Are you looking for a great way to add dimension and sparkle to your projects? If so, join expert Myra Wood to get acquainted with bead embroidery, and stitch your best embroidered embellishments yet! During class, you’ll learn how to add beads one by one, or incorporate them straight into your embroidery stitches, using captivating, well-coordinated color palettes. See how easy it can be to create bugle-bead blooms and leaves, stunning sequin flowers and more, as you organize and layer your stitches for tantalizing dimension and dazzling texture. Plus, end class by turning your embroidered fabric into a fabulous drawstring bag that shows off your stylish new stitches!
Internationally renowned instructor Myra Wood has devoted years to testing new techniques for accessible freeform crochet, and she’s ready to share them with you! Discover practical steps and clear processes for creating, connecting and embellishing crocheted shapes to make a one-of-a-kind scrumbled bag. Get started with freeform motifs and shapes. Then, master textured and special stitches, like the popcorn, berry and even the impressive bullion stitch. Get ready to scrumble by joining shapes, filling in ditches, building your fabric and more. Plus, learn flawless finishing techniques to complete your charming handbag, and rejoice as Myra shares troubleshooting techniques for common freeform fails!
Myra's easy top-down raglan bolero is the perfect first sweater project. She shows you how to calculate stitch counts, fitting as you go. Then you're ready to learn crazy lace, the easiest lace knitting ever! You'll learn a cool creative approach that teaches you "lace logic" and makes lace knitting fun instead of intimidating. Along the way, you'll pick up great techniques like the crochet cast-on and bind-off, magic loop knitting, shaping with ribbing, and fun details like bell sleeves and buttonholes. Make your sweater short or long, lacy or plain, in fingering weight or bulky yarn, in one pattern or "sampler style." You'll finish this class with a new set of skills, a cardigan and a fan bolero!