Anything and Everything Knit and Crochet at Stitches Midwest, Aug 8-11

stitchesmidwestStitches Midwest is one of four annual fiber extravaganzas hosted by the Knitting Universe. This year, Stitches Midwest will offer an enormous selection of classes with top notch teachers, four two day in-depth workshops, a fashion show, a student fashion show and banquet, and a huge marketplace of over 125 vendors. The event will be August 8-11, 2013 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center & Hotel, Schaumburg, IL.

Here is a quick look at the classes and workshops being offered:

NO SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Intro to Color Laura Bryant
  • Draping a Pattern- a demonstration by Lily Chin
  • Ergonomics for Knitters /Carson Demers (SOLD OUT)
  • Introduction to Rigid Heddle Looms/ Deborah Jarchow
  • Wearable Wet Felt Flowers/ Judy Pascale
  • Log Cabin Pattern Scarf on the Rigid Heddle Loom/ Deborah Jarchow
  • Nuno-Felted Scarf/ Judy Pascale
  • Swatchbuckling/ Carson Demers
  • Socknitter’s Seminar: Going Beyond the Basics/ Carol Sulcoski
  • KnitteRx/ Carson Demers
  • Ergonomics for Knitters/ Carson Demers
  • Kumihimo: The Art of Traditional Japanese Braiding/ Candace Eisner Strick

EASY

  • Inside Intarsia /Anne Berk
  • Crochet Chart Sampler/ Marly Bird
  • Cast-on Cornucopia /J C Briar
  • Mix-it Up Miters /Edie Eckman
  • From Bracelets to Necklaces/ Drew Emborsky
  • Bead Knitting Sampler /Betsy Hershberg
  • Mastering Yarn Substitution: Art, Science, or Black Magic?/ Kellie Nuss
  • Corespinning for Funk and Function/ Esther Rodgers
  • Switch to Continental Style Knitting/ Leslye Solomon (SOLD OUT)
  • Mobius Mysteries Untangled/ Gwen Bortner
  • Easy Stitches for Impatient Knitters/ Edie Eckman
  • Superb Seams/ Margaret Fisher (SOLD OUT)
  • Get Hooked on ABACUS Bead Knitting/ Betsy Hershberg (SOLD OUT)
  • The Excitement of Accessories and More/ Barry Klein
  • Steeking — 3 ways/ Janel Laidman
  • Tempting Tunisian: An Introduction to Tunisian Crochet/ Ginger Luters
  • Design Your Dream Sweater/ Leslye Solomon
  • Freeform Purse: Knit or Crochet/ Myra Wood
  • Multi-directional Scarves/ J C Briar
  • Beyond Beginner Crochet/ Drew Emborsky
  • Spinning for Lace/ Janel Laidman
  • Introduction to Lace Knitting/ Brooke Nico
  • Intarsia with a Twist/ Anne Berk
  • Knit a Masterpiece from Leftover Yarns/ Gwen Bortner
  • Get Twisted!/ J C Briar (SOLD OUT)
  • Fun with Stripes and Slipped Twisted Stitch Colorwork/ Anne Kuo Lukito
  • Entrelac Basics/ Gwen Bortner
  • Charts Made Simple/ J C Briar
  • Knit It, Weave It Jean Frost
  • Basic Intarsia Techniques Sarah Peasley
  • Lace Basics/ J C Briar
  • Jogless Fibonacci Stripes/ Susanna Hansson
  • Kimono: Culture and Design for Knitters/ Susan Lazear (SOLD OUT)
  • Sweater Finishing/ Leslye Solomon
  • Yarn Substitution Made Easy/ Carol Sulcoski
  • Provisional Cast-Ons: The How and Why/ Gwen Bortner
  • Creative Crochet Edgings for Knitters/ Margaret Fisher
  • It is all about Me!/ Susan Lazear
  • Stashbuster Magic/ Melissa Leapman
  • The Confident Knitter/ Kellie Nuss
  • Creative Crochet Lace Shawl/ Myra Wood

