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Anna Zilboorg
Now an Anglican Solitary living in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Anna shares her knowledge on embroidering your knits with Splendid Apparel (XRX books). Her other books include Magnificent Mittens and Socks, Fancy Feet, 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit, Knitting for Anarchists, and Socks for Sandals and Clogs. 


STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
6064 Advanced Twisted Traveling Stitches 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.
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5304 Intermediate Excrescences: bobbles, bumps, lumps, leaves & ledges 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 a bobble without a hole beneath it, and we'll be expanding into over-all patterns and graceful leafy panels. Balls will take the place of pom poms on hats and corkscrews the place of fringe. Knitting need never be flat again.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
2024 Easy Embroider your Knitting Embroidery has been used always and everywhere to embellish fabric, while knitting has been left bare save for a few lazy daisies and French knots. In this class we'll integrate simple embroidery stitches into simple knit stitches to create many different effects, both new and wonderful. Learn to incorporate back stitch, cable chain, Palestrina knot, cross stitch flower, and others into ribs, cables, and other stitches whether you are right- or left-handed.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5103 Intermediate Surprisingly Special Techniques Learn techniques that Anna has found more useful than she ever imagined. Most important is the perfect buttonhole—and it IS a perfect buttonhole. 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.



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