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NO SKILLS REQUIRED Absolutely no experience necessary. Valuable for all levels of the craft.
EASY Participants with basic skills.
INTERMEDIATE Participants have solid basic skills.
ADVANCED Participants have solid skills and experience in the craft, ready to explore or refine.
Myra is a fiber artist, designer, and author of Knit in New Directions (XRX Books), Crazy Lace, andCreative Crochet Lace. She's appeared on TV shows including Knitty Gritty, Knit and Crochet Now, Uncommon Threads, and on online classes. With a background in fine and graphic arts, Myra teaches a wide range of inspiring classes specializing in all things creative.
For more about Myra, go to myrawood.com.
STITCHES West 2020 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
8075 Intermediate Modern Irish Crochet 1: Making Motifs
The popularity of Irish Crochet has exploded around the globe in recent years! Magazines like Duplet from Russia feature the long-treasured technique with a modern twist; multi-color versions that rival any paintbox.
Rather than use tiny hooks and cobweb threads to create these motifs, we will use either fingering weight yarn or size 10 crochet thread. It's up to you and which you're more comfortable with. We will learn how to interpret Russian charts and symbols, as we try out select motifs (to join later*). Tons of motifs will be shown on their own and combined into finished projects.
*Note: We are focusing on the motifs in this class; to connect them, Modern Irish Crochet II: Putting it all Together will teach you what you need to know.
Note: Must be comfortable reading crochet charts.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
5281 Intermediate Knitting with Beads, Every Which Way but Loose
Bead Knitting and Beaded Knitting; what's the difference? Find out, along with learning how to add beads to your knitting using different pre-strung bead techniques. Bling up your knitting and make jewelry too.
We'll start by learning how to add pre-strung beads to yarn and how to string your own beads for multi-color patterns. We'll move on to the logic of knitting with beads -starting with the easiest methods, building up to more intricate patterning and how to place it into circular and lace knitting.
We'll work on a sampler so you can experiment with the various methods in class, and you'll leave with complete directions and a pattern for knitting a scarf with beads.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1136 Intermediate Modern Irish Crochet 2: Putting it all Together
You have completed Irish Crochet motifs; now you need to know how to join them into a fabric. This class is all about connecting motifs with Irish Crochet netting or "filling". Learn how to prepare the finished motifs, arrange them confidently and creatively, and join them using 2 different styles of joining-1 super-easy and 1 more complicated.
Myra will explain how to construct a garment, join the front and back seamlessly and finish the edges. Her completed garments clarify the process. Bring a bunch of Irish Crochet motifs and let's make some beautiful Irish Crochet fabric!
Note: You must know how to make Irish Crochet motifs. Modern Irish Crochet I: Making Motifs will teach you what you need to know if you have no previous experience.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1037 Intermediate Creative Multi-directional Knitting
Ever thought to yourself, "I'm just not creative?" or found yourself in a creative slump? This energizing hands-on workshop and lecture will dispel the myths and rekindle your creative fire. Even if you don't think of yourself as an artist, you'll learn how to unleash your creativity using a step-by-step process of color, texture, and simple design to take your knitting in different directions. Spend a day exploring a new approach to multi-directional knitting and discover how with just a few measurements and some quick plans, you'll be off on a true knitting adventure.
Starting with a simple panel that can be modified into a purse or sweater front, you'll learn the steps it takes to create your own spectacular fabric. Stitch your way through different techniques and stitch patterns and go home with a plan and solutions for finishing your own unique design without a written pattern. Be prepared for some serious fun!