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Myra Wood
Myra is a fiber artist, designer, and author of Knit in New Directions (XRX Books), Crazy Lace, andCreative 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 United 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4107 Easy Bead Knitted Bag I'll show you how to add beads to your knitting, the fun and fast way, while making this wonderful little bead knitted bag. You'll learn several methods for adding beads to thread or yarn and how to knit the beads into your stitches. I'll also cover finishing the bags and adding a strap. This is definitely a potato chip project! There's no way you can make just one.
Materials fee: $5 for bag kit including beads, threader, crochet cotton, and pattern.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
4123 Easy Flowers, Frills & Fringe: Crochet a Necklace More is more! Crochet embellishments take your knitting and crochet to the next level! Add gorgeous embellishments to just about anything. You'll learn lots of techniques including flowers, leaves, frills, and fringe while you make a wonderful, wearable, floral crochet work of art. I'll also cover several crochet cords that can be used for edging and ropes, including Romanian Point Lace cords. Fast, easy and so much fun. I'll bring lots of samples of finished pieces for ideas too.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1048 Intermediate Pattern-free Possibilities Simple rectangles and squares offer endless creativity. It's all in how you put them together!
Start with a rectangular template, divide the space into sections, then knit to fill each section. Experiment with combining stitch patterns, techniques, and colors to create completely unique fabrics. Techniques include mitered squares, modular pieces, log cabin, and bias knitting.
Learn a join-as-you-go method and a modified mattress stitch to create a finished piece that can be turned into a bag or even part of a sweater design.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5149 Intermediate A Different Angle Discover triangles! Modular knitting isn’t just for squares—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 9:00 am - 12:00 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.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8075 Intermediate Modern Irish Crochet 1: Making Motifs The popularity of Irish Crochet has exploded around the globe in recent years! Magazines like Duplet from Russia feature the long-treasured technique with a modern twist; multi-color versions that rival any paintbox. Rather than use tiny hooks and cobweb threads to create these motifs, we will use either fingering weight yarn or size 10 crochet thread. It's up to you and which you're more comfortable with. We will learn how to interpret Russian charts and symbols, as we try out select motifs (to join later*). Tons of motifs will be shown on their own and combined into finished projects.

*Note: We are focusing on the motifs in this class; to connect them, Modern Irish Crochet II: Putting it all Together will teach you what you need to know.

Note: Must be comfortable reading crochet charts.
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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.