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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 Texas 2017 Market Session Classes
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NEW
Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.
NEW
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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.