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Myra Wood
Myra is a fiber artist, designer, and author of Knit in New Directions (XRX Books), Crazy Lace, and Creative Crochet Lace. She's appeared on TV shows including Knitty Gritty, Knit and Crochet Now, Uncommon Threads, and on online classes. With a background in fine and graphic arts, Myra teaches a wide range of inspiring classes specializing in all things creative.

For more about Myra, go to myrawood.com.

STITCHES Midwest 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8075 Intermediate Modern Irish Crochet I: Making Motifs The popularity of Irish crochet has exploded in recent years! Magazines like Duplet from Russia feature a whole new, multi-color vision of a long treasured technique. Rather than using tiny hooks and cobweb thread, learn how to create incredible Irish-crochet-inspired work with size 10 thread and an A/2mm or B/2.75mm hook. You'll learn how to interpret Russian charts and symbols and how to crochet motifs. Tons of examples will be shown!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
5281 Intermediate Knitting with Beads, Every Which Way But Loose Bead Knitting and Beaded Knitting; what’s the difference? Find out along with learning how to add beads to your knitting using different pre-strung bead techniques to bling up your knitting and make jewelry too. We’ll start by learning how to add beads to yarn from prestrung beads and how to string for multi-color patterns and then move on to the logic of knitting with beads. These skills start with the easiest methods and build up to more intricate patterning, circular and lace knitting. We’ll work on a sampler so you can experiment with the various methods in class and you’ll leave with complete directions and a pattern for knitting a scarf with beads.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4127 Easy Swing and Swag Beaded Necklace Easy to make and fun to wear, this knit necklace is definitely a potato-chip project—you can’t make just one! Learn to string beads and cast on for the swag effect. See different ways to knit beads so they swag and and produce a variety of effects. Our necklace has 3 variations so you can have yours done in no time and make plans for more. I’ll also show you how to finish the necklace and add the findings. 
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4123 Easy Flowers, Frills & Fringe: Crochet a Necklace More is more! Crochet embellishments take your knitting and crochet to the next level! Add gorgeous embellishments to just about anything. You'll learn lots of techniques including flowers, leaves, frills, and fringe while you make a wonderful, wearable, floral crochet work of art. I'll also cover several crochet cords that can be used for edging and ropes, including Romanian Point Lace cords. Fast, easy and so much fun. I'll bring lots of samples of finished pieces for ideas too.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3052 Intermediate Creative Knitting: Crazy Quilt Style Learn how to design and knit in different directions to make a unique fabric based on an overall template rather than a specific pattern. A basic template will be provided to make a pillow or purse, but you'll learn how to make your own clothing templates as well.
Learn to combine triangles, squares, and rectangles to fill your shape like a jigsaw puzzle or traditional crazy quilt. We'll discuss how to knit shapes to exact sizes, ways to join as you go, and finishing and embellishing to complete your wearable work of art. You'll never look at your knitting (or your stash) the same way again!

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