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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 Midwest 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
4047 Intermediate Beaded Vine Lace Scarf
The no pre-stringing technique allows the bead to slip onto an SSK or a k2tog to create a unique fashion accessory. You will complete critical segments of the Vine Lace and Eyelet Lace patterns in a mini version of the full-scale scarf. While attractive on their own, the patterns are enhanced when combined. Value added: Experiment with ways to wear scarves, including Judy's favorite-a braided technique that works with any scarf all day long.
Material fee: $3.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5119 Easy Never Separate and Always Equal
Looking for an alternative to separately attaching a band to an already knit panel? Wouldn't you love the luxury of being able to knit both at the same time? If it is a garment, vest, scarf or afghan, the secret is getting the same tension with both.
We will knit a sampler of compatible stitch patterns and edges that are time saving, attractive, and that achieve this amazing result. Using these will give a scarf or blanket a finished look on both sides. Now all your knit pieces can look polished and professional.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7062 No skills required Wearable, Magnetic, 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.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7016 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.