most of Mitered Squares Myra Wood
Mitered squares are so much fun and so easy to knit! Let's explore! Try a wonderful join-as-you-go technique that includes squares, rectangles, right-angle/L shapes, and 4 squares at a time. We'll also work squares on point and create patterns with different color placements and layouts. See what a difference color choice and stitch pattern can make.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6207 Intermediate Colorful Cables Three Ways Lorilee Beltman
You don't have to choose between texture and color in your knitting. You can have both. We'll knit 3 swatches, worked flat. In one swatch, we'll work 2-handed-stranded knitting with cables. In another, we'll try our hand at 2-stitch-wide cables offset by the main color. In a third, our colorful cables will travel over a reverse stockinette background. I'll have a fourth option in our handout, if there's time.
Speaking of having it both ways: we'll learn how to make these cables traditionally with a cable needle and be a little radical and learn to make them without!
Note: Students should be able to accomplish simple 2/2 right cross and left cross cables before attending this class.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5141 Easy Four Play: How to Master DPN's Marly Bird
Let Marly show you how to master those double-pointed needles. No more dropped needles, lost stitches, or unsightly runs in your knitting! Learn a unique, never-fail cast-on; how to keep the stitches between each needle join snug; and how a few tips and tricks along the way can help in your future knitting projects.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
9071 No skills required More Quilting with Rulers and Templates Debby Brown
If you know the basics of quilting with rulers on a domestic, longarm, or sit-down longarm machine, come to this class to learn a library of designs to use on your quilts. Debby has been quilting with rulers for nearly two decades; she loves to help quilters finish their quilts accurately and easily.
You may take this class after completing 9070 Quilting with Rulers and Templates.
Materials fee: $20
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
9066 Intermediate Intermediate Foundation Paper Piecing: Dragonfly Dance Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
Improve your paper piecing skills by making the Dragonfly Dance quilt. Sheri will walk you through all of the steps while demonstrating tips and tricks for staying organized, working efficiently and achieving precise alignments. We’ll also review finishing the quilt top and quilting tips. This workshop is geared towards the confident beginner / intermediate foundation paper piecer.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6103 Intermediate Secrets from the Past: Unusual Stitch Patterns from Historic Counterpanes Candace Eisner Strick
Antique counterpanes (bedspreads) used many unusual knitting patterns such as knobs, wheat ears, bells, scallop shells, fans, and bay leaves. These beautiful stitch patterns are rarely used in today's knitting, but can be successfully incorporated into contemporary garments and accessories, adding new dimension to your knitting.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6124-2 Easy Weave the Center, Knit the Edge: The Ligeia Stole Workshop (Part 2) Franklin Habit
The Ligeia Stole brings together two ancient arts, weaving and knitting, to create a finished piece that's both striking and elegant. In this full-day workshop, designers Franklin Habit and John Mullarkey will guide you through all the necessary steps, from weaving and joining the beautifully patterned elements of the pin-woven center; through the knitting-on of the matched lace edging. You won't believe how simple the tools and techniques are, and how quickly your own treasured stole will come together. No previous weaving experience is required!
Note: This is a two-part class, you must also sign up for 6124-1 with John Mullarkey on Saturday AM. You cannot take one part without the other.
You must be comfortable knitting from lace charts.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
4124 Intermediate Round Yoke Cowls and Capelets Sivia Harding
A modification of Elizabeth Zimmerman's EPS system is the basis for our exploration of cowls that are shaped with round yokes. This amended system works for any size and any length cowl or capelet, although the shape needs to be long enough to encompass the shoulders. Cowls that have shoulder shaping are especially versatile because they stay on, They can be made as long as you like, as in capes or ponchos. You can use this template to make a patterned yoke, or stay with simple stitches.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3040 Intermediate Secrets of the Sleeve Cap Patty Lyons
A properly sized sleeve cap can make or break a garment. Learn the math to design a traditional sleeve cap and how to redesign one should your row gauge be different than the pattern's. After exploring the domino effect of changing parts of a sweater pattern, we will learn how to design a fixed-height and a variable-height sleeve cap that will fit you perfectly. Once we have cracked the code of the sleeve cap, we will explore the four seaming zones that will allow you to perfectly sew in your set-in sleeve. You will never look at sleeves the same again!
