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Edie Eckman
Edie Eckman is a designer, author and popular teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. She teaches around the country and is the author of a number of best-selling crochet and knitting titles including The Crochet Answer Book, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, and most recently, Christmas Crochet. As a teacher, designer and technical editor, Edie is on a mission to ensure that patterns are as clear as possible to the greatest number of knitters and crocheters as possible. She is a lifelong learner and considers her students the best teachers.


STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
710-3 Easy Crochet for Knitters Learn basic crochet techniques for edgings and finishing details. Note: This is a basic how-to class for those with little or no crochet experience.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
359-6 Advanced How to Say it: Technical Writing for Knitters and Crocheters If you have a design you'd like to get published or to share, you need to be able to write it so others can understand it. Learn how to craft a well-written pattern and avoid common mistakes. Study ways to balance the needs of different audiences and skill levels. Explore the joys and pitfalls of describing a number of different sizes. Pick up tips for getting your designs accepted for publication. Go home with a pattern template you can use.
Note: This is NOT a pattern drafting (number crunching) class but a class in technical writing.
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Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
660-3 Intermediate Go Bi-Textural: Combine Knitting and Crochet Break out of your knitting rut by blending techniques. We'll combine the best properties of knitting with the best properties of crochet to get designs that wow and knits that fit! See how to use crochet techniques to make your knits fit better, create the perfect buttonhole, insert a crocheted motif into a knitted fabric, and other tips.
Note: Must be comfortable with knit, purl, sc and dc.
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Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
659-3 Easy Easy Stitches for Impatient Knitters Bored with stockinette and garter stitch, but too busy for something difficult? Learn these quick-and-easy stitch patterns to keep your interest—and allow you to watch the ball game at the same time!
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Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
812-3 Intermediate Crochet Stitch Workshop See how crochet uses cables, lace, texture and openwork to create beautiful fabric. Try your hand at a variety of stitch families. Play with color and texture while learning to read crochet text and charts. For all levels of crocheters.



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