STITCHES Salt Lake 2019 Classes
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Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5393 Intermediate Brioche Basics Gwen Bortner
Brioche is very popular right now! It's characteristics make it great for lots of projects. The finished fabric tends to lay flat and is attractive on both sides which is a plus for scarves or blankets.

Learn the basics of classic brioche, as well as alternative techniques while creating a sampler of several brioche patterns. Gain an understanding of this unique fabric, it just might become one of your favorites!
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1323 Intermediate Think Outside the Braid Heavenly Bresser
As we explore different ways to spin combed-top braids including gradient spinning, combination drafting, and spinning multiple braids together into one yarn, we will use both color theory and creativity for the best results.

Our goal is to gain confidence in spinning braids with varying colors into a cohesive yarn AND to think outside the box to achieve your desired outcome from the raw materials.

Note: Must be able to spin a continuous singles yarn and ply a 2-ply yarn. Drop-spindle friendly class!
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1096 Intermediate Lace That Grows: Easy Shawl Design with Wedges J C 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.
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1369 Intermediate Crochet Tips and Tricks with Lily Lily Chin
Learn Lily's secrets to help make your crochet life easier and better.

Find out how to work a foundation chain that is not too tight (see photo). Join a new skein of yarn or a new color with losing the first stitch. See ways of attaching buttons as you work your fabric. Create invisible circular joins where the beginning and end are absolutely imperceptible. Weave in the ends that are too short to put through a darning needle. There is so much to take away including lots of small 'fix-its' and details.
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1120 Easy String Theory Lynn Harris
Learn the skills needed to add string piecing to your own quilt designs. Lynn will teach her method for string piecing with no foundation. With this fool-proof technique, there is no extra layer of fabric in the quilt and no paper bits to pick out after the sewing is finished. Bring your scrap bin and prepare to have some fun!

Note: Must of a working knowledge of how to use a sewing machine.

Machines will be provided for in-class use.
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 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
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 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.
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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!
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1441 Intermediate Center-out Knitting Xandy Peters
Take a guided tour of the possibilities of center-out construction accessories. We will look at 3 different cast-on methods for center out accessories and the unique strengths of each method.

Once cast on, we will try out different types of increases and varied arrangements to build different shawl, blanket, and scarf shapes such as a square or other regular polygon, rectangle, oblong, almond, and even the classic circular "pi" shawl. Many traditional lace and colorwork motifs can be converted to work with these shapes for spectacular results.

Join Xandy and build the confidence to cast on and create center out accessories with stitch and color patterns of your desire.
Wednesday 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!
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1148 Advanced Hitomi Shida's Lace Mini-scarf Gayle Roehm
Knitters who love beautiful stitch patterns are delighted with the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Designs by Hitomi Shida, recently published in English. This class focuses on the scarf that's one of the book's introductory projects. We'll start the body of the scarf with a provisional cast-on, then continue to practice chart-reading and some of the more complex maneuvers, to ensure that you'll be able to complete the scarf at home. You'll gain experience and insight into the complex charts and symbols. If time permits, we'll remove the waste yarn cast-on to complete the "frill" at one end. The pattern will be provided; no need to purchase the book ahead of time.

The pattern is provided; you don't need to purchase the book.

Note: You MUST be comfortable knitting from charts. Some lace experience needed.
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1562 Easy You Can Sew! Tote Bag Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Calling all sewing newbies...and experienced sewers too.

During this fun class we will be making a tote bag as we explore all the cool things you can do on a sewing machine. Learn how to finish raw edges, create a blind hem (while finishing the top edge of the patch pocket) and pick up some topstitching tips. Before putting the lining together Jennifer will show you an easy way to create a pocket with a zipper closure. Learn to work with fusible interfacing and wonder tape to get perfect results. After attaching the straps, you'll use a variety of seam techniques to sew the tote bag together. You'll leave class with a completed tote that will come in handy in the Stitches Market.

Note: Machines provided for use in class.
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
9012 Easy Fit to be Fabulous Katrina Walker
Successful garment sewing requires great fit! Learn the steps to fitting your bodice and identifying required pattern adjustment areas. You will build a reference notebook as you practice making pattern alterations for common fitting challenges, including a full-bust adjustment that really works—no gaposis!
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1277 Easy Making the Gradient Gwen Bortner
Gradients, fades, and transitions are different names for yarns and kits that create a similar look with a beautiful flow of colors through a fabric.

You might be surprised to find that you can create your own color transitions in your own color choices with minimal stress and maximum success. The secret is understanding a few "formulas" for combining yarns and a couple of simple guidelines for color selection. And the best news is that the knitting is easy!

Spend class time playing with color, experimenting with different colors, learning a few "no-fail" formulas, and develop your own signature fabric. No need to follow the crowd. Make your own gradient!
Wednesday 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. Ant 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!
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5118 Easy Disaster Recovery J C Briar
Mistakes happen. Fortunately, knitters have an array of techniques for dealing with mistakes. Learn when and how to tink, drop, and frog. See how duplicate stitch can cover over goofs in colorwork. And pick up tips for avoiding mistakes in the first place.
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5025 Advanced Stranding Techniques for Color Knitting Beth Brown-Reinsel
Become proficient in your two-color technique working on the right side and the wrong side of the work in this class. Learn the Norwegian Purl and how it will enable you to purl on the wrong side in two colors with ease! Working with two yarns in the right hand, one yarn in each hand, and two yarns in the left hand are covered in this class as well as how to purl on the wrong side in each of those styles. Corrugated Ribbing will also be included. Weaving (or catching) the yarns will be demonstrated for each knitting style.

