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Certain skills OR additional fees required for this class
(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
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.
Andrea Wong was raised in South America. For the last 13 years she has taught thousands of knitters to use the Portuguese Style of Knitting, either personally, through her publishings, or her class online. Her experience allows her to transmit in-depth knowledge of this style, into clear, concise instructions making the technique attainable for any knitter who is interested in learning this effective method.
Andrea has published three technical DVDs on the subject: Learn how to Knit Portuguese Style, All about Socks â€“ Portuguese Style, Portuguese Style of Knitting II.
In 2010 she self published her first book: Portuguese Style of Knitting: History, Traditions and Technique.
For more about Andrea, go to andreawongknits.com.
STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5002 Easy Portuguese Style of Knitting
During this workshop knitters will have the opportunity to
learn about the history and practice the style of knitting which is in Greece, Portugal, Egypt, and Turkey. The main characteristic is that
the yarn is either wrapped behind the neck or looped the through a pin
attached to the shoulder in order to maintain a constant tension. Students will learn the knit stitch, the purl stitch, increases, decreases, cast on and bind off. A project will be given to practice all techniques described in class for complete understanding.
Optional Material Fee: $5.00 for knitting pin.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5235 Easy Hooked on Knitting
Let's explore knitting as it was invented! Mary Thomas reported in her book the discovery of a half finish sock and five hooked needles in a 12th century Turkish tomb. Since early age until nowadays, knitting is done on hooked needles. Countries like Peru, Egypt, Turkey, Portugal among others still take advantage of a hooked needle to work.
Andrea is going to teach you how to knit using knitting needles with hooks at the ends, show you the traditions of their use in different countries, and contrast advantages and disadvantages when knitting with them. A small project pattern will be given to you to practice as well.
Materials fee: $16 includes 1 set of hooked needles, one knitting pin, and a pattern.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8060 Easy Turkish Crochet
Turkish bead crochet is not yet widespread in this country. It consists of a simple crochet technique resembling bead crochet, but the effects and possibilities are quite different. It only uses 2 crochet stitches, and they are the simplest ones: slip stitch and single crochet. The execution is easy and quick and it makes a great way to get rid of bead stashes (or start one!). The design itself is made by combining at least 2 different kinds of beads. Once you learn the principles of this method, it is very hard to stop making necklaces and bracelets, purse handles, and much more. The applications are endless!
Note: A basic knowledge of crochet is required.