Why spend the time seaming motifs together after you've already crocheted them all? Join designer Edie Eckman and skip the seaming using a variety of Join as You Go crochet methods (also known as JAYgo) that let you connect shapes while you work your project. During class, you'll learn how to create five simple shapes: squares, hexagons, triangles, circles and octagons. Along the way, you'll discover how to bring those shapes together using three different types of joining techniques. By the time class is over, you'll know how to plan your own JAYgo projects and carry these time-saving techniques into other crochet!
Bring out the true style potential in any fiber project! Join popular fiber aficionado Edie Eckman and learn how to crochet beautiful borders that you can apply beyond just crocheted projects. During class, you'll conquer lots of great border styles, from tasteful basics to unique beauties. Along the way, you'll see how to plan for project success, crochet a base row and read charts like a pro. If you run into a bump along the way, no big deal, because Edie will show you how to troubleshoot common problems. You'll also learn new crochet stitches, conquer curves and corners and discover how to apply your border to all sorts of fabrics.
Join author and renowned instructor Edie Eckman as she shares techniques for improving the look and quality of your crochet. Begin by learning how to create and maintain control over your fabric and prevent a too-tight foundation chain. Then, get comfortable reading and following patterns and find out how to decipher pattern speak! Confidently measure gauge in stitches, rows, stitch patterns and in the round, and learn how it helps you achieve stunning results. Then, find out how to pick up stitches evenly and work with decorative borders while keeping edges flat — even around corners and curves! Finally, refine your work and explore finishing techniques for professional-looking crochet. Plus, get tips on joining new yarns, changing colors, weaving in ends and more. No matter how long you’ve been crocheting, you’re sure to pick up new tricks!
Conquer that stack of crocheted motifs and turn them into a beautiful finished project! Edie Eckman shows you creative ways to join granny squares, hexagons and other shapes with smooth seams and corners that don't pucker. You'll learn 11 different crocheted connections, including four join-as-you-go techniques, so when you're done, you're done! Use a crochet hook or yarn needle to make the joins invisible or work them in a contrasting color for design interest. Lacy filler and edge stitches add airiness to your project, and the ingenious Continuous Final Round lets you seam up your whole design with one piece of yarn. Add lots of new techniques to your crochet bag of tricks, with help from the author of The Crochet Answer Book. Plus, Edie's blanket pattern, featuring six pretty square variations, is included free!
Learn the keys to communicating your one-of-a-kind knit designs. Author, teacher and technical editor Edie Eckman presents an insider's guide to clearly communicating knitting patterns to editors, publishers and fellow knitters. This class offers experienced knitters the opportunity to strengthen their pattern writing and reading skills, as well as increase their chances of successfully selling their designs. Edie walks you through how to write a knitting pattern, from articulating stitch repeats to understanding the impact sizing has on your creative choices, and provides you with essential pattern-writing tools, including her detailed templates and a meticulously crafted style guide. Her sample pattern, the pretty Acorn Cardigan, is included free!
Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 13, 2016
The National Needlearts Association, Washington, DC
Teaching: Spreadsheet Savvy, Understanding Symbol Crochet, Crochet Confidence
Jul 14, 2016 - Jul 16, 2016
The Knit & Crochet Show, Charleston, SC Teaching: No Longer a Novice Knitting Knowledge, The Well-Rounded Designer, 5 Buttonholes You Need to Know Now, Mix-It-Up Miters, Treasuring Stitch Dictionaries, Intarsia Without Fear
Aug 04, 2016 - Aug 07, 2016
Stitches Midwest, Schaumberg, IL
Teaching: Mastering Mosaics, Textured Treats Stitch Sampler, Treasuring Stitch Dictionaries, Easy Stitches for Impatient Knitters, Crochet Confidence, No-Wrong-Side Scarves