Note: The ability to knit in two colors in any style is helpful but not mandatory.
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8086 Intermediate Easy, Effective Crochet Edgings Lily Chin
Have problems trimming your projects without puckers or ripples? Want more ideas for some trims? Trims put a "frame" around any project so this finishing touch is that final touch that can take something from home-made to hand-made. Get the skinny on some interesting, new and different ways to dress up all kinds of crochet. There is no need to go through contortions for fancy-schmancy intricacies that can overwhelm a project. There is no need for really large stitch multiples for huge pattern repeats. These are fun and simple, yet accessible.
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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?
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 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.
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
9057 Easy Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch Catherine Redford
Learn how to finish your quilts on a domestic machine while enjoying all the control of a walking foot. We will start with a brief discussion of preparing 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: Sewing machines provided for use in class.
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1150 Advanced Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible Exploration Gayle Roehm
From easy to brain-bending! We'll start with stitch pattern that gives you a lot of "bang for the buck"-it is 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.
Wednesday 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.
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5095 Easy Round Up! 4 Ways to Knit in the Round Beth Whiteside
There's more than 2 ways to knit round and round! We'll go over the old standbys, circular and double-points, plus try out 2 new ways, 2 circulars and the Magic Loop. We'll get warmed up on a neckwarmer, then test drive our techniques on the small diameter of a fingerless glove.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1285 Intermediate Icelandic Yokes: The Sweater Class Denise Bell
Traditional Icelandic yoke sweaters use unspun Plotulopi yarns from native sheep. The different staple lengths of wool in the yarn make for a lightweight, yet warm and insulating, sweater.

You may be unfamiliar with Plotulopi, but it's so common in Iceland that it's sold in grocery stores! We will learn about knitting with this unique fiber.

You will draw and swatch several yoke options using Plotulopi yarn (supplied by the instructor), do a bit of gauge math, and plan how to move forward to knit your own Icelandic, color-patterned yoke sweater using traditional or original motifs.

Note: Some experience with two-color knitting is helpful.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8048 Intermediate Single-crochet Entrelac Marly Bird
Try something different! Crochet a fabric that resembles basket-weave!

Entrelac isn't only for knitters.

Get the look by working in single crochet! Create striking blankets, accessories, and garments and amaze your friends with this newly acquired skill. It's a lot of fun!

Note: Must have a good command of basic crochet skills.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1402 No skills required Spinning for a Project! Heavenly Bresser
This class is ALL about project planning for spinners of all levels. No more playing 'yarn chicken' with your handspun or feeling frustrated because your beloved yarn has gotten 'lost' in the pattern!

We'll address major concerns such as how much fiber is 'enough', the importance of grist, how to use a suggested commercial yarn in a pattern as a guide for planning, and other important things to consider before spinning for a project.

We'll discuss the proper use of spinner's tools and guides including the spinner's control card, angle of twist, gauge, and more. This in-depth class is built to help you gain greater confidence in your project planning so you can truly enjoy the yarn you make even after you've set the twist!

Note: This class is spindle-friendly and not hard for spindlers to keep up with wheel spinners. More than one spindle is recommended but a ball winder will be available to accommodate those with a single spindle.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5004 Easy Charts Made Simple J C 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.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Thursday 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.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1145 Advanced Darting the Issue Lily Chin
Darts are traditionally a technique used in sewing. In this class, get a grasp of how to translate these shaping methods into knitting. Even if you aren't buxom, darts will help a garment hang and fit better.

Learn how to plan and chart for both horizontal and vertical darts. Find out, through measuring, just how much to add or subtract and where. See the various ways to incorporate the darts, even if you're knitting in a patterned stitch!

The use of short rows will be reviewed as will different ways to increase and decrease. By the end of the class, you will have finished a quarter-scale torso with both horizontal and vertical darts plus a few extra swatch samples.

Note: Must be familiar with basic pattern drafting or have experience altering existing patterns successfully.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1378 Intermediate Footie Socks for Everyone! Miriam Felton
Do you mourn your hand-knit socks sitting in the drawer during the summer months? Do you want quick, easy, and comfortable socks to wear with your Danskos, Chucks, or clogs? Or just a simple stocking to wear around the house?

These footies are the answer! They are great for using up leftover yarn.

In this class we'll go over the techniques you need to work this pattern including the provisional cast-on, Make 1 left and right, short rows (including the shadow-wrap method), how to work a short-row heel, and how to pick up stitches.

We'll make a small version to demonstrate all the techniques that you can apply to this sock formula to make Footies for yourself and all your buds. Pattern included with the class.

Note: Students should have knit a sock in the past.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6091 Intermediate Knitted Tessellations: Playful and Powerful Patterns in Practice Franklin Habit
A hands-on introduction to the creation of tessellations: motifs that interlock without gaps or overlaps. Tessellations are as old and pervasive as design itself; they can be found in some of the most ancient examples of human craft, and were famously used in the modern era by the artist M.C. Escher.

We will discuss the theories behind tessellating, and put into practice the basic techniques for designing new tessellated patterns in hand-knitted fabrics.

Note: Students are offered the choice of working in knit/purl texture patterns or in two-color (stranded) knitting; those choosing the latter should be fluent in the basics of knitting in the round (or, if it is the student's preference, speed-swatching or flat stranded colorwork). A sense of humor, a taste for adventure, and a reasonable ability to concentrate are strongly advised.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1130 Easy Tiny Piecing: Precision Piecing Lynn Harris
Learn tips and tricks that make working small easier. Lynn will show you how to piece tiny stars, baskets, and other small blocks. With Lynn's tips, you will be able to add a bit of tiny sparkle to your own quilt designs or make a quilt completely from tiny blocks like on the cover of Lynn's book, Every Last Piece. These little units can also be incorporated into pillows, pincushions, bags and other sewn projects.

Note: Must have a working knowledge of how to use a sewing machine.

Note: Machines will be provided for in-class use.


Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1427 Easy Clasped Warp Scarf Deborah Jarchow
You may have tried clasped weft as a design, but clasped warp can add extra interest to your woven pieces! Learn to make a stunning scarf in clasped-warp method on a rigid-heddle loom. See how using two different warp yarns can create beautiful color play in the fabric. If you've taken beginning rigid heddle weaving, enhance your skills. This type of weaving is portable, easy and fun!

Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use. Lab fee: $10.00
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1554 Easy Secret Die-cut Block Sampler Ebony Love
Shhhhh... It's a secret! See what all the die-cutting fuss is about while you learn the tips and techniques for cutting and piecing success regardless of the system you own or are exploring. See how easy it is to add more than 90 different quilt blocks to your quilting bag of tricks using a small library of only 8 dies. Come to learn the secrets and stay for the fun!

