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Stacey Trock
Stacey has been bringing fun into the craft world with her successful designs and blog, FreshStitches, since 2008. She is the author of multiple books and the instructor of several Craftsy courses. Stacey firmly believes there is no 'right way' to knit, crochet, or craft and experiments with a variety of techniques to achieve her desired finished product. This philosophy spills over into her teaching style; she enthusiastically guides students in the way that works best for them...crafting should be fun, of course!

For more about Stacey, go to freshstitches.com.



STITCHES Midwest 2017 Classes
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NEW
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     CANCELED
5158 Intermediate Cuff-down Socks Socks have a reputation for being scary, but they don't have to be! Learn how to knit a cuff-down sock! How can we do that in 3 hours? Because we'll be knitting a mini-sock!
Learn all of the techniques you need to know: how to work a heel flap, turn a heel, decrease for gusset and toe stitches, and the kitchener stitch. By the time you leave class, you'll have a minature sock and feel confident about casting on a pair of socks for you!
Note: Should feel comfortable using double-point needles.
NEW
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8035 Easy Pattern Reading for Crocheters Have you learned to crochet from a friend and feel like you 'know how to crochet,' but feel like you 'don't get' patterns? In this class, you'll learn how to read crochet patterns by tackling more difficult stitch patterns gradually, and you'll end up making a fabulous sampler cowl! We'll also discuss things you need to know to make your crochet project a success—like picking the right hook size and yarn weights.

In no time you’ll be crocheting with ease and feel confident picking up a new book to crochet the patterns inside!



STITCHES Midwest 2017 Market Session Classes
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Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
XT5 No skills required Dye with Kool Aid! Did you know that you can use regular ol' Kool Aid to dye your yarn in beautiful colors? It's true! In just one hour, you'll learn how to use Kool Aid to turn a skein of plain white yarn into a beautiful hand-dyed piece of art! Once you learn the basics, you'll never look at a skein of plain white yarn the same way again!
Materials: At least one skein of plain, white, 100% wool yarn in a hank and a few packets of Kool Aid for each skein. Optional: rubber gloves and a Ziplock bag for taking the yarn home.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
XT10 No skills required Scraptastic Magic Ball Do you have a lot of little bits of leftover yarn and don't know what to do with them? Make a super-fun magic ball! By learning the Russian Join technique (a way of joining yarn without knots!), you'll turn all of your scraps into a beautiful ball of yarn, suitable for a variety of projects!
Materials: Your scraps (preferably the same weight), tapestry needle.
Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
CR21 Easy Crochet a Granny Square The granny square is a classic crochet pattern that's made a huge comeback, and it's no wonder. This traditional favorite is easy to do and incredibly versatile!

In this class, we'll learn how to crochet a basic granny square. We will work from a written pattern, so it's a great chance to learn some pattern-reading skills, even if you're familiar with the stitches! We will also cover how to change colors in crochet so you can create some colorful grannies!
Note: Must be comfortable with both single and double crochet.
Materials: Two colors of #4 (worsted-weight) yarn and appropriately-sized (F-H) hook.
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     SOLD OUT
XT5 No skills required Dye with Kool Aid! Did you know that you can use regular ol' Kool Aid to dye your yarn in beautiful colors? It's true! In just one hour, you'll learn how to use Kool Aid to turn a skein of plain white yarn into a beautiful hand-dyed piece of art! Once you learn the basics, you'll never look at a skein of plain white yarn the same way again!
Materials: At least one skein of plain, white, 100% wool yarn in a hank and a few packets of Kool Aid for each skein. Optional: rubber gloves and a Ziplock bag for taking the yarn home.
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