STITCHES Midwest 2020 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5082 Easy Pick Your Knits and Purls: Continental Knitting Introduction Lorilee Beltman
When you continental knit, you minimize your hand motions for a more comfortable, and perhaps a speedier process.

Each finger has a job to do. Understand exactly which motions have a bearing on stitch gauge (it's not what you think!). Learn to even out your knitting by sizing your knits and purls equally. Learn how your choice of tools affects the outcome. Practice the knit stitch, then move on to purl, increases, decreases, and ribbing where efficiency really pays off.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1098 Intermediate Getting Started with Patterned Brioche JC Briar
Take plain brioche rib, add increases and decreases and what do you get? Gorgeous patterning! Leaves and branches, feathers and faux cables: all created by increasing from one stitch to three (or five!) and decreasing from three (or five!) to one. Take this class to learn how to work these magic increases and decreases, to minimize bulk at the decrease points, and to choose the right decrease for the effect you want. Focus on working patterned brioche in a single color, avoiding the fuss of dealing with a second color. No prior brioche experience is necessary. You'll pick up tips for forming the fabric, following instructions, fixing mistakes, and casting on and binding off effectively. And you'll walk away with the start of a reversible scarf.

Note: No prior experience with brioche is required.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
4034 Intermediate Color Twined Knitted Fingerless Mitts Beth Brown-Reinsel
Learn color techniques of tvaandsstickning, or twined knitting, a 400-year-old technique developed in Sweden. Knit one of a pair of fingerless mitts to gain knowledge and experience in the basics of twined knitting, while advancing to the 2-color techniques.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5163 Intermediate Stop Turning: Knitting & Purling Backwards Patty Lyons
My favorite knitting trick is to stop turning! If you hate purling, are unhappy with your uneven tension, or simply aren't crazy about flipping that 400-stitch basket-weave afghan around every time it's time to do a WS row, learn the joy of never turning! We will learn how to put the knit stitch and the purl stitch in reverse, as well as learn basic decreases, short rows, and picking up stitches backwards. Knitting and purling backwards is great for entrelac, bobbles, short rows, and chart work.

Note: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, and work simple increases and decreases without supervision.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
3133 Easy Alter It to Fit Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
You want to crochet and knit garments that REALLY fit your body. In this class we'll teach you how to do that. Period. Need more than that? Read on...We will show you how to evaluate a pattern then make the necessary adjustments so it actually fits YOU! We'll teach you the basics of fashion, fit, form, and function that we use daily as fashion designers so you can see a pattern and make sure it fits YOUR body before you ever pick up your hooks, needles, and yarn. You will be able to look at a pattern and do a "virtual try on" to KNOW if it's going to work for your body based on how the finished garment will sit on your body and how your body moves around inside that finished garment.

When you come to class you'll receive a copy of "The Shibaguyz' FAB Fit System for Altering and Designing Crochet and Knit Patterns", a comprehensive series of easy-to-follow fit worksheets and templates that include the formulas we use every day to go from concept to finished pattern. We'll walk you through this step-by-step process for taking proper measurements and applying them to your pattern. We'll also give you our magic shaping formula that will ensure you can make any alteration to any pattern with ease. We'll even show you how to order the right amount of yarn for your newly personalized project.

By the end of class you will know how to to alter any pattern to fit YOUR body!
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1497 No skills required Color Your Fabric with Paintstiks Laura Murray
If you can color on paper, you can color on fabric to create exactly the right color, texture, and print for your projects--all washable--from bold graphics to subtle batiks and more. You'll create a series of samples illustrating a variety of techniques for your own reference and inspiration in this fun, fast-moving overview of paintstik techniques.

Materials fee $20 for 1 stencil brush, 1 paintstik, and use of Laura's paintstiks, rubbing plates, stamps, and general supplies.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
9057 Easy Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch Catherine Redford
Learn how to finish your quilts on your domestic machine while enjoying all the control of a walking foot with the author of Modern Machine Quilting. We will start with a brief discussion of how to prepare your tops for quilting, including marking and basting. Then we will stitch samples of different styles, including modern grids, matchstick quilting, and spirals. Finish with a look at Catherine's work to inspire you to go home and turn your tops into quilts.

Note: Machines provided for use in the class.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5103 Intermediate Surprisingly Special Techniques Anna Zilboorg
Learn techniques that Anna has found more useful than she ever imagined. Most important is the perfect buttonhole, and it IS a perfect buttonhole.

It is helpful if students have some experience with kitchener stitching, but even without it, one can make almost perfect buttonholes that never sag and always close.

There is also a k1, p1 rib with neat, even stitches; easy wrapping for clusters--once, twice, and thrice; knitting backwards with 2 colors (never purl Fair Isle again); plus other hints which are more or less arcane but no less useful.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
2059 Easy Totally Tubular Lorilee Beltman
For crisp, professional edges on your knitted ribbing, tubular is the way to go. Students will learn and practice a tubular cast-on for both k1, p1 and k2, p2 ribbing. We will learn the method that requires no waste yarn nor crochet hook. On our swatches, we then learn and practice the tubular bind-off for each, so that our sweater beginnings and endings can look fabulous and match exactly.

The teacher's goal is to have the student understand and practice to the point of no longer needing to look up instructions. Skills learned in class: Judy's Magic Cast-on, Tubular Cast-on, Tubular Bind-off, Kitchener Stitch graft.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
2066 Intermediate Loving Your Lace Edgings JC Briar
Adding a lace edging is a sweet way of topping off shawls, scarves, socks - or any other kind of project! In this class, you'll learn where to find edging patterns, how you can use them, and how you can customize them. You'll pick up tips for working tricky stitches - such as yarn overs at the beginning of a row - and for blocking. We'll go over multiple options for attaching edgings, and you'll have the chance to practice on a sample piece.

Note: Experience knitting lace is required; experience reading charts helpful but not required
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
7006 No skills required Knitting Happily Ever After: Ergonomics for Knitters Carson Demers
Ever known a knitter who hasn't said, "Just one more row"? Me neither! I'll bet they've also complained of aches and pains while knitting. In this class, you'll learn how knitting effects the 'fabric that makes the fabric'--your body and see how your knitting technique impacts your efficiency and productivity. By completing a Risk of Injury assessment in class, you'll learn how knitting contributes to those aches and pains throughout your body. But more importantly, you'll learn how to reduce them. A little knowledge and some simple changes can keep you knitting comfortably and safely ever after. Students who've taken this class have said that it should be "required learning for all knitters regardless of experience level and it's as important as the knit and purl stitches!" This class is taught by a passionate knitter who is also a physical therapist.
Note: This class is not an individual knitting assessment.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1737 Easy Sunset Pine Doris Deutmeyer
In this informative hands-on class you will learn the fundamentals of raw edge applique; how to use fusibles; and tools for success. Doris will demonstrate methods on how to display your landcape. You will complete 'Sunset Pine' in your choice of Autumn or Spring color ways. Finished size 11" x 15".

Note: Good cutting skills required.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1844 Intermediate Crochet Corner to Corner Tamara Kelly
Learn corner-to-corner crochet ! This popular stitch pattern can be used in many ways, from afghans to wearables.

Learn the basics of the corner to corner stitch (aka the diagonal box stitch), how to make color changes for C2C graphghans, and how to shape a square or rectangle, and even how to finish it off as a triangle when you don't want a rectangle or square!

Note: Should have basic crochet skills like chaining, dc and stitch recognition.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
2079 Intermediate Decorative Cast-ons and Bind-offs Patty Lyons
Let the beauty of your project start at your cast-on and end at your bind-off! We will explore some of my favorite decorative cast-ons and bind-offs including Channel Island, picot, I-cord, disappearing loop, and more. We will look at matching cast-on and bind-off edges. Then for a real bang, learn how to work with a second color.

Note: Must know the long-tail cast-on (in slingshot position), how to knit and purl, and have familiarity with stitch anatomy.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1692 No skills required Cathedral Windows Laura Murray
Create a modern version of a dramatic cathedral window quilt in an 11" block by using paintstiks, stamps and fusible backed shapes arranged on a background fabric. No experience necessary, just bring your sense of adventure, and have fun learning a no-fail, easy technique which is a gateway to creating hundreds of variations. Show off your completed block at the end of class.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
6083 Easy Basic Fair Isle Techniques Sarah Peasley
The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can be learned in a matter of hours.

*Learn to read charts like a pro.
*Practice knitting in the round with 2 colors while trapping those pesky floats.
*Discover the beauty of corrugated ribbing.
*Hold your breath while you cut open a steek.

There's nothing to it! What are you waiting for?
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
1696 Intermediate Design Your Own Lace Shawl Anne Podlesak
This class will walk knitters through the process of designing a shawl. Anne will discuss the various shawl shapes. how to work with lace-motif repeats, and how to chart them into the shawl shaping. We will also cover various bind-off and edging/borders options.

During class, participants choose a shape and begin creating a chart for their shawl. Hands-on will cover swatching and developing an understanding of how it all works together.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
9056 Easy Steps to Successful Free-motion Quilting Catherine Redford
Discover the magic of free-motion quilting. After drawing our patterns on paper, we'll put the feed dogs down and begin stitching on quilt sandwiches in a relaxed, no-criticism-allowed setting. Try lots of different designs to find your personal favorites. This class is designed to give the beginning or hesitant machine quilter a confidence boost, ready to return home and practice.

Note: Machines provided for use in the class.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1849 Easy Put A Bead In It! Beth Whiteside
In your knitting, that is! Let's make a sampler using four techniques from Betsy Hershberg's book, Betsy Beads. Begin by placing beads between stitches from both RS and WS, and between knits and purls. Try floating one (or more beads) in the front or back of slipped stitches. Play with making beads sit diagonally to left or right on the leg of a stitch. And then; instead of pre-stringing beads, try pulling stitches through beads (or placing beads on stitches). This technique lets you decide (on-the-fly) where to add a bit of beaded shimmer and sparkle. You'll learn about bead sizes, shapes, and types, along with methods for combining beads and knitting from simple to complex. Let's put a bead in your knitting!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
6123 Advanced Shetland Lace: A Londoner's Approach Denise Bell
Shetland lace knitting is a beloved tradition with a unique construction method. In 1975 Gladys Amedro, originally of London, moved to the island of Yell in Shetland and began designing Shetland lace using a combination of traditional and non-traditional methods. In this class we will knit a swatch using Mrs. Amedro's method of working from the edge to the center.
Lace-weight merino yarn will be supplied by the teacher.
Note: Students must be able to work standard increases and decreases, read a basic chart, and have experience with lace-weight yarn.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5150 Intermediate Never Look Up the Kitchener Stitch Again! Lorilee Beltman
Do you look up instructions for grafting the Kitchener Stitch every time you have to work it? Learn this essential skill, then memorize it with economized moves while training your eyes and fingers to work together. We'll graft stockinette stitch first, proceed to garter stitch, and then work an option for grafting ribbing.

Imagine being able to take a phone call while grafting. You can do it! Realize this is not a class for grafting in any pattern, but rather it is aimed at understanding the basics and memorizing the moves.

