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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 wtih basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patters and should comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Jenny King is Australia's most innovative and amazingly diverse crochet designer. Crochet is her passion and she has been extremely lucky to have made her obsession her profession. Her work ranges from glamorous one-off runway fashions to soft felted dreadlock dolls, with bags, jewelry, baby wear, quirky Australian animals, and botanically correct crochet native flowers in between.
She is surrounded by vibrant color at home in Tropical Queensland, and this color inspires her designs.
Specializing in crochet, Jenny is a passionate teacher with 30 years experience. She is forever pushing the boundaries of crochet, and her classes are a real treat because she delights in teaching the rules and how to break them to get the best results. Jenny is a yarn store owner and has 16 books to her name. She has diversified to publish leaflets with individual patterns and innovative PDFs. In the last 12 months Jenny's books include Fashions to Flaunt in Noro, Bavarian-to-go, Figure Flattering Plus Sized Fashions, and a new DVD on Bavarian crochet. Jenny has been working with Annie's to present up-to-the-minute crochet fashions since 2000.
STITCHES Midwest 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
8052 Easy Master Solomon's Knot
This elusive stitch can be the best way to use a small amount of yarn for a project or to highlight the luxury of certain yarns. Or it can make a recycler's dream shopping bag. The stitch is very versatile but is not that easy to master from most instructions. Learn the stitch Jenny used to churn out shawl after shawl when she was only 15 years old. Once mastered, it is super quick to do and it has a delicacy that is just so lovely. Work in the round, in a triangle, or straight.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
8050 Easy Mix It Up with Miters
Learn how to make a square from the outside in and then build modules onto it in 4 different directions. Mitered squares are not new to the knitter, but now there is a wonderful crochet version that actually looks like its knit counterpart.
Learn all the techniques needed to master mitered crochet, and be inspired to step outside the squares. Students will learn to work in 2 different directions using a modular mitered technique that is similar to but not like any other, and then the fun begins.
Why not try it in double crochet too, and let's leave out the center stitches and see what happens. Let's take the basic technique and mix it all up. And what about self striping yarn? Now we're talking!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
8051 Easy Bavarian to Go
Traditional Bavarian crochet is multi-colored and it looks amazing that way. Students will learn a
square, triangle, and circular Bavarian stitch in the 3-hour class. Jenny will share her skills with this technique, and each student will receive an autographed copy of Jenny's new Bavarian-to-go book.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8053 Easy Read the Signs
If you have ever wondered what those squiggles in a symbol crochet pattern mean and would like to be gently walked through the process then this is the class for you. Perhaps you have seen a gorgeous design but can't read the words because it is in a foreign publication, or English is not your first language then symbol reading will help. OR if you hate reading regular patterns and want a shortcut Jenny can help.
Learn what the symbols mean and execute a simple pattern done in symbols before leaving class. Once you have done symbols you may never want to go back.