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NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Years of working in the garment industry sharpened Jean's skills in knits and designs. Her attention to designer fit details and to knitted fabric textures and color delivers garments that have high interest and style. Jean now teaches, knits and designs. She is the author of Jean Frost Jackets, Custom Knit Jackets and her new book, Stitches for Tailored Knits.
STITCHES Midwest 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
628-3 Advanced Chasing the Hounds Tooth, That Is.
Follow the trends with graphic knits. The classic houndstooth is a
series of interlocking shapes that add style and dimension to any
garment. Jean has sought out over a dozen ways to execute this
eye-catching stitch pattern. Through samples, slides, and a bit of
practice, see why this stitch should be a part of your knitting
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
634-3 Advanced Amazing Couture Stitches
One of the unique things about couture clothing is the fabric. In this class we will work with some little-known knitted stitch patterns to produce amazing textures using ordinary yarns. By manipulating the stitches and combining yarns and colors, wonderful fabrics come to life. With these stitches, you can turn a simple garment into a masterpiece.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
131-3 Easy Knit It, Weave It
Some people do not like to knit 'fancy stitches' or do color work. Perhaps just a break from a difficult project is what is needed. Learn several ways of weaving to add color or texture to plain stockinette or garter stitch fabric. We will use weaving techniques to produce beautiful designs, stripes or plaids which can be used as all over patterns or borders.