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Certain skills OR additional fees required for this class
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NO SKILLS REQUIRED Absolutely no experience necessary. Valuable for all levels of the craft.
EASY Participants with basic skills.
INTERMEDIATE Participants have solid basic skills.
ADVANCED Participants have solid skills and experience in the craft, ready to explore or refine.
Anne Podlesak is an indie knitting designer whose patterns have been featured in Interweave Knits, knit.wear, Spin-Off, Twist Collective, Jane Austen Knits and the Harry Potter Knits collections. She is the author of Free Spirit Knits, a collection of 20 knitting designs inspired by the Southwest. She loves bringing a new and modern twist to classic techniques, and loves helping crafters find ways to incorporate more color into their work.
For more about Anne, go to woolywonkafiber.com.
STITCHES SoCal 2018 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1137 No skills required Color Theory for Crafters
Great Color combinations are important for any handicraft.
We will explore color theory basics with the color wheel and color chips for interesting and pleasing results.
We will build color pallettes. Play with ways to add color pop to a project. Discuss the importance of tone and value.
Since color is critical in all crafts, we will discuss specifics for knitters and crocheters, weavers and spinners, quilters and sewists.
Join Anne Podlesak and build your color confidence.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1138 Intermediate Inspired Fair Isle: Techniques and Color Inspiration
Learn to develop your own unique color stories for Fair Isle designs. Anne will cover basic concepts including the technique of 2-handed stranded knitting and the traditional approach to coloring charted patterns. From there, you will develop a color palette based on your inspiration images, then use it to knit patterned swatches, learning to change pattern and background colors at varying intervals.
The split 6-hour format allows extra time for sampling and testing your plan with a bounty of dyed yarns Anne brings for swatching.
Note: Must have basic skills in knitting and chart-reading, as well as some understanding of working in the round and stranded knitting.