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Michele Costa
Michele Costa is the dreamer, maker & lead designer for 144 Stitches and founder of the blog Stitch & Hustle, for the maker community.

Born and raised in NYC, Michele has loved all things yarn since she was a child. After a successful career in television production, Michele turned her attention to her fiber love and launched 144 Stitches, designing and creating modern crochet & knitwear and has worked extensively in the fiber industry for nearly ten years. Before working with Stunning String to develop an exclusive Learn To Knit & Learn To Crochet Class Program, Michele has worked with fiber companies such as Red Heart, Manos del Uruguay, Knitter's Pride, We Are Knitters, Universal Yarn, Lion Brand Yarn, Wool And The Gang, and many others to design works for them as well as had her designs in well known industry magazines.

Her grandparents who, as immigrants, instilled in her a love for working hard and bringing dreams to reality mostly inspire Michele. Her designs are inspired by her love of travel and architecture and the names of her designs often give those sources away as she pays homage to the places she has been and people she has met on this journey.

In 2017, Michele launched Stitch Up Events promoting diversity and inclusion in the fiber arts community. Michele believes it is her true calling to be a community builder and share her love for fiber arts. As she says, fiber arts is our common thread. She spends her time working hard to build safe spaces for fiber enthusiasts to gather and create together, building a diverse community one stitch at a time.

Visit Michele's website at www.michelecosta.com.



STITCHES United 2020 Classes
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Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1712 Intermediate One Recipe: One Hundred KNIT Shawls Unleash your inner designer with this assyemtrical shawl recipe. Students will be taught how to use my recipe to design their own asymmetrical shawl. We will review how to select & pair stitches, create colorwork patterns and combine fibers to create stunning new designs.

Note special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
KNITTING: Must know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl
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Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1713 Intermediate One Recipe: One Hundred CROCHET Shawls Unleash your inner designer with this assyemtrical shawl recipe. Students will be taught how to use my recipe to design their own asymmetrical shawl. We will review how to select & pair stitches, create colorwork patterns and combine fibers to create stunning new designs. Note special skills or knowledge needed to take this class CROCHET: Must know how to create sc, hdc, dc and basic crochet pattern reading skills
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Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1711 Easy Introduction To Yarn Bombing: Put Those Scraps To Use We’ve all seen or heard of huge fiber-art installations  Well thrthfully,  you don't have to think big to get into yarn bombing.

 Michele will teach you how to think outside that fiber box and turn your scraps into masterpieces. You can yarn-bomb gift wrap for the holidays or birthdays! You can yarn bomb teacher gifts and photo albums.

Yarn bombing can be as big or as small as you like. So let’s get out that scrap pile of yarn and create your own yarn bombs! 
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Note special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
CROCHET: Must know how to ch, sc, , dc
KNITTING: Must know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl