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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 Midwest 2019 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5381 Easy 'Be Creative: Lazy Short Rows Creative Shortcuts
You want to impress your friends with gorgeous short-row curves but you're not in the mood for intense technical knitting? Worry no more! Allow Steven, the ultimate Lazy Knitter, to show you the way to beautiful and stress-free knitting!
Learn Steven's signature short-row technique to make an amazing cowl, stress-free! Work smarter, not harder.
Use Steven's signature Mix colors, yarn weights, and textures together to create a truly unique garment that looks like it took months to finish.
Be lazy yet fabulous! And don't worry. . .what happens in class stays in class.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1075 Easy 'Be Creative: Your Color Story
Let Steven "Be" your crystal ball . . . discover your true colors and gain insight into your fiber choices. Are you a dignified yet fabulous white like Aurey Hepburn, or are you more of a fiery red spotlight-seeker like Kim Kardashian? Only Steven knows for sure.
Be inspired to express your unique personality and make your works of art more about YOU.
Experiment with your color loves and color shoves, and elevate your knits to the next level.
Show off a finished object or work-in-progress and Steven will tell your project's past and future!
Saturday 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.
What to Bring in Your Knitting Bag
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
4115 Easy 'Be Creative: Ponchini Workshop for All Levels
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, Steven, as he guides you through your first Ponchini or your own design idea.
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 favorite Ponchini, whether it's your first or your 10th.