NOTE: Math is used in sweater design.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
7103 No skills required Ply-split Braided Scarf John Mullarkey
Literally what it sounds like, learn to split the plies of commercial 2-ply or 4-ply yarn to create a colorful braided scarf. Using a grip-fid and commercial yarn, start on a scarf while learning the basics of ply-split braiding, a very old cloth making technique. The interaction between the yarn colors as one yarn splits another is a fascinating and fun effect.
Materials fee: $8 for scarf materials.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7104 No skills required Stitch & Click: Photographing Fiber Arts Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Nothing is more disappointing than finishing a FAB fiber project and not being able to take an equally FAB photo of it. In Stitch & Click we will show you how to take great photos that show off your stitch and fiber work. Don't have an expensive camera or fancy photography studio equipment? No worries! We will show you simple tips and tricks to use what you have around the house to create photos that will really show off all that hard work you put into your handmade projects. In this class we'll teach you the basics of how all cameras work whether you have a DSLR, or a mobile device. We'll learn where to find the right light for photographing any handmade project, how to create a professional environment for taking your photos, explore a few downloadable apps to assist you in your quest for the perfect photo, and give you one sure-fire tip that is certain to take your photos from drab to FAB. We'll even share our favorite DIY solutions so you can set up great photos at home without breaking the bank! Finally, we'll practice hands-on so you get experience setting up your own stage and lighting for a signature look and receive immediate feed-back from the experts. By the time this course is through you'll have all the information needed to step boldly into basic product and consumer photography and take FAB photos that truly show off your work! Goals • Basic understanding of a good photo • Learn the unique qualities of fiber projects that create special photography issues… and how to overcome each one • Understand how to use any digital camera, point and shoot, and even camera phones to get great results • Learn about DIY camera equipment you already have in your house • Take a GREAT photo… or two…
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5153 Easy Introduction to Double Knitting Alasdair Post-Quinn
Double-knitting is a unique method of making a fabric with no 'wrong' side and a built-in capacity for reversible colorwork pattern. Significantly different from the standard intarsia and Fair Isle colorwork, double-knitting is labor-intensive but a wholly worthwhile technique to have in your repertoire.
You'll learn Alasdair's 2-color cast-on for double-knitting, get comfortable with the techniques involved, then move into colorwork. By the end of the workshop you should have completed a motif swatch and be confident that you can tackle a larger standard double-knitting pattern.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8075 Intermediate Modern Irish Crochet Myra Wood
The popularity of Irish crochet has exploded in recent years! Magazines like Duplet from Russia feature a whole new, multi-color vision of a long treasured technique. Rather than using tiny hooks and cobweb thread, learn how to create incredible Irish-crochet-inspired work with size 10 thread and an A/2mm or B/2.75mm hook. You'll learn how to interpret Russian charts and symbols and how to crochet motifs. Tons of examples will be shown!
Saturday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
No skills required Student Banquet & Style Show  
Join Rick Mondragon as attendees strut their stuff on the catwalk.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
6122 Intermediate Shetland Sky and Sea Denise Bell
The themes of sky and sea are frequently represented in Shetland designs. Would you expect anything less from the beautiful but hard-to-reach islands located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea?
In this fine-lace class, we'll look at 2 traditional Shetland stitches: the Bird's Eye and the Cockleshell. Both stitches involve patterning on every row and require a bit of concentration, but are well worth the effort!
Note: Students must be able to work standard increases and decreases, be proficient at chart
reading, and have experience with lace-weight yarn.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5082 Easy Pick Your Knits and Purls: Continental Knitting Introduction Lorilee Beltman
When you learn continental knitting, you minimize your hand motions for a more comfortable, and perhaps speedier, way to knit.
