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No skill required
Basic Know basic stitches (knit, purl or single crochet, double crochet).
Easy You should know the basics, how to increase and decrease, and have made at least one project.
Intermediate You should have worked with a few stitch patterns and should be familiar wtih basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patters and should comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Wilhelmine Peers is an internationally recognized fiber artist, designer, colorist, and stylist. As a teacher she uses all aspects of her education and experience in the fields of mathematics, engineering and fashion design. She teaches at many venues across the country, is leading knitting retreats and designs knitwear using the most current fashion trends for publication and small collections. Her designs have been published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Knitterâ€™s, Noro, KnitStyle as well as several collaborative books. She consults as a stylist of a wardrobe or even a fashion show.
Her motto: â€śLearning is my passion. Teaching is my mission.â€ť
STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
127-3 Easy Design Using a Photographer's Frame
Inspiration is all around us. Participants will learn how to cut out â€śnoiseâ€ť and focus on a color, a landscape, an architectural angle by using a card board photographer's frame. Time will be devoted to seeing, sketching, and the beginning of the creation process.
Seeing is using magazines cut outs, textiles, photographs to form collages that constitute the background.
Sketching is using the cardboard frame to see the most interesting or alluring images come into focus and can then be sketched using color pens, pencils, or even a camera for future use. Designing is really sketching with yarn. Using various yarn colors, textures and stitches will lead to an actual textile design.
Fun will turn into inspiration. Inspiration will turn into interest.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
375-3 Easy Understanding Body Types and Discovering Designs that Fit
Finding designs that fit and flatter is a whole lot easier when you know what pieces work best for your shape.
There are four major body types: the flute or twig, the hourglass, the apple and the dewdrop or pear. They all require correct tailoring to bring out the best features. Understanding the problem areas and the best features will be the basis for accurate definition of garment planning.
Participants will work together to measure each other. Once the measurements are recorded, each body type will emerge, and will serve as the basis for garment construction.