Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival 2018

Booth from Last Year
Mark your calendars for April 6-8, 2018 to head over to the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival. It is being held again at the David L Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.  The marketplace will be in Hall A this year which is bit closer to the classrooms, but it still has all that fabulous natural light. I mean the lighting and views are incredible.  It's a great excuse to come check out the building and city. These pictures are from last year's booth, and you can see it's so bright and beautiful there!

More Tshirts this Year!
Speaking of booth, we will be back again with tons of crochet goodies for you.  Rebecca and Karen will be helping me again in the booth.  They are the best, and I could not do it without them!  They sadly are not creating that much magical yarn this year, so I am bringing in some friends to help.  I will have crochet kits featuring Stunning String Studio, ModeKnit Yarn, and Kristin Omdahl yarn.  We will have crochet swag again.  I placed a much larger tshirt order this year, so hopefully everyone will get a chance to grab the shirt color they want. As always, I will have brand new patterns first released in the booth; as well as my new DVD classes. I will have as many of books and DVDs I can drum up.  Hope you can stop by and say hi! 

The Incredible Rebecca
The Wonderful Karen

This year I am teaching 3 classes, 2 of which are new to Pittsburgh.  Here is the lineup:

Friday,  April 6 12:30-3:30pm
Crochet Cables and Lace

Back by demand, is cables and lace class. Post stitches are a crocheter’s greatest tool to bring stitch patterns to life. In class, we will discuss how to make post stitches and use them to make stunning cables, eye catching lace and flowing
textured fabric. Post stitches can be one of the most underused stitches and you will learn lots of tricks to crochet them perfectly for any project.

Saturday, April 7 2-5pm
Edging Inspiration 
New Class! Come be inspired by the amazing edges, from vintage to modern, that we cook up together. Edgings can completely change the look of any project and transform it into a stunning work of art. Edgings can also be amazing savers of time, covering up a number of errors. Come learn all that edgings can do for you. Take away a packet of all the edging we will learn during the class. This class is for the intermediate level student, must know how to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Sunday, April 8 9am-12
Crazy for Color
New Class! Do you love color and texture? Then this class is for you! We will be playing with the amazing techniques of interlocking crochet, overlay crochet, and mosaic crochet. That all sounds very fancy, but in simple terms we will be explaining our knowledge of crochet and playing with where we place stitches to achieve creative colorful patterns that have depth and dimension. This class is for the intermediate level student, must know how to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

I truly love teaching and getting to spend time with everyone in Pittsburgh.  I really can't wait to see you all there!

View from the Lobby