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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 East 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!




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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5149 Intermediate A Different Angle Discover triangles! Modular knitting isn’t just for square—triangles offer exciting opportunities, too!
Start with a simple template and formula for equilateral triangles and discover ways to combine them to make creative fabrics. Learn how to combine different stitch patterns, work half triangles, and join them to form one larger piece. Lots of fun, without a lot of counting! And even better, no gauge swatch is required!
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
1048 Intermediate Pattern-free Possibilities Simple rectangles and squares offer endless creativity—it's all in how you put them together!
Start with a rectangular template, divide the space into sections, then knit to fill each section. Experiment with combining stitch patterns, techniques, and colors to create completely unique fabrics. Techniques include mitered squares, modular pieces, log cabin, and bias knitting.
Learn a join-as-you-go method and a modified mattress stitch to create a finished piece that can be turned into a bag or even part of a sweater design.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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 East 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