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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 Midwest 2018 Classes
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Friday 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.
Saturday 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!
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1075 Easy Know Your Colors, Know Your Self
What do your knits and color choices say about you? Longtime knitter and professional yarn whisperer Steven Berg will guide you through a quiz that will show you which colors truly represent you. Explore techniques to create gradients using your colors and experiment with methods of combining colors to their greatest effect. Bring your favorite hand-knit (or crochet) and share it with Steven for a peek into your personal fiber futureâ€”he knows all, sees all, tells all!