Once you have become comfortable with the technique, we'll look at existing patterns for opportunities to refine your knitting. You can plan your way to a more professional, finished look by exchanging one of these grafts for what is called for in the pattern.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1647 Intermediate Your First Stranded Colorwork JC Briar
Have you always admired stranded colorwork, but been too intimidated to try it on your own? Ease into it with this class! Find out how to follow a colorwork chart and manage two yarns at once while creating smooth, unpuckered fabric. Learn about 'color dominance,' and how to use it to your advantage. Discover the difference between stranded colorwork and Fair Isle. See how you can fix mistakes with duplicate stitch. And practice by knitting a simple, unshaped cowl in worsted-weight yarn.

Note: Ability to knit in the round required.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5005 Intermediate The Norwegian Purl Beth Brown-Reinsel
The Norwegian Purl, a variation of the conventional Continental purl, is noted for its superior tension control, and ease of execution. The yarn always stays behind the work, making ribbing a breeze and two-color textured knitting a pleasure. A swatch will be knit in class to practice this technique and its applications: proper tensioning of the yarn, the conventional Continental purl, and knit stitches, the Norwegian purl, purl garter stitch, ribbing with the Norwegian purl on the right side and on the wrong side, the Scandinavian method of working with two yarns in the left hand (knitting, purling, and weaving the floats) on the right side and the wrong side of the work.

Note: It is helpful to have the ability to knit Continental (working yarn in the left hand).

Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1838 Intermediate "Friendship Pineapple" Introducing Mini Paper Piecing Doris Deutmeyer
Make a 3" mini, pineapple block as you learn the basics of foundation paper piecing. Start to finish this is a delightful project you can complete in 3 hours. Doris will give simple instructions for success!

Then, mount it in a double mat ready for framing. Give as a gift or keep for yourself. Finished size of project is 6" x 6".

Note: Basic sewing machine skills required.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1845 Advanced Two Colors, Two Loops, One Pattern Tamara Kelly
Switching colors in a crochet project usually means weaving in ends or floating loops of yarn along the side. But some mulit-color stitch patterns are made a little differently - with 2 active loops going at once! Learn this fun technique and two beautiful stitch patterns to make with it!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
3135 Intermediate Customizing Sweater Patterns Patty Lyons
How many times have you thought, "I'd like that sweater but I wish it had ..." Learn the simple math to change basic sweater elements. Using a simple pattern as a base, we will work through changing a crew-neck to a V-neck, changing the sleeve length, adding waist shaping and more. Learn how working a sweater in a different gauge can be to your advantage. Make every sweater pattern your own!

Note: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off. Should be familiar with sweater knitting, sweater patterns, and have knit a couple of sweaters. Solid knowledge of math of gauge required. Customizing is for flat sweater pieces, not for top down raglan construction.

Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
7121 No skills required Drop It Like It's Hot: Introduction To Spinning with a Drop Spindle Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Ever since the very first humans noticed that fluffy animals looked warmer than they did, we've been collecting that fluff to turn it into warm coverings for ourselves. Being the crafty creatures we are, after playing with rocks and sticks, we created the perfect tool for turning fluff into yarn and invented the drop spindle...TA DAAA!!!

A lot has changed since those days but one thing has remained...how much we LOVE yarn. Right? Right!

Now, imagine being able to make your own custom yarn for your crochet, knitting, and weaving projects. Yes, in this class we're gonna grab some fluff and a drop spindle (a slightly more advanced stick) and make yarn!

This hands-on experience is for beginners who want to know how to make their own yarn with a simple drop spindle. We'll start with the basics of how to transform fluff into yarn, then we'll dive right in and play with the fuzzy stuff. WOOHOO!

Come prepared to learn and have fun! As a beginner it is completely expected that you will drop your spindle, knot your yarn, laugh, and possibly even use a few words those first humans didn't know. But, by the end of class you will have made your very first sample of custom-made yarn. Welcome to the club...

Materials fee: $20 includes spindle and yarn
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1016 Easy Basic Intarsia Techniques Sarah Peasley
Intarsia knitting creates a single layer of multicolored fabric, as in a Christmas stocking with a jolly Santa motif, argyles, or a vertically striped sweater. Learn a variety of tricks to keep your intarsia knitting on track and (mostly) tangle-free, including preparing your materials, reading a chart, weaving in ends, and mastering duplicate stitch.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
5102 Intermediate All About Stranding Anna Zilboorg
This basic stranding workshop covers knitting with two colors, one in each hand, two in your left hand, or two in your right hand. We'll make and cut steeks without a sewing machine and carry colors over long distances.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1119 Intermediate Cabling Without a Cable Needle Lorilee Beltman
Do you love gorgeous cable knits? Do you find that working cables slows you down a lot? Even if you are new to cable knitting, this class is for you.

We will learn how to cross those cables in various configurations without the assistance of a cable needle.

Once you learn this technique you can cut out that step where you have to look up the text translation of the charted symbol. Imagine cabling without glancing over at the words to get them done! You may even encounter fewer errors as you work.

A tidy appearance is important, too. Have you noticed, in your ribbing and cables that the left-most knit stitch looks sloppy? Are you familiar with the term "man-spreading"? Well, this stitch looks like it has taken its seat and done just that. We will learn why it happens and then teach that stitch some manners! Class also includes tips for keeping track of when it's time for that cabling action row.

What we'll learn is nothing new to knitting. The photo includes an illustration from a decades-old Estonian knitting book. Fascinating!

Note: Should be comfortable knitting, purling and following pattern directions, but prior experience with cables is not necessary.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5004 Easy Charts Made Simple JC Briar
A chart takes the place of written instructions, telling you which stitches to work. But a good chart does so much more, showing you how the knitted fabric should look.

Learn to read charts, make sense of their symbols, and use them to keep your knitting on track and minimize mistakes.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
5074 Intermediate Gansey Techniques Beth Brown-Reinsel
Discover the history, construction techniques, and design details of the British Gansey - a beautiful 19th century fisherman's garment. Make a mini-pullover while learning the traditional techniques: Channel Island cast-on, split welts, stitch patterns, underarm gussets, shoulder straps, and picked-up sleeves.

Note: Must be proficient with double pointed needles or 2 circulars.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
7085 No skills required My Aching Hands (and Wrists)! Carson Demers
Few knitters don't complain about discomfort in their hands and wrists at some point in their knitting journey. New knitters, beware!
Learn what contributes to knitter's discomfort and, most importantly, how to avoid it. Unlearn techniques that don't serve to keep you knitting comfortably, learn to make choices to ease the work your hands do, and get some tips for making them better.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1756 Intermediate Knitting Magic Patty Lyons
There are a couple of "magic" techniques that can add so much to our knitting. In this workshop we are going to explore all the ways we can use two amazing magics: Magic Loop and Judy's Magic Cast On. We will learn how we can work circularly making any circumference without going to double pointed needles. You'll be able to make sleeves, hats, socks or any small item in the round. We will even look at how to make two items at once on magic loop. Next we will explore the many uses of Judy's magic cast on. Although many have heard of this cast on for a toe starter, did you also know it can be used for an amazing provisional cast on (keeping the stitches live) as well as the greatest tubular cast on ever! Come on, add a little magic to your knitting!

Note: Students should know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off. Experience in one other method of working in the round helpful. Must know long tail cast on in sling shot position (Must review here) - http://bit.ly/longtailslingshot
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1852 Easy Colorblocking with Cherrywood Karla Overland
Give yourself permission to play with color by cutting basic shapes, sewing basic blocks, chopping them up (yes, you can do it!) and sewing them back together again.

No distractions - just color! (Well, maybe some suede texture, too.) Learn why Cherrywood hand-dyed fabric gradations are so easy to work with.

 What happens if you put this color next to that color? What if you keep the gradations in order? What if you mix them up? What if you introduce a contrast color?

You will use the "Chop Suey" pattern in class as Karla shows you how to let color do all the heavy lifting. Apply the techniques you learn to create a beautiful quilt or garment.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
3145 Intermediate No-sew, Set-in Sleeves Sarah Peasley
Are you tired of trying to figure out how to sew in a set-in sleeve? Have you ever tried to design one from scratch? Those bell curves and ratios can drive you nutty! Learn how to design an armhole to fit YOUR body, then pick up and knit a perfect set-in sleeve from the top down with very little math, and no unsightly seams! Armhole shaping variations, alternative stitch patterns, and sleeve decrease calculations will also be discussed.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1138 Intermediate Inspired Fair Isle: Techniques and Color Inspiration Anne Podlesak
Learn to develop your own unique color stories for Fair Isle designs. Anne will cover basic concepts including the technique of 2-handed stranded knitting and the traditional approach to coloring charted patterns. From there, you will develop a color palette based on your inspiration images, then use it to knit patterned swatches, learning to change pattern and background colors at varying intervals.

The split 6-hour format allows extra time for sampling and testing your plan with a bounty of dyed yarns Anne brings for swatching.

Note: Must have basic skills in knitting and chart-reading, as well as some understanding of working in the round and stranded knitting.
Friday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1842 Easy Hand Crochet a Super-bulky Blanket - No Hook Needed! Tamara Kelly
Learn how to crochet one of the gorgeous chunky blankets that are all the rage right now: without a crochet hook! All you need is jumbo yarn and your own two hands. Tamara, will guide you through the process for a fun throw that can be completed in a few hours.

NOTE: Beginner crochet skills are recommended, but not required.
Friday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
No skills required Fashion Show only  
LIVE ON STAGE! See the best of the STITCHES Market live on stage. Nathania Apple hosts this exciting production. You'll be inspired to knit and crochet as you see professional models take to the catwalk wearing the most beautiful garments you've ever seen.

You can also purchase the Fashion Show with the dinner.
Friday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
No skills required Fashion Show and Dinner Ticket  
LIVE ON STAGE! See the best of the STITCHES Market live on stage. Nathania Apple hosts this exciting production. You'll be inspired to knit and crochet as you see professional models take to the catwalk wearing the most beautiful garments you've ever seen. Then join us for a great dinner, following the Fashion Show, where we'll give out even more prizes.

You can also purchase the Fashion Show without the dinner.

NOTE: Registration for this event closes on July 22, 2020 or when all spots are filled.
Friday 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
No skills required Pajama Party  
Kick off your shoes, slide on your slippers, and join us for an evening of games, prizes, laughter, and, of course, knitting, crocheting or stitching! Relax with old friends or come and make new ones. 
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1121 Intermediate The Cast-on That's Pure Magic Lorilee Beltman
Estonians have been using it since the 1970s. Americans were turned on to it when Judy Becker taught us via Knitty in 2006. If you haven't learned it yet, here's a perfect opportunity to learn and apply the Magic Cast-On. What's exciting is all the possibilities it offers to knitters! We will learn it, then work our way through ways to apply it.

Symmetrical lace scarves? You don't have to use and pick out waste yarn. Shawls that start with a garter-stitch tab? You don't have to pick up stitches on that icky cast-on edge. Toe-up socks? You don't have to tighten up loose stitches from Turkish or figure-8 cast-on, plus we will learn a common wedge-toe and a rounded-toe version. Infinity loop cowls? You don't have to pick out the waste yarn of a provisional cast-on. Hems? You don't have to sew down, and you don't have to pick up bumps of a long-tail cast-on and wonder if you're in the right column. This is general knitting knowledge you will apply to many areas of your knitting life.
Lorilee can work with conventional knitters, mirror-image left-hand knitters, and combination knitters in a way that suits you.
Note: If you have taken Lorilee's Professional-Looking Cuffs class in the past, there will be some overlap.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1648 Advanced Selbuvotter JC Briar
The patterning on traditional Selbu mittens is captivating; the shaping is ingenious. Delve into this art form by knitting a small sampler mitten. Learn to follow the thumb and hand charts, and find out how you can customize them.

