Yarn Fest 2018

Yarn Fest 2018

I am really looking forward to coming back to Loveland, CO!  I can't wait to see some familiar faces and meet new crocheters too.  This year I am teaching 5 classes on Thursday and Friday.  I hope to see you in one of them!

Cooking Up Crochet Cables
Thursday April 12, 9am  and Friday April 13, 1:30pm

We all love cables, but making them can be down right confusing. In this class, we will explore 3 separate ways to make crochet cables shine. We will master the classic post stitch technique while exploring tips for making them even more amazing. Learning how to make cables stand out yet still have a thin fabric will be the key in the second technique. The final cable technique uses short-rows to its advantage for eye-catching work. This class is for the advanced beginner, very familiar with single crochet and double crochet. 

Solomon's Knot Lace
Thursday, April 12 1:30pm

Come join me as we fall in love with a beautiful vintage lace technique. Solomon’s Knot Lace is an amazingly easy lace to crochet once you master the basic stitches. In class, we will talk about tips for making the perfect loops, how to add sparkle with beads, and how simple it is to combine it with classic crochet stitches. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with that single skein of dramatic novelty yarn in your stash, this is the lace technique for you! This is a beginner level class, and students must know chain and single crochet. This class is a good choice for knitters who would like to try crochet. 

Crochet Motif Construction

Thursday, April 12 6pm

Do you love crochet stitch dictionaries for their beautiful motifs but do not know what you could do with them? Have you mastered joining a few motifs together in a strip but want to know how you could transform that into a sweater or a bag? Then come join me as I walk you through how to build and construct your next project with crochet motifs. I will guide you on how to join square motifs seamlessly, as well as how to spice them up with a fun crochet join that makes a totally unique fabric. I will show you how a simple trip to your local office supply store can be the key for unlocking those motif sweater layouts. I will break you out of the box with how to layout hexagon, octagon or circular motifs. Lastly, I will show you that keeping your old swatches can make joining and filling voids in your fabric fun. Get ready to grab your hooks and stitch dictionaries after class to build your next gorgeous crochet motif project. 

Top Down Sweater

Friday, April 13, 9am

Looking for some instant gratification (but still want to make something wearable)? Crocheting top-down sweaters could be for you! In class we will walk through everything, from picking out the best yarn and stitches,how to shape the yoke of the sweater, how to join for the body and sleeves, and on through finishing.By the end of class, you will be completely equipped to make the perfect sweater for you and halfway through our class sample doll sweater.  This is an advanced beginner class for anyone ready to try their first sweater.