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Merike Saarniit
Merike Saarniit has been teaching workshops in knitting, spinning, weaving, and dyeing for over 20 years, and at most STITCHES events since 2000. The combination of her traditional Estonian heritage (including serious research of Estonian knitting) and her contemporary degree in Studio Art contribute to her unique designs and workshop presentations.
A more complete bio is available at www.Liisu.com.



STITCHES Midwest 2014 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6097 Advanced Beyond Fiendishly Difficult Stitches Whether or not you've ever taken Merike's popular Fiendishly Difficult Stitches 3-hour class, this class provides an even more fascinating assortment of stitches as well as working with two different selvedge treatments that are a delight in themselves. This class could have a few subtitles: "The Unchartables" or "When a YO is not just a YO". If you choose to continue your swatch until it is long enough to fit around your head, you'll have a fabulous headwarmer. Add a crown for a hat. Or, turn it into a cowl. You will want to use some of these stitches in your future projects.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6062 Advanced Creative Estonian Stitches When is a swatch more than a swatch? When swatching a baker's dozen of unusual Estonian textured/manipulated stitches edged with an elegant and useful selvage treatment (some say worth the price of admission alone), knit flat, and your swatch results in a lovely head warmer or cowl. Add a crown and you have a hat. Stitches have been adapted from several old Estonian stitch libraries.
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Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7065 No skills required Microwave Rainbow Dyeing Minimum fuss and mess, maximum fun and gratification! This class will provide hands-on yarn painting experience using the SOP method (Seat of Pants). You choose and mix your combination of colors, paint your yarns, and set the dyes using a microwave oven. We'll cover some basic color theory, safety precautions, and then go straight to dyeing.
Materials Fee: $10 for yarn, dyes, etc.



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