Practice increasing for the thumb gusset, creating the thumb opening, and picking up stitches for the thumb. And learn a little history along the way.

Note: Confident ability to knit stranded colorwork in small rounds, using dpns, two circs, or ”Magic Loop” technique required to take this class.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1474 No skills required Applying Ergonomic Techniques to Your Knitting Carson Demers
Looking to improve your knitting's efficiency, productivity, and even knit more comfortably?

Then this is the class for you! Working in small groups under the watchful eye of the knitter who literally wrote the book on the ergonomics of knitting, you'll receive direct feedback on your technique.

Carson will help you learn to identify common knitter mistakes that slow you down, cause discomfort and put you at risk for injury. Best of all, you'll learn how to correct them!

The class also covers how to identify ergonomic risk through chart analysis - from simple to complex so you can plan for and mitigate problems before you encounter them. You'll learn basic ergonomic principles and ways to add movement to knitting to avoid stiffness and injuries caused by disuse, including walking while you knit. Class is appropriate for students who are comfortable with basic knit and purl stitches.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1743 Easy Winter in the Woods Doris Deutmeyer
Do you love landscapes?
Do you like art quilts?
You will learn an easy way to applique with raw edge technique and fusible web to make your own landscape quilt.

Learn how to create realistic birch shading with Copic markers. Several methods of completing your landscape will be presented. Finished size is 16" x 20".

 Note: Good cutting skills required
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5145 Easy Magic of Perfect Blocking Patty Lyons
Why spend all that time knitting a garment, only to stop short of making it look great! Blocking is an essential part of finishing your garment perfectly. Blocking evens out your stitches, sets your size, and in some cases can even mask your mistakes. In this workshop we will go over the 3 main methods of blocking (wet, steam, and spray) and learn how to use all the tools such as blocking boards and wires. We'll also discuss blocking unusual shapes and special stitch patterns, as well as learn a bit about different fiber properties. Come on, don't stop short of the perfect finish!
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
8069 Easy Couture Finishing for Knit and Crochet Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
What it’s all about!

There is no arguing the point that FAB finishing is the key to producing handmade projects that have that extra little something that makes them stand out from the crowd. In our Couture Finishing class, we will share with you the professional finishing skills we use every day in our design studio to create the Shibaguyz Designz line of garments, accessories, and home decor.

We will break down each step of the finishing process from blocking to weaving in ends to flawless seaming and teach you how to rise above the drudgery of finishing to make the process just as much fun as the stitching. With simple steps, your project look like it was made by the hands of a pro!

It’s time to take your finishing skills from good to great... even FAB!

Goals
Understanding and application of professional finishing techniques:
Blocking
End Cap Finishing Stitch
Weaving in ends
Locking Mattress Stitch for sewing invisible seams
Setting in sleeves S
etting in the perfect zipper

We will throw in our favorite tips and tricks as we go along.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1693 No skills required Playing in the Grid Laura Murray
Even a novice can create spectacular designs easily with paintstiks, stamps, and fusible web.

Learn a breakthrough fusible applique method that removes the sewing challenge from the process. Create complex designs by layering fusible-backed shapes on a base fabric.

Students enjoy use of instructor's paintstiks and stamps while learning fun coloring and fusing techniques to complete a unique 10" design in class.

Note: A $25 Kit Fee will be collected during class: Includes
color handout, fabrics, several pre-painted and pre-fusable shapes (to save time), fusible web, use of class paints, and stamps, and additional miscellaneous supplies.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
6108 Easy Basic Cable Techniques Sarah Peasley
Do you love those beautiful textures, but think cables are too difficult? Think again! Conquering cable knitting is simply a matter of knitting your stitches in the proper order.

Right leaning or left leaning, back and forth or in the round, with or without a cable needle, Sarah will help you get it all sorted out. And while we're at it, let's demystify those wacky chart symbols, and whip a few mis-crossed cables into shape.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
6134 Easy Stripes of All Types Beth Whiteside
Stripes: the simplest and one of the oldest types of decorative markings. From tiger stripes to rock strata, Breton T-shirts to pin-striped suits, Dr. Who scarves to Baby Surprise jackets, stripes are all around us. In class we'll look at both design and technique basics: ways to play with proportion, when to cut and when to carry, how to mix stripes with stitch patterns and knitting techniques like short rows. We'll stretch the definition of stripes just a bit to include patterns using only 1 color per row, whether the end result looks like a stripe or not. Take the stripes we practice in our class sampler and apply them to your next self-designed project!
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1475 Intermediate Perfected Free-sole Socks Anna Zilboorg
This is a sock construction that makes possible stranded socks with plain soles (less bulk, easier to put on, cool looking) or any socks with different yarns on the instep and sole (tough Wensleydale on the sole; cashmere, glitter, or possum on top).

But its greatest advantage comes later, when the sock has developed a hole. Socks made this way can have a damaged part of the sole removed and reknit when necessary. In the past, removal of part of the sole, especially the heel, was not quite as simple as I claimed. But with up-graded technique, it unravels smoothly. Furthermore the heel, which was a bit awkward to work, is now much simpler.

In this workshop we'll start with a two-part toe (pick-up shaping) continue up the sole adding a gusset as we go, turning the heel and making the flap. Then back to the instep, with or without a color pattern (two handed backwards), attaching it to the sole (strip joining). The up the leg, all in three hours to make a sock large enough to store quarters in your car.
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1843 No skills required Learn Punch Needle in Minutes Tamara Kelly
Punch needle is a simple art that will have you "drawing" with yarn in just minutes! With the punch needle pen, you can follow patterns or create your own unique designs with one simple movement - the possibilities are endless! Another great way to use and enjoy yarn!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1744 Advanced Invested Interest: The How-to of Knitting a Vest Denise Bell
Vests are wonderfully easy to take your scarf, shawl, and hat knitting into garments construction.
We will knit a mini-vest with all the components of a full-sized colorwork pullover: armhole shaping, inserting steeks and cutting them, lining up stitch patterns at the shoulder joins, and picking up ribbing around armholes and the neck.

Note: Must be able to knit, purl, make increases and decreases, and knit in the round. Basic stranded colorwork experience helpful.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1116 Advanced Colors that Climb Lorilee Beltman
Stranding color vertically in your knitting offers new possibilities where many colors can be worked at once! We will learn how to introduce the new color strands to our work, how to work with them so they are user friendly, and how to adequately anchor the stitches without overdoing it.

Once you learn the tricks in class, the technique is easy to execute and repeat. Everyone can do it.

The beauty happens in creative applications. We will work one simple stockinette motif to learn the rules, then a lace and purled version as pictured.

Lastly knitters will work their choice of the many motifs remaining in the handout. Any of the motifs can be worked into existing plain patterns without ruining the gauge nor the elasticity of the fabric. I'll show you how and inspire you with stacks of samples. Class demonstrations are done in both in English and Continental styles.

Note: Must be comfortable working in the round at a small circumference as for a mitten or sock. You may use DPNs, two circulars, or Magic Loop but must be able to do so unassisted. Some experience with two-handed color work is a plus, but not necessary.

Materials fee: $4 wool yarn in multiple colors for a variety and to achieve consistent results.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1097 Intermediate Next Steps in Brioche JC Briar
Maybe you've done one or two simple brioche projects, enough to know you like knitting brioche. What's next? Take this class to expand your options: See what's involved in knitting two-color brioche flat. (Hint: it's a four-row pattern!) Add patterning via increases and decreases. Try a super-slick I-cord selvedge. You'll practice by knitting a small sample in class, but take away the skills needed to complete a lovely patterned scarf.

Note: Prior experience working brioche rib is required. Completing the homework assignment before class is an excellent way to ensure you have the requisite skills and experience..
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
2075 Easy Traditional Beginnings: Cast-ons from Long Ago Beth Brown-Reinsel
Learn eight of the most beautiful, and practical, cast-ons in our knitting history. From the UK, we will cover the Channel Island Cast-on, the Knotted Cast-on, and the Multi-Strand Cast-on. Included are two basic go-to cast-ons, the LongTail and Old Norwegian, that are the basis for two decorative cast-ons from the Twined Knitting tradition in Sweden. Last, the wonderful Braided Cast-on from Finland will be taught in 3 colors! In addition, we'll practice a couple bind-offs to complete your swatches.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1852 Easy Colorblocking with Cherrywood Karla Overland
Give yourself permission to play with color by cutting basic shapes, sewing basic blocks, chopping them up (yes, you can do it!) and sewing them back together again.

No distractions - just color! (Well, maybe some suede texture, too.) Learn why Cherrywood hand-dyed fabric gradations are so easy to work with.

 What happens if you put this color next to that color? What if you keep the gradations in order? What if you mix them up? What if you introduce a contrast color?

You will use the "Chop Suey" pattern in class as Karla shows you how to let color do all the heavy lifting. Apply the techniques you learn to create a beautiful quilt or garment.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5379 Easy Reading Your Knitting Sarah Peasley
Have you ever taken the time to LOOK at your knitting?

* What does your cast-on row reveal?
* Which way do your stitches face?
* Are you on the right side or the wrong side of the fabric?
* How many rows have you worked? In stockinette? In garter stitch? In another stitch pattern?
* Did you remember to increase/decrease in the previous row?
* How many rows has it been since you last decreased/increased?
* How do you keep track of where you ARE?
* How do you figure out where you WERE?

Let's SLOW DOWN and learn the anatomy of a stitch, then study the fabric below the needles. Sarah has tricks to help you discover what you've done and where you are, and she will show you how to keep track going forward. In no time at all, you'll be a smarter, more confident knitter!

Note: Must be comfortable with knitting and purling.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1335 Intermediate No Yokes About It: Perfecting Fit and Techniques for Your Yoke-patterned Sweater Anne Podlesak
Round yoke sweaters are flattering and quite rewarding to make once you understand the shaping details. We will focus on top-down construction, discuss the different increases and decreases--types, location, and frequency--required to shape the yoke and underarms for a well-fitting sweater.

The first day will cover the techniques, the math behind this type of construction, and ways to customize the fit. If you have swatched a yarn and stitch or color pattern, you are able to plan a custom-fit yoke using Anne's worksheet. Several of your measurements are unique to a well-fitting yoke sweater, so wear a layer if you wish to be measured, and bring your swatch (or work with hypothetical numbers) because stitch and row gauge are equally critical for yokes.

The second day will continue with stitch pattern choices and some basic color theory suggestions to develop and tailor the design to your own personal taste.

Note: Students should have some knowledge of knitting in the round, chart-reading, and know how to knit, purl, and work increases and decreases.
Saturday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
No skills required Student Banquet & Style Show  
This is what STITCHES is all about - makers making and the results. Be inspired as attendees share their best. Visit with fellow knitters, crocheters, and sewists show off your favorite piece. You could win one of the fabulous door prizes, a Participation Award or the Grand Prize (24 hours of classes and entrance to all evening events at a future STITCHES).

NOTE: Registration for this event closes on July 22, 2020 or when all spots are filled.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1096 Intermediate Lace That Grows: Easy Shawl Design with Wedges JC Briar
Imagine starting a lace shawl with just a few stitches, and "growing" in pattern until your shawl is big enough, with no worries about matching gauge or loosely casting on oodles of stitches. Picture choosing from a variety of shapes - triangles, squares, circles, semi-circles, and more - each composed of a series of lace "wedges," sections that gradually grow wider as the knitting progresses.

