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Edie Eckman
Edie Eckman is a popular author, teacher, designer and editor who loves both knitting and crochet. Just don't ask her to choose one over the other!

Her comfortable and encouraging teaching style empowers students to gain the skills they need to confidently and enthusiastically take on any crochet or knitting challenge.

Edie teaches online at Craftsy.com and Creativebug.com and she serves as a Master Teacher for the Craft Yarn Council's Certified Instructors Program, helping train others to become knitting and crochet teachers. She has written a number of best-selling crochet books including The Crochet Answer Book, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, and Every Which Way Crochet Borders.

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

STITCHES Texas 2015 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5137 Easy No-longer-a-novice Knitting Knowledge You know how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off, but you still have questions. How do I tell the right side from the wrong side? Do I slip knitwise or purlwise? Why are my stitches twisted? How do I increase without making a hole? How do I weave in ends without having them come undone? If these and similar questions plague your knitting, now's the time to clear up the confusion.
Whether you are an inexperienced knitter, a longtime knitter, or just have questions, this is the class for you. You may even find answers to questions you didn't know you had.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5226 Easy UnLearn to Knit You learned the rules: Put your needle in this way, wrap your yarn that way. Now unlearn those rules to gain control of your knitting.
No matter how long you've been knitting or what your knitting style, understanding the structure of the knitted fabric and how the stitches are related to one another is the key to becoming an expert knitter. We'll have fun exploring what it really means to take a length of string and turn it into a fabric. You'll leave class with the confidence and ability to fix mistakes, take shortcuts, and be the master of your stitches.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6076 Intermediate Textured Treats Stitch Sampler Let's learn some new stitches! There's more to knitted texture than cables, seed stitch, and bobbles.
Explore more than a dozen unusual stitch patterns that add depth and pizazz to your knits, simply by manipulating the basic knit stitches. Show them off and you'll have other knitters asking "How did you do that?"

STITCHES Texas 2015 Market Session Classes
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Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CR18 Easy Foundation Crochet Stitches Frustrated by your too-tight foundation chains? Wish you knew a way to start your crochet without that little wormy chain? Foundation crochet stitches are beautifully flexible and serve as a great alternative to the standard foundation chain. Learn how to make single and double foundation stitches, and how to use them. It will change your crocheting life! Note: Must know chain, single and double crochet.
Materials: smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn,  5 mm/H-8 or  5.5 mm/I-9  hook
Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TT37 Easy Crazy for Cast-ons There is more than one way to put those stitches on your knitting needle! Picking the right cast on for each project is important. Review long-tail, cable and knitted-on cast ons, and learn provisional and other cast-on methods that will give you options when it's time to start knitting. Note: Must be comfortable with knit stitch.
smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn, 5mm/US 8 needles, scissors.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TT36 Easy Bonkers for Bind Offs You've done beautiful knitting, so why not make the final steps just as beautiful? Add a stretchy ribbed bind off, a decorative picot bind off, and an oh-so-functional suspended bind off to your bag of knitting tricks. You'll have a great bind off for any knitting adventure! Note: Must be comfortable with knit and purl.
smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn, 5mm/US 8 needles, scissors.
Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
CR19 Easy Crochet a Granny Square Two basic crochet stitches are all it takes to crochet a granny square. Learn the traditional granny square, then see how many variations you can make off the original before class is over! Note: Must know chain stitch and double crochet.
Materials: 1-2 colors, smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn,  5 mm/H-8 or  5.5 mm/I-9  hook