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(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
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.
Susan Lazear is a Professor of Fashion at Mesa College in San Diego where she teachers various fashion courses including Textiles, Patternmaking, Textile Design, Clothing Construction and Fashion History. Susan designs wearable art, mixed media clothing (e.g. sewing and knitting) and is a computer graphic artist. In addition to her teaching she combines her skills in the creation of a line of software for knitters, sewers and textile artists under the Cochenille Design Studio name. She has taught fashion and design workshops around the world.
STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5380 Intermediate Combining Knits with Fabrics
Learn how to combine a fabric with yarn to create a mixed media project. This hands-on class will teach you how to measure and create a square-armhole style garment out of a fleece, wool,or other fabric, and plan knit sleeves and a collar or scarf to go with it. Students will measure each other, draft a pattern, then plan the use of yarn and stitch pattern to coordinate with the fabric. If you bring he fabric, you can use your lunch hour to find the perfect yarn in the market place. Various design concepts and combination techniques will be discussed in the class.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3148 Intermediate Think Proportional...for Garment Design
This class focuses on a design philosophy which will teach you to look at garments and translate them to your own proportions. Learn to analyze and translate what you see in knitting patterns, fashion magazines, and online to your personal shape and proportions. Students will measure each other and work with a pattern (provided) to understand logical changes. Then knitters, sewers, weavers and multi-crafters can adapt the process and garments that work with their proportions.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6228 Intermediate Change It Up!
You've got a pattern that you count on for the fit and look you love. Discover what else you can do with it. Learn how to use that pattern as an anchor piece and change it up for variations on a theme. Change the neckline, add detail, fashion it up or down. In the end, you'll have multiple patterns, each one a bit different, and all to become wardrobe staples. Students will develop a mini collection of ideas to take home and execute.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5010 Intermediate Cross-pollinating Techniques
Expand your knitting repertoire by borrowing from the sewing world. Learn how to knit pin tucks, hung hems, various bindings/edgings, casings, zipper ideas, embellishments, etc. Make your knitting unique, learn how to combine and apply these techniques. Soon you'll be adding unique details to all your knit projects.