Take this class to learn how to grow a shawl of your own design. Pick from a selection of lace wedges, and see what shapes you can create by knitting your shawl from the top down or the center out. Learn how to estimate how much yarn you'll need, or - if your yarn supply is limited - how large a shawl you can create from the yarn you have. By the end of class, you'll be well on your way to a new, unique shawl.

Note: Need experience following charts and knitting lace.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1801 Intermediate Sticks and String: What could possibly go wrong? Carson Demers
Did you know that choosing the right needle for your project might be the most important decision a you'll make about your project? It's two needles and some yarn; what could possibly go wrong?

Far too often, we reach for whatever available vacant needle the pattern suggests and get started.

Needle have different features and have evolved to make knitting easier - if you pair them correctly with the yarn and stitch pattern you knitting is a breeze. Paired incorrectly, and you work much harder than necessary, which can lead to muscle and eye soreness, and even injury.

This class teaches you what to look for in a needle to minimize the strain on your body. You'll knit a variety of stitch patterns with a variety of needles and yarns, to see the difference of the perfect match!

Note: Advanced beginner through advanced knitter. A basic understanding of how to read charts is strongly encouraged. It is helpful if the knitter has knit simple cables and lace patterns as these will be knit in class.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5260 Easy Improve Your Knitting Technique Patty Lyons
We know how to knit, but do we know how to build a perfect fabric? There's always room for improvement! Does your knitting 'row out' (your purl stitch is looser than your knit stitch), are you looking for a better way to control your gauge? What about alternative ways to tension your yarn when working with stiff yarn or slippery yarn? We'll explore ways to improve your knitting technique by looking at the most important fundamentals, like the job of the left needle tip and the right needle shaft, stitch sizing, and even the correct exit path of your stitch. We will explore edge stitches, cast-on and bind-offs and a huge array of knitting tips. The last part of the class will be open for all knitting questions (those you have put in the "bag of why"), so come with your questions and let's explore our knitting.

Note: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, know simple increases and decreases, recognize the knit and purl stitches, and be able to work them in a pattern.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1283 No skills required Introduction to Moyouzashi Sashiko Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Join the slow stitching and visible mending movement with this Moyouzashi Sashiko class. Sashiko, the Japanese hand stitching technique for patching and reinforcing fabric is the hot new trend in hand stitching. In this class, we will learn the traditional techniques used to create the hand stitched patterns of Moyouzashi Sashiko – a version of the sashiko running stitch that is worked in curves or straight lines to create beautiful motifs representing traditional images from Japanese art such as waves, coins, and repeating geometric patterns. Once you learn the easy skills for creating these motifs, you can apply them on a larger scale to overall fabric alterations, enhancements, and quilting. If you are a quilter, you will love adding this stitching technique to your hand quilting repertoire.

Note:If you can thread a needle you have all it takes to master this art form.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1638 Intermediate Circular From the Inside Out Beth Whiteside
Have you knit in the round from the outside in, decreasing your way to the center. maybe you've made a stocking cap from brim to crown? Let's learn to work the other way, starting at the center and increasing out. Growing a circle is easy! Knitting with double-pointed needles, we will try different ways of starting in the center while knitting up a coaster or two. We'll talk about different increases, and placement options for both design and construction purposes. Imagine the possibilities: decorative spokes, spirals and concentric rings (with to without eyelet increases), also flat circular shawls, dome-shaped hats, hexagonal afghan blocks.

Note: Must know how to work in the round on double-pointed needles and work I-cord.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
2024 Easy Embroider your Knitting Anna Zilboorg
Embroidery has been used always and everywhere to embellish fabric, while knitting has been left bare save for a few lazy daisies and French knots. In this class we'll integrate simple embroidery stitches into simple knit stitches to create many different effects, both new and wonderful. Learn to incorporate back stitch, cable chain, Palestrina knot, cross stitch flower, and others into ribs, cables, and other stitches whether you are right- or left-handed.
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm     SOLD OUT
1476 Easy Color Bubbles Karla Overland
What are your thoughts about color?

We will create "thought bubbles" of 36 colors and learn about color theory while Karla Overland of Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics shares her thoughts on color.

You will play with the rich, saturated color circles that are pre-fused, die-cut, and ready to go in the class kit.The 18-inch block will look great in a frame or turned into a pillow for a constant reminder of the beauty in the rainbow-spectrum of color.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1814 Intermediate Knit or Crochet It In A Minute Workshop: No rules! Fun, Fast and Furious Steven Berg
No rules fun, fast, and furious creations with StevenBe! Explore the use of large circular knitting needles with chunky yarns and 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 chunky designs: Silk ‘N Scribbles, Scribblechini, Spirograph Vest, or the Crochet Wiggle Shawl. 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/hook sizes start your next project with unusual techniques and Glitter Knitter flair that capture the concept of relaxing and enjoying.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1351 Intermediate Ultimate Color Crochet Robyn Chachula
Do you love color and texture? Then this class is for you! We will be playing with the amazing techniques of interlocking crochet, overlay crochet, and mosaic crochet. That all sounds very fancy, but in simple terms we will be expanding our knowledge of crochet and playing with where we place stitches to achieve creative colorful patterns that have depth and dimension.

Note: This class is for the intermediate-level student, must know how to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7056 No skills required Beginning Weaving for Knitters and Crocheters Deborah Jarchow
Weaving is a hot topic, and with the rigid-heddle looms on the market it is affordable. Before investing in one, you might like to try weaving.

In this class you will see 3 brands of rigid-heddle looms and how they work. You will learn about setting up the looms for weaving, and then you will weave on them.

Don't miss this valuable overview of how weaving can expand your fiber skills. See just how easy weaving can be!

Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use. Lab Fee $10.

Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
4036 Easy My First Sweater Barry Klein
NOTE: Beth Whiteside is not able to join us, so this class is being taught by Barry Klein.

Ready to go beyond scarves & hats? Take the terror out of sweater-making with this sleeveless teddy-size shell. You will learn about garment types (drop-shoulder, inset, and set-in sleeve sweaters, cardigans, etc) and ways in which they can be constructed (top-down, bottom-up, in seamed pieces or seamlessly). You'll learn how to read pattern instructions that translate the inches of a garment into the stitches and rows of knitting. And you'll apply what you have learned by knitting up and seaming together the pieces of a small sample. Let's make your first sweater together!
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1105 Intermediate Intro to Stacked Stitches Xandy Peters
Stacked stitches are an innovative approach to striped colorwork, best known as the technique behind the Fox Paws pattern. Stacks can add shaping, create 3d texture, replace short rows, and when combined with stripes, they create intricate motifs without unsightly strands on the wrong side of your projects. You'll never need to manage more than one color at a time or worry about bobbins because stacked stitches bend rows of garter stitch into new shapes and patterns using only increases and decreases.

This introductory class will enable knitters of all levels to try out the technique in a swatch and become confident working patterns that incorporate stacked stitches. We will focus on mastering the increase and decrease stitches and learn several strategies for avoiding problems and fixing mistakes.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1151 Advanced Japanese Knitting Patterns: Getting Started Gayle Roehm
Some Japanese knitting patterns do not have a translation but if they are presented in a graphic format, with drawings and charts that is all you need without knowing the language and a few pointers from Gayle Roehm.

Gayle will cover the basics of understanding such patterns. You'll learn where to find important information: gauge, needle size, and shaping. she will review a few key vocabulary words and basic stitch symbols to make it work, and where to get help should you encounter something unfamiliar.

If time permits, we'll practice a swatch to strengthen your chart-reading skills.
Note: You should have knit at least one sweater and be comfortable knitting from charts.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1818 Intermediate Creating from the Ground into the Stratosphere - Tips and Tricks from the Lazy Knitter Steven Berg
Broaden your knitting horizons and change your life with StevenBe. This workshop is designed to be an amazing opportunity to have fun while learning Steven’s best tips and tricks. It will set you free from patterns as written and help you feel comfortable making your own modifications and design decisions. Allow StevenBe to help you release the hidden designer within.

Experience the magic of mixology, taking a variety of yarns from different brands, weights, and fiber contents to create magical and unique garments and elaborate accessories (such as the Shawlvest). Start with your own cut-out shape and a base pattern from Steven and learn different methods of creating angles and edges, using modular knitting to add to the shape, adding new colors, and combining fibers in unique ways to customize the pattern and truly make it yours.

Note: Must have advanced beginner skill level in knit or crochet. This workshop will get off the ground quickly so knowledge on how to cast-on, read a pattern, and knit or crochet basic stitches is critical. Willingness to experiment with various types of fibers is also essential.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1325 Easy Color Control: Fractal Spinning Heavenly Bresser
Fractal spinning results in a subtle self-striping yarn.
It is one of the many ways to control color and create dynamic yarn from a dyed roving or fiber braid for knitting, crocheting, and weaving. And it is pretty easy!

To start, we'll look at 2 different approaches to fractals--a basic 2-ply as well as a 3-ply. Then, we'll choose one method to spin during the session.

Finally, we'll discuss different applications for fractal yarns.

Note: Must be able to spin a continuous singles yarn and be able to ply a 2-ply yarn.
Spindle-friendly class!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1702 No skills required Wire Crochet Jewelry Robyn Chachula
If you have a passion for crafting, come spend some time playing with beads and wire. In class you will be guided through everything you need to know from basic crochet chain stitch to the simple jewelry techniques to make your very own unique jewelry. In class we will focus on making a 5 strand beaded necklace, braided beaded bracelet, and dangling motif earrings. No crochet or jewelry skills required. Just be warned, crochet wire jewelry can be very addicting best to bring a friend to share in the fun!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
1463 Intermediate Knitting to Fit Your Pampered Pet Franklin Habit
Custom sweaters for four-legged friends are among the most rewarding projects in all of knitting, but also one of its greatest challenges. How do you resize a design for a dachshund to fit a great dane or vice versa? How do you make something just right for a special mutt, or if you are a brave sort, for a special kitty? Or even a special guinea pig?

In this lecture-based class, Franklin will guide you through the process of measuring, calculating, and designing simple but effective garments to suit any animal companion. It's not just fun, it can make you a stronger knitter because these fundamental principles of knit-to-fit work for humans, too!

Note: This class will best serve knitters who have reached at least the advanced beginner level. Students must be fluent all in the fundamentals of knitting, including increases and decreases.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
1883 Easy Introduction to Woven Project or Garment Design Deborah Jarchow
Have you wondered what you can make with your woven fabric or how to go about planning a project on your own? Must you have a large loom to make garments? Watch a presentation on the complete planning, design, weaving and assembly of a garment. Then spend some time looking at multiple garments woven on a looms 8” - 20” wide. We will discuss what you need to consider when planning your piece and you will get tips on how to know what yarn works best for your projects. Walk away with more confidence to weave your own designs.

 Note: Basic understanding of weaving is helpful.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3014 Intermediate Top Down and All Around Barry Klein
Learn the basic techniques for knitting from the top down. We will jump right in and start working on a small sweater which might fit a 1-year-old or Teddy Bear. During the class, we will talk about variations, different techniques, and different ways to knit from the top down. Barry will cover various increases, yarn selection, a bit of math and more. When class is over, you will have a partially complete sample with the elements complete so you can understand the full process, potential, and you will be ready to design a top-down sweater from scratch using your measurements.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1425 Easy Sewing Techniques for Combining Yarn Crafts with Fabric Susan Lazear
Why not add mixed-media techniques to your creative repertoire? Learn to combine knit or crochet with commercial fabrics. Using hand and/or machine techniques, you will make samples that can be used along with your knit and crochet swatches in a garment or accessory.