Each finger has a job to do. Understand exactly what motions have a bearing on stitch gauge (it's not what you think!). Learn to create even knitting by sizing your knits and purls equally. Learn how your choice of tools affects your outcome. Practice the knit stitch, then move on to purl, increases, decreases, and ribbing, where efficiency really pays off.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8048 Intermediate Single-crochet Entrelac Marly Bird
Try something different. Crochet a fabric that resembles basket-weave! Entrelac isn't only for knitters.
Get the look of basic entrelac with a crochet hook and single crochet! Amaze your friends with your new-found crochet skill. Create striking blankets, accessories, and garments. And have fun!
Note: Must have a good command of basic crochet skills.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9075 No skills required You can do THAT on a Long Arm? Debby Brown
Sewing machines sew and quilting machines quilt, but is that all that they do? Come and play for 3 hours and learn how to create beautiful and fun projects that will inspire you to use your domestic, longarm, or sit-down longarm machine in fresh ways.
Materials fee: $30
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
8083 Intermediate Double-Ended, Circular Tunisian Tapestry Lily Chin
Learn this fascinatingly new technique of creating a moire effect in crochet. Create projects without seams. Make pictures or motifs in two colors without stranding. This is a ground-breaking, never-before-seen way of using Tunisian crochet employing a short, double-ended hook.
Command of basic crochet skills is required.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4059 Intermediate Aquitaine Beaded Cuffs Sivia Harding
This class is a virtual cornucopia of beaded knitting techniques. Aquitaine is an elegant mitt with a heavily beaded hand covering (but no thumb) and a slim, ribbed cuff that can be wrist or elbow length. Up to three different kinds of seed beads may be used to embellish the stitches in the pattern. Students will come away with much bead know-how and the skills to make this darling pair of mitts.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9019 Easy Diamonds in the Sky Michelle Renee Hiatt
Learn how to use Deb Tucker's Corner Beam ruler as you make this fun, Fat-Quarter-friendly quilt. You'll create brilliant 4-piece diamonds that radiate and frame 4-point stars. The play of patterned and solid fabrics adds dimension and make this dazzling quilt shine.
The class will include step-by-step use of the ruler, as well as tips on strip piecing, matching points, piecing on-point quilts, and general machine piecing hints and tips.
Note: Basic quilt-making skills required: rotary cutting, piecing a 1/4" seam.
Sewing machines provided for use in the classroom.
Materials fee: $6 for pattern. Required ruler will be available for purchase.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
7075 No skills required Color and Weave Sampler Scarf Deborah Jarchow
Learn to get outstanding color-pattern effects using a rigid heddle loom. Make a sampler scarf that looks like complicated patterns with very little effort. By using two contrasting colors of yarn you can achieve a houndstooth check, color blocks, and more! Some weaving experience is helpful.
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6014 Intermediate Style with a Twist Barry Klein
Knitting is a combination of yarn and stitch, but the 2 do not always come together well. We will work with classic, textured, and hand-dyed yarns as we make small samples of sweaters and designs that will bring it all together. This class is for knitters who want to be more involved in the design process and use different yarns for their favorite sweaters. See how easy it is to go from average to fantastic.

Materials fee: $5 for yarn assortment.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5147 Intermediate Patty's Knitting Bag of Tricks Patty Lyons
There are so many knitting tricks that make our lives better. Over the years of knitting and teaching I've accumulated quite a few fantastic ones. I love it when I'm teaching a class and a student declares 'I love that tip!' So, I've decided to dig into my knitting bag of tricks and put them all in one class. From how to do a better SSK, make matching size YO's, avoid the gap at the end of a bind-off, tighten your first stitch, make better neck divides, and more...get ready to find your new favorite knitting tricks!
