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Karen Whooley
Karen Ratto Whooley is the award winning author of 6 books including I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting Socks and Learn to Delta Lace Crochet. Crocheting for the last 38 years, she enjoys all sorts of patterns and techniques but most especially Italian Lace. A designer for 14 years, Karen travels the country teaching at events large and small sharing her knowledge and passion for crochet. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of 22 years and her two teenage children. Visit her website at www.krwknitwear.com to see what is happening in her crochet world.

STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
809-3 Intermediate Cuff Down Crochet Socks Intimidated by knitted socks? Learn to make simply easy crochet socks from the Cuff Down. Use your favorite sock yarn and learn a new stitch to create a softer fabric with toes and heels that are a bit heavier to prevent wearing out quickly. Learn the Heel Flap and Gusset way of creating socks like I teach in my book, I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting Socks. They are made all in one piece with just 2 ends to weave in when you are done.
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
816-3 Intermediate Crochet Beaded Ropes Learn to make beautiful beaded ropes using nylon cord and seed beads. Learn how different size beads & starting chains change the look and feel of your ropes. Must know slip stitch crochet and have experience using a steel hook (fine hook). Material fee: $25 for kit including pre-strung beads.
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
817-3 Advanced Crochet Entrelac Basics Squares, squares, and more squares! Learn to crochet as- you-go squares that make a beautiful draped fabric that looks like knit. Practice on a small piece and discuss how to adapt this variation of Tunisian crochet to clothing, accessories, and decor. Experience with Tunisian crochet is helpful.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     CANCELED
818-3 Easy Fair Isle for Crochet Learn the secrets of Crochet Fair Isle. Using just a single crochet, we will learn to read a chart, carry colors, and conceal ends without weaving them in as we work a sample square. Must know how to chain and single crochet.

Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     CANCELED
808-3 No skills required Fashion Forward-Learning to Crochet those new fashion yarns Ever looked on the shelves of your LYS and seen those new yarns that knit ruffles? Or Pillows? Or other such items? Did you know that you can crochet with them just as well as you can knit with them? Join Karen as she takes you on the adventure of working with Trendsetter Yarns' Fashion. We will learn to work with Cha Cha, Flamenco and the New Improv!
Material Fee $5.50

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