We will sample joining techniques by hand or machine (your choice), cut-and-sew our knits, add edgings, finishings, etc., and discuss knitting and crochet techniques for finishing your designs beautifully. Mixed Media is simple when you have the right techniques!

Note: Basic sewing skills required. 

Machines will be provided for use in the class. But you may use hand-sewing techniques for the complete process.





Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
1882 Easy Intarsia Made Easy: Color Blocks without Hurdles Rick Mondragon
Let’s learn to make colorful knits...

We will begin by learning to knit back and forth. Then we'll practice changing colors within a row.

Because you will work back and forth, you won’t turn your fabric. So there are no more wrong-side purls, fewer tangles, and you will knit from a chart as it presents itself.

Rick will share simple rules and reasons for a simple approach to intarsia. he will show you that there is no need for bobbins - who wants to add extra winding and labor to the knitting process? You will learn to weave in ends as you go and how to estimate the amount of yarn for a color patch or block for ease.

This class offers options to speed up and simplify the process, so you’ll look at intarsia as a pleasant, colorful option to knitting.

Note: Basic knitting skills required to take this class are knit and purl stitches.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1438 No skills required Color Theory for Fiber Artists Xandy Peters
Learn strategies to help you quickly and efficiently try out exciting yarns and colors in your knitting. First, we will use coloring pages to explore our innate color sense. The fundamental concepts of color interaction and theory will be introduced in a lecture format. During the presentation, students will learn about the color wheel, historical points of interest, and will see examples of quick and dirty color-ups from a fashion industry perspective, focusing on methods of exploring color combinations without the expense of yarn and the time intensive process of swatching. Students are encouraged to bring in "difficult" yarns, spinning fiber, and color inspiration. Coloring and knitting swatches during the lecture time is encouraged.

In the second half of the class, we discuss everyone's coloring pages and yarn comparisons. This is an interactive and conversational class, designed to show range of palettes and color perspectives and how a pattern is changed by color.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1149 Advanced Japanese Knitted Slippers from Michiyo Gayle Roehm
In the new Japanese Knitting book by Michiyo, this is a pair of cleverly-constructed, cabled slippers made in aran- or worsted-weight yarn, but are easily adaptable to a range of sizes.
The slippers are knit flat then seamed. We'll look at how to make them and how they're put together.  Gayle will even help you create a foot template to adapt the pattern to your size.

You will knit as far as possible during class gaining enough information to complete them at home. Join the ranks of Japanese pattern knitters as you begin a great project for yourself!

The pattern will be provided; you do not need to purchase the book.

Note: You MUST be comfortable knitting from charts.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1330 No skills required Break Your Serger Out of the Box Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
One of the most common things new serger owners say is "I'm afraid to take it out of the box."... The second most common thing is "I only use my serger to finish raw edges." If you've ever wondered what a serger is, or if you own one, and you'd like to know how to make the most of its basic capabilities, join Jennifer for this fun class.

We'll start with an overview of the serger so you'll be familiar with threading and how it works. Then we'll examine a basic 4-Thread Stitch to understand how it's formed. By identifying the needle and looper threads, you'll be able to "read" your work to tell easily which settings need to be adjusted to fix a less-than-perfect stitch.
One of the serger's most helpful features allows you to sew a wide variety of fabrics without gathering or stretching them out of shape. We'll play with this differential feed to see how to get a nice smooth seam on lightweight or sheer fabrics as well as stretchy knits.

*Learn about the basic 3- and 4-Thread Stitches that are used to sew garment seams and finish edges.
*Sample easy specialty and decorative stitches: a rolled hem for stable and sheer fabrics, a decorative lettuce-edge on a knit, and a decorative flat-lock stitch.
*See how easy it is to sew around curves and circles, starting and stopping so it is practically invisible.
*For those times when something goes wrong and you need to take out a seam, learn how to take out a 4- or 3-Thread Stitch with no seam ripper.

That's a lot, but each technique covered has a corresponding workbook page with step-by-step instructions and fabric samples neatly stored in a page protector. You'll leave class armed with this valuable reference to help you with your future serger projects.

Note: Sergers provided for use in class.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm NEW
1885 Easy Norwegian Purl Jeffrey Wall
Knit continental style and don't like purl? Learn how to purl like a Norwegian Throughout the class you will practice purling for stockinette, ribbing, and seed stitch.

NOTE: Must know how to knit Continental
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1841 Intermediate Cocoknits Sweater Workshop Julie Weisenberger
Join Julie for an overview of the Cocoknits method of knitting a seamless, top-down, set-in sleeve sweater. She will explain what English Tailoring is, and why it creates such a great-fitting sweater when paired with set-in sleeves.

You will work on the increases used in the method, KLL, KRL, PLL, PRL, and the pick-up-and-knit technique, then practice these techniques on swatches.

Julie will then teach you how to use the Cocoknits Sweater Worksheet which allows you to easily keep track of your increases on a seamless yoke. You should be ready to go home and cast-on for an adult sweater from her book, The Cocoknits Sweater Workshop.

Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; have knit a few accessories; basic finishing techniques
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1231 No skills required Make Color Work for You Phyllis Bell Miller
Do you cringe when confronted with the dozens of color choices out there? Does the color wheel give you cold feet? This workshop shows you how to cut though the confusion and make color work for you.

While creating your own color wheel out of pom-poms to use as a valuable tool, you will review essential color principles and learn how to create more than 50 color schemes using any color that you choose. You will also learn how to streamline your choices by using color groups, undertones, and value keys. In addition, you'll learn how to identify and build historic and ethnic color schemes and how to capture and match colors as professionals do. The many handouts will be a valuable reference for every project. These skills apply to all areas of design including knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, embroidery, wardrobe planning, and decorating.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1403 Intermediate Fearless Plying! Heavenly Bresser
No more stress! Join us as we tackle ply techniques on the spinning wheel.

Learn how to establish and maintain a smooth rhythm while Navajo plying. Explore ways to ply from a center-pull ball for better control and fewer tangles.

We will also discuss what makes for a truly balanced yarn, how to intentionally spin an "off" balance yarn and the many reasons you might want to do so. Finally, we'll take a look at additional tools for your future plying endeavors. Are you ready? Let's ply!

Note: Techniques will be shown on the spinning wheel. Students can take spindle-spun yarn and ply from their singles onto the wheel OR from bobbins if the singles were spun on the wheel and ply onto a new bobbin on their wheel.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
6206 Easy Introduction to Sequence Knitting Cecelia Campochiaro
Sequence Knitting is just like it sounds: Knit a sequence of stitches repeatedly using some kind of rule and a textured fabric happens.

Learn about the amazing and fun world of Sequence Knitting from the author of the groundbreaking book. Discover the power and appeal of this new way of looking at what, at its simplest, uses 1-row patterns and easily memorized and infinitely variable sequences, to create beautiful and reversible textured fabrics.

This hands-on class will feed your creative juices and stimulate you to think about new ways to use your stash to make beautiful accessories. You will learn about the concept, when Sequence Knitting makes sense, and how to do the four sequence knitting methods.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1350 Easy Crochet Your First Top-down Sweater Robyn Chachula
Crochet a top-down sweater for ease of fit and almost instant gratification in the stitching.

While working on a doll sweater we will walk through everything necessary:
* picking the best yarn
* the best stitches for the job
* how to shape the neck
* how to shape the yoke of the sweater
* increasing in crochet
* how to separate for the body and sleeves
* and on through the finishing.

By the end of class you will be half-way through your doll sweater and equipped to make the perfect sweater for yourself.

Note: Students must know chain, single crochet, and double crochet.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1604 No skills required Beginner Kettle Dyeing: Creating Custom Colors Karida Collins
Want to learn how to create unique hand-dyed yarn in your own home? Then this is the class for you!
Karida Collins, the artist behind Neighborhood Fiber Co. leads this beginner dye workshop which will teach you the basics of color theory, acid dyeing, and how to create the colors of your dreams.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2035 Intermediate Snip and Zip: Steeks and Zippers Franklin Habit
This empowering class is designed to guide timid and/or inexperienced knitters through two operations: the cutting of steeks (slashed openings in knit fabric) and the installation of zippers. These techniques are famous for causing anxiety in the uninitiated.

Note: Fluency in the basics of knitting, including knitting-in-the-round and stranded 2-color work (Fair Isle Knitting) is a pre-requisite.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1887 Easy Log Cabin Sampler Scarf Deborah Jarchow
Have you seen woven Log Cabin scarves and wondered how to create and vary those beautiful patterns? Let's make a stunning scarf using the rigid-heddle loom. It looks complicated but is really very easy. You will learn how to warp and weave the pattern and change blocks in your pattern. Go from large blocks to small blocks and back, creating interesting visual effects in your woven pattern. These dynamic designs look intricate, but are relatively simple to achieve. If you’ve taken beginning rigid-heddle weaving, enhance your skills and learn this new way to pattern your cloth.

 Note: Rigid-heddle looms will be provided for class use.Fee $10.
 OR You may bring your own with at least 8" weaving width and equipped with 7.5 or 8 dent reed, clamps. warping peg sley hook and 2 shuttles.
ALSO
 You must have minimal experience in warping and weaving on a rigid-heddle loom.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2037 Easy Fabulous Finishing Barry Klein
This hands-on class takes you through the complete process of assembling a sweater. We will talk about seaming (weaving) techniques as we begin to join the sweater pieces or swatches you bring.

Once we complete this process, we will discuss neck pick-ups, trims, edges, and collars. We will pick up stitches and talk about curves, proper rib finishes, buttons, and buttonholes.
Since we always learn something new when working together, this is a great class for the advanced as well as beginning knitters.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1426 Easy Moving into the Electronic Age: Designing Knits or Sewn Clothing on your Computer Susan Lazear
This hands-on class is designed for people who want a refresher on the use of Garment Designer and Stitch Painter software or for those who want to test drive to determine if computer design may work for them.

In the morning we will walk through the use of Garment Designer to show you how to create patterns for sweaters -- bottom-up, sideways, top-down -- in any gauge or stitch pattern. Sewists will add hems, facings, and seams to their designs.

Learn how to tweak patterns for fashion, style, or fit.

In the afternoon, we will move to Stitch Painter, a grid-based software program (perfect for knitting, crochet, beading, etc), where you will learn how to design colored charts on a grid, using repeat modes, pre-determined palettes, etc. We will explore some of the more advanced features such as designing with symbols, importing a photograph, building motif libraries, etc.

If you are test driving, you must pre-arrange a digital download through Cochenille.com. You will be able to use the software for the day; Windows or Macintosh compatible.

Contact: susan@cochenille.com, 858-259-1698
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5023 Advanced Fox Paw Technique Xandy Peters
In this class students will learn the basics of knitting with stacked stitches and begin a Fox Paws Wrap. We will start with an introduction to the stacked increase and decrease technique with some swatches in an easy stack pattern. After all this hard work, there is a coloring break where we explore color choices.

In the second half of the class, we will start working on our Fox Paws Swatches. Students will learn ways to check their own work and fix any problems that arise at home while testing out their new yarn and color choice in the pattern.

