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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 Midwest 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 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 then use tiny hooks and cobweb threads to create these motifs, we will use size 10 thread and a B or C crochet hook. 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.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
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. Bling up your knitting and make jewelry too. Weâ€™ll start by learning how to add beads to yarn from pre-strung beads and how to pre-string beads for multi-color patterns. We move on to the logic of knitting with beads. â€“ the easiest methods and then build up to more intricate patterning, and how to place it into 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.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4127 Easy Swing and Swag Beaded Necklace
Easy to make and fun to wear, this knit necklace is definitely a potato-chip projectâ€”you canâ€™t make just one! Learn to string beads and cast on for the swag effect. See different ways to knit with beads so they swag and produce different effects. Our necklace can be made in no time and has 3 variations so you can make plans for more. Iâ€™ll also show you how to finish the necklace and add the findings.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 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.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3052 Intermediate Creative Knitting: Crazy Quilt Style
Learn how to design and knit in different directions to make a unique fabric based on an overall template rather than a specific pattern. A basic template will be provided to make a pillow or purse, but you'll learn how to make your own clothing templates as well.
Learn to combine triangles, squares, and rectangles to fill your shape like a jigsaw puzzle or traditional crazy quilt. We'll discuss how to knit shapes to exact sizes, ways to join as you go, and finishing and embellishing to complete your wearable work of art. You'll never look at your knitting (or your stash) the same way again!