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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.
Steven Berg is a whirlwind of color and texture and every encounter with him will leave you irrevocably changed, awed, inspired, and ready to tackle a new challenge. Steven's adventurous and fashion-filled life has taken him around the world and back home to Minneapolis where he holds court in his 6,000 square foot firehouse-turned-fiberhouse, StevenBe.
Steven is known for his cavalier attitude toward the rules of the fiber arts, often heard to be pronouncing that "there are no mistakes, only variations." His chunky funky style has made Hollywood and runway knitwear fashions accessible to all knitters and his belief in the transformative power of creativity will have you under his spell and ready to cast on anything you can imagine. With Steven anything is possible!
STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
4115 Easy Ponchini 101
The ponchini is the new shawl: a versatile garment with so many design possibilities. This is your chance to cast on one with the help of the Ponchini Master himself. Experience the magic of mixology, taking a variety of yarns from different brands, weights, and fiber contents to create a magical and unique wrap. Use one of the patterns from Ponchini Vol. 1 and learn its structure, seaming, and wearability. Steven will teach you his favorite tips and tricks as he guides you through your first ponchini.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
5381 Easy 'Be Basics: Short Rows
Steven introduces another popular knitting technique that will take your projects to the next level. If youâ€™ve ever admired any of the fabulous short-row shawls with sweeping curves of color or texture but felt intimidated by the technique, this workshop is for you! Steven will make you comfortable with the basics of short rows. Learn his signature Lazy Short Rows in a cowl that will give you plenty of practice!
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
3141 Easy Big City Knits in a Hot Minute
No rules fun, fast, and furious knit and crochet with StevenBe! Capture this season's hot trends right off the runway and make them this weekend! Explore the use of large circular knitting needles and with uber chunky yarns and combinations of fibers that will blow your mind. You will be inspired by his creative use of both traditional and non-traditional fibers and how to use them in unconventional ways.
This workshop is intended to power up your creative juices and boost your imagination into overdrive. You will become comfortable using unconventional yarns with unconventional gauges and needle sizes and cast on simple knits with unusual techniques and Glitter Knitter flair that capture the concept of relaxing and thoroughly enjoying your knitting. Steven will review current trends and hot projects from his designer collections. This fashion and art presentation is interjected with anecdotes from Steven's past in the world of high fashion and the inspiration he finds in his travels around the world. Break free from the rules of the pattern because there's no such thing as mistakes, only variations!
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5283 Easy Personalized Pattern Perfection
Found a pattern that's almost perfect but not quite - whip it into submission! The shape is right but you want to use a different stitch, or the yarn is too boring, or the fit is just a little off - everyone's been there. Enter StevenBe, master of the substitution. In this workshop, Steven will guide you through taking your pattern and making it perfect with an artful use of short rows, stitch patterns, gauge modifications, yarn substitutions, and other techniques. You will leave this workshop with the confidence and chutzpah it takes to wrangle any pattern into submission as well as a newfound comfort with the best ways to modify any pattern.