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NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Myra is a fiber artist, designer, and author of Knit in New Directions (XRX Books), Crazy Lace, and Creative Crochet Lace. She's appeared on TV shows including Knitty Gritty, Knit and Crochet Now, Uncommon Threads, and on online classes. With a background in fine and graphic arts, Myra teaches a wide range of inspiring classes specializing in all things creative.
For more about Myra, go to myrawood.com.
STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
4107 Easy Bead Knitted Bag
Iâ€™ll show you how to add beads to your knitting, the fun and fast way, while making this wonderful little bead knitted bag. Youâ€™ll learn several methods for adding beads to thread or yarn and how to knit the beads into your stitches. Iâ€™ll also cover finishing the bags and adding a strap. This is definitely a potato chip project! Thereâ€™s no way you can make just one.
OptionalÂ materials fee: I will have a limited number of hanks of size 8 beads available as well as knitting needles for sale.
Friday 9:00 am - 10:30 am
5307 Easy Bead Knit Bracelets and Cuffs
Any knitter can easily make one of these vintage-style cuff bracelets in a jiff! This beginner-level class teaches all the basics you need to begin your bead knitting adventures: how to add beads to yarn or thread, the best tools to use, and how to knit with beads. Myra will cover design, variations and finishing too. Itâ€™s easier than you think!Â
Materials Fee: $8 Kit will include thread, threader, beads and bracelet fastener
Friday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
5308 Intermediate Bead Knit Trims and Necklaces
Bead knit trims are gorgeous additions to many projects. Youâ€™ll start by learning easy ways to add beads to yarn. Then Myra will show you how to knit beads into trims that add sparkle and weight to shawls, bags, cuffs, and most anything else. See says to turn them into a wonderful necklace for a fast and fun gift. The class handout includes bead-kniitting instructions as well as patterns for trims and chokers.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5281 Intermediate Knitting with Beads, Every Which Way But Loose
Bead Knitting and Beaded Knitting; whatâ€™s the difference? Find out along with learning how to add beads to your knitting using different pre-strung bead techniques to bling up your knitting and make jewelry too. Weâ€™ll start by learning how to add beads to yarn from prestrung beads and how to string for multi-color patterns and then move on to the logic of knitting with beads. These skills start with the easiest methods and build up to more intricate patterning, circular and lace knitting. Weâ€™ll work on a sampler so you can experiment with the various methods in class and youâ€™ll leave with complete directions and a pattern for knitting a scarf with beads.
Materials fee: $5 for bead
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5149 Intermediate A Different Angle
Discover triangles! Modular knitting isnâ€™t just for squaresâ€”triangles offer exciting opportunities, too!
Start with a simple template and formula for equilateral triangles and discover ways to combine them to make creative fabrics. Learn how to combine different stitch patterns, work half triangles, and join them to form one larger piece. Lots of fun, without a lot of counting! And even better, no gauge swatch is required!
Saturday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8092 Easy Mini-Motif Crochet Earrings
Granny Squares are the current "retro rage". Now you can wear them as jewelry! Learn how to make adorable minis using pearl cotton thread. Then turn them into a simple pair of granny square earrings in class. Myra will show you how to transform any crochet motif into its mini version, how to change colors, and the best way to hide ends. See lots of examples on ways to prepare them to become jewelry finished with simple findings.
Materials Fee: $2.00 for jewelry findings.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
8075 Intermediate Modern Irish Crochet
The popularity of Irish crochet has exploded in recent years! Magazines like Duplet from Russia feature a whole new, multi-color vision of a long treasured technique. Rather than using tiny hooks and cobweb thread, learn how to create incredible Irish-crochet-inspired work with size 10 thread and an A/2mm or B/2.75mm hook. You'll learn how to interpret Russian charts and symbols and how to crochet motifs. Tons of examples will be shown!
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5172 Easy Making the Most of Mitered Squares
Mitered squares are so much fun and so easy to knit! Let's explore! Try a wonderful join-as-you-go technique that includes squares, rectangles, right-angle/L shapes, and 4 squares at a time. We'll also work squares on point and create patterns with different color placements and layouts. See what a difference color choice and stitch pattern can make.