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Textile Classes in St. Louis @ Dabble.co

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I'm very excited and pleased to announce,that this fall I will be teaching a series of textile-based workshops in St. Louis at Kayak coffee. The first class will be Beginning Knitting.

Students will learn to cast on and bind off, sew in ends and the two most versatile of stitches – garter and stockinette. Tips and techniques will cover tension, how to read a yarn label and what to do when you drop a stitch. Students will leave with the basic know-how to confidently start their first project.

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 A project that I worked on last fall is the basis for my next class granny square madness. I designed 40 new squares for an upcoming book from interweave press by Tracy Lord.

Do you know the basics of crochet, but have yet to master a granny square blanket? This class is a crochet-al-long. Having just designed 40 new crochet squares for an upcoming book from Interweave Press, learn tips for reading patterns and charts while possibly even inventing some designs of your own. This class will start on a Wednesday, and will meet regular for three weeks to push you past the first square or two an onto making a blanket pahe first class will cover reading a pattern and chart,how to do a gauge swatch and what it means, and will over using different yarns. Color Theory and its application to texture will also be explored.

As this class is a series to motivate you to get going on that granny square blanket you've always wanted. We will encourage and learn from each other's styles and color sensibility.  

 I fully plan  to crochet a blanket right along with you.   So let's get started, get out your crochet hooks and  yarn and join me for three nights in October  at Kayak  coffee.

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I will also teach a Beginning Embroidery class.

 Love the look of old fashioned monograms, but don’t know the basics of embroidery? Learn a range of embroidery stitches while creating a colorful sampler to later frame or make into a pillow. You bring the 6-strand embroidery floss, needles, hoop and scissors, I will bring a sampler pre printed for you to work. This class will introduce cross stitch, but is primarily focused on non canvas based stitch work. How to transfer a design to cloth will also be covered. 

 

To register for these three classes, please go to Dabbble.co 

 


Free Beret Knitting Pattern

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I love knitting small projects in the heat of summer and into early fall in anticipation of the next polar vortex.  Small projects are easy to toss in the car for the family road trip and aren't goin going to keep your lap too warm.  This beret takes just one skein of Lion Brands Amazing Yarn.  Yep, just one skein of the yarn and you can knit this rocking beret and flirt your way through winter!  To obtain your copy of this pattern - Dowload this FREE online Craft Magazine, full of fabulous fall projects!

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