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Antje Gillingham
Antje Gillingham grew up in Germany and learned to knit at the age of eight. In 1982 she moved to the central coast of California, where she lived for the next 17 years. When her husband's job relocated the family to Tennessee, she rediscovered her infatuation with fiber and all that is knitting. Antje is the author of three best-selling books and has published patterns in several knitting magazines. Over the years, her travels have taken her all over the country, and along the way she has made many new friends who all share the same passion for knitting. It is these wonderful, like-minded souls who continue to inspire her to design, write and teach. When she isn't traveling or teaching at a variety of knitting workshops, she can be found relaxing at home...with knitting in hand.


STITCHES East 2012 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
454-3 Intermediate Ear-Lings: Beaded Headbands I'm going to be perfectly honest! I look hideous in hats—any size, any shape, any color—but my ears freeze instantly at the mere thought of cold weather. This means I need something to cover them! Enter the ear-warming headband! It's compact, quick to put on and most importantly: No Bad Hat Hair Day!! Ahhh- the perfect cold weather accessory. Let's combine it with cables, the queens of texture and beads, those wonderful sparkly pieces of glass, and create a one of a kind beaded cabled headband! We'll fearlessly knit with beads, cable without cable needles and practice the three-needle bind off. Join me for this fun, quick, little project with amazing ear warming power!
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Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
570-6 Intermediate Bella Donna: Fingerless Mittens with Flair! Bella Donna—mittens with attitude! They're not just practical gifts for people in over-airconditioned work environments. Not only will they allow you to splurge on luxury yarns (you'll only need a small amount!), but they also make perfect quick-knit gifts for just about anyone in your circle of family and friends.
These mittens have a difficulty level that you can control, and whether you decide to work up the basic pattern or add a cable belt, beaded flower or both, they are fun to make and will always look gorgeous.
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 am
407-3 Easy Fringed Modulation Yes! Another scarf! But a modular scarf is not just "another" scarf. Join me in exploring one of the easiest yet most dramatic looking knitting techniques I've come across! Within the three hours of this class, you'll be well on your way to knitting one of the most gorgeous scarves ever! You'll look at the oh-so-uneventful garter stitch in a new, loving manner as you learn how to knit a patchwork of colors without ever picking up a single stitch.
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Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
569-3 Intermediate Knitting Brioche...and Loving It If you look up the definition of BRIOCHE, the online dictionaries will tell you that it is a French yeast bread with a sweet flavor and light texture—it's probably not the explanation you were hunting for to describe the origins of this wonderfully soft and stretchy form of ribbed knitting! In most cases, Brioche is worked in one or two color combinations and combines slipped stitches with the traditional knit/purl rib; some of you may know it as "Purl YO and stitch tog." Sounds easy enough, right? The knitting begins after you understand the pattern phrasing. Are you ready to try? Let's venture into this cozy layered texture together and explore the Brioche Stitch inside and out. Tips, tricks and practice will make it a great addition to your technical library!



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