Chris Bylsma is coming again to Crazy for Ewe If you’ve never had a class with Chris, you are in for a real treat! Chris knows how to make knitting and learning fun and easy. Her approach to designing and knitting is unconventional-she starts designs by thinking, “What do I need in my wardrobe!” And she knits always with and eye to how to do it better and more easily. As a result, her designs are the kind of thing you’d want to wear every day. Let her help you unleash your creativity and knit the garment of your dreams.
Chris will be teaching two wonderful classes at Crazy for Ewe. The first is Stashology and Two Stash Jackets; the second is Design in a Day.
Stashology and Two Stash Jackets
Have you ever said, “I wish I could find a good use for these bits of beautiful yarn I have,” or “I have so much yarn, I wish there were enough for a garment” or “I just love combining colors and textures; I wish I know how to do it right.” If these sound like you, then Chris Bylsma’s Saturday class is for you. Chris will combine her fabulous Stashology 201 class with two favorite garments using your beautiful stashed yarns. As Chris puts it, “an adequate supply of yarn” is nothing to be ashamed of —it’s a true art and science. You already understand “archiving” (Stash 101), now explore “retrieving”, “feeding” and “creating” from your wonderful treasure trove. In this class, you will learn how to create one both of Chris’ two most popular stash jackets: The Crayon Box and The Symphony. The Crayon box uses a mitered square technique, mixing fibers and colors into a wonderful modular design. The Symphony Jacket will teach you to let go of control and enjoy the power and beauty of random selection.
This is a class for those of you who want to learn to release your creative powers to combine fibers, textures, colors, and varying weights to create beautiful knitted fabric. Stashology and Two Stash Jackets — Leonardtown, Saturday, October 23rd 10 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Class $110 and includes lunch.
Design in a Day
Maybe you’re one of those knitters who say “I wish this pattern came in a larger/smaller size” or ‘I wish this pattern had a turtleneck instead of a cowl neck“ or “I wish I could knit a sweater just like this one that I saw in a magazine or imagine in my head“. If that sounds like you, then Chris’ Sunday class, Design in a Day, is just what you wished for. Design in a Day takes a more technical approach, in that it helps you figure out exactly what to do at each step to create the sweater of your dreams.
In this class you’ll be able to turn your idea into a functional pattern with the stitches on your needle by the end of class. Chris will share with you her practical (perhaps unconventional) way of demystifying gauge, sizing, style, measurements, swatching, and yarn choice. You’ll come away from the class with a personalized pattern for you and a new sense of empowerment. You will never again be hampered by the limitations of a pattern that you wish was just a bit different - you’ll be able to make it exactly as you wish. Building on our Fit and Finish and My First Sweater classes Design in a Day is the logical next step for knitters who want to take control of their knitting.
Whether you’re adventurous knitter or a more timid one, this class will show you how to take control of your knitting and approach any project with confidence. Design in a Day— La Plata, Sunday, October 24th. 10 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Class $110 and includes lunch
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