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(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Susan Lazear is a Professor of Fashion at Mesa College in San Diego where she teachers various fashion courses including Textiles, Patternmaking, Textile Design, Clothing Construction and Fashion History. Susan designs wearable art, mixed media clothing (e.g. sewing and knitting) and is a computer graphic artist. In addition to her teaching she combines her skills in the creation of a line of software for knitters, sewers and textile artists under the Cochenille Design Studio name. She has taught fashion and design workshops around the world.
STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
356-3 Easy Kimono: Culture and Design for Knitters
This class covers a study of a very traditional shape; the kimono. Students will learn about its history, variations on design, and how knitters can translate this generic shape to their own dimensions and tastes. We will explore the planning of a garment using this basic shape and various ways to add fashion flair.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
348-6 Easy Will This Pattern Fit?
Love to knit, but don't know if the pattern will fit? Learn how to translate the knitting instructions into measurements and then compare them to your body to determine if the garment will fit and if alterations are necessary. Students will measure themselves and work on several patterns to determine and calculate the fit according to their need. Choosing appropriate styles for your figure will also be covered.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
417-3 Intermediate Creative Shawls and Wraps
Learn how to work with basic shapes and your personal proportions to create simple, yet fashionable wraps and shawls. Students will customize and create 3 patterns that can be knit with any yarn and gauge. In addition, you will learn basic techniques for evaluating and translating garments into pattern shapes that are suitable to your personal proportions.