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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.
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 2019 Classes
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Thursday 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 you'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!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 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
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 future -- he knows all, sees all, tells all!
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
5391 Easy Be Basics: Brioche
Steven introduces another popular knitting technique that will take your projects to the next level. If youâ€™ve ever admired any of the beautiful brioche knits dominating Ravelry right now and thought "I could never do that,â€ť this is the workshop for you! Steven will ease you into the basics of brioche knitting with one and then two colors all while creating a cowl to keep you warm.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3141 Easy Knitting Outside the Box
Say goodbye to your preconceived notions with StevenBe! Explore the use of large circular knitting needles with 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 with one of Steven's big needle knits: Silk 'N Scribbles, Scribblechini, or the Spirograph Vest. 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 enjoying your knitting.
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