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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.
Edie Eckman is a popular author, teacher, designer and editor who loves both knitting and crochet. Just don't ask her to choose one over the other!
Her comfortable and encouraging teaching style empowers students to gain the skills they need to confidently and enthusiastically take on any crochet or knitting challenge.
Edie teaches online at Craftsy.com and Creativebug.com and she serves as a Master Teacher for the Craft Yarn Council's Certified Instructors Program, helping train others to become knitting and crochet teachers. She has written a number of best-selling crochet books including The Crochet Answer Book and Around the Corner Crochet Borders, and Every Which Way Crochet Borders.
For more about Edie, go to www.edieeckman.com
STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6229 Intermediate Reimagining Ripples
Everybody loves a good ripple stitch. They are repetitive yet interesting, soothing yet engaging. But what happens when you bend the rules? Change the size of the ripples, mix up the increases and decreases, combine stitch patterns and yarn textures for a whole new way of looking at a familiar technique. Let's take what you already know and love about ripple stitches and reimagine them.
Note: Must be comfortable with knitting and purling, increases and decreases. It is helpful to be able to read your knitting for this class.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8068 Easy Crochet Confidence
You've got the basic crochet stitches down pat, but you still have questions. How do I tell the right side from the wrong side? Why are my edges crooked? How do I decrease without making a hole? How do I weave in ends invisibly and securely? How do I read a pattern? If these and similar questions plague your crochet, now's the time to clear up the confusion. No matter your level of crochet experience, if you have questions, then this is the class for you! You may even find answers to questions you didn't know you had. Crocheters of all experience levels are welcome. Leave class ready to tackle your next project with confidence! (Students enrolled in the Craft Yarn Council's Certified Instructors Program will find this class helpful.)
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2074 Intermediate Eye-Catching Edgings for Cloth
Make your sewing projects retro-chic: Crochet an edging! Whether it's a modern take on a lace-edged pillowcase, a baby onesie with crocheted embellishments, a cotton-trimmed washcloth, or a funky hem on a skirt, crochet makes the difference! Learn several ways to attach crocheted edgings to fabric, when to choose crocheting-on vs. sewing-on, and best practices for choosing yarns and edgings. You'll get hands-on practice crocheting your choice of borders, as well as plenty of ideas for quick-to-make projects with lots of oomph!
Note: Must be comfortable with basic crochet stitches: chain, single and double crochet.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6076 Intermediate Textured Treats Stitch Sampler
Let's learn some new stitches! There's more to knitted texture than cables, seed stitch, and bobbles.
Explore more than a dozen unusual stitch patterns that add depth and pizazz to your knits, simply by manipulating the basic knit stitches. Show them off and you'll have other knitters asking "How did you do that?"
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 am
8081 Easy Straight-Edge Crochet
Does your crochet wobble at the edges? Do you lose stitches or gain stitches without realizing it? You aren't alone! Fortunately, there's a fix for that. Edie will explain the most common causes of wonky edges, and you'll get some hands-on practice in learning how to prevent them.
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
8080 Easy Foundation Crochet Stitches
Frustrated by your too-tight foundation chains? Wish you knew a way to start your crochet without that little wormy chain? Foundation crochet stitches are beautifully flexible and serve as a great alternative to the standard foundation chain. Learn how to make single and double foundation stitches, and how to use them. It will change your crocheting life! Note: Must know chain, single and double crochet.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8072 Easy Understanding Symbol Crochet
More and more crochet patterns are using international crochet symbols. With symbol crochet, you can see what your stitch pattern is supposed to look like and see the relationship of stitches to one another. Many crocheters find this way of presenting patterns easier to follow than written-out instructions, allowing them to avoid mistakes before they happen! Learn the fundamentals of symbol crochet and see how this universal crochet "language" makes it easy to read patterns from any country.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2010 Easy Button It Up! Crocheted Buttonholes
Crocheted buttonbands are more than just functional; they can also be fun, decoratvie, and beautiful. From simple openings to more challenging and complex edgings, you'll see how decorative edgings can include a custom buttonhole for any button. And if you can't find the perfect button, you'll learn methods to make your own. This class is for both crocheters AND knitters who want to create beautiful buttonbands that can become an important design element.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5137 Easy No-longer-a-novice Knitting Knowledge
You know how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off, but you still have questions. How do I tell the right side from the wrong side? Do I slip knitwise or purlwise? Why are my stitches twisted? How do I increase without making a hole? How do I weave in ends without having them come undone? If these and similar questions plague your knitting, now's the time to clear up the confusion.
Whether you are an inexperienced knitter, a longtime knitter, or just have questions, this is the class for you. You may even find answers to questions you didn't know you had.