Note: Patterns will be provided.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9058 No skills required Introduction to Folk Art Embroidery Catherine Redford
Start by learning or being reminded of some basic embroidery stitches on a specially designed pre-printed sampler. Then learn some novel embellishment techniques that add to the fun. Learn how Catherine transfers her own designs onto dark-colored backgrounds. Enjoy the relaxed tempo and reconnect with hand work!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1150 Advanced Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible Exploration Gayle Roehm

From easy to mind-bending! The Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible has it all!

We'll start with a stitch pattern that gives you a lot of "bang for the buck": lovely and relatively easy to knit. Then we'll move on to more-challenging stitch patterns with patterning on both right- and wrong-side rows and some with complex combinations. You'll get plenty of practice with author Shida Himoti's style and with the charts and symbols. 


Note: You MUST be comfortable knitting from charts.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1401 Intermediate Alternative Brioche: Knit One Below Elaine Rowley
NOTE: Beth Whiteside is not able to join us, so this class is being taught by Elaine Rowley.
Brioche, Fisherman's rib, Shawl stitch, Oriental rib or whatever they are called, these fabrics are thick, fluffy, stretchy, and often wonderfully colorful to boot. Come explore the Knit-one-below method of working these stitch patterns! Learn the basic moves for both knit- and purl- one-below, the best cast-ons and bind-offs for this fabric, options for edge stitches, and how to read and work several stitch "k1b" stitch patterns. Gain an understanding of the stitch structure as you practice knitting and un-knitting k1b/p1b stitches, and learn other ways to fix mistakes. This alternative brioche option is practical and valuable for your stitch-making stockpile!

Note: Students should be able to long-tail cast-on, knit, purl, yarn over (yo), and bind off before taking this class.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1846 Easy Easy Fit and Sew Pull-on Skirt Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Learn the fundamentals of working with knit fabric to create this stylish 4-gore pull-on knit skirt. This is a perfect beginner project for anyone who is interested in learning how to sew garments. You’ll learn how to get professional results sewing knits with a sewing machine. We’ll start by picking your size based on your full hip measurement. Then I’ll show you how to adjust the fullness at the waist and hem to create a flatting shape for your figure. The center front and back seams create a slenderizing effect. After sewing the seams, see how easy it is to add elastic to the waistline without sewing a casing. See a few different ways to finish the hem.

Watch my Class Preview Video!

Note: Machines provided for use in the class.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1886 Easy Intro to Stranded Knitting Jeffrey Wall
Learn how to work multiple colors within a row!

You will learn how to hold 2 yarns in the right hand, or 2 yarns in the left, or one strand in each.

Jeffrey will share ways to pick colors successfully, how to swatch, and other tips and tricks that make stranded knitting a breeze. 

Must already know how to knit. 
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1289 Intermediate The Hole Truth: Buttons and Buttonholes Phyllis Bell Miller
Buttons are the perfect closure for knits and crochet garments, but we are often intimidated by their placement and sizing the buttonholes to accommodate them.

Fear no more! here is the HOW to make knit and crochet buttonholes like a pro, the WHERE,WHEN and WHY for placing planning, sizing, placing, and spacing buttons.

You will create a viable button-band sample (in knit and/or crochet) in class. The practical application will put the theory and rules into action. You'll learn considerations for changes should you choose to add, adjust, or rearrange your closures.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1800 Intermediate Textured Yarns: Corespun & Coreless Heavenly Bresser
Spinning with a core sounds more intimidating than it really is. Corespun yarns are created by use of a sturdy core yarn and spinning fiber around it.

Learn how to choose appropriate core yarns, core-spin with different fiber preparations, as you learn effective hand positioning for proper coverage of a core yarn.

After sampling a few corespun yarns, we'll take time to drop that core and spin a sound, artful core-less yarn.

Last but certainly not least, we'll take a look at various applications for corespun and coreless yarns. Are you ready to try your hand at a new texture? This class is for you.

Note: Must know how to spin a continuous strand, have plied before.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1349 Intermediate Irish Crochet For Today Robyn Chachula
Irish Crochet is one of the most striking lace fabrics and yet can be quite intimidating to the untrained eye.

Robyn will break Irish Crochet down to its basics; motifs and lace netting. She will highlight the beauty of each individual motif and how they can make amazing projects.

You'll learn how to use simple stitches to create a netting to join the motifs together. This class will show you that Irish Crochet has a great history but truly can make lovely modern looking projects perfect for today's world.

Note: Students should be able to single crochet, chain and double crochet.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1604 No skills required Beginner Kettle Dyeing: Creating Custom Colors Karida Collins
Want to learn how to create unique hand-dyed yarn in your own home? Then this is the class for you!
Karida Collins, the artist behind Neighborhood Fiber Co. leads this beginner dye workshop which will teach you the basics of color theory, acid dyeing, and how to create the colors of your dreams.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1754 Intermediate Love Your Granny Michele Costa
Not your granny's granny!
Michele will take you through the classic crochet technique and inspire you to go further. From coasters to coats, blankets to boho-chic fashion; you can do it  with the crochet granny.

Our exploration into the diverse world of the Granny isn't necessarily a square. Students will learn to make a variety of 'grannies' and see a variety of ways to use them.

Even when a pattern doesn't call for it, you can bring your granny to the party.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5270 Intermediate A Sense of Proportion: A Glorious Compendium of Methods for Knitting Without Tapes and Rulers Franklin Habit
A tape measure is wonderful thing. So is a knitting pattern. But have you dreamt of being freed from both, and working your way from cast-on to finished garment using neither one nor the other? You can. The history of knitting is full of time-tested methods for using the proportions of the human body, and of the knitting itself, to determine stitch counts, shapings, and measurements to yield garments with a custom fit. Through lecture, and practice students will learn about useful relative proportions of the human body, as well as formulae and folklore for hats, mittens, socks, shawls, and fitted upper garments. And yes, you'll need a tape measure…but not for long.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8070 Easy Tunisian Crochet from Beginning to End Barry Klein
This class will take you through all of the basic techniques of Tunisian Crochet. We'll begin with yarn selection, proceed to changing directions, and explore variations from there. We will look at accessories for the home, wearable garments, and different styles of Tunisian Crochet and how they will fit into your future.

Note: Must have a good command of basic crochet skills.
Friday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1104 Easy Dorset Buttons: The Basics Catherine Redford
Dorset buttons have a history dating back to the seventeenth century in the UK. Learn the basics to create your own buttons you can use to embellish your next knitting project, a purse, or even make into unique jewelry.

Note: A $3 kit fee for rings and needle will be collected in class.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1147 Advanced A Japanese Hat with Traveling Stitches and Lace Gayle Roehm
Knitters who love beautiful stitch patterns will be delighted with the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Designs by Hitomi Shida, recently published in English.

Join Gayle (the translator) to knit the lacy cabled hat from this book, and gain experience and insight into the complex charts and symbols of Japanese patterns.

This is a good first project because it's worked in the round, and you won't have to worry about wrong-side patterning. We'll start the body with a provisional cast-on, then practice chart-reading and some of the more complex maneuvers, to be sure you can finish the project later at home.

The pattern will be provided; no need to purchase the book ahead of time.


Note: You MUSTbe comfortable working from a chart.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9009 Easy Easy Fit and Sew Yoga Pants Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
If you have ever wanted to sew for yourself, but felt that you needed a little help along the way, this class is perfect. Using my Easy Fit and Sew One-Piece Yoga Pant Pattern, you'll have the opportunity to try on samples to find your best starting size. Then I'll show you simple adjustments to fine-tune your pattern for a flattering, comfortable fit. Use those pattern pieces to cut out and sew your new favorite yoga pants.

I've taken the guess work out of choosing the right fabric; black 4-way stretch knit is included in your kit. Learn tricks and tips to get professional results and to sew knit garments with your sewing machine.

Note: Machines provided for use in the class.


Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1815 Intermediate Briochet: Don't Let Knitters Have All the Fun! A Unique Technique in Crochet Steven Berg
Further your crochet repertoire with a new technique inspired by knitted brioche a.k.a. Briochet, (Developed by Deanne Ramsay). Create a stunning double-layer fabric with a unique two-sided stitch pattern of vertical lines on one side and horizontal on the other. Learn how to work the basic brioche stitch in a spiral for continuous stripes using contrasting yarns for a dynamic and personalized look.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1558 Intermediate Exploring Marls and Colorwork: A Hands-on Workshop Cecelia Campochiaro
Learn how to design and make beautiful and complex marled fabrics with fine yarns. Cecelia will discuss choosing yarn and colors for successful pieces as you swatch for both color and hand. Building on the basic concepts, you will learn how to determine the right gauge for a marl fabric, how to work with many colors, and how to create pleasing marl sequences.

From basic concepts through marl-making logistics to successful projects, Cecelia will give you yet another way to enjoy knitting with fine yarns!
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1344 Intermediate Crochet Finishing Techniques Robyn Chachula
You have crocheted all your sweater panels and now what? In this master class, we will answer just that. We will discuss using the right seam, best way to block, and perfect buttonholes. Everything put together and it still looks wonky? No problem. We will talk about ways to fix and straighten even the biggest mistakes. This class is geared to take the beginner sweater crocheter to the next level with just a few simple steps. This is an intermediate level class, and students must know chain, single crochet, double crochet and read crochet directions.

Note: This is an intermediate level class, and students must know chain, single crochet, double crochet and read crochet directions.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7053 No skills required Learn Rigid-heddle Weaving and Use Up Your Stash Deborah Jarchow
Use up those leftover balls of yarn! This weaving method is easy, fun, and creative. Learn ways to combine different colors, yarn textures, and fibers as you make a unique and beautiful scarf.

Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.
Lab fee: $10.00
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3015 Intermediate Perfect the Fit Barry Klein
When patterns are written, generic sizing does not allow the perfect fit. Learn to remove size labels and worry only about the finished size for your body. Explore swatching for gauge, changing needle sizes, and playing with pattern stitches. Work backwards from an existing pattern and forwards from a stitch gauge to create a design that will fit your actual body measurements.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1735 Intermediate Upcycle and Design: A Signature Jacket (or Top) Susan Lazear
Upcycling and sustainability is all the rage. Why not join the movement and create a signature jacket from a well-loved sweatshirt?

Bring your knit/crochet/sewing/weaving skills together by making a piece with an existing (oversized) sweatshirt as your base. You will begin the process of adding yarn, swatches, fabric pieces, and embellishments to the base. This hands-on experience offers a lot of inspiration as Susan Lazear shares her ideas as you begin while the sweatshirt offers a quick-fit opportunity where you can focus on surface design and assemblage to create a contemporary and unique piece.

Cochenille Design Studio
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1805 Intermediate Perfect-fit Top-down Crochet Sweater Dora Ohrenstein
People love top-down sweater construction because it requires no seaming, and it can be tried on while in process.

This two-part class thoroughly explains how to make a top-down sweater, how to plan the dimensions ahead of time to suit your body, how to turn a pullover into a cardigan and vice versa. it will show you where to plot shaping, how to alter an existing pattern, and how to create different necklines.
Part 1: We cover these principals in depth and begin a simple top-down design.
Part 2: We continue with this garment, and learn how to turn the neckline swatch you created into a full sweater pattern using your gauge and measurements. There will be plenty of math but the calculator does all the hard work for you!

