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(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
NO SKILLS REQUIRED Absolutely no experience necessary. Valuable for all levels of the craft.
EASY Participants with basic skills.
INTERMEDIATE Participants have solid basic skills.
ADVANCED Participants have solid skills and experience in the craft, ready to explore or refine.
Robyn Chachula is the author of Modern Vintage Crochet, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters, Unexpected Afghans, and Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia. Her work has been featured in Interweave Crochet, Crochet!, Love of Crochet, Vogue Crochet and more. She was one of the crochet experts on the PBS show Knit and Crochet Now! She teaches crochet online at both AnniesCataog.com and Interweave.com. All her crochet inspiration comes from her little "office assistants" while out and about in Pittsburgh, PA. Stop by crochetbyfaye.com to see what she has cooked up recently.
STITCHES West 2020 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1350 Easy Crochet Your First Top-down Sweater
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
* 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 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
1352 Easy Solomon's Knot Crochet Lace
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.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1351 Intermediate Ultimate Color Crochet
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.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1353 Easy Tunisian Crochet Lace
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.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1347 Intermediate Next Steps in Tunisian Crochet
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.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1702 No skills required Wire Crochet Jewelry
If you have a passion for crafting, come spend some time playing with beads and wire. In class you will be guided through everything you need to know from basic crochet chain stitch to the simple jewelry techniques to make your very own unique jewelry. In class we will focus on making a 5 strand beaded necklace, braided beaded bracelet, and dangling motif earrings. No crochet or jewelry skills required. Just be warned, crochet wire jewelry can be very addicting best to bring a friend to share in the fun!