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Deborah Newton
Deborah Newton celebrates over 30-years since the sale of her first sweater design. Her designs have appeared in all the major craft magazines and yarn company publications, along with her articles about various aspects of designing. Her first book Designing Knitwear, in print since 1990, helps knitters develop a process for becoming a designer. In her latest, Finishing School, she shares her expertise on — and love of! — putting sweaters together. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where she also works at her family’s business, Maps For The Classroom.


STITCHES East 2012 Classes
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Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight only On Designing: From Swatch to Finish with Deborah Newton

IN THIS FASCINATING RETROSPECTIVE SLIDE PRESENTATION,
Deborah Newton highlights her designs for Knitter'™s Magazine from Brocade Blouse in Issue 1 to a color-blocked lace jacket for Issue 108. She explores her design process, tracing where the ideas come from, how the sweater shapes evolve, and how they translate into garment construction.

See how twin passions —”swatching and finishing—inspire all aspects of Deborah Newton'™s work.

This Fall marks 30 years since Deborah sold her first Aran-inspired sweater to McCall'™s Needlework and Crafts. Join us as she reflects on her place in the world of print and discusses how the internet and social networking are changing the way she views making knitwear.

49 and counting
Visit a virtual gallery of Deborah's designs for Knitter's Magazine.
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Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm     SOLD OUT
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight and Luncheon On Designing: From Swatch to Finish with Deborah Newton

IN THIS FASCINATING RETROSPECTIVE SLIDE PRESENTATION,
Deborah Newton highlights her designs for Knitter'™s Magazine from Brocade Blouse in Issue 1 to a color-blocked lace jacket for Issue 108. She explores her design process, tracing where the ideas come from, how the sweater shapes evolve, and how they translate into garment construction.

See how twin passions —”swatching and finishing—inspire all aspects of Deborah Newton'™s work.

This Fall marks 30 years since Deborah sold her first Aran-inspired sweater to McCall'™s Needlework and Crafts. Join us as she reflects on her place in the world of print and discusses how the internet and social networking are changing the way she views making knitwear.

49 and counting
Visit a virtual gallery of Deborah's designs for Knitter's Magazine.
KnittingUniverse.com/ONDESIGNING
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
388-3 Easy Swatching for Success Share time with Deborah Newton exploring the huge part swatches play in her design process. Deborah’s swatches are not just for checking gauge; they tell the story of the sweater that is to come. Learn how to swatch in a way that will inspire and improve your own designs. Deborah will bring dozens of swatches from her collection to study. There will be time for some hands-on work as well.
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Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 am
230-3 Easy What is Pleasurable Finishing? Come hear Deborah talk about her love of finishing, and learn to make this part of your sweater-making a delight and an inspiration. With a visual presentation and some hands-on work, Deborah will catalog the high points of her process that takes knitted pieces and transforms them—with ease and pleasure—into a detailed sweater that expresses the knitter's own choices. Some of the finishing techniques will be explored in class.



Color & Creativity Finishing Finesse Garment Shaping & Designing Projects & More Projects Techniques & Tips for Knitters Stitch Patters & Textures Extras Crochet