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Christine Bylsma
Chris retired from a career in marketing communications and advertising to pursue her artistic passion, knitting and texture play, at home in Madison, WI. Instead she is having a wonderful time teaching workshops from coast to coast – and beyond – for TNNA, shops, guilds, and conferences and has her own line of knitting patterns. She has also designed knit garments for the American Girl clothing line.

Chris finds inspiration in nature's colors and combinations, and her knitting designs reflect her pleasure in combining fibers, textures, gauges, and colors in ways that create fun, yet always wearable, knits.
For more about Chris, go to www.chrisbylsmadesigns.com.

STITCHES West 2017 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2001 Intermediate Beyond Basic Buttons Can't find the perfect buttons? Great! You can create many different types of buttons and closures. Covered, woven, balled, fringed, finger-cording knots, and swirls-explore them all plus half-a-dozen unexpected closure options. You will even learn to rethink how and when to use basic buttons.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5006 Intermediate Stashology 201 You have 'archived' those countless balls of yarn that you could not pass up. Find new inspiration in what you already have, and use your stash to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! Be prepared to be amazed.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
2003 Intermediate Eight Empowering Edges Ribbing and garter stitch are usually reliable choices for edges, but not all edges are equal. Learn eight hard-working edges that empower you to create beautiful, professional details; provide the control needed and give the option of making your own design decisions.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
2026 Intermediate Steeks to the Rescue Knitters often think scissors are the enemy of yarn, but actually they are great enablers. Learn three different non-machine ways to anchor and cut your knitting (yes!) to change a pullover to a cardigan, shape a neckline, re-size a garment, add armholes, and put you in charge.
Note: You need to be comfortable with a basic crochet chain.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3054 Intermediate Pocket Possibilities; Before, During, and After Knitted-in pockets are convenient, beautiful, and easy! Learn where to place pockets and how to determine the correct size as we explore patch, slit, and slash pockets that can be added at any stage in the knitting, even after the garment is done. Discover the secrets to lining and edges while avoiding sagging and 'grinning' pockets.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
2002 Intermediate Joy of Finishing Learn the joy of sleek shoulder lines, invisible seams, picking up the perfect number of stitches without counting, beautiful buttonholes, 'shortening' sleeves, taming sleeveless armholes, and other finishing touches. If it is worth knitting, it is worth finishing beautifully.

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