Note: Must have experience piecing an accurate 1/4" seam.

Note: Die cutters and sewing machines provided for in-class use.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.

Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1279 No skills required Hitomezashi Sashiko Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Sashiko, the Japanese hand stitching technique for patching and reinforcing fabric is the hot "new" trend in hand stitching. Traditional Sashiko stitches and modern adaptations can be seen in the visible mending trend, in home decor, and on fashion runways. In this class, we will learn the traditional hand stitched patterns of Hitomezashi Sashiko worked on a grid to create geometric stitch patterns using a simple running stitch to give you a solid foundation to create small-scale motifs so you can apply those skills on a larger scale to overall fabric alterations, enhancements, and quilting. We will also show you how these technique tie in beautifully to slow stitching and visible mending practices.
Thursday 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.
Thursday 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.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6017 Advanced Challenging Stitches From Japanese Designs Gayle Roehm
Every knitter loves to discover new and interesting stitch patterns. This class will give you a chance to try a few unusual stitches that I've found in Japanese garment patterns. We'll review the standard symbols used in these designs, then swatch four or five stitches that you may not have seen before. You don't need to know how to read a Japanese pattern, but you do need to be comfortable knitting from charts. Some of the charts are difficult to interpret, and some of the stitches may be complicated to execute, so bring an adventuresome attitude - they're all fun! You may find them useful in your own designs. The class aims to remove the fear from tackling complex charts, so you can approach just about any Japanese chart with confidence.
Note: Must be very comfortable knitting from charted stitch patterns. Some familiarity with Japanese stitch symbology is useful but not required.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9032 Easy Tee Fit Workshop Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Join Jennifer as she takes you step-by-step through the process of fitting your new favorite knit top. The Tee Pattern has unique above the bust seams that make it easy to get a great fit no matter what your fitting challenges may be.

Start by trying on knit muslins to determine which size to work with. Then, I'll show you simple pattern adjustments including a full-bust adjustment and neckline and shoulder adjustments. You can customize the look and fit of your Tee by relaxing the fit of the front and back lower bodice pieces and choosing between sleeveless, short or 3/4 length sleeves.

Learn how to select fabric with the right amount of stretch to get flattering results. We'll play with a variety of knits that are included in your kit. You'll leave class with a pattern that's ready for fabric and the confidence to pick out the perfect fabric.

Materials fee: $30 (see below)
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9006 Easy Garment Sewing Basics Katrina Walker
Let's learn the basics - seams, seam finishes, hems and darts! These skills are the foundation for successful sewn garments. If you'd like to learn, practice or simply refresh these skills - this class is for you! Build a detailed take-home reference notebook with hands-on samples and full written instructions (provided) as you sew your way to success. Taught by the instructor of Craftsy's popular "Sew Smarter".
 
Note: Sewing machines provided for class use.
Thursday 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.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1218 Intermediate Stripes of the Circular Type Beth Whiteside
Stripes add pizzazz to everything they adorn. So let's put them on our hats, socks, skirts-all the things we make in the round, not just projects worked flat back and forth. In this follow up class to Stripes of All Types, you'll learn how to carry yarns not in use neatly on the wrong side and two ways to minimize the dread "jog" where the ends of a round meet. Experiment with putting bands of color on the magical single-surface shape called a mobius, a cylinder with a twist. Try helix, or "barber-pole," knitting, a great solution for working spirals of color with truly jogless striping. You'll learn about principles of contrast and repetition, and some practical strategies for creating stripe patterns. Let's make stripes in the round!
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5304 Intermediate Excrescences: Bobbles, Bumps, Lumps, Leaves, & Ledges Anna Zilboorg
This class will explore the many possible ways of making a three-dimensional addition to a knitted surface. In doing this, we'll make a sampler of nupps, bobbles, and larger shapes. A few esoteric techniques will appear, such as making multiple I-cords at the same time, and we'll be expanding into over-all patterns and graceful leafy panels. Knitting need never be flat again.
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5252 Intermediate Miter Me This, Miter Me That Marly Bird
Learn how to make the building blocks of the knitting world. The mitered square has long been a staple in knitting design, and now it can be a staple in your toolbox.

These magical mitered squares can be made in variety of stitches. Learn how to create one in garter, a mix of garter and stockinette, and plain stockinette. You'll also try different centered-decrease options for the miter. These join-as-you-go squares are the perfect traveling project.
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1278 Easy The Perfect Pick-up Gwen Bortner
For most knitters, the thought of picking up stitches is not a happy one. But it doesn't have to be that way. With a few hints, a couple of tricks, and a little bit of practice, picking up stitches can become no more of a worry than casting on or binding off. Come to class to learn the trick to creating a smooth even line along your picked-up edge. Discover the secret to ensuring that your picked-up edging matches perfectly with the rest of the fabric (no pulls or bulges). Practice the surprisingly simple technique for making a picked-up edging almost perfectly reversible. Everyone appreciates a perfectly picked-up, beautiful edging. Now you can pick up perfectly too!
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 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.
Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
2061 Easy Stretchy Bind-offs J C Briar
How do you keep your bind-off edge from being too tight? With a stretchy bind-off! Try options with bigger bind-off loops, with more elaborate loops, and simply with more loops. Learn about sewn bind-offs, sideways bind-offs, and bind-offs that use a crochet hook in novel ways.
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1154 Easy Sequence Knitting: 1-row Patterns Cecelia Campochiaro
Learn about the easiest kind of sequence knitting: the wonderful world of 1-row patterns. The fabrics are reversible, don’t curl, and are a wonderful way to use almost any kind of yarn including solid, tweeds, and handpaints.
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1347 Intermediate Next Steps in Tunisian Crochet Robyn Chachula
Once you've mastered the basics of Tunisian Crochet, what's next?

Dive into more complex stitches such as twisted stitches, increase and decrease stitches, and spike stitches.

