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Certain skills OR additional fees required for this class
(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Steven Berg is a whirlwind of color and texture and every encounter with him will leave you irrevocably changed, awed, inspired, and ready to tackle a new challenge. Steven's adventurous and fashion-filled life has taken him around the world and back home to Minneapolis where he holds court in his 6,000 square foot firehouse-turned-fiberhouse, StevenBe.
Steven is known for his cavalier attitude toward the rules of the fiber arts, often heard to be pronouncing that "there are no mistakes, only variations." His chunky funky style has made Hollywood and runway knitwear fashions accessible to all knitters and his belief in the transformative power of creativity will have you under his spell and ready to cast on anything you can imagine. With Steven anything is possible!
STITCHES Midwest 2016 Classes
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Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
No skills required Unlock Your Creative Potential & Embrace Your Color & Fiber Future
Longtime knitter and professional yarn whisperer, Steven Berg, is here to read your stitches, test your color limits, and guide you into your fiber future. He will wow you with his clairvoyant insights into the fiber industry and inspire you with his radical fashion ideas. Prepare to be amazed and inspired as Steven shows you what you're truly capable of. Let go of the terrestrial plane of patterns and follow your heart into the freeform aether. Bring your favorite hand-knit (or crochet) and share it with Steven for a peek into your personal fiber future--he knows all, sees all, tells all.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
4088 Easy Instant Knits for Weekend Gratification
No-rules, fun, fast, and furious knits with StevenBe! Capture this fall's hot trends
right off the runway and make them this weekend! Explore the use of large circular knitting needles with uber-chunky yarns and combinations of fibers that will blow your mind.
You'll have the opportunity to choose a quick knit project and work with Steven to create
your own unique accessory as your STITCHES Midwest trophy.
This workshop is intended to power up your creative juices and boost your imagination into
overdrive. Steven will review current trends and hot projects like the super-chunky knits
you've been swooning over on Pinterest. This fashion and art presentation is interjected with
anecdotes of Steven's past in the world of high fashion and his travels around the world. You
will be inspired by his unconventional use of both traditional and non-traditional fibers.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
4098 Easy Sharves: StevenBe Shawl and Accessory Extravaganza
View many of SteveBe's accessory patterns made up in a true trunk show. Experience Westknits as presented by SteveBe for a recap from our recent tour taught with Stephen West. Pick your favorite Westknits shawl and StevenBe accessory and begin your inspired knitting adventure. Receive hands-on tips and tricks. Steven will consult with each student to pick the perfect yarn combinations to create their own masterpieces. Students can expect a wonderful artistic class with a variety of projects to experience.
Steven uses popular shawl designs to talk about shape, construction, and drape. Students will knit a small triangular swatch while topics such as cast-ons, increases, bind-offs, and blocking are discussed.