Note: Ability to read and follow written instructions and charts required.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1444 Intermediate Brioche Stitch Plaid Xandy Peters
Brioche stitch and Intarsia color work can be best of friends. In fact, intarsia is easier with 2-color brioche than it is with stockinette or garter stitch!

We'll review 2-color brioche, then cast on a flat plaid swatch. Using a combination of stripes and intarsia, students will knit a double sided plaid fabric. In the second half of class, students will learn how to create your own plaid projects, how to work in the round, and how to add stitch patterns or shaping to a brioche intarsia project.

Note: Students must have a basic working understanding of Brioche to take this class.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9084 Intermediate Further Steps in Folk Art Embroidery Catherine Redford
You've got the basic embroidery stitches mastered, now it's time to add to your stitch vocabulary. We'll work on a pre-printed sampler as we learn crested chain, bullion stitch, drizzle stitch, and lots more that will enhance your next embroidery project. We'll also discuss how Catherine includes her embroideries in her quilts.

Note: Need to have taken class 9058 Intro to Folk Art Embroidery or have knowledge of the basics.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1853 Easy Wool Play Lynn Schmitt
Create a colorful and useful pincushion project while learning multiple wool-applique techniques. These techniques include easy pattern transfer, pattern placement guides, wool prep for a dimensional finish, virtually invisible applique stitching using wool thread and couching with yarn. This class will give you a crash course on most things wool applique with the result being a decorative pin cushion you can gift or treasure. Let this be the start of your journey into wool applique, My Way!
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1738 No skills required Quick & Easy Serger Tote Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Are you afraid to open the box and start using your serger? Or, maybe it's a little dusty? Join Jennifer for this fun, beginner/ refresher project where you will learn serger basics while making this generously sized tote.

Before working on the tote, you will try your hand at seaming with a serger on scrap fabric. You will learn how to adjust thread tensions and settings to get the stitch you want, then move forward and sew the bag and lining together using a basic 4-thread stitch.

Jennifer shows you how to stop mid-seam to leave an opening that is nice and tidy for turning the lining, and how to deal with thread tails while making a simple inside pocket. Finally, you'll use a decorative reverse flat-lock to construct the straps. Everyone leaves class with a completed tote... perfect to take to the Market and fill with new stash!

NOTE: Sergers are provided for class use.

Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4119 Intermediate Selbu Mittens Jeffrey Wall
After a quick look at the history and construction of the Norwegian Selbu mittens, you'll learn the process as you knit a mini-mitten: knitting a ribbed or lace cuff, increasing for the thumb gusset, casting on new stitches after the thumb-hole opening, decreasing for the mitten tip, and picking up stitches to work the thumb. We'll also discuss color dominance and how to hold yarn when working with two colors per round.

Note: Students should be comfortable working with DPNs. Magic loop or the 2-circular method for knitting in the round are possible but not recommended for this class.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1290 No skills required Make Design Decisions Like a Pro Phyllis Bell Miller
Whether you design a garment from scratch or modify an existing one, this workshop will give you the tools to make decisions like a pro. Using elements and principles of design can help you make creative decisions rather than guessing and praying.

Using straightforward formulas we will determine the most flattering proportions for your garment - length, size, and even placement of patterns and design elements.

Alternation, Sequence, Gradation, Transition, and Concentricity will help you design more interesting color arrangements, stripes, details, and even edgings.

Light, Texture, Contrast, and Line lead the way in making some elements prominent while others recede. Most importantly, we'll see how Emphasis, Unity, Repetition, Balance, Rhythm, and Harmony create a unified look.

These concepts become real design tools with the visuals, handouts, worksheets, and exercises you perform in class.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1798 Intermediate Extraordinary Singles Heavenly Bresser
In handspun singles, individual fibers are held together by twist. That twist is the 'glue' that keeps them connected.
Twist is certainly necessary when making any yarn, yet the most important question for a stand-alone singles yarn becomes, 'How much twist do I 'really' need?'

We'll address how to evaluate the proper amount of twist for the desired yarn, how to add strength to singles yarns, and look at the pros and cons of a finished singles yarn.

Are you ready to make extraordinary singles? Join us!

Note: Must have basic spinning skills.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1884 Intermediate Crochet Motif Construction Robyn Chachula
Do you love crochet stitch dictionaries for their beautiful motifs, but do not know what you could do with them? Have you mastered joining a few motifs together in a strip, but want to transform them into a sweater or a bag?

Join Robyn as she shows you how to build and construct you next project with crochet motifs. She will guide you on how to join square motifs seamlessly, and how to spice them up with a fun join that makes a totally unique fabric.

She shows how a simple trip to the local office supply store can be the key for unlocking motif sweater layouts. You will learn to break out of the box learning how to layout hexagon, octagon, or circular motifs.

Lastly, Robyn will show you that your old swatches can make joining and filling in voids in your fabric fun. Get ready to grab your hooks and stitch dictionaries after class to build your next gorgeous crochet motif project.

Note: Must be very familiar with single and double crochet stitches.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1753 Intermediate Puff the Magic Stitch Michele Costa
Explore how a single stitch can open a thousand doors of creative possibility. The Puff Stitch has traditionally been seen as a decorative element, but Michele will show you how to make it  a fill blown fabric to use for everything from hats to sweaters.

It may just become your favorite crochet stitch. and with Michele’s magic tricks you'll find  endless options.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
3066 Intermediate History, Methods, and Styles of Lace Knitting Franklin Habit
In this session, examine the fundamental principles and techniques of knitting's grandest tradition. Learn about the history of lace knitting and the development of the art in three parts of the world (Russia, Estonia, and the Shetland Islands) in which the craft was developed to the highest level of artistry. We will not only discuss but practice and play with some of the methods and motifs that distinguish each of these traditions. You will have the opportunity to view beautiful examples of lace, both modern and antique. Whether you are merely curious about lace or a devoted practitioner, there will be something for you to enjoy.

Note: Should be familiar with the basics of knitting (casting, binding off, knitting, purling, yarn over, decreasing); and willing to work from charts.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1583 Easy Event Plaid: Make it Yours Barry Klein
Crochet is hot right now! Let's capitalize on it and celebrate the beauty and originality of handmade!

Barry Klein shows you a simple way to create a unique fabric from an important event in your life (birthday, wedding, anniversary, or graduation).

Take an important event and turn that date (the month, day, and year numbers) into rows then assign a separate color and yarn to each and crochet a striped openwork filet fabric. Take those same numbers and weave through the openwork to create a plaid.

The simplicity of this technique and idea have you ready to MAKE something special for everyone you love: a simple scarf or wrap, a comfy throw or afghan, or maybe a complete bed cover.
Note: Students must have basic crochet knowledge.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1839 Easy Simple and Chic: Stepping into Garment Design Susan Lazear
Nothing is more rewarding than wearing a self-made garment, ask any sewist or knitter! It's easy to design and create simple yet unique garments, patterns, and ideas with rectangles!

Susan Lazear will show you how to turn flat fabric into 3-D wearables. Time for shawl knitters to take the plunge. The creative and fun approaches to building garments with rectangles turns work into play!

 We will start by playing ‘paper dolls’ as we cut rectangular shapes to fit and dress the paper doll. Then, we will convert basic measurements to real life-size dimensions to personalized rectangles for you. We will then discuss basic neckline and sleeve concepts to develop one or two patterns customized for you to knit or sew.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1847 Easy Knit Your Own Adventure Xandy Peters
Put down that pattern and create your own rules for knitting!

We will create colorwork, texture, or lace using parametric (rule-based) guides instead of static, restrictive instructions.

The temperature blanket is a well-known example of parametric knitting. It is knit according to one rule: work one stripe per day in a color determined by the daily temperature. Unlike a traditional pattern that always produces the same result, parameter- based projects have an element of randomness.

We will begin by discussing how to create unique and unrepeatable stitch motifs and colorwork based on anything (from the roll of dice to the number of steps you take in a day). We will also go over techniques and accessories that combine well with different parameters to produce stunning results.
The swatches and patterns that we make in class will follow your own set of rules. Each student will work on a swatch or mini shawl in class. Then we will share our results and discuss how each rule affected the outcome of their stitch pattern. 

Note Technique Requirements: Students should be familiar with ONE of these techniques, but do not need to be proficient in all of the following: Beginner Lace, Cables, Bobbles, Easy Color work
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1494 Easy Snowflake Embroidery Lynn Schmitt
Hand work, and more specifically embroidery, is experiencing a resurgence. This class gives you a wonderful opportunity to explore basic embroidery stitches and work with alternative decorative threads in embroidered Snowflake patterns. Lynn will work with you in perfecting your stitching skills with pointers and hands-on guidance.

The decorative threads now available in multiple weights and finishes are perfect for this contemporary textile. The class will focus on how to best use these threads-what to do and what NOT to do.

Lynn's own set of exclusive Embroidery Guidelines Tools are included in the class kit to help you in marking and executing perfect snowflake spacing. Once complete, take your new-found knowledge and decorate any number of fun winter projects; holiday stockings, garments, quilts, runners, and hand knit apparel can sparkle with a just bit of snowy embroidery.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1471 Easy Easy Fit and Sew Tunic Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Join Jennifer to sew an easy-to-make and easy-to-wear tunic. And if you're new to garment sewing, this is the perfect way to get started.

You'll have the opportunity to try on sample tunics to pick your size and learn a few easy adjustments for a perfect fit. Then we'll cut it out and sew it together. You'll leave class with your custom top and the confidence to sew more.

Discover the magic that happens when you create something that makes you feel good every time you wear it--as a layer over a tank or paired with leggings.

Note: Machines provided for use in the class.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm NEW
1797 Easy Hair-Pin Lace Market Bag Eloise Wagers
Learn a new technique as you begin an environmentally friendly Market Bag with Clover's Hair Pin Lace Tool.

Hairpin lace uses a special tool, where you crochet strips with loops on either side. Those loops are then latched/woven together to form a project.

Carol will get you started on this quick crochet project and guide you through the details to finish the bag it at home.

Once complete, you'll be ready to tote your purchases home in lieu of "plastic or paper?" This environmentally friendly bag can easily stow in your hand bag until ready for service.

Note: Students need to know how to do a single crochet stitch.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1841 Intermediate Cocoknits Sweater Workshop Julie Weisenberger
Join Julie for an overview of the Cocoknits method of knitting a seamless, top-down, set-in sleeve sweater. She will explain what English Tailoring is, and why it creates such a great-fitting sweater when paired with set-in sleeves.

You will work on the increases used in the method, KLL, KRL, PLL, PRL, and the pick-up-and-knit technique, then practice these techniques on swatches.

Julie will then teach you how to use the Cocoknits Sweater Worksheet which allows you to easily keep track of your increases on a seamless yoke. You should be ready to go home and cast-on for an adult sweater from her book, The Cocoknits Sweater Workshop.

Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; have knit a few accessories; basic finishing techniques
Saturday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm NEW
1204 No skills required Introduction to English Paper Piecing Catherine Redford
Intrigued by the English Paper Piecing craze? Learn the basics for completely hand-basted, hand-stitched hexagons and other straight-sided shapes while making a mug rug or mini quilt. Lots of tips for successful stitching, right from the start.
Saturday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1265 Easy Working in the Round: How to Knit the Magic Loop Eloise Wagers
Hands on class to understand the technique of using Clover's latest interchangeable knitting needles to knit a seamless circle... great for knitting socks, caps, sleeves etc. instead of using double point needles! Pattern, Clover needles and materials will be provided to knit an eyeglass case using the Magic Needle technique.

