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Shannon Okey
Shannon Okey is a designer, the publisher behind Cooperative Press, and a former knitting magazine editor. She has written more than a dozen fiber arts titles and taught everywhere you can imagine, including drop-spindling on a swaying cruise ship! Her most recent book is The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design.

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STITCHES East 2011 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
370-3 Intermediate Get Published Have you always wanted to write a book? Now's your chance! Whether you want to submit your work to large publishers or do it yourself, Shannon has the insider knowledge to help you succeed! She reveals the processes behind:
–building a successful book proposal
–brainstorming a book: discovering what you have to offer the market
–publishing it yourself for greater profit and control
–finding a printer, an appropriate print solution or going digital and many other topics of interest to creative people of all kinds.
Extensive Q&A period during class to cover all your bases!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
371-3 Intermediate Aspiring Designer Bootcamp Are you ready to take your knit design work to the next level? Designer and ex-knitting magazine editor Shannon Okey, whose online Designer Bootcamp classes have attracted students from all over the world, will show you how it's done, from presenting yourself professionally to establishing an online presence to submitting to magazines.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
311-6 Intermediate The Sweater Map Using Shannon's 'sweater map' technique, students will learn how to design their own perfect sweater. We'll discuss proper measurement-taking, gathering inspiration, and translating everything from the page to the needles. Along the way, students will also learn how to address their own personal challenges for optimal sweater fit and style.

Color & Creativity Finishing Finesse Garment Shaping & Designing Projects & More Projects Techniques & Tips for Knitters Stitch Patters & Textures Extras Crochet