INTERMEDIATE

  • Phony Cables/ Lily Chin (SOLD OUT)
  • Tapas/ Candace Eisner Strick (SOLD OUT)
  • Kitchener like a Pro! /Anne Kuo Lukito
  • Magical Mosaics/ Ginger Luters
  • Around the World: Estonian and Shetland Lace/ Brooke Nico
  • Let’s Band Together/ Judy Pascale
  • Basic Fair Isle Techniques/ Sarah Peasley
  • Surface Embellishments/ Beth Whiteside
  • Design Your Own Pi Shawl/ Daniel Yuhas (SOLD OUT)
  • Argyle Socks/ Anne Berk
  • Curvy Knits: Plus-size Knitting/ Marly Bird
  • Slick Set-in Sleeves/ J C Briar (SOLD OUT)
  • Norwegian Mittens/ Beth Brown-Reinsel (SOLD OUT)
  • Perfect Pairs: Contrast & Coordinate/ Laura Bryant
  • Tuck, Twist and Roll/ Candace Eisner Strick
  • Swing Knitting: An innovative Approach to Short Rows/ Brigitte Elliott (SOLD OUT)
  • Bella Donna: Fingerless Mittens with Flair!/ Antje Gillingham
  • Lovers and Runders/ Susanna Hansson
  • Organic Stitchery: Novel Stitch Patterns Taken from Nature/ Melissa Leapman
  • The Right Fit/ Anne Kuo Lukito
  • Beaded Floral Panel Vest/ Judy Pascale
  • Casting on for Toe-up Socks/ Sarah Peasley
  • Separately Soled Socks/ Lizbeth Upitis
  • Curvy Crochet: How to fit crochet sweaters/ Marly Bird
  • Two Colors, Two Hands, Two Directions/ Candace Eisner Strick
  • Garter Stitch Finesse/ Margaret Fisher
  • Design It Yourself: Shawls and Stoles/ Anne Kuo Lukito
  • Module Magic: Triangles/ Ginger Luters
  • Design Your Dream Sweater: Beyond the Basics/ Leslye Solomon
  • Revolutionary Knitting/ Daniel Yuhas (SOLD OUT)
  • Twined Textured Socks/ Beth Brown-Reinsel
  • Intentional Patterning with Hand-Dyed Yarns/ Laura Bryant
  • Custom Fitting Existing Patterns/ Lily Chin
  • Spreadsheet Savvy Edie Eckman
  • The Edge of Knit/ Candace Eisner Strick (SOLD OUT)
  • Special Techniques for Beautifully Finished Sweaters/ Margaret Fisher
  • Knitting Brioche…and Loving It/ Antje Gillingham
  • Knitted Tessellations: Playful and Powerful Patterns in Practice (Deluxe Edition) /Franklin Habit (SOLD OUT)
  • Betsy’s Beaded Bracelet/ Betsy Hershberg
  • Slip One by Me/ Barry Klein
  • Flatter Yourself: Fully Fashioned Secrets of the Pros/ Melissa Leapman
  • Introduction to Estonian Lace/ Brooke Nico
  • Taking the ‘Bind’ Out of Binding Off/ Sarah Peasley
  • Secrets of the Schematic /Carol Sulcoski
  • Creative Short Row Knitting/ Myra Wood
  • Lace and Loop Scarf/ Daniel Yuhas
  • My First Pair of Gloves/ Marly Bird
  • Develop Your Crochet Skills: Beyond Intermediate Crochet/ Drew Emborsky
  • Two-Color Double Knitting/ Melissa Leapman (SOLD OUT)
  • Busting at the Seams/ Anne Kuo Lukito
  • Advanced Tunisian Crochet/ Ginger Luters
  • Crazy as Pi/ Myra Wood
  • Knitting in the Round — On Two Straight Needles!/ Daniel Yuhas
  • Knitting in Both Directions/ Gwen Bortner
  • Fair Isle Tams/ Beth Brown-Reinsel
  • Color Fantasia/ Laura Bryant
  • Tips and Tricks with Lily Lily Chin (SOLD OUT)
  • Creative Crescents/ Candace Eisner Strick
  • Swing Knitting: An innovative Approach to Short Rows/ Brigitte Elliott (SOLD OUT)
  • Advanced Seaming: Texture, Color, Pattern/ Margaret Fisher
  • 2-at-a-Time Socks on 2 Circulars Cuff-Down/ Antje Gillingham
  • Snip and Zip: Steeks and Zippers/ Franklin Habit (SOLD OUT)
  • Betsy Beads: Master Class/ Betsy Hershberg
  • Celtic Cables/ Melissa Leapman
  • Drop It! /Sarah Peasley
  • Crazy Lace Borders and Edgings/ Myra Wood
  • Garter Jacquard: Garter Stitch Gone Wild/ Franklin Habit
  • Japanese Short Rows/ Susanna Hansson

ADVANCED

  • Chasing the Hounds Tooth, That Is/ Jean Frost
  • Pizza and Pi/ Brooke Nico
  • Amazing Couture Stitches/ Jean Frost
  • Bohus Stickning/ Susanna Hansson
  • Heel Construction for Toe Up Socks/ Janel Laidman
  • Fixing Mistakes in Lace Knitting/ Brooke Nico
  • Latvian Mittens/ Lizbeth Upitis

TWO DAY IN-DEPTH WORKSHOPS:

  • Color Fantasia with Laura Bryant
  • Latvian Mittens with Lizbeth Upitis
  • Color Tricks in Spinning with Janel Laidman
  • Playing with Pick Up! with Deborah Jarchow

Wow. That’s a lot of choices.

Package rates are between $645 and $845, and the hotel rate at the Renaissance Schaumburg  is $139/night. See The Knitting Universe website for details.

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