Note: Must know how to cast on, bind off, and work basic increases and decrease as well as having completed one project by following a pattern.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
2078 Intermediate A Silver Lining Sarah Peasley
Lining a knit sweater or jacket transforms it from casual to couture. You don't even have to know how to sew to give this luxurious finishing technique a try! The process, as outlined in Jean Frost's Custom Knit Jackets, is a simple one when you take it step by step. Sarah will guide you through each stage as you stitch lining fabric to each of your swatches, join your swatches together with slip-stitch crochet, and then seam the lining for a clean, flawless finish. Discussion will include lining fabrics, sizing issues, and other applications, such as skirts and bags.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
5023 Advanced Fox Paw Technique Xandy Peters
Want to learn the secret to knitting Fox Paws? The real secret is that it's not a difficult pattern once you get the basics of stacking stitches down. Xandy uses this increase-and-decrease technique to create vertical movement within a row. Unusual shapes result forming extreme waves within striped colorwork - without strands on the wrong side of the piece. In the morning, we will learn the stacked stitch technique with some cool swatches. Then in the afternoon, we will pick our color order and cast on a swatch of the Fox Paw motif. You'll learn to read your knitting and troubleshoot your work to fix mistakes. You'll also learn a trick for weaving in loose ends as you knit, saving you from sewing loose ends later.
Note: Patterns will be provided.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
9059 Easy The Wool Applique Experience Catherine Redford
Learn the techniques required for successful whip-stitch wool applique while working on a small piece that can be finished into a needle case or pin cushion. You'll discover how easy it is to embellish and add further dimension to your project with beautiful embroidery stitches.
Materials Fee: $25, complete kit including fabrics, threads, and pattern
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9068 Easy Yoga Pants and Beyond Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
A great pair of yoga pants are worth their weight in gold. In this class you’ll have the opportunity to try on samples and pick the fabric and style of your yoga pants. Choose between a basic one-seam yoga pant with a custom waistband or a more tailored design that features unique seam detail and a hem finish with a back slit. Your kit includes the pattern and Performance Sports Knit Fabric with Dri-Max and Microbial properties. You can work with a soft, comfortable, double-brushed polyester knit or a firm compression knit that will smooth all your curves. Either way, you’ll learn how to sew knit fabric and end up with a pair of yoga pants that rival the ones you can find at Athleta or Nike!
Materials fee: $40.00 kit fee (Includes Yoga Pant Pattern, tracing paper, 1 1/4 yds black knit fabric of your choice and step-by-step instructions).
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
7111 No skills required Dye Your Own Yarn Jennifer Vancalcar
Try your hand at dyeing your own yarn! Students will receive 1 skein of yarn to dye in the colors of their choosing. Learn how to hand paint yarn to produce beautiful tonal, variegated, or pooling effects when knit. Along the way, students will also learn some color theory. At the end of the class, you will walk away with a beautiful skein of one-of-a-kind sock yarn created by you!
Materials fees: $25 for the yarn you will be dyeing (Holiday Yarns’ Flocksock Sock Yarn: 75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon).
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:30 am
8092 Easy Mini-Motif Crochet Earrings Myra Wood
Granny Squares are the current "retro rage". Now you can wear them as jewelry! Learn how to make adorable minis using pearl cotton thread. Then turn them into a simple pair of granny square earrings in class. Myra will show you how to transform any crochet motif into its mini version, how to change colors, and the best way to hide ends. See lots of examples on ways to prepare them to become jewelry finished with simple findings.
Materials Fee: $2.00 for jewelry findings.
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
9047 No skills required The T-shirt and Sweater Makeover Pamela Leggett
Make the best of those oversized T-Shirts from vacations, school activities and concerts. Even though they may have a super cool logo or design, you only wear them to bed or for cleaning the house because they are loose & sloppy. Now, thanks to Pamela's Patterns, you can turn those big T-shirts into fitted and stylish tops you'll be proud to wear anywhere! The technique is simple and fast. Just think: in no time you could have a whole new wardrobe of cute tops!
Bonus: Pamela will also show you how you can do makeovers on sweaters, polo's, cardigans, and more!
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
2067 Intermediate Colorful Cast-ons Lorilee Beltman
When knitting a project do you feel you're not getting to the fun part until well after the cast on? Try these colorful cast-ons to add interest to the project, and to add extra entertainment value for you, the knitter.

