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Stacey Trock
Stacey has been bringing cuteness into the crochet-world with her adorable stuffed animals since 2008. She is the author of Cuddly Crochet and Crocheted Softies and has self-published over 100 irresistibly cute animal patterns through her website, FreshStitches.

Stacey firmly believes that there's no 'right way' to crochet and enthusiastically experiments with a variety of techniques (even less-popular ones!) to achieve the desired finished product. This philosophy spills over into her teaching style: she encourages students to discover what works best for their own crocheting style for maximum crochet enjoyment!



STITCHES East 2013 Classes
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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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Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
835-3 Easy Pattern Reading for Crocheters Have you learned to crochet from a friend… and feel like you 'know how to crochet', but feel like you 'don't get' patterns? In this class, you'll learn how to read crochet patterns by tackling more difficult stitch patterns gradually, and you'll end up making a fabulous sampler cowl! We'll also discuss things you need to know to make your crochet project a success: like picking the right hook size and yarn weights.
In no time, you’ll be crocheting with ease and feel confident picking up a new book to crochet the patterns inside!
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Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
923-3 Easy Conquer your Fear of double points! Double point needles don't need to be scary!

In this class, you'll learn the tips and tricks for using double-point needles, which are very handy for knitting small pieces in the round (such as thumbs of mittens, socks, and tops of hats). You may even end up LIKING them!

We'll knit a miniature hat in the course of this class. You'll learn to cast on over multiple double points, rearrange your stitches, and prevent laddering (those ugly gaps that happen in between needles). We'll also discuss how to know how many needles to use, talk about reading patterns with double points, and review tips for making sure your stitches stay put while knitting and transporting your work. Ready to conquer your fear?



STITCHES East 2013 Market Session Classes
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Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
XT5 No skills required Dye with Kool Aid! Did you know that you can use regular ol'  Kool Aid to dye your yarn in beautiful colors? It's true! In just one hour, you'™ll learn how to use Kool Aid to turn a skein of plain white yarn into a beautiful hand-dyed piece of art! Once you learn the basics, you'™ll never look at a skein of plain white yarn the same way again!
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Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
XT6 No skills required Pick the Right Fiber Ever wonder why that alpaca scarf you knit is so hot? Or why that cotton sweater you crocheted just isn’t kepping you warm? It’s all about the fiber! In this session, we’ll learn all about different fiber properties: which fibers are warmest, which have elasticity and which ones you shouldn’t dare use in a sock! By the end, you’ll know exactly which fiber/yarn is right for your project!
Color & Creativity Finishing Finesse Garment Shaping & Designing Projects & More Projects Techniques & Tips for Knitters Stitch Patters & Textures Extras Crochet