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Edie Eckman
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, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, and Every Which Way Crochet Borders.

For more about Edie, go to www.edieeckman.com

STITCHES West 2019 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
8073 Intermediate Layered Grannies Crocheted motifs don't have to be two-dimensional. In this hands-on class, you'll practice different ways of layering and intermeshing crocheted motifs for decorative and useful placemats, hotpads, rugs, and scarves.
Friday 9:00 am - 10:30 am     SOLD OUT
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.
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 - 12:00 pm
2010 Easy Button It Up! Crocheted Buttonholes Crocheted buttonbands are more than just functional; they can also be fun, decorative, 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.
Note: Must know chain, single and double crochet. 
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:30 am     SOLD OUT
1127 Easy Join-as-you-go Crochet Wouldn't you love to join granny squares without sewing? Join-As-You-Go is the technique you've been waiting for, and it's easier than you think. Learn 3 methods of joining individual motifs while crocheting granny squares and hexagons . You'll be ditching that needle and wondering why you haven't used join-as-you-go forever!
Saturday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm     SOLD OUT
1128 Intermediate Essential Math for Knitters & Crocheters Make your knitting and/or crocheting life easier with quick-and-dirty tips for calculating yarn amounts, figuring stitch multiples, changing gauge, and other need-to-know facts.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1126 Intermediate You Want Me To Put My Hook Where? No more "insert hook in next stitch" for you! It's time to go fishing into unchartered waters by putting your hook into unexpected places. We'll explore post stitches, third-loop stitches, split stitches, long stitches, folding stitches, linked stitches, and other results of beyond-the-ordinary hook insertions.

Note: Should be comfortable with ch, sc, hdc, and dc.