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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.
Since graduating with a degree in fashion knitwear design in 1993, Fiona has been designing handknits professionally. Her work is much sought after with sustained exposure in leading magazine publications, online at Twist Collective and forÂ yarn companies. She has produced original concepts for major fashion houses in London, Paris, and New York. Fiona has been teaching hands-on workshops at conferences and guild events and is an on-line instructor at Craftsy.com. She is the author of Inspired Cable Knits, Knitspiration Journal, and Inspired Fair Isle Knits.
STITCHES East 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
926-3 Intermediate Twisting with the Cable Girl
Fiona would like to teach the whole world how to knit cables because she LOVES the technique! In this workshop she will show you how to twist in a number of different ways, how to read charts, and how to add cables to simple projects for stunning details. This workshop is a must for newer knitters who love the look of texture or for knitters who need a refresher with a twist.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
136-6 Easy Tints, Tones and Knit Two (colors) Together
Many knitters find it difficult to choose colors. This class will show you how to put color theory into practice, so that those scary sounding terms make sense. You will look at color temperature, tonal value, complimentary and analogous color schemes, along with many other terms. And once you get playing with color you will see how the theory can be a helpful underpinning. In combination with the color exercises, instruction will be given on the techniques used for working with multi-colorsâ€”stripes, Fair Isle, intarsia, slip stitch, etc.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
927-3 Intermediate Celtic Cables
When knitting cables based on Celtic patterns, you will find techniques that you may not use in regular rope cables. While you knit a sample to try them out, Fiona will demo the techniques, show you how to read the chartsâ€”including looking at the symbols used â€” and for the more advanced cable knitter, discuss how you might modify patterns to make them your own. With an understanding of what is taking place when cabling, you will be better able to follow a pattern or fix any mistakes as they arise. (That never happens, right?)
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
135-3 Easy Jump Starting Your Creativity
Fiona is fascinated by the creative process and has spent many hours studying how to jump-start her own. In this workshop she will share with you some of the methods she had found useful. Work on a creative exercise during the workshop and receive tips that Fiona hopes you will find helpful on an on-going basis.