Note: This class is for the intermediate level student; you must know how to chain, single crochet, and work Tunisian simple stitch.
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1503 Intermediate Steeking Workshop (Cutting a steek without fear or fainting) Kristin Drysdale
Stranded sweaters are currently trending in the fashion and knit world. So lets's celebrate them by learning ways to make them with little stress. This workshop will help you understand intricacies so you can avoid mistakes and navigate the hurdles.

Our goal is to knit a lovely patterned fabric by stranding with yarns with two hands or both in one hand. Whether you are Continental and English knitter doesn't matter.

We will learn to read a chart and see when we need to catch floats as well as how to make, cut, and secure the steek. We'll learn how to work button bands and buttonholes.

We will see the relationship of stranding to gauge, and how yarn-dominance plays into the color patterning within fabric. We will discuss casting-on and binding-off, I-cord, mattress stitch, and even blocking.

Note: This class begins Thursday afternoon and ends Friday morning.
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1435 Intermediate Adventures in Cable Knitting Karyn Johnston
Cabling is a beautiful way to add texture and interest to your knits--and it's fun to do, too!

Learn how to create cables with and without a cable needle. Explore strategies on how to easily follow a chart and keep cable twists and turns. Karyn will show you how to read your knitting, how to keep those cables tidy, and even how to correct mis-crossed cables.

Note: Students should be comfortable knitting and purling to take this class.
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1284 No skills required English Paper Piecing 101 Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
If you've ever dreamed of putting together beautiful pieces of fabric to create heirloom quilts, cozy throws, baby blankets, pillows, or applique patches, this is the class for you. Join the slow stitching movement and learn the art of English Paper Piecing (EPP). No sewing or quilting experience necessary! Beginners and curious crafters highly encouraged.

Using small pieces of fabric, pre-cut paper templates, and a few easy hand-sewing skills we teach in class, you'll create stunning one-of-a-kind patches that can be used for quilt blocks, home decor, and fashion applique. Walk in with your curiosity and walk out with an EPP quilt block (the classic hexi flower). Talk about instant gratification!

You're going to LOVE your new craft obsession! English Paper Piecing is incredibly portable and requires no sewing machine, meaning you can take it anywhere with you - it's the ultimate road-trip project. Fair warning - make room for some fabric in your stash.
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4108 Intermediate Old School Cuff-to-toe Socks Sarah Peasley
Plain old vanilla socks may sound boring, but traditional, cuff-down, heel-flap socks are an excellent first-sock project, an ideal choice for on-the-go knitting, and a great way to connect to knitters of yore (although sock yarn is WAY more fun now than it used to be!). Use double-pointed needles to knit a sock from the cuff down. Start with a ribbed cuff, turn a perfect heel (without that pesky hole at the corner!), and finish with a round toe. You'll make a mini sock in class, and you'll leave with the information needed to make your own custom-fit cuff-down socks!
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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: Sewing machines provided for in-class use. 
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1147 Advanced A Japanese Hat with Traveling Stitches and Lace Gayle Roehm
Knitters who love beautiful stitch patterns are delighted with the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Designs by Hitomi Shida, recently published in English. Join the translator to knit the lacy cabled hat from this book, and gain experience and insight into the complex charts and symbols. The hat is a good first project because it's worked in the round, and you don'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 Must be comfortable working from a chart.
Thursday 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 a serger or sewing machine .
Note: Sergers provided for use in the classroom.


Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1401 Intermediate Alternative Brioche: Knit One Below Beth Whiteside
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 a practical and valuable for your stitchmaking stockpile!

Note: Students should be able to long-tail cast-on, knit, purl, yarn over (yo), and bind off before taking this class.
Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1559 Easy Learn to Kitchener + Mattress Stitch Stacey Trock
You've probably seen the Kitchener and Mattress Stitch in your knitting patterns. They are both go-to seaming techniques for stockinette stitch. Kitchener is used for finishing the toe of a sock or the shoulder seam of a sweater (horizontal seams, and mattress stitch is used for vertical seams. They can be a little daunting... until you learn the tricks! In this class, you'll learn the steps for a successful Kitchener + Mattress Stitch finishing. And you'll never look back!
Thursday 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 or crocheting! Relax with old friends or come and make new ones. Hosted by Marly Bird!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5393 Intermediate Brioche Basics Gwen Bortner
Brioche is very popular right now! It's characteristics make it great for lots of projects. The finished fabric tends to lay flat and is attractive on both sides which is a plus for scarves or blankets.

Learn the basics of classic brioche, as well as alternative techniques while creating a sampler of several brioche patterns. Gain an understanding of this unique fabric, it just might become one of your favorites!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6055 Intermediate Socktastic Stitch Patterns J C Briar
You can use nearly any stitch pattern for ordinary socks, but for fantastic socks, you need stitch patterns that have enough 'give' for a snug but comfy fit, that allow for easy resizing, and that flow seamlessly into coordinated patterns on the cuff, heel, and toe.
Explore Socktastic patterns, learn what makes a pattern shine in hand-painted yarn, and see how to combine basic building blocks to come up with your own Socktastic creations.
Note: Must be comfortable with reading charts.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1353 Easy Tunisian Crochet Lace Robyn Chachula
Tunisian crochet is often confused as either knit or crochet, but its unique construction can often mimic woven fabric.

In class we will refresh ourselves on the basic Tunisian stitches, then dive into working it as lace. We will use 3 different techniques and break them down to see how rewarding the process can be as we explore:
* extended stitches
* yarn overs
* chain spaces
* combinations of all those.

Note: Students should be able to chain and work Tunisian Simple Stitch.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5171 Intermediate Giving You the Slip Lily Chin
Most of the time, we think of slipped stitches in color, forming patterns know as Mosaic Knitting. Yet slipped stitches can also yield effects in texture as well. Explore single color slip stitching for raised surface interest. Slipped stitches can also neaten the side edges of the knitting. See how versatile this little action is. Sample several swatches and see the slipped stitch in action.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1242 Advanced Introduction to Versa Lace Jolie A. Elder
We love lace! We love the feminine allure of lace shawls and wraps and cowls and scarves. But we do not love the wrong sides of these garments. Phooey! What's a knitter to do? Did you know you can convert many stockinette-based lace patterns into reversible lace patterns? No, this is not double-knitting, but you should already be comfortable with 1x1 ribbing and lace knitting.

