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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.
Myra is a fiber artist, designer, and author of Knit in New Directions (XRX Books), Crazy Lace, and Creative Crochet Lace. She's appeared on TV shows including Knitty Gritty, Knit and Crochet Now, Uncommon Threads, and on online classes. With a background in fine and graphic arts, Myra teaches a wide range of inspiring classes specializing in all things creative.
For more about Myra, go to myrawood.com.
STITCHES Midwest 2017 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
4107 Easy Bead Knitted Bag
I'll show you how to add beads to your knitting, the fun and fast way, while making this wonderful little bead knitted bag. You'll learn several methods for adding beads to thread or yarn and how to knit the beads into your stitches. I'll also cover finishing the bags and adding a strap. This is definitely a potato chip project! There's no way you can make just one.
Materials fee: $5 for bag kit including beads, threader, crochet cotton, and pattern.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5281 Intermediate Knitting with Beads, Every Which Way But Loose
Bead Knitting and Beaded Knitting; whatâ€™s the difference? Find out along with learning how to add beads to your knitting using different pre-strung bead techniques to bling up your knitting and make jewelry too. Weâ€™ll start by learning how to add beads to yarn from prestrung beads and how to string for multi-color patterns and then move on to the logic of knitting with beads. These skills start with the easiest methods and build up to more intricate patterning, circular and lace knitting. Weâ€™ll work on a sampler so you can experiment with the various methods in class and youâ€™ll leave with complete directions and a pattern for knitting a scarf with beads.
Materials fee: $5 for bead
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
1070 Intermediate Gradient Magic
Yarns that graduate from one color into the next may be called many thingsâ€”long color repeats, self striping, ombresâ€”but they can all be used in endless creative ways. Learn how to separate a ball of yarn to make it appear to be several balls of the same yarn in different colors. Find out how to make the most of those balls and how different techniques highlight their usage. Weâ€™ll play with stitch patterns that create wonderful effects by using parts of the balls in different ways.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3052 Intermediate Creative Knitting: Crazy Quilt Style
Learn how to design and knit in different directions to make a unique fabric based on an overall template rather than a specific pattern. A basic template will be provided to make a pillow or purse, but you'll learn how to make your own clothing templates as well.
Learn to combine triangles, squares, and rectangles to fill your shape like a jigsaw puzzle or traditional crazy quilt. We'll discuss how to knit shapes to exact sizes, ways to join as you go, and finishing and embellishing to complete your wearable work of art. You'll never look at your knitting (or your stash) the same way again!
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5149 Intermediate A Different Angle
Discover triangles! Modular knitting isnâ€™t just for squaresâ€”triangles offer exciting opportunities, too!
Start with a simple template and formula for equilateral triangles and discover ways to combine them to make creative fabrics. Learn how to combine different stitch patterns, work half triangles, and join them to form one larger piece. Lots of fun, without a lot of counting! And even better, no gauge swatch is required!