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Stacey Trock
Stacey has been bringing fun into the craft world with her successful designs and blog, FreshStitches, since 2008. She is the author of multiple books and the instructor of several Craftsy courses. Stacey firmly believes there is no 'right way' to knit, crochet, or craft and experiments with a variety of techniques to achieve her desired finished product. This philosophy spills over into her teaching style; she enthusiastically guides students in the way that works best for them...crafting should be fun, of course!

For more about Stacey, go to freshstitches.com.

STITCHES South 2013 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
836-3 Easy Make a Stuffed Animal Not only are stuffed animals cute and cuddly, they’re fantastic crochet projects because they don’t take long to make and they don’t need to fit anybody! Plus, once you know some basic techniques, you'll be able to tackle almost any animal pattern that's out there... what could be better? This class will cover selecting yarn and appropriate hook size, how to do a sorta-gauge swatch (no measuring required!), how to begin working in the round, a refresher on crochet pattern variations you may encounter, techniques for attaching pieces, child-safety, and tips for stuffing. We'll crochet a super-adorable ladybug, which will teach you the variety of basic techniques you'll need. By the end of this class, you'll not only have a cutie nearly done... but you'll be confidently trained in animal-making!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
837-3 Easy Techniques for Crochet Colorwork Have you been befuddled by a project that requires you to use multiple colors of yarn? Should you carry the unused color across or start a new ball? Decisions, decisions! In this class, we'll investigate the advantages to various techniques for handling color changes: stranding, 'crocheting over', and intarsia. We'll also compare working in the round vs. working in rows. You'll learn to read color charts and get tips for keeping your color changes tidy.

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