If you are not adept at knitting with double points - learning the Magic Needle technique is for you! Easy to learn, only looks complicated.

As a bonus for embellishment, Clover's Tassel Maker and Cord Twister will be demonstrated and available for class use.

Note: Must have basic knitting knowledge. This class will not cover basics.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1820 Intermediate BE Basics: Short Rows - The Lazy Knitter’s Short Cut Steven Berg
Do 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 unique short row technique to make an amazing cowl, stress-free! Work smarter, not harder. Use Steven's signature mixing of textures, yarn weights, and color to create a truly unique garment or accessory that looks like it took months to finish. Be lazy yet fabulous! And don't worry...,what happens in class stays in class.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
1799 Advanced Successful Sock Spinning! Heavenly Bresser
Do you have a love for making socks but never gave spinning your own sock yarn a shot? Now's your chance to learn how to make a great sock yarn. We'll discuss the impact of different fibers and fiber blends for consideration and explore the importance of yarn construction. Finally, we'll look into the twist factor both in the spin and the ply, how to accurately measure and record for future references as well as proper settings for your spinning wheel that will assist you as you spin. Each spinner will have plenty of time to sample spin, discover the specifications needed, and start off on the right foot for making their desired sock yarn.

Note: Must have spun a continuous strand of yarn, successfully plied 2 or more singles yarn, and have experience finishing yarns.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1557 Intermediate Sequence Knitting: Making Triangular Shawls Cecelia Campochiaro
Sequence knitting is a great way to make richly textured fabrics. Let Cecelia show you how to incorporate these textured fabrics into beautiful triangular shawls.

You will begin with the concept of sequence knitting, learning how to read and work sequence knitting instructions, and how textured patterns develop. As the texture can be quite complex, strategies for catching mistakes quickly will also be discussed.

Textured shawls created with sequence knitting are a wonderful way to use your stash and create beautiful heirlooms.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1348 Intermediate Modern Filet Crochet Robyn Chachula
Think you know filet crochet? Think again. Sure, we have all seen the incredible vintage thread designs, but filet can be so much more. In class we will quickly master the basics and move right on into with simple twists we can make to create incredible fashion-forward fabrics. By the end of class, you will be on your way to your own unique shawl of your own design.

Note: Students should be able to single crochet, chain and double crochet.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1605 No skills required Color Confidence: Theory and Practice Meet Style Karida Collins
Do you struggle with putting together color combos for patterns with multiple colors?

Have you knit multicolored projects that have left you disappointed?

Do you wish that your color choices looked as stunning as the pattern samples?

This class will explain color theory in an accessible way to help knitters (and crocheters!) understand what makes certain color combinations leave everyone amazed and others disappoint. We'll also explore which combos work well with which techniques. For instance, what looks good in blocks of color may not work for stranded colorwork. At the end of this class, each student will have a working knowledge of color theory and feel confident combining colors for any project.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1713 Intermediate One Recipe: One Hundred CROCHET Shawls Michele Costa
Unleash your inner designer with this assyemtrical shawl recipe. Students will be taught how to use my recipe to design their own asymmetrical shawl. We will review how to select & pair stitches, create colorwork patterns and combine fibers to create stunning new designs. Note special skills or knowledge needed to take this class CROCHET: Must know how to create sc, hdc, dc and basic crochet pattern reading skills
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
1748 Intermediate The Knitted Plaid: A Color and Pattern Workshop Franklin Habit
If the prospect of mixing colors gives you the fidgets even though you've dreamt of putting together your own complex color schemes for projects, this class is for you.

We'll begin by learning a simple but strikingly effective method for knitting plaid fabric: a method that can even be used to recreate family or school tartans. Then we'll use the framework of the plaid as the point of departure for a practical, hands-on lesson in color selection.

This class was expanded to a 6-hour format by popular demand, which allows more time for explanation, experimentation, and review of student projects. You can learn to design your own color schemes with a little knowledge, practice,and playfulness.
Must be fluent in basic knitting.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
1807 Intermediate Sample Twining, Looping, Rya Knots, Soumak, and More on the Rigid Heddle Loom Deborah Jarchow
Learn these wonderful advanced techniques, which will take your weaving to the next level be adding textural interest to a project.

We will make a sampler that includes simple hemstitch, twining, looping, soumak and inlay. You will learn the techniques and then be encouraged to try different yarns and variations to broaden your understanding of the skills. You will develop your own style as you increase you woven artistry and talent.

Note: Must be comfortable with basic rigid heddle weaving and confident warping your own loom prior to class.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6111 Easy Slip Sliding Away: Explore & Master Slip Stitches Barry Klein
Slip-stitch knitting is a fantastic way to play with color and texture and create a piece of fabric that is unique to the yarns you've selected. We will work on multiple slip-stitch variations and talk about yarn selection, color placement, and details that will allow you to use this technique to create something truly fantastic. This technique is simple, easy, and really fun.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
1848 Intermediate Fit for Success: Jackets Rick Mondragon
No matter what you call it, a well-fitting cardigan or jacket is within any intermediate knitter's grasp. The question of fit is what often slows us down or keeps us from getting started altogether; so let's use the classroom as a temporary "fitting room" and try on muslins (knit jerseys) to speed up the process.
This "Try-on" approach makes sense of how our measurements and ease work together. We will take your measurements and try on the knit jersey samples created exclusively for the Jean Frost Custom Knit Jackets book. With options for standard, full-figure, and combo sizes (smaller backs and larger fronts), Rick will help you check the fit to assure the shoulders and armholes fit, and adjust the sleeve and body lengths suit your taste. (see schematic illustration). We will discuss ease, armhole and neck shaping, sleeve construction, and finishing.

The knowledge you gain from the muslins combined your measurements you will create a life-size schematic, which will be your go-to pattern for your wardrobe of knit tops.

With the formulas and theory (taken from the book), you will plug the numbers from your pre-knit swatch into the schematic, and be ready to cast on.

 Note: You do not need to own the book. Must have completed at least one sweater before taking this class. Please dress appropriately (tank or t-shirt and well fitting foundation) to assist in taking accurate measurements.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1803 Intermediate Creating Crochet Fabric Dora Ohrenstein
Have you wondered why your crochet garments are boxy or stiff? It's all about the elusive quality called drape.

Before you embark on your next project, learn the secrets of how to choose the right yarn, fiber, hook and stitch! These choices can make or break your project.

This hands-on class lets you see exactly how your choice of yarn, stitch, and hook size interact. We will work with a variety of stitches: textured, dense, and lace as well as changing yarn weight, fibers, and hook sizes to see their effects.

You will learn how to achieve the desired feel and drape for any project, and how to properly substitute yarns when working a pattern. Yarns to be supplied by major yarn company.

Note: Ability to execute standard crochet instructions required.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1105 Intermediate Intro to Stacked Stitches Xandy Peters
Stacked stitches are an innovative approach to striped colorwork, best known as the technique behind the Fox Paws pattern. Stacks can add shaping, create 3d texture, replace short rows, and when combined with stripes, they create intricate motifs without unsightly strands on the wrong side of your projects. You'll never need to manage more than one color at a time or worry about bobbins because stacked stitches bend rows of garter stitch into new shapes and patterns using only increases and decreases.

This introductory class will enable knitters of all levels to try out the technique in a swatch and become confident working patterns that incorporate stacked stitches. We will focus on mastering the increase and decrease stitches and learn several strategies for avoiding problems and fixing mistakes.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
1881 No skills required Introduction to Sashiko-style Hand Stitching Catherine Redford
Learn the basics of popular Sashiko style stitching.

We'll work on pre-printed traditional Japanese fabrics using hand-dyed threads for a great introduction to this re-imagined tradition of utility hand stitching.

Catherine will bring lots of samples for inspiration. Leave the class with lots of tips and tricks for use in your future sewing and quilting projects.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1495 Intermediate Stitching with Eclectic Textiles Lynn Schmitt
Learn to sew using alternative textures with Lynn Schmitt author of The Art of Mixing Textiles In Quilts.

Her LOGistics pattern can be made as either a large pillow or table mat. The project mixes wool, silk dupioni, silk matka, wovens, and batiks with traditional and contemporary cottons.

Oh the possibilities when you begin to add once-considered forbidden textures into your quilting and sewing projects!

Note: Sewing Machines provided for class use.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1330 No skills required Break Your Serger Out of the Box Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
One of the most common things new serger owners say is "I'm afraid to take it out of the box."... The second most common thing is "I only use my serger to finish raw edges." If you've ever wondered what a serger is, or if you own one, and you'd like to know how to make the most of its basic capabilities, join Jennifer for this fun class.

We'll start with an overview of the serger so you'll be familiar with threading and how it works. Then we'll examine a basic 4-Thread Stitch to understand how it's formed. By identifying the needle and looper threads, you'll be able to "read" your work to tell easily which settings need to be adjusted to fix a less-than-perfect stitch.
One of the serger's most helpful features allows you to sew a wide variety of fabrics without gathering or stretching them out of shape. We'll play with this differential feed to see how to get a nice smooth seam on lightweight or sheer fabrics as well as stretchy knits.

*Learn about the basic 3- and 4-Thread Stitches that are used to sew garment seams and finish edges.
*Sample easy specialty and decorative stitches: a rolled hem for stable and sheer fabrics, a decorative lettuce-edge on a knit, and a decorative flat-lock stitch.
*See how easy it is to sew around curves and circles, starting and stopping so it is practically invisible.
*For those times when something goes wrong and you need to take out a seam, learn how to take out a 4- or 3-Thread Stitch with no seam ripper.

That's a lot, but each technique covered has a corresponding workbook page with step-by-step instructions and fabric samples neatly stored in a page protector. You'll leave class armed with this valuable reference to help you with your future serger projects.

Note: Sergers provided for use in class.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1352 Easy Solomon's Knot Crochet Lace Robyn Chachula
Fall in love with a beautiful vintage technique in crochet. Solomon's Knot Lace is amazingly easy to crochet once you master the basic stitches.

We will talk about tips for making the perfect loops, how to add beads for sparkle, and how to combine it ever so simply with classic crochet stitches.

If you've ever wondered what to do with that single skein of dramatic novelty yarn in your stash, this is the answer!

Note: Students should be able to chain and single crochet.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
1712 Intermediate One Recipe: One Hundred KNIT Shawls Michele Costa
Unleash your inner designer with this assyemtrical shawl recipe. Students will be taught how to use my recipe to design their own asymmetrical shawl. We will review how to select & pair stitches, create colorwork patterns and combine fibers to create stunning new designs.

Note special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
KNITTING: Must know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
1806 Intermediate Multicolored Tunisian Stashbuster Sweater Dora Ohrenstein
Tunisian crochet is hot and garments made in this stitch are fabulous!

Since every row in Tunisian has two passes (a forward pass and a return ); we can use a different color in each pass.
By carefully selecting from your stash you can do truly amazing colorwork with this technique, and it's very easy!

Using the basic Tunisian simple stitch you will learn how to change colors, and how to increase and decrease.
Dora will show how to plan your pattern so the garment will fit and how to turn it into a cardigan with finishing concepts, and much more.

You will leave class with a blueprint that allows you to finish the sweater on your own.

Note: Some experience with garment making very helpful.