Note that the photo with the darker colored yarn is the project scarf and the light colored photo displays the technique better.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1377 Intermediate Fearless Lace Knitting: How to Fix Mistakes Miriam Felton
Do you dread making a mistake in your lace knitting? Never fear! Even the most experienced knitters make mistakes, but the key to fearless lace knitting is knowing how to recognize and fix mistakes.

In this class we'll cover how to fix missing yarnovers, correct mis-leaning decreases, unknit one stitch at a time, dropping down individual repeats, and even how to rip whole rows without losing your stitches. We'll discuss when to use each, how to determine which mistake was made, and how to get back on track.

Note requirements:
__Be able to knit and purl
__Have some experience knitting lace
__Be able to read a charted lace pattern
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6129 Intermediate Carved in Wool: Bavarian Twisted Stitch Franklin Habit
The intriguing twisted stitch patterns (strickmuster) of Southern Germany and Austria are known in their native German as a signature of "Bayerisches Stricken"-"Peasant Knitting"-but their effect in knitted fabric is of unsurpassed richness. We will study and practice the twist maneuvers required of the technique, and also learn how to read the special charts in which the patterns have most often been recorded.

Prerequisites: Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting, including knitting in the round. Prior familiarity and comfort with working from charted patterns will be helpful.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1134 Easy Intuitive Piecing with Solids Lynn Harris
When using solids, the emphasis is placed on the shape of each piece of fabric. The lines and shapes become the focus of the quilt rather than the print of a fabric. The mood of the quilt is set by your piecing and color choice, not by a style of print. Working with free-form, improvisational construction, students will create their own, original quilts using easy-to-learn design concepts and techniques including curves, triangles, small wedge shapes, and more! This design class is good for the beginning and advanced, traditional, modern, and art quilter. Come and join the fun as Lynn shows you easy methods for creating your own original quilts.

Note: Must have basic sewing machine knowledge.

Note: Machines will be provided for in-class use.
Friday 9:00 am - 10:30 am
1288 No skills required Weaving Tips and Tricks Deborah Jarchow
Have you wondered if there are better ways to warp or weave? With over 25 years weaving experience, Deborah has discovered easy ways to remedy many problems/mistakes that occur while weaving. In this presentation, she shares handy ways to weaving more efficiently. She discusses warping tips, ways to fix tension issues, easy methods for sampling, record keeping ideas, techniques for choosing colors and helpful helpful (both traditional and inventive). Whether you weave on a rigid heddle or multi harness loom, you will learn useful tips to enhance your weaving process.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1551 Easy Four Ways to Curve Perfection Ebony Love
There's more than one way to add curves to your quilts! Using the orange peel shape, you'll learn to mix and match techniques in your projects and take the fuss out of cutting and piecing curves with four easy to learn techniques. You'll compare rotary and die cutting techniques, get the best tips for needle turn and fusible applique, mock needle turn and curved piecing applications.


Note: Must have experience piecing an accurate 1/4" seam.

Note: Die cutters and sewing machines provided for in-class use.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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
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 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 - 10:30 am
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 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8032 Advanced Getting Started with Japanese Crochet Patterns Gayle Roehm
Expand your Japanese knitting experience with crochet. Japanese designers are creating some of the most beautiful crochet garments around, and many designs combine knitting with crochet. Crocheters are lucky, too, because Japanese crochet symbols have been adopted around the world as the standard for representing crochet stitches. In this class we'll learn the basics of understanding the schematics and stitch charts that form the basis for a crochet pattern. We'll cover hook sizes, gauge, yarn requirements, garment shaping, and the other basic information you need, as well as where to go for help when you're not sure. We'll swatch an overall pattern, a center-out motif, and an edging to practice crocheting from charts.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9086 Easy Stretch Jeans Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Are they knit jeans or dress pants? Update your wardrobe with the most comfortable knit jeans you've ever tried on.

We will work with my Knit Jeans Pattern; it's easy to fit and sew. Start by trying on samples to make quick work of choosing your size. Then I'll show you how to fine-tune the fit.

Use your adjusted pattern pieces to sew a muslin. In addition to perfecting the fit of your pattern, we'll explore different fabric and style choices. I'll show you how to create an easy faux-front fly and how to transform the front pockets into a comfort panel. You'll learn how to get professional results sewing with a serger or sewing machine.

Then you'll have a front-row seat for a trunk show featuring a variety of knit jeans. You'll be amazed at how using fabrics like stretch velvet, luxe double knits, and even stretch woven fabrics can transform your comfy knit jeans into dress pants that are perfect for every occasion.

Note: Sergers provided for use in class.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4036 Easy My First Sweater Beth Whiteside
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!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Friday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
1201 Easy Embellished Embroidery Stitches Catherine Redford
Start with basic chain, back, and running stitches and take them from good to great with some fun embellishment techniques.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6122 Intermediate Shetland Sky and Sea Denise Bell
The themes of sky and sea are frequently represented in Shetland designs. Would you expect anything less from the beautiful but hard-to-reach islands located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea?

In this fine-lace class, we'll look at 2 traditional Shetland stitches: the Bird's Eye and the Cockleshell. Both stitches involve patterning on every row and require a bit of concentration, but are well worth the effort!

Note: Students must be able to work standard increases and decreases, be proficient at chart reading, and have experience with lace-weight yarn.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8082 Intermediate Interwoven Crochet Marly Bird
Discover crocheters answer to Double-knitting -- Interwoven Crochet. Learn to work with two different yarns. Marly shares how to layer lacy stitches with other techniques. You'll create reversible fabric, but it's up to you whether both sides match!

Note: Must have a good command of basic crochet skills.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5248 Easy Knitting Hacks with Gwen Gwen Bortner
Necessity is said to be the mother of invention, but I might argue that actually laziness is! As a 'lazy knitter' I have developed a number of tricks and techniques that I use regularly to either speed up my progress, simplify my knitting, or ultimately make it neater with no additional effort. My best hacks do all three!

