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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.
Jennifer brings her background in marketing, psychology, counseling, art history, science, and metaphysics to the knitting classroom. A yarn and color designer, Jennifer is the creator of Theodoraâ€™s Pearls, nationally-known handpainted and hand-dyed yarns, featuring unusual and luxury fibers. Jennifer is dedicated to promoting creative confidence in every knitter, enhancing knitting skills, and encouraging new and innovative experimentation in yarn! A self-taught artist, sourcing inspiration from the natural world, folk art, and historical textiles, she shares her own creative journey as an example of how you can express yourself through fiber, creating beauty, harmony, and functionality.
Jenniferâ€™s popular classes include basic and advanced technique, knitwear design, creativity, lacework, texture, and color design. Jennifer is known for her content-rich classes, chock-full of tips, tricks, shortcuts, and easy tools to enhance the creative process.
For more about Jennifer go to theodoraspearls.com.
STITCHES West 2017 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
3131 Intermediate Shawl Shaping: Design Your Own Shawl from Start to Finish without Charts or Math
If you are ready to design your own shawl, this class is for you. We will tackle the basics of shawl shaping, texture, and combining color. Learn the basic geometry of the triangle, cresent, and heart-shaped shawl while focusing on personal design. You will create the shawl size and features you prefer. Class covers several shawl starting methods including garter tab, creating texture, and striping/gradation. Learn some easy lace, picot, and other edgings.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
4089 Easy Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket Explicated!
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket is a very charming, adaptable, and useful pattern that works, as written, for newborns through toddlers. This famous pattern must be easy to knit since tens of thousands of them have been made over the yearsâ€”and that counts only those posted on Ravelry! EZ's pattern and writing style is famously conversational but not particularly linear. With this class and the basic pattern, you will be able to make it quickly! In fact, it's quite easy and lends itself to endless creativity. Jennifer has constructed dozens of the jackets in all sizes and will share her own annotation to the basic instructions.
Note: Must have the Baby Surprise Jacket instructions from Schoolhouse Press.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
1055 Intermediate Color Confidence with Handpainted Yarns
If you've got a few (or many) skeins of lovely handpainted yarn but don't know what to do with them, this class is for you! Jennifer, a designer of hand-dyed yarns, will show and teach the most spectacular ways to show off your special skeins. Learn fearless color combining, innovative ways to work with 2 or more skeins of handpaints, color theory, and more. Focus on the creation of socks and shawls as well as mitts and scarves.
Learn to visualize how a handpainted, multicolor skein will knit up and how to work with long and short-color repeats. Explore stitches that avoid unsightly color pooling and flashing. Practice several stitch patterns and their variations that show off multicolored yarn including chevron, linen stitch, feather and fan, and mitered squares. Leave with beautiful samples of knitted handpaints as well as the confidence and resources to create lovely pieces on your own!