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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.
Ann McCauley comes to knitting after a long and peak-life experience in the performing arts. The physical demands of the dance world require tremendous learning and consciousness about how we use the body even on the most subtle levels to avoid injury, fatigue, tension and to replace these with well-being, energy and ease. Movement concepts can be applied to anything we do.
For 40 years, Ann has taught dance and movement in a wide range of settings from 20 years at the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, to 14 years at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, to varied settings with special needs groups and more. Ann has studied Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ancient Japanese pressure point system, for 30 years.
As a knitter, she wants everyone happily knitting with ease and grace, with soft tops of the shoulders, comfortable necks, spines than maintain a supportive curve, just to begin the list. The repetitive motions of knitting gives ample opportunity to fine tune physical awareness.
STITCHES West 2015 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7014 No skills required Movement for Knitters
Your body is your most important knitting tool. Explore how awareness, alignment, body mechanics, and self-help hand care can play an active role in allowing us to knit, and engage in all types of handwork, with comfort, ease, and well being. We will practice techniques and acquire take-home skills that dynamically improve posture and the movement of energy throughout the body.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
2048 Intermediate Finishing Tips
We will cover lots of little details related to finishing that contribute to having a more professional-looking finished garments. The list includes blocking, picking up stitches, buttonhole choices, seaming choices, edges, and what's left to do when you think you might be finished.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3021 Intermediate Delightful Details
Focus on techniques that add a little something special to any knit project. Learn versatile lace stitches, interesting cable details, ribbing and alternatives to ribbing, attached I-cord, and approaches to finishing.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
2015 Easy Enviable Invisible Seams
Learn seaming details that make the difference in having a professional-looking finished garment and learn which seaming techniques are appropriate for different areas in a garment. We will cover how to begin seaming, invisible horizontal, invisible vertical, and invisible vertical to horizontal seaming methods, as well as the whipstitch for use with hems and facings.