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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.
STITCHES East 2012 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm CANCELED
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 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
381-6 Intermediate Re-engineering Garments that Do Not Fit
Many garments, made or purchased, often have a problem to begin with and do not get worn because of that. This class is designed to take the fear out of re-designing, re-envisioning, retro-fitting, adding and even cutting! Garments can have all kinds of problems, and most of the time re-engineering can be quite effortless. If too short, stitches can be picked up and the garment lengthened, or fringe can be applied to the bottom. If too large, it might lend itself to pleats or steeking. All techniques discussed will be demonstrated and applied by participants to their swatches. The results are awe inspiring!
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
229-6 Intermediate Applying a Couturier's Finishing Techniques for Sensational Garments
This class will be a tour-de-force in finishing details applied to knitting from the fashion industry. Finishing is two-thirds of the look of a garment. Actually, finishing begins with the choice of project, swatching, and understanding the pattern and what makes a design a design. Beyond finishing techniques such as seams and blocking, finishing details include the perfect type of cast-on and bind-off for the project, adding buttons, zippers, ribbons, fringe, ruffles, and gathers for embellishment or functionality, easing where stitches meet rows, shaping using increases, decreases and short rowing, lining a garment; and pockets, either attached or hidden. We will take the mystery out of terms such as 'on the bias', 'picot edging', 'steeking', and 'mitering.'
Beauty lies in the detailsâ€”it is all about handling the details with finesse.