Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
Craftsy Instructor

Birmingham, Alabama

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My background in fiber arts began as a kid in Connecticut, sewing and crafting, and grew into a pursuit of a degree in fiber arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design (B.F.A. Fibers, 1999). My original major was sequential art (comic book geek), but tactile fibers drew me back in. I still draw pictures, too! I'm a former yarn shop owner, and was the creative mind (and hands) behind Kitchen Sink Dyeworks. I love combining texture and ... Read Full Bio »

Mercedes's Craftsy Classes

Brioche Knitting Made Easy

Start your brioche knitting adventure alongside knitwear designer and instructor Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark. You'll learn all of the individual stitches and techniques you need to create this inviting combination of stitches. Cast on with the best needles and yarn, and find out how to work brioche on flat pieces of knitting. Then expand on your skills to knit brioche in the round. Create a brioche hat as Mercedes shares tips for reading patterns, shaping the crown and finishing. Take brioche to the next level as you knit fingerless mitts with faux cables and shaped thumbs. Plus, make a vine cowl with gorgeous brioche in either one or two colors. Discover brioche bliss as you finish three sumptuous projects!

$24.99 $39.99

The Seamless Artemisia Sweater

Known for cute, feminine and fashionable sweaters, Mercedes brings a brand-new design to Craftsy! She'll teach you shaping at the back neck, shoulders and waist that will provide a flattering fit. As you knit along with Mercedes, you'll learn her techniques for short-row shaping, knitting in the round, following lace charts and lots of nifty tips and tricks. Choose to knit three-quarter or full-length sleeves, building in as much ease as you like. You'll finish with a sweater you'll be pleased to wear or give.

$14.99 $39.99

Mercedes's Patterns

Haven Shawlette

$5.00

Haven

$5.00

Zillah Brioche Cowl

$7.00
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Mercedes's Projects

Two-Color Brioche Vine Cowl
Brioche Mitts
Sazerac
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Mercedes's Blog