DFW here I come! I am headed back to Dallas Fiber Fest on April 7-9 and I couldn't be more excited. It has been 6 years since I have been to DFW Fiber Fest and I am so thrilled to be coming back. At this point its been so long, that it will feel all new to me. I am looking forward to it. I should be fully recovered from the crazy that is the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival (the only place I dare to have a booth and teach at the same time). Good news is I should have a few fun leftovers from the booth that I can giveway in class! I hope to see you there!
Friday at 9:30
Crochet Cables and Lace
Post stitches are a crocheter’s greatest tool to bring stitch patterns to life. In class, we will discuss how to make post stitches and use them to make stunning cables, eye catching lace and flowing textured fabric. Post stitches can be one of the most underused stitches and you will learn lots of tricks to crochet them perfectly for any project. Students should be comfortable with basic crochet stitches such as dc, sc, and ch and with reading patterns.
Friday at 2
Crochet with Variegated Yarn
Do you have a gorgeous ball of yarn sitting in your yarn basket just waiting to be crocheted; but you don’t know what to do with it? Come along to this crocheting with variegated yarn class and we will explore all the ways to make great projects. We will learn about short rows, colorwork crochet, crocheting on bias, and making motifs. Students should be comfortable with basic crochet stitches such as dc, sc, and ch and with reading patterns.
Saturday at 9:30
Tunisian Crochet Basics
Often confused with both knitting and crochet, Tunisian crochet is an art form all unto itself making the most unique woven fabric. In class we will learn how to make the basic stitches, then dive into crocheting with color. We will discuss Tunisian Crochet stitch diagrams and tips to making the most beautiful fabric. We will go from basic stitches to playing with color fast, while having a lot of fun with just one hook. No special skills needed, we will learn everything in class.
Saturday at 2
Irish Crochet for Today
Irish Crochet is one of the most striking lace fabrics and can be quite intimidating to the untrained eye. In class, we will break down Irish Crochet to its basics; motifs and lace netting. We will highlight the beauty of each individual motif and how they themselves can make amazing projects. We will show how to use simple stitches to create a netting to join the motifs together. This class will show you that Irish Crochet has a great history but truly can make lovely projects for all today. This is an intermediate level class, students need to be very comfortable with basic stitches.
Sunday at 9:30
Crochet Finishing Techniques
You have crocheted all your sweater panels and now what? In this master class, we will answer just that. We will discuss using the right seam, best way to block, and perfect buttonholes. Everything put together and it still looks wonky? No problem. We will talk about ways to fix and straighten even the biggest mistakes. This class is geared to take the beginner sweater crocheter to the next level with just a few simple steps.
Sunday at 2
Unexpected Lace Crochet
Tired of the same old crochet patterns? Ready for what’s next? Come with me as we explore the wide world of crochet through fun unusual stitches. We will play with foundation stitches, extended stitches, linked stitches, Solomon’s knots, broomstick, Belgium lace, X stitches, P stitches and more! Just bring your hook, yarn and some basic knowledge of crochet (no matter how rusty) and we will have a ball exploring all the unexpected stitches. Students should know how to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.
If you are interested in my classes, be sure to register first. I think a few of them might be getting close to being sold out. All the information you need is on the registration page.