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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.
Judith owned a yarn shop in Brooklyn for 10 years. She was a sales rep for several yarn companies and then the importer and distributor of Manos yarns. She was a weaver before she became the knitwear designer behind Designs by Judith, A Bear in Sheepâ€™s Clothing and many Manos del Uruguay patterns. Using a rigid heddle loom, she now enjoys combining knitting and weaving and bringing her design skills to the woven garment. Her book Weave â€˘ Knit â€˘ Wear (XRX Books, 2014) features stylish clothing that does not require a lot of cutting and sewing. She is also interested in exploring the ancient Japanese techniques of braiding called Kumihimo to make jewelry.
For more about Judith, go to judithshangold.com
STITCHES Midwest 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7080 No skills required Weave Simply Fabulous Clothing on a Rigid Heddle or other Loom
Are you a weaver, or are you thinking about learning to weave and wondering what you can make? Explore easy-to-make, stylish clothing designs woven on a 20â€ť or wider loom.
The session will start with a slide presentation on working with rectangles, simple loom shaping, seaming, and adding knit elements to create easy-to-wear garments that require minimal cutting and sewing. We will discuss good cloth, and how to design fabrics with pizazz on rigid-heddle and multi-shaft looms. Garments will be available to touch, examine, and try on.
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
No skills required Weave*Knit*Wear with Judith Shangold
With Weave*Knit*Wear, Judith has returned to her first love â€”weavingâ€”now on a rigid heddle loom. The designs combine knitting and weaving skills with her flair for textiles and interest in fashion.
You knit but don't weave?
Judith will inspire you to give weaving a try.
Join us in the Schaumburg East ballroom for this Free presentation!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7081 Intermediate Tapestry Weaving for Wearable Textiles
Learn to paint with yarn using tapestry techniques. We usually think of tapestries as densely woven, weft-faced weaves used for wall hangings and rugs. The same techniques can be used with finer yarns and balanced weaves, however, to create textiles suitable for clothing and accessories.
You will come to class with your rigid-heddle or multi-harness loom warped for a cowl. After learning various ways to join colors, you will weave your cowl. Finishing and seaming will be demonstrated so that you can complete your project at home.