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Edie Eckman
Edie Eckman is a designer, author and popular teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. She teaches around the country and is the author of a number of best-selling crochet and knitting titles including The Crochet Answer Book, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, and most recently, Christmas Crochet.
As a teacher, designer and technical editor, Edie is on a mission to ensure that patterns are as clear as possible to the greatest number of knitters and crocheters as possible. She is a lifelong learner and considers her students the best teachers.



STITCHES West 2013 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
824-3 Easy Join Together: Six Join-As-You Go Crochet Methods Join-as-you-go (JAYGo) methods may be the easiest way to put your crocheted motifs together, but which method is best for which situations? How do you maintain maximum portability when joining lots of motifs? What's the best way to join different shapes? How do you minimize the number of ends? How can you work continuous motifs seamlessly, while still using multiple colors? What do seven bridges in Konigsberg have to do with crochet? Learn the answers to these and many other questions in this fun, hands-on class. You'll be amazed at how many fast-and-fun ways there are to connect those shapes!
Note: Must be comfortable with basic crochet stitches (ch, sc, dc).
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     CANCELED
386-3 Intermediate The Well-Rounded Designer How many times have you had a great idea but couldn't actually stitch it? How often have you created something but then not been able to re-create it for yourself or others? Concept, Execution and Communication are all vital parts of design, and each aspect requires a certain skill set. Successful designers understand how these parts are interconnected and the subtly different ways of thinking that are required for each. This overview will help you identify the skills you need to take your idea from thoughts to action, and then on to sharing it with others. Note: This is not a design-your-own-sweater class, but a way of thinking about the design process which should make you a more efficient and well-rounded designer.
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
829-3 Easy Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs Sure, it's fun to make granny squares and other crocheted shapes, but what to do with them? Learn techniques and planning strategies to turn individual shapes into finished projects with a minimum of fuss. Get hands-on practice with freeform, "planned freeform," and a variety of geometric options. This is a hands-on class that's sure to get your creative juices flowing!

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Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
676-3 Intermediate Textured Treats Stitch Sampler Let's learn some new stitches! There's more to knitted texture than cables, seed stitch, and bobbles. Explore more than a dozen unusual stitch patterns that add depth and pizazz to your knits simply by manipulating the basic knit stitches. You'll have other knitters asking "How did you do that?"
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
659-3 Easy Easy Stitches for Impatient Knitters Bored with stockinette and garter stitch, but too busy for something difficult? Learn these quick-and-easy stitch patterns to keep your interest—and allow you to watch the ball game at the same time!



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