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No skill required
Basic Know basic stitches (knit, purl or single crochet, double crochet).
Easy You should know the basics, how to increase and decrease, and have made at least one project.
Intermediate You should have worked with a few stitch patterns and should be familiar with basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patterns and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Judy Pascale, a native of Connecticut and a life-long knitter, launched her career as a professional knitting instructor and designer in the early 1990s. She has professionally sold her unique knitwear under the name The Judith Collection, both privately and at juried shows. For several years she was employed at a yarn shop where she taught knitting classes and assisted numerous customers with their knitting and finishing problems. She is now exclusively teaching knit and design classes with the emphasis on customizing fit.
The second phase of Judy's design career combined knitting with beads. Using a non-prestringing technique and textured stitches, she has designed classes from small projects to garments. The most recent phase is wet felting. This ancient textile process remains vibrant and fascinating today. Either a Nuno scarf to wear or a decorative table runner or a bowl to decorate your homeâ€”creativity is endless.
Besides teaching for STITCHES, her experience includes The National Needle Art Association (TNNA), Vogue Knitting Live (VK Live), The Knitting Guild of America (TKGA), and yarn shops and guilds all over the country.
Most importantly, Judy has joined the ranks of other talented members of the knitting community whose explosive interest is creating a renaissance for the ageless art of knitting.
STITCHES East 2013 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
716-6 No skills required Nuno-Felted Scarf
Use an ancient Japanese art form to create a featherweight, contemporary, Nuno-felted scarf that drapes beautifully. Coax fibers to easily penetrate a piece of silk, and the result is a highly-textured accessory scarf. You will also learn to accent this scarf using hand-dyed silk hankies.
Note: Must be able to stand for much of the class. Materials fee: $10 for rovings and $15 for a hand-dyed silk scarf.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
762-3 No skills required Wearable Wet Felt Flowers
Learn wet-felting techniques that create life-like 3D flowers. An optional stem adapts the flower to make an attractive scarf or shawl closure guaranteed to stay in a secured position. Explore other creative accessory, garment, and home decorations options.
Materials fee: $15 includes roving, wire, and closure.
STITCHES East 2013 ETC Classes
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Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ETC Intermediate Felting Meets Lace
This two day class allows you ample opportunity to pursue a combination
of two ancient crafts that produces a beautiful contemporary scarf.
The first of these crafts is felting. Felt itself is one of the
worlds oldest textiles created from wool roving. You will be using an
updated technique called Nuno felting. With this process you will layer
high quality wool onto a hand-dyed silk fabricÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â”both available in a wide
selection of colors. The result is a soft, lightweight fabric with a
Next you will create a knitted lace border that will complement
the Nuno felted portion of the scarf both in weight and color. Using a
short row technique, the scarf will follow a crescent shape that drapes
Lace knitting and Nuno felting when effectively paired
together are the perfect partners to create a one-of-a kind fashionable
accent scarf for you!
Note: Materials fee
$15 for hand-dyed silk
$5 for roving
If you want more information about this class, Judy has prepared a video for you, and it is available at
Felting Meets Lace
This class is also available as an ETC Combo which includes:
15 hours of classes
Opening Day and Luncheon
Fashion Show and Dinner
Student Banquet and Style Show
Felting Meets Lace