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Andrea Wong
Andrea Wong was raised in South America. For the last 13 years she has taught thousands of knitters to use the Portuguese Style of Knitting, either personally, through her publishings, or her class online. Her experience allows her to transmit in-depth knowledge of this style, into clear, concise instructions making the technique attainable for any knitter who is interested in learning this effective method.

Andrea has published three technical DVDs on the subject: Learn how to Knit Portuguese Style, All about Socks – Portuguese Style, Portuguese Style of Knitting II.

In 2010 she self published her first book: Portuguese Style of Knitting: History, Traditions and Technique.

For more about Andrea, go to andreawongknits.com.



STITCHES Midwest 2016 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     CANCELED
8060 Easy Turkish Crochet Turkish bead crochet is not yet widespread in this country. It consists of a simple crochet technique resembling bead crochet, but the effects and possibilities are quite different. It only uses 2 crochet stitches, and they are the simplest ones: slip stitch and single crochet. The execution is easy and quick and it makes a great way to get rid of bead stashes (or start one!). The design itself is made by combining at least 2 different kinds of beads. Once you learn the principles of this method, it is very hard to stop making necklaces and bracelets, purse handles, and much more. The applications are endless!
Note: A basic knowledge of crochet is required.
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5002 Easy Portuguese Style of Knitting During this workshop knitters will have the opportunity to learn about the history and practice the style of knitting which is in Greece, Portugal, Egypt, and Turkey. The main characteristic is that the yarn is either wrapped behind the neck or looped through a pin attached to the shoulder in order to maintain a constant tension. Students will learn the knit stitch, the purl stitch, increases, decreases, cast-on and bind-off. A project will be given to practice all techniques described in class for complete understanding.
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Material Fee: $5.00 for knitting pin.
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5242 Intermediate Peruvian Purl, Puntas, Picas, and Popcorn When Andrea had the privilege of traveling around Peru, she visited many villages and learned first-hand about knitting Peruvian style, comparing and contrasting it with the Portuguese style of knitting.

Andrea makes this comparison as she points out what makes the Peruvian style of knitting different and especially efficient, how much is inspired in woven textiles, how beautiful the patterns are, and what some of their motifs mean. The construction details exclusive to the Peruvian style will be taught including how they purl, how they work on the non-public side of the work, how they knit the puntas or picas as borders, and how they purl using 2 (or more) colors of yarn. As a bonus, you are going to learn how to make the popcorn stitch and how to apply it to your own designs. A pattern for a small bag is included in the class along with several traditional motifs to create your own if you wish.
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Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
8060 Easy Turkish Crochet Turkish bead crochet is not yet widespread in this country. It consists of a simple crochet technique resembling bead crochet, but the effects and possibilities are quite different. It only uses 2 crochet stitches, and they are the simplest ones: slip stitch and single crochet. The execution is easy and quick and it makes a great way to get rid of bead stashes (or start one!). The design itself is made by combining at least 2 different kinds of beads. Once you learn the principles of this method, it is very hard to stop making necklaces and bracelets, purse handles, and much more. The applications are endless!
Note: A basic knowledge of crochet is required.



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