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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.
Myra is a fiber artist, designer and author of Crazy Lace, Creative Crochet Lace and her new book, Knit in New Directions (XRX Books). She's appeared on tv shows including Knitty Gritty, Knit and Crochet Now, Uncommon Threads and online classes. Specializing in all things creative with a background in fine and graphic arts, Myra teaches a wide range of inspiring classes.
STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
724-3 Easy Embellish It Knits
Embellishing is a fast and fun way to add a little magic to your finished knit or crochet pieces. Discover how to turn a plain garment or handbag into wearable art. Learn freestyle embroidery stitches, ruffles, duplicate stitching, knitted appliques, and beading techniques to enhance and embellish your work. This creative, hands-on workshop will have you thinking about your knitted wardrobe in a whole new way. Great for quick gifts, too!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
374-3 Easy Template Based Knitting and/or Crochet
This comprehensive lecture covers knitting and crochet without patterns by using templates instead. Once a proper fitting template has been created, pieces are knit and/or crocheted and fit together to fill in the shapes using an endless variety of yarns and techniques. Various methods of creating templates and how to knit or crochet to exact shapes and sizes will all be covered. Handouts for slopers and templates for various shaped garments will be provided.
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
820-3 Easy Creative Crochet Lace
Crochet lace is easier than you think! If you can chain, single, and double crochet, you can crochet incredible lacework in different directions without any patterns! Apply the basic logic of crochet lace as you create lace patterning for a beautiful triangular shawl. Learn to read crochet charts and make your own. Note: Must know basic crochet stitches.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
352-3 Intermediate Creative Knitting: Crazy Quilt Style
Learn how to design and knit in different directions to make a unique fabric based on an overall template rather than a specific pattern. A basic template will be provided to make a pillow or purse but you'll learn how to make your own clothing templates as well. Learn to combine triangles, squares, and rectangles to fill your shape like a jigsaw puzzle or traditional crazy quilt. We'll discuss how to knit shapes to exact sizes, ways to join as you go, and finishing and embellishing to complete your wearable work of art. You'll never look at your knitting (or your stash) the same way again!
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
821-3 Intermediate Japanese Crochet Motifs
Delicate Japanese motifs are the latest craze in crochet for wearables, scarves, and home furnishings. Learn how to read Japanese motif charts along with tons of tips and tricks including beginning with magic circles, changing colors seamlessly, joining motifs, and weaving in ends as you go to take your crochet to the next level. We'll start a scarf in class that's fun and fast to make.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
307-3 Intermediate Creative Short Row Knitting
Short rows aren't just for shaping. Discover a whole world of creative knitting with endless possibilities using short rows for sweaters, bags, and anything else you can imagine. You'll combine tons of yarns in various colors to explore wavy designs without a pattern. Great to combine with other freeform techniques! You'll also learn how to incorporate short rows into existing patterns.
Note: Must have some short row experience.
STITCHES West 2012 ETC Classes
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Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ETC Intermediate Creative Knitting and/or Crochet Bootcamp: Wearables-Design & Construction
Immerse yourself in 2 days of pure inspiration working with color, texture, and design. Myra shares her approach to one-of-a-kind wearable art. You'll learn how to create and use templates in this hands-on intensive workshop. While you explore your creativity, we'll cover construction of multi-directional fabric, sizing and fit, finishing, and embellishing.
Whether you're a seasoned professional or just someone who loves needlework but finds themselves stuck in a rut, Myra will get your creative juices flowing. Be ready for some serious fun!