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Anna Zilboorg
Now an Anglican Solitary living in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Anna shares her knowledge on embroidering your knits with Splendid Apparel (XRX books). Her other books include Magnificent Mittens and Socks, Fancy Feet, 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit, Knitting for Anarchists, and Socks for Sandals and Clogs. 


STITCHES West 2017 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6064 Advanced Twisted Traveling Stitches Austrian twisted travelling stitches create patterns in high relief that resemble woodcarvings. They can also provide a wonderful base for embroidery. They require a few special techniques (among them, how to interpret the special charts), careful knitting, and some practice, but are well worth the effort. This class will focus on flat knitting, which is much harder than working these patterns in the round but gives the greatest flexibility for usage. After a few exercises, we'll make a cell-phone cover that could easily turn into cuffs for an elegant sweater.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
2024 Easy Embroider your Knitting Embroidery has been used always and everywhere to embellish fabric, while knitting has been left bare save for a few lazy daisies and French knots. In this class we'll integrate simple embroidery stitches into simple knit stitches to create many different effects, both new and wonderful. Learn to incorporate back stitch, cable chain, Palestrina knot, cross stitch flower, and others into ribs, cables, and other stitches whether you are right- or left-handed.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
5103 Intermediate Surprisingly Special Techniques Learn techniques that Anna has found more useful than she ever imagined. Most important is the perfect buttonhole—and it IS a perfect buttonhole. There is also a k1, p1 rib with neat, even stitches; easy wrapping for clusters—once, twice, and thrice; knitting backwards with 2 colors (never purl Fair Isle again); plus other hints which are more or less arcane but no less useful.



STITCHES West 2017 Market Session Classes
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NEW
Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
XT16 No skills required Mindful Knitting Everyone knows that meditation is good for us, but knitters generally do not meditate; we would rather knit. This workshop is an attempt to integrate knitting with mindfulness, the first step in meditation and the hardest one. I have lived this practice for many years, but have not attempted to teach others how to go about it. If you are adventurous, join me in an hour of peaceful experimentation.

Supplies: Bring a beautiful ball of yarn and some friendly needles.
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