Join me to learn what I have developed to speed up finishing, minimize mistakes, and keep track of my projects. Some methods may be old, some may be new, but all of them will improve your efficiency.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1098 Intermediate Patterned Brioche: Getting Started with Brioche J C Briar
Take plain brioche rib, mix in some 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: Just basic knitting skills; no previous experience with brioche is required.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 knitted 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, as well as corrugated ribbing 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 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5007 Easy Knit Tips and Tricks with Lily Lily Chin
Learn Lily's secrets to make your knitting life easier: join a cast-on for circular knitting without adding twist, start a new skein of yarn or a new color without losing the first stitch, attach knit pieces as you work, work a circular bind-off on the neck so the beginning and end are imperceptible, and weave in ends that are too short for a darning needle. Leave class with lots of small 'fix-its' and a new eye for knitting details.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1499 Intermediate Scandiwork Slippers Kristin Drysdale
This is an intensive Colorwork Class. Students will learn how to knit and purl with two colors at once. Pattern is included for either Ingeborg, Hansdatter, Christian Peter, Oldsdatter, or Lotta.

We will have a Continental/English knitting style refresher course. Knitting with one color with each hand or two in the left hand will be covered. At least one slipper will be completed in class.

Techniques beyond color work will include increasing and decreasing (ssk and k2tog) in color work, catching floats (while knitting and purling), reading charts and patterns, crochet edge, and assembling slipper together with instruction on gauge, fit, felting, and embroidery.

Note: Students must be able to knit and purl with confidence.

This class begins Friday afternoon and ends on Saturday morning.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1245 Intermediate Knit Faster with Combination Knitting Jolie A. Elder
Do you dread 1x1 ribbing? Are your SSK decreases less tidy than your k2togs? Are you a continental knitter who hates to purl? Do you have trouble working make1-left and make1-right? Learn how and when to combination knit to make your knitting more pleasant, beautiful, and faster!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1376 Easy Just Three Sides: Demystifying Triangular Shawl Shapes Miriam Felton
How many ways can you make a triangle? The triangular shawl is a fun knit and easy-to-wear accessory.

We will explore triangular shawl shapes by working 5 mini shawls. We'll cover wingspan to point, point up, top down, long-angled edge to top, and side to side and discuss the Pros and Cons of each one.

We'll learn how increase and decrease placement build the structural lines, and how stitch patterns behave within each of the shapes.

Note required skills:
__Know how to create a yarnover and left and right leaning decreases (ssk or sl1-k1-psso and k2tog)
__Be able to read a written (not charted) knitting pattern
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5271 Intermediate Now You See It, Now You Don't: Shadow Knitting Franklin Habit
Color and texture meet and mingle with startling results in the subtle, intriguing fabrics created by shadow (also called "illusion") knitting. Stripes, garter stitch, and stockinette combine to create patterns that appear or vanish depending upon the angle of view-perfect for hiding secret messages in your work. We will not only learn the technique (including simple chart reading), but will also investigate methods for designing shadow patterns, and play with creating our own charts for custom projects.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7056 No skills required Beginning Weaving for Knitters 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.

Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1433 Intermediate Master Perfect Finishing Karyn Johnston
Fear finishing no more and take your knitting to the next level.

Beginning with an investigation into the anatomy of a stitch and the interconnectivity between stitches in knitted fabric, we'll learn to use that knowledge to skillfully finish our knits.

The goal is to master the skills you need to finish your projects beautifully and easily. We will cover mattress stitch, weaving-in ends invisibly and perfectly picking up stitches. Once you gain confidence in these skills and see the results, you will agree that finishing can be fun.

Note: Students must be able to complete homework swatches independently to take this class.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5392 Intermediate Seriously Sassy Stripes! Patty Lyons
Add a little zing to any project with stripes! There's more to it than you think. In this workshop you will learn tricks like weaving in ends as you go, how to carry yarn up the side of your work, the best ways to join a new ball (including the super cool felted join), how to stripe in rib without a color break, jogless join when striping in the round and more! We will also go over fun design elements to spice up your work, like slip stitching, mixing in garter ridges, random stripe generator and variegated yarns. Time to get your stripe on!

Note: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, recognize the knit and purl stitch and be able to work them in a pattern.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9080 Intermediate Sewing with Silk Katrina Walker
Silk is simply a dream to sew once you learn her secrets. In this class you will build a detailed reference notebook as you learn about the most common types of silk fabrics, and create step-by-step samples of specialty seams, seam finishes, and hems appropriate for use with elegant silk designs. Appropriate pattern selection, a silk fabric vocabulary, and best uses for silk fabric types will also be discussed. This entertaining and educational class will inspire, invigorate, and inform your passion for sewing with silk. 

Note: Sewing machines provided for use in class.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1327 No skills required Temporary Cast-ons: 4 Ways to Knit Provisionally Beth Whiteside
The foundation loops of knit fabric, cast-on stitches are fixed in size and shape. But wouldn't be nice if they weren't? What if we could reactivate them, work down in the other direction smoothly with no perceptible change in the fabric? Temporary (aka provisional) cast-ons give knitters this flexibility, making all sorts of constructions and border treatments possible. In class you will sample four different temporary cast-ons, learn how to reactivate the cast-on edge "stitches," and work down from your live loops.

Note: Must be comfortable holding a crochet hook and making a crochet chain, know how to pick up stitches, and execute a long-tail cast-on.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8075 Intermediate Modern Irish Crochet 1: Making Motifs Myra Wood
The popularity of Irish Crochet has exploded around the globe in recent years! Magazines like Duplet from Russia feature the long-treasured technique with a modern twist; multi-color versions that rival any paintbox.

Rather than use tiny hooks and cobweb threads to create these motifs, we will use size 10 thread and a B or C crochet hook. We will learn how to interpret Russian charts and symbols, as we try out select motifs (to join later*). Tons of motifs will be shown on their own and combined into finished projects.

*Note: We are focusing on the motifs in this class; to connect them, Modern Irish Crochet II: Putting it all Together will teach you what you need to know.

