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Myra Wood
Myra is a fiber artist, designer, and author of Crazy Lace, Creative Crochet Lace, and Knit in New Directions (XRX Books). She's appeared on TV shows including Knitty Gritty, Knit and Crochet Now, Uncommon Threads, and in online classes. Specializing in all things creative with a background in fine and graphic arts, Myra teaches a wide range of inspiring classes.


STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight only Never thought of yourself as a creative person?

Stuck in a creative slump and need help rekindling your creative fire?

Myra demystifies the creative process.

This special presentation shows steps you can take to begin your creative journey. Come see how a simple process of choices & decisions can unleash your innate abilities.

In years of teaching her template based approach to multi-directional knit and crochet, Myra has learned to build stepping-stone designs that allow the maker to practice the creative process while making wonderful garments.

Myra takes you through her creative process from beginning vision to finished garment. You'll leave inspired and ready to take flight on your own creative journey.

As seasoned travelers know, it's not really about the destination — the journey is the thing.


Join us!

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Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight and Luncheon
Never thought of yourself as a creative person?

Stuck in a creative slump and need help rekindling your creative fire?

Myra demystifies the creative process.

This special presentation shows steps you can take to begin your creative journey. Come see how a simple process of choices & decisions can unleash your innate abilities.

In years of teaching her template based approach to multi-directional knit and crochet, Myra has learned to build stepping-stone designs that allow the maker to practice the creative process while making wonderful garments.

Myra takes you through her creative process from beginning vision to finished garment. You'll leave inspired and ready to take flight on your own creative journey.

As seasoned travelers know, it's not really about the destination — the journey is the thing.


Join us!




Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
5008 Intermediate Crazy Lace Borders and Edgings Beautiful borders add so much to simple lace shawls. Learn how to knit or sew a border onto any triangular or circular shawl using traditional and improvisational methods. Charts for borders will be explored as well.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
4069 Intermediate Crazy as Pi Discover endless possibilities for creative lace shawls using Elizabeth Zimmerman's Pi Shawl recipe. You'll learn everything you need to create a circular shawl or home accessory including circular cast-on for Magic Loop knitting in the round, inserting lace patterns as desired, and finishing your piece like a pro. It's easy as Pi!
Note: Must have basic lace knitting skills including chart reading.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
1034 Intermediate Creative Short Row Knitting Short rows aren't just for shaping. Placing short rows in sweaters, bags, and anything else you can imagine offer endless possibilities. You'll combine yarns in various colors to create wavy designs without a pattern. Great to combine with other freeform techniques! You'll also learn how to incorporate short rows into existing patterns.
Note: Must be familiar with short row wrap and turn before taking this class.



STITCHES West 2014 ETC Classes
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Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ETC Intermediate Multi-directional Madness Immerse yourself in 2 days of pure inspiration working with color, texture, and design. Myra shares her approach to one-of-a-kind wearable art. You'll learn how to create and use templates in this hands-on intensive workshop. While you explore your creativity, we'll cover construction of multi-directional fabric, sizing and fit, finishing, and embellishing.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or just someone who loves needlework but finds themselves stuck in a rut, Myra will get your creative juices flowing. Be ready for some serious fun!



Color & Creativity Finishing Finesse Garment Shaping & Designing Projects & More Projects Techniques & Tips for Knitters Stitch Patters & Textures Extras Crochet