We'll make swatches, so you'll be able to apply the techniques learned to add a modern touch of color to your next garment. Or, by adding colors to the cast-on edge, you can introduce colors that appear later in piece. The options are so plentiful that there is more in the handout than we have time to get discuss, but we'll choose our favorites and proceed at a good clip.

Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5252 Intermediate Miter Me This, Miter Me That Marly Bird
Learn how to knit the building blocks of the knitting world. The mitered square has long been a staple in knitting design, and now it can be a staple in your knitter's toolbox. These magical mitered squares are knit in a variety of stitches. Learn how to make one in garter, a mix of garter and stockinette, and plain stockinette as well as centered-decrease options for the center miter. These are joined-as-you-go squares make miters the perfect traveling project.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
9073 No skills required Start with a Stencil Debby Brown
A little marking goes a long way on a quilt top. Whether using a commercial stencil or one you have made yourself, learn how to stitch the design that's marked on your quilt top as well as how to use those marked areas as a springboard for your creativity. Stitch out these designs for yourself using a domestic, longarm, or sit-down longarm machine.
Materials Fee: $20
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
9078 Easy Combo Weave Michelle Renee Hiatt
Learn to master the Combination Unit —a square made of 1 half-square triangle and 2 quarter-square triangles. This simple technique using Studio 180 Design's Tucker Trimmer 1 or 3 will have you making perfect Combo with precuts or fabric scraps in no time. This quilt design can also translate into a runner. Whatever you make, sizing is simple, just make 4", 5", or 6" units.
Note: Basic quilt-making skills required: rotary cutting, sewing, and piecing a 1/4" seam.
Sewing machines provided for use in the classroom.
Materials fee; $6 for pattern. Required ruler will be available for purchase.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5163 Easy Stop Turning: Knitting & Purling Backwards Patty Lyons
My favorite knitting trick is to stop turning! If you hate purling, are unhappy with your uneven tension, or simply aren't crazy about flipping that 400-stitch basket-weave afghan around every time it's time to do a WS row, learn the joy of never turning! We will learn how to put the knit stitch and the purl stitch in reverse, as well as learn basic decreases, short rows, and picking up stitches backwards. Knitting and purling backwards is great for entrelac, bobbles, short rows, and chart work.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1016 Easy Basic Intarsia Techniques Sarah Peasley
Intarsia knitting creates a single layer of multicolored fabric, as in a Christmas stocking with a jolly Santa motif, argyles, or a vertically striped sweater. Learn a variety of tricks to keep your intarsia knitting on track and (mostly) tangle free, including preparing your materials, reading a chart, weaving in ends, and mastering duplicate stitch.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
9062 Easy Garment Sewing 101 Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
If you were in one of my pattern fitting or design classes and you want to sew your new pattern together with my guidance, join me! This skill-building class will cover all the basics of garment sewing. We'll start by laying out fabric and pattern pieces. Learn how to be sure you're laying the pattern out on the grainline. After cutting out the pieces and sewing them together, we'll check to see if your test garment needs any fitting adjustments. This class will be filled with fun and inspiration because you'll be able to see what your fellow STITCHES United friends have been working on. You'll leave class with a fitting test garment and a pattern that's ready for your fashion fabric.

This class provides hands-on sewing time for students who have taken: 9032 Tee Fit Workshop, 9033 How to Use Your Measurements to Draft Your New Favorite Skirt, or 9061 Tank Top Hack: How to Add a Sleeve to a Tank Top Pattern and Transform it into a Tunic or Dress.
Sewing machines will be provided for use in the classroom. Materials Fee: $7.00 for muslin to sew a skirt sloper OR $12.00 for gray or black knit to sew a Tee, Top, or Knit Dress.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
7068 Intermediate KLITCH your Knits! Beth Whiteside
Knotting, Lacing, Inlay, Twining, Couching (faux), Hemstitching: amp up your knitting with these 6 afterthought embellishing techniques! That single skein of pretty sitting in your stash can add pizazz to plain knitting (hand-made or store-bought!), cinch in a waist taper, or cover up an extended edging. You will practice all these techniques in class, as well as get ideas for using and developing them further. Come learn to KLITCH!



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