Note: Must be comfortable reading crochet charts.
Friday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1560 No skills required Dye with Kool-Aid! Stacey Trock
Did you know that you can use regular ol' Kool-Aid to dye your yarn in beautiful colors? It's true! In just one quick class, you'll learn how to use Kool-Aid to turn a skein of plain white yarn into a beautiful hand-dyed piece of art! Once you learn the basics, you'll never look at a skein of plain white yarn the same way again! In this class, we will dye a normal skein as well as a self-striping/gradient skein (caked yarn required).
Friday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
No skills required Student Banquet & Style Show  
Join us to watch attendees strut their stuff on the catwalk.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1368 Intermediate Initial Here: The Art of Personalizing Your Stranded Knitting Denise Bell
Make a fair isle garment your own by putting initials and date somewhere in the garment. Finding a discreet place that won't detract from the overall appearance is key.
In this class we'll look at and discuss interesting places to insert them and how to fit them into the available space.

Note: Students must have basic knitting skills and some experience with stranded or fair isle knitting.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5141 Easy Four Play: How to Master DPNs Marly Bird
Let Marly show you how to master those double-pointed needles. No more dropped needles, lost stitches, or unsightly runs in your knitting! Learn a unique, never-fail cast-on; how to keep the stitches between each needle join snug; and how a few tips and tricks along the way can help in your future knitting projects.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1100 Intermediate Brioche Wristers: Brioche in the Round J C Briar
Brioche rib worked in two colors is an amazing fabric. Even though you work one-row stripes, you get vertical ribs of color in a squishy, cozy, reversible fabric. And when worked in the round, it's a simple two-round pattern. Learn all the basics in this class by starting a pair of wristers: working brioche slip stitches on both knit rounds and on purl rounds; casting on and binding off effectively; keeping your yarns from tangling; and fixing mistakes.

Note: Need the ability to work in small rounds using dpns, two circs, or Magic Loop.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
4043 Intermediate Fair Isle Tams Beth Brown-Reinsel
This Fair Isle class is for knitters who would like to venture into two-color knitting but haven't had the chance. A small tam comprised of ribbing, a border pattern area, and the wheel area will be knit on double points or a circular needle in four colors, although never more than two in a round.

Techniques included in the workshop are: Knitting with a color in each hand, weaving yarns to reduce snagging, reading tam charts, knitting traditional peerie, border, and wheel patterns, and shaping and finishing of the tam. The class will end with a discussion on designing a tam.

Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, two circulars or Magic Loop.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1355 Intermediate Unexpected Lace Crochet Robyn Chachula
Tired of the same old crochet patterns? Ready for what's next?

Join Robyn and explore some unusual and exciting crochet stitches. We will play with foundation stitches, extended stitches, linked stitches, Solomon's knots, broomstick, Belgium lace, X stitches, P stitches and more!

Just bring your hook, yarn, and some basic knowledge of crochet (no matter how rusty) and we will have a ball exploring all the unexpected stitches.

Note: This is an intermediate level class, and students must know chain, single crochet, double crochet, and be able to read crochet directions.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1247 Intermediate Brioche Rosetta Stone Jolie A. Elder
It seems brioche is having a moment, especially in the work of Stephen West or Nancy Marchant. Do the directions look like Greek to you? How do I 'bark' or 'burp' in knitting? What does it mean to work the right-side twice without turning? What's knitting in the stitch below? Students will leave ready to work brioche patterns regardless of how they are described.
Saturday 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.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1577 Easy Tiny Piecing: Improv Lynn Harris
Join Lynn as she shares a number of techniques for small-scale piecing. These skills will lead you to stress-free quilts that grow from tiny bits of fabric. Techniques include floating squares, skinny spike borders, skinny inserts, small curved pieces and miniature log cabin variations. These small compositions made in class can become a pincushion, pouch pillow, or grow into a full-size quilt.

Note: Machines provided for use in class.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 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
1086 Easy The Answer to "Y" Seams: Easy-Pieced Hexagons: piecing angles using die-cuts Ebony Love
Do you avoid machine-pieced hexagons because you dread the Y-seam? Learn how to achieve these six-sided shapes with only straight-line seams and strip piecing and, of course-if it can't be die cut, Ebony isn't making it, so you will die cut the pieces. Then you'll discover how those cuts remove the guess-work from aligning angled shapes. Make fast work of this 10" square-friendly project and leave class with all your pieces cut and several rows of your quilt pieced. Depending on color placement, your future hexagon-based designs can be intricate or improvisational.

Note: Must have experience piecing an accurate 1/4" seam.

Note: Die cutters and sewing machines provided for in-class use.


Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8069 Easy Couture Finishing for Knit and Crochet Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Master sewists and finishers work for years perfecting their finishing skills, and are sought out by couture designers for those skills to give their work the flawless finish it deserves.

You've worked hard to make your knit and crochet skills the best they can be so you can produce FAB fabrics for your handmade projects. Now it's time to bring your finishing skills up to the next level.

There is no arguing the point that FAB finishing is the key to producing handmade projects that stand out from the crowd. In Couture Finishing, we share the professional finishing skills we use every day in our design studio to create the Shibaguyz Designz line of crochet and knit garments, accessories, and home decor. The professional finishing secrets learned from years and years of couture hand-sewing will be revealed to YOU! You will be able to use these techniques to take your skills from good to great...even FAB!

We will break down each step of the finishing process from blocking to weaving in ends to flawless seaming and make the finishing process just as much fun as the stitching. Imagine your satisfaction when you stand back and look at the flawless finishing that makes your project look like it was made by the hands of a pro!

Yup...we're going to share it all!

Goals
Understanding and application of professional finishing techniques
* Blocking
* End Cap Finishing Stitch
* Locking Mattress Stitch and Mattress Stitch for sewing invisible seams
* Setting in uneven seams (like sleeve caps!)
* Setting in the perfect zipper and customizing zipper length
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1210 Intermediate Try-on then Cast-on Cardi Sarah Peasley
Designing your own cardigan will be easy with an informed advantage--the Try-on then Cast-on approach.

Let's begin with taking your measurements then trying on knit jersey samples made exclusively for sizing. These samples include options for standard and full figures and the combo sizes (smaller backs and larger fronts) that work well for many women. They will help you check the fit at the shoulders and armholes, as well as help determine the sleeve and body length (see schematic illustration).

Once you decide which sample fits best, you will trace a life-size schematic and get to work plugging the numbers from your pre-knit gauge swatch into the schematic's pattern. We will discuss ease, armhole and neck shaping, sleeve construction, and finishing. This will be your go-to pattern for your knit wardrobe once Sarah shares how to easily tweak it for sweaters and vests.

Note: Must have completed at least one sweater before taking this class. Please dress appropriately (tank or t-shirt layer) to assist in taking accurate measurements.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 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, on the sewing machine or serger.

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 class.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9079 No skills required Beyond the Sloper: Bodice Design Katrina Walker
You have a basic pattern-now what? Learn the skills to add design details and change style lines. It's easier than you think! In this hands-on class you will learn how to move darts, add yokes, and create princess seams. With these skills you can create many looks from the same basic pattern! Build a detailed reference notebook full of samples to take home for creative inspiration.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5386 Intermediate Intro to Twined Knitting Jeffrey Wall
Twined knitting is a traditional Scandinavian technique using two strands of yarn in either a single color or multiple colors. It is fun and it is easy. As you knit or purl, you twist (twine) the yarn with the strand last used, creating braids and crook stitches that pattern on the surface of the fabric. Learn why a z-twist yarn is ideal for Twined Knitting. A note for hand spinners: Twined Knitting projects are great for you; spin a s-twist yarn and ply it with a z-twist.

Note: Should be comfortable knitting in the round. Experience in 2-color knitting is NOT required.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1136 Intermediate Modern Irish Crochet 2: Putting it all Together Myra Wood
You have completed Irish Crochet motifs; now you need to know how to join them into a fabric. This class is all about connecting motifs with Irish Crochet netting or "filling". Learn how to prepare the finished motifs, arrange them confidently and creatively, and join them using 2 different styles of joining-1 super-easy and 1 more complicated.

Myra will explain how to construct a garment, join the front and back seamlessly and finish the edges. Her completed garments clarify the process. Bring a bunch of Irish Crochet motifs and let's make some beautiful Irish Crochet fabric!

Note: You must know how to make Irish Crochet motifs. Modern Irish Crochet I: Making Motifs will teach you what you need to know if you have no previous experience.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6064 Advanced Twisted Traveling Stitches Anna Zilboorg
Austrian twisted travelling stitches create patterns in high relief that resemble woodcarvings. They can also provide a wonderful base for embroidery. They require a few special techniques (among them, how to interpret the special charts), careful knitting, and some practice, but are well worth the effort.

This class will focus on flat knitting, which is much harder than working these patterns in the round but gives the greatest flexibility for usage. After a few exercises, we'll make a cell-phone cover that could easily turn into cuffs for an elegant sweater.
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8097 Intermediate Crocheting with Beads Marly Bird
Marly shares tried-and-true techniques for adding beads to any crochet project. Learn two methods: pre-stringing beads and adding a bead onto a single stitch. Best of all, you can complete a beaded necklace in class! Become a capital C crocheter and add a little pizzazz to your work with beads!
Saturday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
1122 No skills required An Intro to Kumihimo Gwen Bortner
The ancient Japanese craft of Kumihimo creates a beautiful unique cord, perfect for using up bits of left-over yarns. We will focus on learning the basics of creating a Kumihimo braid. A variety of samples showing the possibilities of combining of colors and fibers will also be provided. Then we will discuss options for using the cords to create buttons, ties, frogs and other custom closures.

Get a taste of the basics of Kumihimo and leave inspired by the boundless possibilities for those small amounts of leftover fiber!
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1352 Easy Solomon's Knot 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.
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1245 Intermediate Knit Faster with Combination Knitting Jolie A. Elder
Do you dread 1x1 ribbing? Are your SSK decreases less tidy than your k2togs? Are you a continental knitter who hates to purl? Do you have trouble working make1-left and make1-right? Learn how and when to combination knit to make your knitting more pleasant, beautiful, and faster!
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.
Saturday 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 sewing machines, sergers, and hand-techniques, students will make samples that can be used along with your knit and crochet swatches in a garment or accessory.

We will sample joining techniques, 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 and comfort with a sewing machine required.

Machines will be provided for use in class.



Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5276 Intermediate Fantastic Cast-ons & Bind-offs Patty Lyons
How you start and end a project is an important decision. There are so many amazing cast-ons and bind-offs, I've gathered some of my favorite and most practical. We will go over great cast-ons and bind-offs for lace, for rib, and more. We will also look at pairing cast-ons and bind-offs that look great together. Let's start and end with a bang!

Note: Must know the long-tail cast-on (in slingshot position), how to knit and purl, and have familiarity with stitch anatomy.
Saturday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
1560 No skills required Dye with Kool-Aid! Stacey Trock
Did you know that you can use regular ol' Kool-Aid to dye your yarn in beautiful colors? It's true! In just one quick class, you'll learn how to use Kool-Aid to turn a skein of plain white yarn into a beautiful hand-dyed piece of art! Once you learn the basics, you'll never look at a skein of plain white yarn the same way again! In this class, we will dye a normal skein as well as a self-striping/gradient skein (caked yarn required).
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1338 Easy Reversible Log Cabin Runner Katrina Walker
Experience quilting as you've never done before! Build a beautiful log cabin table runner using a unique seaming method that creates a reversible design. You'll be inspired to look at patchwork in a whole new way!

Note: Must be able to sew a straight seam with a sewing machine.
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5281 Intermediate Knitting with Beads, Every Which Way But Loose Myra Wood
Bead Knitting and Beaded Knitting; what's the difference? Find out, along with learning how to add beads to your knitting using different pre-strung bead techniques. Bling up your knitting and make jewelry too.

We'll start by learning how to add pre-strung beads to yarn and how to string your own beads for multi-color patterns. We'll move on to the logic of knitting with beads -starting with the easiest methods, building up to more intricate patterning and how to place it into circular and lace knitting.

We'll work on a sampler so you can experiment with the various methods in class, and you'll leave with complete directions and a pattern for knitting a scarf with beads.



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